The latest 2021 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S has been unveiled where it represents the brand’s sportiest and most technologically advanced ADV bike to roll off its production line yet. In other words, it more powerful and comfortable than ever.
Its chassis has been significantly upgraded to offer better weight distribution and riding agility thanks to the relocation of the steering head and engine mounting position. A longer open-lattice swingarm offers better stability, while a new subframe gives way to a lower seat height, which results in a very sporty machine that can handle sharp corners extremely well without compromising durability or practicality.
The 2021 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S also comes with a new 23-litre fuel tank with keyless fuel cap, updated bodywork, handlebar levers, 7-inch TFT screen, and windscreen. There’s also a new generation of electronic aids that won’t take away any fun from the riding experience. Best of all, there’s a new Adaptive Cruise Control system using Bosch’s radar technology.
Underneath all that jazz lies a revised 1,301cc LC8 V-twin engine which now produces 160hp and 138Nm of torque. Thinner engine cases offer a weight reduction by 1.6kg, which further improves the bike’s power-to-weight ratio. Other specs include new pistons, updated water/oil cooling system, upgraded two-headed exhaust, revised PANKL gear mechanism, and many more.
The rest of the updates include lean angle-dependent Motorcycle Traction Control, Cornering ABS and Offroad ABS systems, WP APEX Semi-Active suspension package, and the additional Rally pack which includes MTC slip adjuster, Suspension Pro, Quickshifter+, Motor Slip Regulation, Hill Hold Control, and the adaptive brake light.