The 2017 KTM Super Adventure Is Better Than Ever With Three New Models

KTM's touring and dirt destroyers are better than ever

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2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
The 2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R can rip through the dirt...Courtesy of KTM

KTM unveiled a new lineup of adventure touring and upright sport touring bikes today at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany, with their new KTM Super Adventure R, S, and T. The Super Adventure S replaces the current 1190 Adventure, the Super Adventure R the 1190 Adventure R, and the Super Adventure T replaces the current 1290 Super Adventure.

2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S
...While the 2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S can glide down the asphalt.Photo Courtesy of KTM

All thee bikes will be powered by the same 1,301cc LC8 V-twin engine as the existing 1290 Super Adventure, which has been given a new intake to help make it more refined and smoother. It produces 160 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque. They also feature Bosch's Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) system, complete with cornering ABS and cornering traction control. Additionally, all of the models come with riding modes Sport, Street, and Rain, with the R adding Off-Road.

Each of the bikes gets an all-new 6.5 inch TFT display, tire pressure monitoring system, incredible looking new front headlight, and LED cornering lights. Cruise control comes standard, as does a waterproof phone compartment, keyless ignition system, and new and better padded seat.

There are Brembo brakes galore for the trio, with dual 320 mm discs up front and a single 267 mm one at the rear and four-piston, radially mounted calipers abound.

2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S
2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure SCourtesy of KTM

KTM 1290 Super Adventure S

The 2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S replaces the existing 1190 Adventure, and is the most road biased bike of the bunch. It has a 19 inch front and 17 inch rear cast wheels, shorter travel suspension, electronic suspension, and a seat height of 33.8/34.4 inches (it's adjustable).

2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S
2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure SCourtesy of KTM

The 1290 Super Adventure S is not coming to the U.S. market.

2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure RCourtesy of KTM

KTM 1290 Super Adventure R

The 2017 KTM Super Adventure R replaces the existing 1190 Adventure R, and is the most off-road biased of the group. Like the 1090 Adventure R, it gets an orange frame, orange crash bars, and laced 21 inch front and 18 inch rear wheels wrapped in Continental TKC80s. Suspension comes in the form of a fully adjustable WP setup, offering 220 mm of travel front and rear. KTM claim the fork has stiffer springs in the fork and a progressively damped PDS spring out back to better handle whatever you throw at it.

2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure RCourtesy of KTM

The ABS system can be turned off at the rear, and things like Hill Hold Control (HHC), Motor Slip Regulation (MSR), and a bi-directional quickshifter are additional options. Seat height comes in at 35 inches.

2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure T
2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure TCourtesy of KTM

KTM 1290 Super Adventure T

The KTM 1290 Super Adventure T replaces the existing 1290 Super Adventure, with the T standing for "touring." It gets a combination of things from the S and the R, with some additional crash protection, fancy wheels, longer suspension, and all the bells and whistles.

KTM hasn't released the full specs yet (they say they're coming at 9:00 am PST, so check back a little after for more info. For now, we know that only the R and T models are coming to the U.S.