KTM 1190 Adventure, Taming the Beast? Overland Journal Blog

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KTM 1190 Adventure, Taming the

By Christophe Noel

Almost a ago, an orange beast from the dunes and rocky of Africa’s Dakar Rally and up residence in the civilized garages of enthusiasts the world over. race-inspired animal was the KTM 950 Adventure and it an instant icon. Since the adventure bike scene has with almost every dipping a toe, or diving into the mixed-surface market.

the competition edging ever to reaching the bar set by the 950 and subsequent 990 Adventure, KTM has another animal with the released 1190 Adventure.

The 1190 Adventure is not just a 990, it’s an entirely new Riders have long the 990 for its rawness and ability to produce horsepower. The 1190 promises the thrill, but with a level of and precision that seems to be new forte.

If the 950 is a ferocious animal, of the 1190 as a beast less to bite your hand

There are not too many motorcycles in the segment with a superbike stuffed under the seat. The Adventure is built around powerful 1195cc, 75-degree engine that rips out an 151 horsepower. Twist your with too much enthusiasm and dig a furrow fit for a row of corn.

Taming all of power is a new ride-by-wire ECU with programed riding modes: Street, Off-Road and Rain. control further reigns in the with three settings for Street and Off-Road. For those to evoke the raw fury of the old Adventure, the control can be switched off completely.

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Suspension settings are tuned on the fly an optional Electronic Dampening (EDS). Riders can chose Solo, Solo with Two-up, and Two-up with If nothing else, there are of electronic options to keep you

All of this power and poise is in a bike that stripped of its and markings could be  almost To some dyed in the wool KTM this could be problematic. KTM succumbed to the beak when the front of the 1190 Adventure. It seem that no bike is into the adventure bike without a prominent proboscis.

At any rate, it’s a striking

These are interesting times in the industry. BMW’s newly R1200GS is now pumping water for the time in 90 years, and KTM is wiring bikes with more than Sputnik. Some argued that KTM’s new adventure bike pushes the further towards the tarmac and from their dirty

There is no doubt that in the few years their orange have adorned some road machines from 1190 RC8 R superbike to their car . The 1190 Adventure is clearly at the massive number of highway riders throwing a leg over bikes, but who’s to say those are less significant than the romps? Has the beast been too For those of us in North America, have to wait until to find out.

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