‘Strips of thread on the rider’s jacket suggest KTM have a windtunnel’
direction and turbulence, and suggest that KTM may have a secret windtunnel test facility in Spain.
Other changes clearly visible on the bike include a significantly altered nose cone and side panels. The frontal area is now notably lower, while the leanangle sensitive lights sit higher in the side panels, lining up more closely with the new, lower, headlamp unit. Hopefully this will reduce the distracting light pollution that invades the fork recess when cornering at night. The screen is also of a different shape and boasts perforations at the sides, aimed at diffusing the airflow and turbulence so prevalent with adventure bikes. There are no further aesthetic changes visible on the test mule, but the engine will also have required significant work to bring it in line with Euro 4 – KTM have already been through this process for the new Super Duke GT, from which the Super Adventure is likely to borrow heavily.