• £15,199*
  • The 'S' is for the rough and ready, those that want to explore but don't need all of the creature comforts! This bike has the best power-to-weight ratio of the 1290 Adventure bikes, don't forget to hold on!

    Key Features
    - State-of-the-art TFT dashboard
    - Powerful 160hp twin-cylinder motor
    - 9,300 mile service intervals
    - Traction control, ride modes and combined ABS

    Adventure favours the brave, who needs heated seats and a 23 litre fuel tank to explore? The 1290 Super Adventure S is begging to carve through twisty mountain roads, who are we to say no?


Design 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled
Displacement 1,301 cm³
Bore 108 mm
Stroke 71 mm
Performance 118 kW (160 hp)
Starting aid Electric starter
Engine lubrication Forced oil lubrication with 3 rotor pumps
Primary gear ratio 40:76
Secondary gear ratio 17:42
Cooling system Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Clutch PASC™ anti-hopping clutch / hydraulically operated
Ignition system Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment


Frame Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated
Forks WP Semi-active Suspension Up Side Down Ø 48 mm
Shock absorber WP Semi-active Suspension PDS monoshock
Suspension travel front 200 mm
Suspension travel rear 200 mm
Brake system front Twin-disc brake with radially mounted four-piston brake calipers
Brake system rear Single-disc brake with two-piston brake caliper; fixed brake disc
Brake discs – diameter front 320 mm
Brake discs – diameter rear 267 mm
Chain 5/8 x 5/16” X-Ring
Steering head angle 64°
Wheelbase 1,560±15 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded) 220 mm
Seat height (unloaded) 860/875 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx. 23 l
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Weight without fuel approx. 222 kg

*Recommended retail price. Images courtesy of KTM AG/H. Mitterbauer