The KTM 1290 Super Adventure S is built as a serious road-going adventure machine with moderate off-road capability. With a claimed 160 hp cranking out of the 1,301cc V-twin and plenty of rider aids, the KTM 1290 Super Adventure S allows the rider to push the limits both on road and off. Tech includes semi-active WP suspension, motorcycle stability control, cornering ABS, lean-angle-sensitive traction control, and four ride modes. While these will help you push the boundaries of the motorcycle, the standard KTM My Ride offers GPS navigation so you can push the map’s boundaries as well. This machine is for the experienced adventure seeker who wants a do-it-all machine as their steed.
Looking for more off-road potential from KTM? The well-equipped, long-travel 1290 Adventure R might suit your style.
When the standard model 1290 Super Adventure won Cycle World’s Ten Best in 2015, we claimed it was a “long-distance, earth-conquering traveler, capable on pavement, dirt, gravel, and mud. Great every day too.”
Competition includes the Ducati Multistrada 1260/S ($18,995), BMW R 1250 GS ($17,895), and Honda Africa Twin ($14,399).
No major changes were announced for 2020. The model comes in orange or silver at a starting MSRP of $18,599.