As far as we're concerned, you could put KTM's 1301cc LC8 V-twin engine into any motorcycle and we'd love it. Which is why we can't wait to ride the new 1290 Super Adventure, an opulent Austrian dripping with standard equipment. In addition to cruise control and heated seats, the new 1290 Super Adventure has heated grips, a huge 7.9-gallon fuel tank, LED cornering lights, and a full suite of electronic aids that includes lean-sensitive ABS, traction control, and semi-active WP suspension. At a claimed 505 lb., the 1290 is not light, but it does have a hill-hold feature that keeps the bike from rolling back while stopped on a grade. Think of the new 1290 Super Adventure as a Ducati Multistrada fighter, but one with a fantastic engine.