#Dare2ADV With the 2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
Built for for hardcore offroad adventurers who need premium equippage to level any landscape or terrain and to fully shred the gnar, please welcome the new and improved KTM Super Adventure 1290 R. The size L SA-R was already the weapon of choice: Now it’s got enhanced Turn-by-Turn+ guidance and the ability to set waypoints and diversions through the handlebar switch dial or through the TFT. Now you can take calls phone calls and all manner of things you shouldn’t be doing while riding this way, with a jab of a finger.
KTM Press Release:
The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R was enabled for the rigors of multiple surfaces by the advanced BOSCH 6D lean angle sensor that informs much of the bike’s behavior and myriad of settings through Motorcycle Traction Control, Motorcycle Stability Control, various RIDE MODES, ABS and more. Further evidence that the bike is primed for traction comes through the 48 mm WP XPLOR suspension, featuring split cartridge forks and the modifiable rear shock with 220 mm of travel. The XPLOR materials and the stock settings have been tested and refined for the characteristics of the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R. The suspension funnels the maximum level of feedback through the ALPINA aluminum spoked wheels; with an improved sealing system appropriate for tubeless tires. The 2023 KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R carries Bridgestone AX41s as stock.
For 2023 KTM has boosted the navigation potential of the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R. Enhanced Turn-by-Turn+ guidance and the ability to set waypoints and diversions are now all possible through the handlebar switch dial and through the TFT. No need to prop the bike and fish around for the phone that engages the KTMConnect APP; everything – including phone call answering and logging top ten ‘favorites’ – can all be done with a dab of a finger.The KTM PowerParts collection is full of gear and protection for anybody to ‘align’ themselves further with their 2023 KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R. In case there are any bike components that riders feel is missing for their particular trip – such as luggage, crash bars, or more aesthetic touches – then the options are plentiful.
Highlights of the 2023 KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R
// Stand out from the trekkers on the trail with a brand new sporting white color and graphic scheme
// Never get lost or have direction doubts thanks to new Turn-by-Turn+ guidance and more travel navigation options
// Dependable LC8 V-twin engine with 160 hp and 138 Nm of torque means a world without limits and motor that will conquer any condition or landscape
// ChroMo stainless steel light chassis weighing just 10 kg and sculpted for cornering stability and more feeling under acceleration but based on long-travel Enduro sensibilities
// WP XPLOR suspension represents some of the most sophisticated hardware on any KTM offroad orientated motorcycle
// Adjustable and customizable ABS settings and RIDE MODES so the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R can traverse all terrain and meet any demand
// Standing or sitting: the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R ergonomics are a winner for comfort and confidence. Further options across the bike with a wide selection of KTM PowerParts (11 different seats)
// The complete adventure travel motorcycle with features such as: RACE ON remote key system, illuminated switches, 7” TFT dash board, adjustable windshield, LED lights and simplistic but advanced dashboard interactivity
// Robust spoked 21/18” aluminium wheels booted with Bridgestone AX41 tires to further underline the readiness of the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R to head away from the beaten path
Few excuses remain. The newest edition of the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R will be poised in KTM Authorized dealers from December 2022. Get moving, get exploring with FULL THROTTLE OFFROAD ADVENTURE.
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