Spy shots: 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure spotted

New KTM Adventure model likely to use 180hp engine from Super Duke R

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Submitted by Visordown News on Mon, 11/08/2014 - 08:49

A NEW KTM 1290 'Super Adventure' has been spotted testing in production-ready guise on the set of a video shoot in Monaco.

This is likely the same bike that we saw testing in Tenerife last month sporting a larger fuel tank, engine crash bars, and a revised front fairing, screen, and side panels with larger air vents compared to the 1190 Adventure.

The tank decals suggest it uses a version of the 180hp 1301cc V-Twin engine from the 1290 Super Duke R. Assuming the 1290 motor hasn't been retuned for less horsepower in exchange for extra torque - and with over 106ftlb in stock form, it certainly doesn't need any more grunt - the engine upgrade gives the already potent 1190 adventure a 32hp power hike. 

We can expect the Super Adventure to come loaded to the hilt with electronic rider aids like ABS, traction control and Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC), as found on the 2014 1190 Adventure.

The bike will likely be revealed early October at the INTERMOT show in Cologne, Germany, or in early November at the EICMA show in Milan.

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