2014 KTM 1190 Adventure | First Ride

Surprise! KTM Takes on the Multistrada

By Marc Cook, Photography by Francesc Montero

EVOLUTION
KTM replaces the dirt-biased 990 Adventure with a more powerful, more sophisticated ADV machine.

RIVALS
Aprilia Caponord, BMW R1200GS, Ducati Multistrada, Moto Guzzi Stelvio, Triumph Tiger Explorer, Yamaha Super Tenere

TECH 
Pricena
Engine typel-c 75-deg. V-twin
Valve trainDOHC, 8v
Displacement1195cc
Bore x stroke105.0 x 69.0mm
Compression12.5:1
Fuel systemEFI, ride by wire
ClutchWet, multi-plate, slipper
Transmission6-speed
Claimed horsepower150.0 bhp @ 9500 rpm
Claimed torque92.2 lb.-ft. @ 7500 rpm
FrameSteel-tube trellis
Front suspensionWP 48mm fork adjustable for rebound damping
Rear suspensionWP shock adjustable for spring preload and rebound damping
Front brakeDual Brembo four-piston calipers, 320mm discs with ABS
Rear brakeBrembo two-piston caliper, 268mm disc with ABS
Front tire120/70ZR-19 Continental Trail Attack 2
Rear tire170/60ZR-17 Continental Trail Attack 2
Rake/trail26 degrees/4.72 in.
Seat height33.9 – 34.5 in.
Wheelbase61.4 in.
Fuel capacity6.1 gal.
Claimed dry weight467 lbs.
Color 
AvailableOctober
Warrantyna
ContactKTM USA,
38429 Innovation Ct.,
Murrieta, CA 92563,
951.600.8007,
www.ktmusa.com

VERDICT 4.5 out of 5 stars
Your basic reversal of expectations: KTM builds a street-beast Ducati killer.

Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!

*Please enter your username

*Please enter your password

*Please enter your comments
Comments:
Not Registered?Signup Here
(1024 character limit)
daltonknox
There are many reports of accelerated engine wear or failure at low mileage on the 1190 because of leaks in the airbox allowing dust entry. Any comment KTM?
daltonknox
There are many reports of accelerated engine wear or failure at low mileage on the 1190 because of leaks in the airbox allowing dust entry. Any comment KTM?
Motorcyclist
  • Motorcyclist Online