KTM Unveils 2021 1290 Super Adventure R – 160HP, 138Nm!

KTM has dropped the cover on the new 1290 Super Adventure R with the enduro focused motorcycle that now meets Euro 5 standards and a wide range of upgrades.

According to KTM, the 1290 Super Adventure R was built solely by focusing on the ability to move on the most inaccessible terrain in a simple and intuitive way.

The redesigned 23L fuel tank improves agility and provides a lower centre of gravity and an improved riding feel in all conditions.

KTM also applies changes to the steering head which was moved back by 15mm, and the engine was rotated forward by 2°, and the die-cast open-lattice swingarm was lengthened.

The handling and comfort also improved with a renewed WP XPLOR 48mm suspension at the front that guarantees a travel of 220 mm and WP PDS fully adjustable shock at the rear.

The 1290 Super Adventure R now packs with advanced electronic packages as standard, consist of a new six-axis inertial platform, Traction Control, stability control, ASB off-road, four riding modes (RAIN, STREET, SPORT and OFFROAD), easily accessed via a 7″ TFT display.

The motorcycle is powered by a Euro 5 approved KTM LC8 V-Twin engine that produces 160 hp at 9,000rpm and 138 Nm of torque at 6,500rpm.

For 2021, the model features two separate radiators; instead of the single unit on the previous model. Meanwhile, the redesigned air ducts help reduce the amount of hot air hitting the rider’s legs.

Thanks to the renewed air filter box, riders can easily access the air filter by simply removing four screws.

The all-new KTM 1290 Super Adventure R is available at EUR19,850 (RM97,413).

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