KTM 1190 Adventure leaks with 148 HP

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This image of the new KTM 1190 Adventure appeared for a brief time earlier today on KTM’s own website. In addition to the…functional looks, the image obviously reveals a number of mechanical details, including the 148bhp power figure, 518lbs (wet) weight, switchable ABS, traction control, drive-by-wire, switchable throttle maps, twin-spark ignition, slipper clutch and yes, even variabel sitzposition und windschild for all the various sizes of fuhrers und frauleins out there.

Going back to KTM’s leaked product plans from last year, we can see two mentions of ADV bikes: an “Adventure R 1090″ for 2013 and an “Adventure 1290″ for 2014. Obviously, there’s some departure between those plans and the name/capacity of this bike, but a conclusion can still be drawn that there is a further model in this vein coming soon. Our money would be on something a little more off-road oriented, not only is this thing 56lbs heavier than the outgoing 990 ADV, but it appears both more complicated and more road performance-oriented thanks to all that horsepower.

via Motorcycle.com and ADVRider

  • Charlie

    All the critical farkles to navigate through the suburbs. Seat height even looks accommodating. If it’s street oriented I have to wonder if it can match the MTS? But a welcome addition nonetheless. Long live the Austrians…

  • Groomez

    Well honestly, KTM is wanting to bank on the idea that most dakar wannabes are gonna have this on the road more than off it.

    Is that a 19inch front?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Looks like a 19 to me…

      • markbvt

        And a 17″ rear…

        • BMW11GS

          Nothing wrong with that.

          • wwalkersd

            Not at all. My buddy with both a 950 Adventure and a 990 Adventure converted both of them to 19/17. He likes the way it handles better with the smaller front hoop and enjoys the wider variety of tire choices.

            • Groomez

              Yeah the 19/17 is great on the vstrom too. That setup absolutely kills in the twisties.

  • NewOldSchool

    Super Duke please.

  • zero

    Slightly lighter than the Multi with about the same power… Ok, I’m listening.

    That said, I know the assumption is that they will follow this with a more dedicated offroader, but I think if they’re gonna give up on the proper offroading pretenses they should ditch the wire wheels for something light and in a size with a decent sporty tire selection and aim squarely at the Multi and let the new model take on the GS rather than trying to split them.

    • A Green

      New Multi line announced today… Looking forward to hearing more about the ‘semi-active suspension’. A poor(ish) man’s BMW DDC?
      http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/618/14331/Motorcycle-Article/2013-Ducati-Multistrada-Models-First-Look.aspx

      • zero

        Ooh, interesting. I look forward to hearing more details about this ‘skyhook’ suspension system (man, that’s a silly name).

        I, for one, am excited to see active damping make it’s way to bikes. The magnetorheological suspension on the performance GM and Ferrari cars is pretty impressive in person. I know the Hp4 doesn’t use the same technology, but Duc’s new parent company Audi certainly does, so maybe we’ll see it in action here.

  • szu

    What kind of leak is it when there is 3-page-long review of 1190 Adventure R in current [polish/german] “Motorcycle” magazine?

    The “R” version has 21″ front wheel.

  • http://cynic13th.livejournal.com/ cynic

    It’s a whole different ugly than the earlier bike…

    I am one of those people who just don’t get the look of KTM’s adventure.

  • Beewill

    Looks like I’ll be keeping my 950 Adventure a lot longer. The 950/990 Adventures are some of the best “All Around” bikes, no matter what the BMW guys say. There is no reason to mess with that formula. I understand that KTM sees the new frontier of American motorcycle buyers with deep pockets are poser ADV guys and this softer version will suit that crowd well. The 950/990 wasn’t for everyone and thats what made it special. I’m sure it will be a little harder than a GS and the Multi but that gap appears to be closing. It won’t be as comfortable as the GS and it won’t be faster or handle better than the Multi so why not keep the best parts on why the old Adv’s had a unique place in the market. Rant over.

