KTM has unveiled the new 1290 Super Adventure S

This adventure bike comes with adaptive cruise control
by John Paulo Aguilera | Jan 31, 2021
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KTM has followed up the introduction of the 890 Duke, aka ‘The Scalpel,’ with the 2021 1290 Super Adventure S—its sportiest and most technologically advanced adventure bike to date.

The new 1290 Super Adventure S is lighter than before by 1.6kg, and runs on a revised Euro 5-compliant 1,301cc V-twin engine that pumps out 160hp and 138Nm of torque. The suspension is equipped with WP Apex Semi-Active Technology, which KTM says helps the bike handle bumpy roads.

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For better ergonomics, the manufacturer has added components like a 23-liter keyless-cap fuel tank and a two-tiered adjustable seat. KTM has also optimized the weight distribution, overhauled the chassis, crafted the subframe with a lower seat, and made the swingarm longer.

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New on this iteration is the inclusion of adaptive cruise control and a seven-inch TFT display capable of smartphone pairing. Riders can choose from Rain, Street, Sport, Off-Road, and the optional Rally riding modes. Optional tech packages include Suspension Pro, Rally Pack, and Tech Pack.

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KTM Product Manager Joachim Sauer explains: “The 1290 Super Adventure S is a sporty bike designed to offer unparalleled riding fun in any terrain. With this model, KTM enters its third generation of big travel-enduro bikes for street and gravel adventurers. Collecting feedback from the market, we focused on enhancing rider feeling and ergonomics while introducing ground-breaking advancements, such as the Adaptive Cruise Control, the KTM way.”

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopBikes.ph. Minor edits have been made.

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