Device Spotlight: KTM 1290 Super Adventure R

The name everyone recognises and incorporates with motorcycle is KTM but when did KTM first start? KTM built it’s first sports motorcycle ‘The Trophy125cc’ in 1957 and over 60 years later is still producing some of the worlds most accessible motorcycles, So let’s dive in and take a look at the very popular KTM 1290 Super Adventure R. 

The KTM 1290 Super Adventure R first released in 2017 under the ‘R’ model is meant to defend KTM’s domain in the ADV world against would-be competitors. The ‘R’ packs a 2500rpm  on 80ftlb of torque heading for the back wheel, The engine and chassis are all tied together with the Bosch MSC package in its top specification with integrated, lean angle sensitive C-ABS, motorcycle traction control (MTC) and comes with five distinctive riding modes (Sport, Street, Rain and Off-road).

Lets take a look at a few of the key specifications of the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R.


Four Stroke, 75 V-twin Cylinder, DOHC


1301 cc

Bore x Stroke

108 x 71 mm

Cooling System

Liquid Cooling system on continuous circulation


12V – 11.2AH



Max Power

118kW / 160 hp @ 8750rpm

Max Torque

140 Nm / 103.7 lb-ft @ 6750rpm


6 - Speed


PASC – Anti Hoping clutch / Hydraulically operated


Bosch 9ME Combined ABS

Fuel Capacity

23 Litres


The Frame of the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R is chrome-molybdenum steel trellis. It’s a rugged, laser cut, robot-welded thing of beauty with an absolute stunning finish! The frame at only 9.8kg gives the total unfuelled weight at a spectacular 217kg!

The KTM 1290 Super Adventure R supplies its users with all the information they would ever need on a state-of the art 6.5’ TFT Display. All of the obvious, Speed, Revs, Fuel are all shown but you can add up to 8 adjustable features including outside oil temperature, onboard voltage, average speed, average and current fuel consumption and range and distance to your next service. Its been designed well and is easy to operate. It could be worth adding a Nano glass screen protector to your KTM 1290 Super Adventure R to help add an extra layer of protection to your display.


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