The bike is big, but it looks very well balanced on its 61.4 in, wheelbase, and its steering geometry is set at an intermediate 26 degrees of rake. There is 7.9 in. of suspension travel front and rear, and, consequently, the seat height is a lofty 33.9 in. off the ground. Suspension, as always, is by White Power, and the brakes are from Brembo, featuring dual 320mm rotor with four-piston calipers in front. In sum, the new 1290 Adventure is the KTM of choice for long-distance asphalt adventurers. If a significant amount of dirt is on your itinerary, you'd be better served by the lighter KTM 1190 Adventure and Adventure R.