KTM 2013 1190 Adventure First Ride — Cycle News

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KTM 2013 1190 Adventure Ride

The KTM 1190 Adventure high-end performance in an all-around


On the new KTM 1190 is impressive. On the road, more than impressive. amazing. Unfortunately, you’ll to wait a little bit – at least December — before you can get hands on one to see for yourself, but we’ll you right now it’ll be worth the How do we know?

Because KTM teased us by us a sneak “preview” of the 2014 Adventure, which the Austrians the world’s most versatile enduro bike. And the new 1190 just might be. But what we do for sure is that our short, ride on the bike left us more.

A lot more.

The 1190 the previous 990 Adventure in a big way. It a new motor, a new chassis, new 17-inch and rear) tubeless tires and wheels, and a ton of other goodies electronic damping suspension KTM’s Motorcycle Traction (MTC), C-ABS braking, a clutch, electronic ride-by-wire management system and an adjustable It also has a tire-pressure monitoring adjustable seat (height), and LED lights.

The headlight’s low beam also comes on when it senses a in ambient lighting like riding through a tunnel. The Adventure, KTM’s answer to new water-cooled R1200GS, is the most advanced motorcycle the company has produced.

The bike we got to sample was a European model that is available across the pond, but be identical to the 2014 U.S. that will be here by the end of the The same LC8 motor that KTM’s 1190 RC8 R superbike is in the 1190 and is nestled in the Adventure’s trellis frame.

This is the Euro version that we but KTM says the 2014 US version be nearly identical and fully

The motor, however, has been more for usability “at every than outright power. But worry the Adventure is still fast, just not scary That’s because the 150-horsepower is remarkably smooth, controllable and and when you add in ABS and traction control, confidence level rises to new on the 1190 Adventure.

Grab a handful of throttle and the responds instantly and the front end light as the revs rapidly – but — build. Grab gear and the same thing all over again — and and again — right sixth gear. Throttle from the 52mm Keihin body is also crispy

Adding to the enjoyment is the Adventure’s ECU system, which offers engine-management modes to choose Street, Sport, Rain and In Rain and Off-Road modes, max output is reduced to 100 hp and power is softened for the slipperier surfaces. Our day on the however, was spent entirely on dry and in the quicker-revving Sport mode.

control adds a piece of too. The KTM’s MTC system has four modes: Sport, Off-Road and Off, which different degrees of slippage in Sport mode will the front wheel to come off the but not much, you’ll have to TC completely off for big wheelies.

But you have to for that; KTM made it so you can’t TC off without having to come to a stop first, so when you out, or highside later on, you blame KTM for not knowing that TC turned on.

ABS is adjustable as well. It gives you options: Street, Off-Road and Off-Road mode allows a degree of front wheel than in Street mode, giving you complete stoppage of the rear wheel for controlled, turning. And since we’re on the of control, you can also easily the suspension via KTM’s Electronic System (EDS).

In the back, you four preload options: Solo With Luggage, and Two-Up With Luggage. are also three damping front and rear, that you can from: Comfort, Street and When you purchase the bike, dealer can dial in your suspension to your particular so it will have a base to work from.

This is only your dealer can

Amazingly, all of these categories – MTC, EDS, engine — and a lot more can be easily by a menu pad on the left handlebar and an LCD on the instrument panel. The whole is simple and super easy to And if you come across that combination, things get even because you can save it in the “favorites”

We tried as many configurations as we during our short time on the and found that all the modes do make a difference, some so than others, and are not just But it didn’t seem to matter mode you were in, the 1190 was plain fun to ride, even if right wrist was in sportbike or in touring mode. Either the 1190 was willing to deliver and to show off its flexibility.

This can be ridden hard or casually and it well to both.

The 1190 is prepared to go off-road as well. KTM be unveiling a more off-road the “R,” next month.

The Adventure is for sure do-able for rides with its six-gallon gas and relaxed ergos. The seat, feels comfortable at first but feel that way at the end of our ride. It use a bit more padding.

The windscreen works well and is adjustable, via two levers and a simple

We were quite prepared to do a dirt riding on the 1190, but that wasn’t in the cards on day. Oh well, maybe KTM has a more dirt-orientated 1190 R down the pike.

It’ll be the machine but with 18- and 21-inch more suspension travel, suspension adjustability (though it be controlled electronically) and some do-dads that will it more off-road compatible.

The “R” is to be available at the end of the year, as well.

KTM has a ton of accessories for the Adventure, including tank bags, heated taller windscreen, crash GPS mounts, an Akrapovic exhaust and, of course, plenty of riding gear.

KTM has not yet announced an for the 2014 1190 Adventure, but we do that the U.S. “base” will be fully loaded MTC, C-ABS and EDS.

2013 KTM 1190 Adventure

KTM 1190 RC8

ENGINE TYPE: Liquid-cooled, 4-…, 4-valve, DOHC,


BORE 105/69mm

POWER: 150-hp @ rpm

TORQUE: 125 Nm @ 7500 rp


FUEL SYSTEM: EFI (52mm throttle body)

PASC slipper, hydraulically


FRAME: Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis

SUBFRAME: Aluminum

HANDLEBAR: aluminum





BRAKE: Brembo, 320mm disc, 4-piston

KTM 1190 RC8
KTM 1190 RC8
KTM 1190 RC8


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