Austrian brand KTM unveils new 1050 Adventure model in EICMA 2014.
Meet KTM’s new, no-frills, and more budget-focused 1050 Adventure model it just revealed on the show floors of EICMA 2014. Our European counterparts have been waiting for this bike for quite some time following several rumoured reports of its development.
Unfortunately for us in Asia, KTM has not confirmed plans of introducing this model in our region yet. For now, it is a Europe-only model, catering specifically to the region’s A2 license holders.
Here’s what we’ll most likely miss out on: a 1,050cc V-twin engine that churns out 95hp, encased in a chassis that tips the scales at 213kg (wet), complemented with a slipper clutch, three-level traction-control system, plus ABS brakes.
Elsewhere, the 1050 Adventure also features WP-supplied suspension, Brembo-sourced braking hardware, adjustable windscreen, footpegs, and handlebars, as well as a large 19-inch front wheel whilst the rear gets a 17-inch one instead.
Though not a class-leader such as its sibling the 1190 Adventure, nor is it the crème of the crop like the 1290 Super Adventure, the 1050 Adventure instead stands as a more honest bike for the common rider on a budget. Now that’s an idea we are really excited about should KTM decide to offer it in our region.
2015 KTM 1050 Adventure