Ride Impression — KTM 1190 Adventure R — Transmoto

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KTM 1190 RC8 R

Ride Impression – KTM Adventure R

Ian Hancock


The competition faced by KTM’s re-designed 1190 Adventure R is different to what the KTM 950 Adventure did on its 10 years ago. But your on the first ride is exactly the – those bloody have once again a machine that is so well powerful and capable that it its large frame. This is the major overhaul of the lineage, and is as to a ground-up re-design as you can get.

The question on the tip of anyone’s tongue is familiar with the Adventure is whether KTM has gone soft the new Adventure R? The short answer is no. The retains a modified version of the WP fork and shock of old, the power has increased from (on the 990 Adventure introduced in 2006) to by using the engine from the RC8 Although the weight has increased by over the 990 Adventure the new 217kg is equally as offroad-worthy as the models of

So how does the 1190 Adventure R fit the market segment? First, you to get your head around the between the offroad-focused Adventure R model we’re testing) and the road-going Adventure. Previously, the ‘R’ bought you little than an additional inch or two of travel and some fancy

Now, the models have down two very different

The Adventure is now similar to the Ducati with a road-going 19-inch and 17-inch rear wheel and a monstrous V-twin borrowed its superbike sibling. While it be happy to venture down the odd road, the absence of decent bars and a limited knobby selection make this unsuitable for serious adventure The one big plus of this model the ‘R’ is that the electronically-adjustable comes as standard.

It’s an optional extra on the The Adventure R, on the other hand, as hard-nosed as ever, retaining the front and 18-inch rear wheel combination.

The first that hits you about the Adventure R is the massive 36hp in power. When designing the KTM engineers started with the V-twin engine out of the RC8 superbike, built the chassis around it. In the phase, they placed emphasis on making the engine and as offroad-oriented as possible.

Torque is a 125nm – significantly than a Toyota Yaris and is available from low revs. gear is noticeable shorter what you’d expect on a of this size, allowing you to tricky off-road situations at pace without constantly on the clutch. Speaking of which, the new clutch means you’re less likely to stall.

For anyone familiar with the old 990 or the RC8R, you’ll be pleased to that the 1190 Adventure suffer from a brutal response – this was by a twin-spark ignition system makes twisting the throttle smooth.

Complementing the new engine is a throttle and a well-developed engine system that KTM calls MTC Motorcycle Traction Control. The system is a bit tricky to work at but can be managed fine with gloves on. There are three modes; ‘Off-road’ that full rear wheel and about 100hp, ‘Street’ a bit more power and limited wheel slip, and ‘Sport’ full horsepower and controlled wheel spin.

There is a difference in power between the – a fact we’re grateful for.

KTM 1190 RC8 R

As much as Ben Grabham was trying to otherwise at the launch of the 1190, is more horsepower than could ever put to good use and can get most riders into So the MTC mode allows you to make the of both worlds – grunt to keep up with all sports bikes on the black while providing smooth on the dirt.

The other piece of wizardry on the 1190 Adventure R is the new C-ABS brakes. ABS was available on the old but you were limited to ‘On’ and – by literally pulling out a The 1190 has three modes the ‘On’, ‘Off-road’ mode allows the back wheel to completely and provides more on the front wheel, and ‘Off’.

The mode is a massive step for dirt bike riders who full control, but with the of accidentally locking the front away.

One feature letting the old 990 down was the 20-litre twin fuel combined with the thirsty LC8 giving you a range of around The 1190 Adventure R moves to a 23-litre tank, and in combination the more frugal new motor, can you a much more adventure-like of 400km.

The bike feels slim in the saddle, with the and instrument panel kept as as possible. The seat is lower in previous models, making the more accessible to shorter The hands-arse-feet ratio is comfortable for a day in the saddle, and the windscreen is manually so you can find the perfect setting on your height and helmet

Other new features include a rack for ‘touring-style’ panniers into the chassis, the option to run road tyres on the spoked a wireless tyre pressure system, daytime LED lights the list goes on.

The 1190 Adventure R has recommended of $21,995 plus on road and is available on dealers’ floors Stay tuned next for video footage of the 1190 R in action, as well as an online gallery.

Disclosure: Ian currently and rides a KTM 990 Adventure.

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