KTM: ADVENTURE WITH NO LIMITS
Adventure. This can mean a lot of things to many people. Adventures can be big or small. Which is why KTM’s strengthened for 2015 Adventure motorcycle range is more than ready to handle any road that can be put in front of them.
With its new 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE, the Austrians have redefined the standard for luxury touring on a motorcycle. Boasting features including 160 hp, 140 Nm, semi-active suspension, cornering lights, cruise control, hill hold control, KTM powers into this segment with a bike that embodies superlative technology in every respect as far as its power,
comfort and equipment goes – but of course with an explicitly dynamic touch. Since its launch in February, the world’s specialist media are already saying that KTM has achieved its goal in setting a new benchmark.
Also new for 2015 is a machine for all who believe that a two-cylinder travel enduro cannot be light enough and that it neither needs the excessive power of a superbike nor the excessive equipment of a luxury tourer; the KTM 1050 Adventure fits this demand. Perfect for riding great distances in comfort, the 1050 also has the ability to fully exploit twisty roads or the daily commute in a typical KTM fashion. With the V-twin engine beginning its life from the 1190 Adventure, the reduction in capacity comes without a decrease in fun.
Since they were launched in 2013, the existing 1190 ADVENTURE and 1190 ADVENTURE R have forged a dedicated fan base with riders that have travelled hundreds of thousands of kilometers across the face of the planet – on and off-road.
The 1190 ADVENTURE perfectly positions itself as the sportiest of the range; available to carry rider, passenger and luggage in comfort on any two-wheel trip either far or away, but with a dynamic chassis managed by state-of-the-art technology. Suspension settings, traction control intensity and ABS levels can all be adjusted at the push of a button to exploit the twistiest of roads with performance and precision alike to race machines.
For those who like to explore further than where the tarmac ends without sacrificing on-road comfort, the 1190 ADVENTURE R is the bike. Its equipment and riding position allows the change in style; long travel, fully-adjustable suspension matched to off-road tire sizes, a low screen for riding while standing and a single seat for sliding body weight around. Despite its enormous performance, it is possible to get the outstanding power of the 1199cc LC V-twin engine to the ground and get it stopped again, thanks to the Adventure’s sophisticated electronics with dedicated off-road traction control and ABS.
For such a dedicated range of bikes, KTM has launched a devoted microsite to these machines - www.ktmadventure.com This is where riders can find out further details on the line-up, comparing the models to work out which Adventure is for them. The huge array of PowerParts enhancements and personalization for these bikes can be investigated and riders can also share photos of their own adventures to help inspire others.
Where will your Adventure start? Because, with KTM, it never has to end.