KTM 1290 Super Adventure

BMW GS be afraid. Be very afraid.
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£15999
Available from
2015
The proven Adventure with a cc and power hike

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This is a bike which instills absolute confidence. It is never found wanting. It doesn't have the front end lightness and handling of the 1190R but then its not that type of bike. Its power is totally addictive. Having done over 5000kms now in every type of terrain I have loved every km and every time I get off I only look forward to the next ride. Have never understood why chain maintenance can be an issue on a bike. Really is it such a big deal to clean, lube, adjust? Not if you love your bike.

Strengths

More power than you'll ever need but wonderful to always have it on tap. Incredible torque from way down the revs to way up. Silky smooth ride by wire. Silky smooth gear changes, never a false neutral. Big but not too big, never feels too big. Handling never an issue on any terrain. Incredible brakes, never leave you wanting. Semi active suspension excellent, particularly in offroad mode.

Weaknesses

Seat heat still an issue. But only when temp hits 28C and beyond( which is what I ride in a lot). Can get a bit fiddly when changing from onroad to offroad and hunting for different settings. Hey, but really not a big issue. That's it!!! No more cons. Really.

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Submitted by Kawaking (not verified) on Fri, 12/02/2016 - 09:48

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You pay for what you get in life and the Super Adventure is the perfect example . Top quality delivers top grin factor . The 1290 SA has this in abundance .

Strengths

Power , braking , handling , inspires confidence , comfort , capability , style , quality , the whole package !!

Weaknesses

Expensive .

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Submitted by Kawaking on Fri, 13/10/2017 - 15:22

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A top class bike that makes every journey a new adventure .

Strengths

Engine Suspension Chassis Brakes Electronic package Build quality Overall experience

Weaknesses

Headlight and horn need upgraded ! Powerparts option is big improvement on original seat .

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