2020 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R

A V-twin for the dirt.

2020 KTM 1290 Super Adventure RKTM

KTM does off-road performance. Case in point, the 2020 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R. With Dakar-inspired styling, longer suspension travel than the road-going S model, crash guards, and spoked wheels, the R is geared for any challenging expedition. It’s equipped with the same 75-degree 1,301cc V-twin that claims 160 hp and lean-angle-sensitive ABS and traction control, four ride modes, cruise control, a 6.5-inch TFT display, KTM My Ride package with navigation capability.

2020 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

When our tester rode the 2017 1290 Super Adventure R he concluded that the ADV machine “is a lot of motorcycle, yes, but it’s a lot of very capable motorcycle, and just as willing to go off the beaten path as you are.”

Competition includes dirt-ready models like Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro, BMW R 1250 GS Adventure, and Honda Africa Twin.

2020 KTM 1290 Super Adventure RKTM

KTM 1290 Super Adventure R Updates For 2020

No major changes were announced. The model is available in one graphic/color scheme for a starting MSRP of $18,599.

2020 KTM 1290 Super Adventure RKTM

2020 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R Claimed Specifications

Price: $18,599
Engine: Liquid-cooled LC8 V-twin
Displacement: 1,301cc
Bore x Stroke: 108.0 x 71.0mm
Horsepower: 160.0 hp @ 8,750 rpm
Torque: 103.3 lb.-ft. @ 6,750 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Final Drive: Chain
Seat Height: 35.0 in.
Rake: 26.0°
Trail: 4.8 in.
Front Suspension: 48mm fork, fully adjustable; 8.7-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Fully adjustable; 8.7-in. travel
Front Tire: 90/90-21
Rear Tire: 150/70-18
Wheelbase: 62.2 in.
Fuel Capacity: 6.1 gal. w/ 0.9 gal. in reserve
Dry Weight: 478 lb.