2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure First Ride Review

To provide more rotational mass, two kilos (4.4 pounds) were added to the LC8’s crankshaft, one kilo on the flywheel and one on the rotor. This version’s not as quick to spin, compared to the SDR, but when you let it fall below 2000 rpm and then whack the throttle, the engine lunges forward without a hiccup, building steam as it picks up revs. KTM is claiming 160 hp at 8750 rpm and 104 lb-ft of torque at 6750 rpm.