    Plus, the 990 was one of Grant’s favorite bikes, if I’m not mistaken.

  • Roman

    Build the 1190 SMT dammit.

  • markbvt

    56lbs heavier? Aren’t you comparing wet weight to the 990 Adv’s dry weight? I was always under the impression that the 990 was a little over 500lbs wet.

  • Eugene

    I like it. I have more dirt focussed bikes to ride and what i need now is an all around bike that can compete with the MTS1200 which i love but has ergos too restricitve for tall humans like me. cant wait to here more….

    • BMW11GS

      Exactly, people always wonder what this type of bike is for (personally I make coffee at home so I don’t have to ride it to Starbucks). We have our dirt bikes but also want something that can do a little dirt and also tool about on roads quite well that you can load down but is not a “chubby tourer” with all the extra plastic and stuff that adds weight and gets in the way.

    • Coreyvwc

      Seriously, you’re too tall for a MTS1200??? I can barely get on one of those guys! I honestly don’t know how you can fit on any motorcycle if this is the case… haha

      • markbvt

        The problem with the Multistrada is it has a very compact cockpit. Whether it’s tall or not, the layout is just too small for tall guys like me (6’4″). When I test-rode one I felt like the edge of the windscreen was about 3″ in front of my face. Ergonomics were not very good. I didn’t end up liking the bike much at all.

        • Miles Prower [690 Duke, MTS 1200]

          There are a handful of solutions to move the windscreen forward. I use Aztec spacers on my Multi. An additional benefit of spacers — you can rotate the handlebar forward without components on the bar hitting the screen at full lock. Also, the 2012 Multi gives you a little extra room to move back on the seat before your butt hits the pillion pad.

  • http://twitter.com/JamesLeeFoley# jamesleefoley

    I am a little disappointed with the styling. I thought the more angular designs that they’ve been producing up to now were unique and pretty awesome.

    This seems more in line with the competition: multi, super-ten, etc. If they make a super duke or SMT version of this and they soften the angles the same way, it will be a shame.

  • Glenngineer

    Looks like a 990 fucked a Crosstour (front body panels) and a MS1200 (tail section). Not pretty, but probably super fun to ride, and great competition for the MS1200 as the sportiest, roadiest tallrounder.

  • http://www.ninja250blog.com R.Sallee (Ninja 250)

    150 horsepower and 500 lbs. The off-roaders’ choice.

    • Miles Prower [690 Duke, MTS 1200]

      Good one!!!!

  • webbiker

    Like it a lot. It’s not pretty, but this would be exactly what I would like to have to fullfill my burning desire for a multistrada. Not that I could actually afford this or a multi in the real world.

    If they do come out with something more offroady ( and presumably cheaper) I’m even more interested.

    Also, new 990 adves seem to be cheap now…

  • http://www.twowheelsplus.com/ Anders

    The bike might be great but it saddens me that it doesn’t look distinctively KTM anymore.

  • http://www.tripleclamp.net Sasha Pave

    This looks awesome, but it’s moving away even further from the original goal of the 950.

    The original adventure was pretty darn close to the Dakar competition bike. I don’t recall the exact number but a large percentage of the bike was identical to the racer.

    This was a wonderful product decision: Give ADVriders a bike they could comfortably tour at speed on the highway, and ride somewhat aggressively off-road.

    But ever since the 2005.5 model, it’s moved towards the street. Heavier, more complicated, more powerful.

    That’s not bad, considering most riders with these bikes are 90/10 street/dirt.

    I don’t think it’s a bad move for KTM, this new model looks to be every bit as feature rich as a GS or Multi. It’ll probably make for an awesome street bike that can putt down some fire roads if needed.

    At least we now have the 690e which filled a big gap.

    And for us dirt weenies who flip the ratio to 90/10 dirt/street, we have the awesome 350 & 500.

    I love that KTM has such a wide offering. Wake up Japan!