KTM follows up introducing the 1290 Super Adventure R at Intermot last month with the launch of the 1050 Adventure at EICMA this month. Including the 1190 Adventure and 1190 Adventure R, the 2015 1050 Adventure brings KTM’s big-bore, street legal Adventure model count to four.

The 150's instrument cluster looks to be the  same as that on the 1190 Adventure

The 1050’s instrument cluster looks to be the same as that on the 1190 Adventure

According to KTM, the “entry level” Adventure (140cc smaller compared to 1190 Adventure), produces a claimed 95 horsepower, but gets significantly better MPGs compared to its larger siblings. The 1050 comes equipped with a ride-by-wire throttle, three ride modes (Sport, Street, Rain), traction control, a slipper clutch and ABS.

The 1050 Adventure is slowed by twin 320 mm discs up front, radially mounted, four-piston fixed callipers and a radial master cylinder. At the rear is a 268mm disc. Braking system is the two-channel 9M+ABS from Bosch. The inverted 43mm fork is non-adjustable, while the WP rear shock is adjustable for preload and rebound.

Windshield height is adjustable as are the handlebars, footrests and control levers. Seat height is 33.5 inches, dry weight is a claimed 467.4 pounds and fuel capacity is 6.1 gallons. Details were few and retail pricing not available at the time of publication.

Follow the rest of our 2014 EICMA Show coverage for more information on new 2015 motorcycle announcements.

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  • DickRuble

    460lbs dry that’s 520lbs wet..and 43mm non adjustable forks… yaaayy… no need to disclose price…next please

    • Stuki

      I have the 1190, and in practice I find the forks to be non adjustable, since both handling and comfort is best in Sport. The wheels are just too heavy to be properly dampened, even just on freeway expansion joints, at any of the lighter settings. If the fixed setting on the 1050 is close to sport on the 1190, buyers aren’t really losing anything other than complexity by foregoing the adjustability.

      Priced right, this one may give the VStrom a good run for it’s money, for people willing to forego some on road smoothness, for an adventure bike with more ground clearance and without porcelain wheels….

      • john mature puss

        agree entirely. This bike will be just over 500lbs wet (same as the Vstrom), 95hp (almost same as Vstrom), similar seat height, motor size, torque, economy. What is does have is the advantage of a KTM parts bin to give fly by wire (so “cruise” should you want it) and those wire wheels. I bought and am happy with the Strom since this KTM wasn’t an option a year ago but this would have been an also-ride if it was around

    • appliance5000

      Curiously, I think the weight is with all fluids excepting fuel. If it is 520 wet – I agree – too much.

  • ChainsawCharlie

    This is geared for the European market where that amount of HP can be restricted to the A2 drivers licence holders.

    • DickRuble

      Are those drivers going to be A2 for the rest of their lives? When you spend $15K on a bike you don’t usually plan on replacing it next year..

      • panthalassa

        next year, you remove the restrictor kit.

        • DickRuble

          The article said nothing of the restriction kit. What I take from this is that the bike will be around 100hp and 560lbs, with no adjustable suspension. It’s impossible to get a front suspension that suits a 150lbs person and a 250lbs person. Not to mention if you have a pillion. Conclusion: fwaaagetet.

          • panthalassa

            no, the article didn’t; this presumes that chainsaw charlie knows what he’s talking about. a2 restriction is 46 hp, i think, or thereabouts. if this bike can, in fact, be a2 restricted, then you just remove the restriction after you serve your newbie time, with no need for a replacement. i make no other comment on the bike’s desirability, or lack thereof.

          • ChainsawCharlie

            Right, from Wikipedia on the A2 restriction:

            Motorcycles of a power not exceeding 35 kW and with a power/weight
            ratio not exceeding 0,2 kW/kg and not derived from a vehicle of more
            than double its power.
            Meaning of course that the power of this bike can be restricted to half that 95hp for young riders. Restriction can be removed once the rider is old enough. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_driving_licence

    • Stuki

      Ah, that makes sense…

      From this side of the pond, I was hoping KTM branched the two 1190s into a fast road going 1290 and a lighter, more offroad spec 1050. Seems the entire North America is waiting for KTM to release a lighter, more offroad geared twin, to sit between their singles and their mixed road ballistic missiles.

  • who cares?

    I would sell my kids for a 425 lb. (wet) KTM 800. Or BMW. Or Strom. Or whatever. I believe it could be done. Why doesn’t someone do it.

    • Bob Ray

      No one wants your kids???

      • who cares?

        Nah. Can’t even give ’em away.

    • john mature puss

      194 kgs doesn’t give us all the stuff we want on our bikes unfortunately. ABS, electronic this/that, big tanks, protection bars, luggage, room for a pillion.
      That’s why I keep a DR650 modified to suit me in the garage with the Vstrom

  • Matt Gustafson

    I was hoping beyond all hope to see a new 1190 smt, but I guess I will just have to continue hoping.