Motorcycle News (UK) - - 2016 Motorcycle Live -

HIGH­LIGHTS 1050cc LC8 V-twin Fully ad­justable WP sus­pen­sion Trac­tion con­trol, four rider modes KTM’S con­tin­ual drive to build ever more ac­com­plished ad­ven­ture bikes has gone to an all-new level for 2017, and one of the most at­trac­tive and ac­ces­si­ble of them is the 1090 Ad­ven­ture R, aimed at rid­ers who want gen­uine off-road abil­ity from their ad­ven­ture bike. Us­ing an evo­lu­tion of the 1050cc 75° V-twin mo­tor, and now de­vel­op­ing 125bhp, the R gets lon­g­legged, fully ad­justable sus­pen­sion by WP, laced wheels (21in front/18in rear), multi-mode ABS, trac­tion con­trol, a slip­per clutch and four rider modes.

The hefty brak­ing hard­ware boasts dual 320mm Brembo discs and ra­dial four-pis­ton calipers, all linked to Bosch 9M+ ABS soft­ware, and there’s even an off-road mode which al­lows the rear wheel to be locked while the front wheel’s ABS re­mains ac­tive. Or you can dis­en­gage it com­pletely. There’s also multi-mode trac­tion con­trol, which will al­low vary­ing de­grees of slip un­der hard ac­cel­er­a­tion and four rid­ing modes of Sport, Street, Rain and Off-road. The list goes on and on. If you have wide hori­zons, this should be part of your land­scape.

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