2013 KTM 1190 Adventure R Revealed

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

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]

Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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