KTM’S NEW ADVENTURE SPIED
1190 gets hefty revamp for 2017
KTM’S 1190 Adventure will be heavily updated for 2017, as revealed by these spy shots taken last week outside the Austrian factory. The 1195cc V-twin has been a strong seller and remains an important model for the firm – and has been updated to meet upcoming Euro4 regulations.
MCN managed to get images of an earlier version of this bike, wearing heavy disguise, several months ago but this is the first time the all-new fairing, larger windscreen and new LED lights have been clearly visible.
The biggest changes can be seen up front and appear to signal a new design trend for KTM with a look that’s going to extend to other bikes, such as the new 800cc parallel-twin range.
The headlight is split into two halves by a central, vertical strip which may double as an air-intake. With no official information available it’s impossible to ascertain whether this air duct is to feed the airbox, or if it’s aimed more at cooling the LED lights, or is there for purely aesthetic reasons.
The new fairing slots around what appears to be the same 23-litre fuel tank but there are different shaped side panels that incorporate revised air intakes, while the adjustable screen also appears to have grown.
Although we cannot see in detail what is happening with the dash, it is likely to be in line with the developments on the rest of the range, which are moving to full colour Thin Film Transistor (TFT) screens.
Cast wheels point to a road-focused edition of the 1190 New R model sporting serious luggage KTM’S existing 1190 R is a big seller