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2016 KTM 1290 Super Adventure

2016 KTM 1290 Super Adventure
MSRP: $20,499.00
Manufacturer: KTM
Condition: New


The 1290 KTM Super Adventure is the clear benchmark in the travel enduro segment with a class-leading equipment specification that leaves other travel enduros playing catch-up. The Super Adventure's uncompromisingly powerful KTM engine is matched by safety and electronics packages that are streets ahead of the competition, which means that sports riding meshes seamlessly with a versatile travel enduro style, making the Super Adventure the perfect ride for any journey.



2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
1301 cm³
108 mm
71 mm
118 kW
Electric starter
Forced oil lubrication with 3 oil pumps
Liquid cooled
PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
Keihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition


Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated
WP Semi-active suspension USD Ø 48 mm
WP Semi-active suspension monoshock
200 mm
200 mm
2 x Brembo four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake discs, floating
Brembo twin-piston fixed calliper, brake disc
320 mm
267 mm
Bosch 9ME combined ABS (incl. cornering ABS and offroad mode, disengageable)
X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16"
64 °
1560 ± 15 mm
220 mm
860 mm
30 l



  • COCKPIT State-of-the-art instrument cluster from automotive supplier VDO: central permanent LCD for displaying all riding conditions (plus speedo, cruise control and rev counter with adjustable gearshift light), another LCD on the left for displaying the adjustable features: » Favourites page » MSC ride modes » WP Semi-active suspension mode » Heated grips and seats » Riding conditions page for additional info, e.g. outside/oil temperature, onboard voltage, various trips, average speed, average and current fuel consumption, range, distance to next service
  • MODE SWITCH Different modes for the various assistance systems can be selected using a mode switch on the left side of the handlebar. It's very simple and intuitive: "up" and "down" through the menu selection, select the desired menu item with the left button, confirm it with the right, job done!


  • CHASSIS With its ultra-lightweight yet extremely rugged tubular space frame, the high strength, die-cast, open-lattice swingarm and newly developed, semi-active suspension components from WP Suspension, the KTM 1290 Super Adventure’s chassis meets and exceeds every demand in terms of stability, delivering total control to the rider. Spoked wheels - tubeless, 19-inch up front; 17-inch at the rear - fat tires and tuned suspension travel further optimise its talents on the asphalt. Unrivalled braking from world market leader Brembo and assistance systems (MSC with MTC and lean-sensitive C-ABS), developed in close collaboration with Bosch, round off the package and raise the 1290 Adventure into a clear lead in terms of ride dynamics and safety. The very best components from world-class suppliers are brought together to create the 1290 Super Adventure's chassis. They combine the renowned KTM pure riding experience with the best possible feedback and maximum safety.
  • SWINGARM The die-cast, open-lattice swingarm is not only particularly light and stable, it's also precisely manufactured, its design optimized for stiffness while offering essential flex characteristics.
  • TUBELESS SPOKED WHEELS Wire-spoked wheels for tubeless tires featuring airtight rim beds patented by KTM. The rims on the 1290 Super Adventure combine all the benefits of a tubeless tire (easy fitting and dynamic advantages due to no inner tube) with the stability and robustness of a wire-spoked wheel. This construction makes the Super Adventure's rims substantially more resilient than any of the competition’s cast or spoked wheels – an added bonus, especially in hard offroad riding. Hubs and rims are finished in a high quality dark satin titanium coating, the rims also bear the “1290 SUPER ADVENTURE” logo.
  • WP SEMI-ACTIVE SUSPENSION The innovative WP Semi-active Suspension system creates a new level of comfort and safety in motorcycle riding. A SCU (Suspension Control Unit) continuously adapts the damping rates in real-time to optimise the chassis according to the road surface and riding style. SCU uses special damping sensors: » Stroke sensor front and rear » Accelerometer on the front and rear bodywork The rider can select between four damping modes: » Comfort: maximum comfort while preserving optimum feedback and dynamics » Street: best useful compromise for street use » Sport: sets each function of the system to achieve short times on the racetrack » Offroad: optimises damping for offroad riding The SCU detects specific riding situations and delivers the appropriate settings changes to deal with them. “Anti-Dive”, for example, keeps the bike horizontal when braking, a big comfort benefit for two-up riding as well as the safety benefit of keeping the headlight shining where it should. The system also recognises the vehicle load, firming the suspension to match increased weight. --> More comfortable, dynamic and safe riding
  • FRAME The trellis frame is made from chrome-molybdenum stainless steel. The frame is the key to the Super Adventure's excellent chassis geometry, is extremely rugged and yet weighs only 9.8 kg, in line with the consistent lightweight construction that contributes to the low overall weight of just 229 kg (ready to ride, without fuel) and 249 kg fully fuelled.Features:» The highest welding standards» Precisely manufactured tubes (laser-cut for perfect clearances, robot-welded, minimal welding stresses, etc.)» High quality surface finish
  • BRAKES Precise application, powerful and fade-free: Abundant stopping power is assured on the 1290 Super Adventure with the very finest components from Brembo: such as twin 320 mm brake discs, radially mounted, four-piston fixed callipers and a radial master cylinder. At the rear, braking is taken care of by a generously dimensioned 268 mm disc. The system management is taken care of by Bosch’s 9ME C-ABS, together with MSC.
  • STEERING DAMPER With so much propulsion on tap the front wheel can become very light which, if unchecked, can quickly lead to unpleasant kick-back on uneven roads or following a slight stimulus at the handlebar. The Super Adventure prevents this safely with a reliable and sensitive WP steering damper.


