VIDEO: KTM 1290 Super Adventure

KTM’s brand-new, luxury-adventure tourer ups the ADV ante again.

We admit it; we're smitten by the whole ADV bike segment. And as this category grows, the products just seem to get better and better. Take, for example, KTM's brand-new 1290 Super Adventure, which has an updated version of the 1290 Super Duke R's awesome 1,301cc, 75-degree V-twin stuffed into a chassis that features WP semi-active suspension. With a quiver of other first-for-the-brand features such as LED cornering lights, Hill Hold Control, and electronic engine braking control, the KTM 1290 Super Adventure has become the Austrian company's flagship model. Here, take a ride with Cycle World Senior Editor Blake Conner as he threads this awesome new machine through the twists and turns of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands.

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SPECIFICATIONS
|2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure
PRICE|$20,499 (including bags)
ENGINE|liquid-cooled DOHC 75-degree V-twin
DISPLACEMENT|1,301cc
SEAT HEIGHT (UNLOADED)|33.8/34.4 in.
TOTAL FUEL TANK CAPACITY|7.9 gal.
CLAIMED DRY WEIGHT|504 lb.
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