KTM Adventure 1290 Spied Testing

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German photogs have captured images of a new prototype suspected to be the upcoming KTM Adventure 1290.

The photos, published by Italian site InfoMotori, reveal a very early prototype with a large V-Twin engine, a 21-inch wire-spoke front wheel and KTM‘s distinctive orange frame. The profile resembles KTM’s current Adventure 99o, but the fairing appears more angular and the headlight appears to be new.

The KTM Adventure 1290 was identified in a leaked KTM North America Powerpoint slide as an upcoming 2014 model. That slide also listed an Adventure R 1090 which will likely be a more off-road worthy version which would replace the 990, and a Super Duke R 1290 which will likely use the same engine as this prototype.The Adventure 1290 would give KTM a big-twin competitor in the adventure-touring segment against models such as the BMW R1200GS, Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 and Yamaha Super Ténéré.

It’s too early however to know how much of this prototype will appear on the production model (that monstrous exhaust will surely be replaced).

[Source: InfoMotori]

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  • RONALD DOSS

    I LIVE ON MINGUS MOUNTAIN IN JEROME ARIZONA.IF I TURN LEFT I DROP DOWN OFF THE MOUNTAIN TO THE 3000+FT RANGE. IF I TURN RIGHT I CLIMB OVER 7000FT THEN DROP DOWN TO 6000+FT.LOTS OF BANKED TURNS.ONE OF MY BIKES IS AN 08 990 ADVENTURE.DOWN HILL ON THIS MOUNTAIN IS A WHOLE LOT OF ASS BEATS CLASS.AM 62.BEEN RIDING SINCE I WAS A KID AN DO KNOW HOW TO DOWN SHIFT AND USE THAT COMPRESSION TO SLOW MY 260LBS DOWN.KTM PLEASE PUT SOME BIGGER FREE FLOATING ROTORS ON THE FRONT AND THE REAR.WILL BE BUYING AN 1190 ADVENTURE AS SOON AS THE DEALER GETS THEM I TRULY LOVE MY ALL BLACK 990. PLEASE CONTINUE THAT COLOR.I LOSE THE REAR BRAKE 1ST AND THEN HAVE TO START PUMPING MY FRONT BRAKE TO GET IT TO WORK THEN I JUST HAVE TO SLOW WAY DOWN WHICH OF COURSE REALLY SUCKS WHEN YOU GET PASSED!!!