KTM 1290 Super Adventure S - 2018 Specifications and Reviews

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General information

ModelKTM 1290 Super Adventure S

Engine and Transmission Specifications

Driveline5/8  x  5/16 X Ring. Primary drive: 40:76.
ClutchPASC slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
Transmission type,final driveChain
Cooling systemLiquid
Lubrication systemForced oil lubrication with 3 pumps
IgnitionKeihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition
Fuel systemInjection
Bore x Stroke108.0 x 75.0 mm (4.3 x 3.0 inches)
Torque140.00 Nm (14.3 kgf-m or 103.3 ft.lbs)
Power160.00 Horsepower">HP (116.8 Kilowatt">kW))
Engine details75° V arrangement
Engine typeV2, four-stroke
Capacity:1301.00 ccm (79.39 cubic inches)

Brakes, suspension, Frame and wheels

WheelsAlloy rims
Rear brakes diameter267 mm (10.5 inches)
Rear brakesSingle disc. ABS. Two-piston calipers.
Front brakes diameter320 mm (12.6 inches)
Front brakesDouble disc. ABS. Four-piston calipers. Radially mounted.
Rear tyre170/60-ZR17
Front tyre120/70-ZR19
Rear wheel travel200 mm (7.9 inches)
Rear SuspensionWP Semi-active suspension monoshock
Front wheel travel200 mm (7.9 inches)
Front SuspensionWP Semi-active suspension USD Ø 48 mm
Rake (fork angle)26.0°
Frame typeChromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated

Physical measures and capacities

Fuel capacity23.00 litres (6.08 gallons)
Wheelbase1,580 mm (62.2 inches)
Ground clearance220 mm (8.7 inches)
Seat height860 mm (33.9 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Power/weight ratio0.7442 HP/kg
Dry weight215.0 kg (474.0 pounds)

Other specs

CommentsSmall windscreen. Ride-by-wire system. Bosch cornering ABS and offroad mode, disengageable.
Instruments6.5” TFT display
Color optionsOrange, black

Rider Reviews

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MotorcycleDB Review

The 2018 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S is a powerful and reliable motorcycle that offers an impressive combination of performance and comfort. With its 1301cc V-twin engine, the Super Adventure S delivers smooth and effortless power, making it ideal for long journeys or spirited rides. The bike also comes equipped with advanced electronics and a range of rider aids, including cornering ABS, traction control, and four riding modes, ensuring a safe and enjoyable riding experience in various conditions. Additionally, the Super Adventure S features a comfortable and adjustable seat, a large fuel tank for extended range, and a robust chassis for stable handling, making it a top choice for adventure riders. Overall, the 2018 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S offers an unbeatable combination of power, comfort, and advanced technology, making it a top choice for riders looking for a high-performance adventure motorcycle. Whether you're tackling long-distance touring or exploring off-road trails, the Super Adventure S delivers the performance and versatility to handle any adventure. With its powerful engine, advanced electronics, and comfortable design, this KTM model is a top contender in the competitive adventure motorcycle market.

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