  • MSC WITH C-ABS (COMBINED ABS) AND OFFROAD MODE The ultimate in safe deceleration: One component of the comprehensive Bosch MSC assistance package is the world's first lean-sensitive cornering ABS. Based on the high-quality 9ME modulator, it unites the proficiency of combined braking with lightning-quick, efficient pressure modulation through the high quality Brembo hardware to make the most advanced braking system on the market – no one brakes more progressively or safely. Benefits and properties of MSC-ABS: » Safest and most effective deceleration on the market - even at extreme lean angles » Extremely short braking distances » When the front brake lever is actuated, the rear brake is always applied purposefully in parallel in order to optimise ride stability under braking » The system provides an offroad mode and can be switched off altogether, if required. » Complex computation algorithms contribute to the prevention of “endos” Offroad mode: Offroad mode allows the rider to block the rear wheel as and when required - a prerequisite for committed offroad riding and deliberately executed slides. The ABS function remains active on the front wheel, even in offroad mode.
  • MTC (MOTORCYCLE TRACTION CONTROL) As an integral part of the MSC package, MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) regulates power delivery while also taking the angle of lean into account. It guarantees sporty yet completely controllable drive on all surfaces. Its intervention is indicated by a flashing LED in the VDO multi-function display. Depending on the engine mode selected by the rider, MTC permits differing levels of rear wheel slip. MTC offers four different ride modes (plus OFF), selected using the multi-functional switch on the left handlebar grip. Developed in close collaboration with Bosch, it reacts in a matter of milliseconds if the rear wheel begins to rotate too rapidly for the riding conditions. It also makes use of the quick intervention time of the ride-by-wire system to reduce drive to a safe level, subject to the angle of lean. Depending on the MTC mode, the EMS (Engine Management System) also governs the available amount of power – for example, "only" 100 instead of 160 hp in Rain mode. Four different MTC modes are activated by changing the engine modes: » Sport: Something for the courageous to try: Allows a respectable and perceptible amount of slippage - drift-feeling all-inclusive! » Street: Smooth control for comfortable, unruffled riding with full engine power. » Rain: Early intervention and minimum slippage in the wet, with engine power reduced to a maximum of 100 hp. » Offroad: Up to 100 per cent slippage - i.e. double the wheel speed - for ambitious offroad use. Have a go at controlled offroad drifts, with engine power reduced to a maximum of 100 hp. » Off: Those who know better than the MTC can enjoy maximum propulsion at all times, exactly how they like it, without electronic assistance.
  • MSR (MOTOR SLIP REGULATION) The optionally available MSR (Motor Slip Regulation) works in the opposite direction of the MTC. If, due to shifting down or abruptly shutting off the throttle, the torque generated by engine drag is too high, the RBW (Ride-by-Wire) system opens the throttle by exactly as much as is needed to prevent the rear wheel from locking and causing a potential skid. With the help of MSC, this system is also lean angle sensitive, giving an additional safety plus.
  • HHC (HILL HOLD CONTROL) The optional HHC (Hill Hold Control) prevents the motorcycle from accidentally rolling backwards. It identifies if the 1290 Super Adventure is on a slope and at a standstill. After the rider has released the brake, the function automatically keeps the brakes applied until the bike is moving forward. The rider can then set off without rolling backward, ensuring a smooth start.
  • TPMS (TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM) As its name implies, the TPMS monitors tire pressure (visible in the display) and warns the rider in the event of pressure loss, for example due to tire damage.

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