KTM unveiled the new 2021 1290 Super Adventure S, its 1301cc sports touring adventurer. It comes with a lot of embedded technology, even with a radar system.
The 2021 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S has new ergonomics, new chassis, new electronic equipment, new colored TFT panel, new generation of the semi-active suspension, as well as updated optional technology.
According to the brand, “the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S is the most sporting and technologically advanced Adventure bike that has ever left the production line in Mattighofen, Austria”.
It has a shorter chassis, new rear subframe and longer rear swingarm. In addition, it has a new fuel tank, lower seat and new plastics in the fairing.
Radar system and new panel
The 2021 KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S features an innovative Adaptive Cruise Control system as standard for 2021.
Developed in collaboration with Bosch, the radar-based system automatically adjusts the safe distance for traffic ahead according to five stages that can be set with the redesigned handlebar switches.
In addition, the model gained a new 7-inch colored TFT panel, with a new smartphone connectivity unit. It sits on a redesigned compartment that now has a USB port.
Redesigned ergonomics, new engine and more technology
The 2021 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S features new ergonomics, featuring a new 23-liter fuel tank, a new 20 mm lower, adjustable seat, adjustable levers and a new windshield, which can be adjusted to 55 mm.
The new 1,301 cm³ 2-cylinder ‘V’ engine has new liquid and oil cooling, and is capable of generating up to 160 hp of maximum power and 14.0 kgfm / 140Nm of torque.
In addition, it has traction control dependent on the angle of inclination, cornering ABS and off-road ABS (which are part of the Bosch Stability Control). Engine Brake Control is optional.
There is also a new generation of semi-active WP APEX suspension and, as an option, new Suspension Pro and Rally packages.
Finally, the new 2021 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S hits stores in Europe in March 2021.