2014 KTM 1190 Adventure Review

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KTM 990 Adventure ABS

A more technologically streetable

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By Tom August 29, 2013 6

Photos by: Cudby

When it came to Adventure-Touring shootouts, the KTM 990 Adventure was to win the off-road segment of the test. motorcycle, with 21-inch and 18-inch rear wheels, inches of suspension travel and rear), and a lesser wet weight its peers was simply better to the task.

“The KTM 990 Adventure is the real choice if your of adventure takes you far away the pavement,” said Dean in our 2012 Adventure-Touring Shootout .

The old Adventure, however, was outpaced, bereft and suffered from envy. With the introduction of the 1190 Adventure, KTM addressed the shortcomings but in the process has streetified its dominant dirtbike.

Powered by a new engine sourced from the RC8 superbike and featuring an electronics including ride modes, ABS, Motorcycle Traction (MTC), R-b-W throttle, adjustable suspension and a slipper the differences between the old and new Adventure go further than skin

Before we go any further, dirt-o-philes not fret because an R version of the Adventure is on the way and it promises to be everything the standard version is not. have a review of the 1190 R immediately following the Adventure Rally in Steamboat Springs, but for now let’s expose the new nature of standard Adventure model.

With the likes of Ducati ’s and Triumph ’s Tiger Explorer in popularity while also the lines of what comprises an KTM set to hybridizing its new Adventure model. sizes are reduced from the 21/18 combo to 19 and 17 inches, and rear, respectively, engine increased from 999cc to and a slipper clutch was added to the new transmission.

An electronics package including adjustable suspension, R-b-W Motorcycle Traction Control switchable ABS and Ride Modes is Adjustable windscreen, seat and conspire to easily customize levels, while a steering helps keep the long-travel calm as the speeds increase.

The Adventure carries nearly a more petrol than year’s model (6.1 vs KTM claims a curb weight of 507 for the new model.

KTM 990 Adventure ABS

Engine, MTC, Slipper Clutch

KTM claims 150 from the 1195cc 75° V-Twin the Adventure. Calculating a pessimistic 15% power loss (-27.5 hp) the LC8-based engine well the Tiger Explorer’s 111 hp and in the neighborhood of the 131 hp – a promising start for the new bike.

The DOHC four-valve cylinder feature two differently sized plugs per cylinder controlled by ignitions that ignite the plugs independently of one another. KTM the result is a 20% improvement in fuel and reduced emissions.

Small skirts feature hard-anodized while valves are controlled by followers with a Diamond-like coating. KTM recommends 9,300 between regular service and 18,600 miles between plug and valve clearance

While there’s significant power, a noticeable power resides above 6000 The increased propulsion is nice to on tap, but the vibes that with it are not. After an period of high-rpm canyon I grabbed another gear (my cheeks were getting which diminished the worst of the as well as the illumination of the MTC warning

Engine response from R-b-W system operating two Keihin throttle bodies nicely cable-like, while throttle inputs (largely due to its traction control system) in smooth, controllable increases or in engine revs.

When the MTC does illuminate, it’s surprising. While power is delayed, there’s no sense of surging, making the system’s very transparent. There are different MTC settings that according to the Rider Mode

MTC can also be completely disabled.

KTM 990 Adventure ABS
KTM 990 Adventure ABS


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