When news broke yesterday of leaked details of the new 2013 KTM 1190 Adventure, the first question that crossed our minds was “when do we find out about the R version?” The answer, it turns out, is today, with a new photograph of the 1190 Adventure R now surfacing.

Members of ADVForum, where we found the original leaked KTM brochure, have uncovered new a studio photo of the R model as well as the non-R version.

The 2013 KTM 1190 Adventure R is equipped with larger wheels than the base model, likely a 21-inch wheel up front and an 18-inch wheel at the rear (the non-R 1190 Adventure appears to sport a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheel.) We are surprised the tires appear to be street tires and not knobby off-road rubbers.

Other details include an orange trellis frame, like other KTM R models, matching crash bars, a different windscreen and, judging by the stickers on the fork, upgraded WP suspension. The seat is also different, with a one-piece unit compared to the non-R model’s separate passenger seat.

The engine will likely be unchanged, using the same 1195cc V-Twin engine as the base 1190 Aventure derived from the RC8 sportbike. The R model will also likely have multiple riding modes, traction control and a slipper clutch.

Below are the new pictures of the KTM 1190 Adventure and an animated gif showing the difference between the R and non-R versions.

We’ll have more when KTM is expected tor reveal the two new Adventure models at the 2012 Intermot show in Cologne, Germany.

[Source: ADVForum]

  • Tony

    It is about time KTM got on the bandwagon of offering a 1200 cc class bike, now the new 1190 Adventure can be marketed next to the like of BMW, Yamaha, Ducati, etc. Notice I mentioned marketed, as anybody who has spent anytime on a Adventure will tell you that if feels faster, and lighter than anything in this class. I love the idea of tubeless tires on the non R versions.

  • clumzer

    bad ass! Fuck BMW, go KTM!!!

  • brian

    i think that the ktm 1190 R will be the ultmate adventure bike for on and off road. i just hope they keep the price down. the only fault i see is that its not shaft drive. but that would add weight.