25. KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S
THE FACTS O 160bhp O 238kg O Seat height 860/875mm
The 1290 Super Adventure S is a direct replacement for the 1190 Adventure, and comes with everything you need to cover big miles on tarmac (and light trails) in effortless comfort. It gets 19in front and 17in rear cast wheels in place of the larger laced items on the R version, and shorter-travel suspension to suit its road focus. The suspension comprises semi-active WP units front and rear, allowing riders to
select the best option for their load and conditions. There’s a choice of Comfort, Street, Sport and Off-road selected via the control menu – even on the go. The seat offers two heights: 860 or 875mm.
The S also gets a mass of electronic assistance . It comes with Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC), made up of lean-sensitive combined ABS and Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC). In addition, there’s also cruise control and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System ( TPMS), plus an optional two-way quickshifter. This could be one of the most versatile and accomplished continent-crushers ever built.
HALL 4 STAND 4D20 More comfort, power and class than the 1190