25. KTM 1290 SU­PER AD­VEN­TURE S

Motorcycle News (UK) - - 2016 Motorcycle Live -

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

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