Thursday, September 20, 2012
2013 KTM 1190 Adventure R: First official pic, specs released
Going by the number of ‘adventure’ motorcycles that are being launched by various European manufacturers, an awful lot of people must be chucking up their jobs, packing it all in and riding such bikes into the sunset. Or not. In any case, KTM have announced that they will unveil the all-new 1190 Adventure and Adventure R at the Intermot this year and in doing so, they will go up against similar machines from BMW, Moto Guzzi, Triumph, Ducati and others.
The 1190 Adventure will be more street-oriented though it’ll still ride on 19-inch (front) and 17-inch (rear) wheels. The R model will be more off-road specific. Both bikes get KTM’s LC8 V-twin that produces an impressive 150bhp and 125Nm of torque. And, as you might expect, the bikes will get a full host of electronics, including Keihin motor management, electronic fuel injection with drive-by-wire, adjustable ABS, adjustable traction control, electronically adjustable suspension and anti-hop clutch.
The 2013 KTM 1190 Adventure and Adventure R will have 15,000km inspection intervals, and will weigh 230 kilos with a full tank of fuel. The bikes’ lattice frame is made of tubular chrome-molybdenum-steel and along with the rugged suspension components from WP, is likely to be very capable of taking serious levels of punishment off-road. The bike(s) look interesting, we must say. More information and high-res pics when the 1190 Adventure is officially unveiled at the Intermot this year…
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