KTM 1190 Adventure – official pic

Image 'accidentally' leaks just as Ducati reveals 2013 Multistrada

Posted: 19 September 2012
by Visordown News

IT was perhaps a fortuitous 'accident' that on the very day Ducati revealed its updated, 2013-spec Multistrada, the firm's Austrian rival KTM briefly posted an official image of that bike's most obvious rival on its own website.

Quickly grabbed by the ADVRider forum, even though the image was taken down by KTM it's been impossible to put the cat back in the bag. Although after endless spy shots and even a road test of a prototype by German magazine Motorrad, the bag's been untied with the cat coming and going as it pleases for some time now.

What's really new here is a glimpse of the final paint scheme – orange, of course – and a few specs. With 148bhp (150PS) it's bang on Multistrada pace, while the weight, at 235kg wet, is pretty close to the Multistrada Touring's 220kg.

With four “driving modes”, traction control, multi-mode ABS, ride-by-wire and an adjustable windscreen also revealed, it looks like it's got the gizmos to rival Ducati, too.

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I think this looks great.

In regards to web leaks. As I'm sure we all know you don't just accidentally leak a webpage. It needs to get made live on a server by a human being.

Well done anyway. I'm looking for a nice 40th b'day present next year. Oh no, I have reached the adventure bike market age range.

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 10:41

what an ugly bike.

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 12:17

Looks like a Versys with spokes.

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 13:19

Not as good looking as a Versys, and that's saying summat.

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 11:17

This is an ugly picture of what other pictures have proved is a beautiful bike.....just a very bad angle I think, plus the R looks significantly better in black and white and larger tires to my eyes. I`m buying one of those when they reach our Canadian shores.

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 14:18

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