Bigger isn’t necessarily better. But when the topic is KTM’s 1,301cc V-twin-powered Super ADV, we have to agree with that old catch phrase. In little more than a decade, KTM has evolved its Adventure from the big, blunt, dirt-tool 950 into the do-it-all Earth explorer 1290—the latter of which has some of the most sophisticated electronic rider aids in motorcycling. More impressive, in just a few short years the Austrian company has shed its reputation as a dirt bike company with a few weird streetbikes. It’s now a well-balanced manufacturer of all things wickedly fast, fun, and proficient.