Author: James Oxley

Watch: KTM 1290 Super Adventure S review

KTM 1290 Super Adventure S

Make a brew, get comfy, and discover all there is to know about KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure S.

In this video review, I sat down with Adventure Bike Rider’s chief bike tester Julian Challis, following the UK launch of the motorcycle, to debrief him on the latest incarnation of KTM’s flagship big adventure bike

Julian’s ridden and written about pretty much every KTM to come off the production line over there past couple of decades, so there’s no-one better placed to provide expert analysis on the Austrian manufacturer’s big V-twin powered machine.

KTM 1290 Super Adventure S review

We delve deep into the action behind the scenes of the press launch, discuss the history of KTM’s adventure bikes, find out how the 1290 delivers its 160hp on the road, and discuss a motorcycle dripping with technology, including radar assisted cruise control, semi-active suspension, and a TFT display that rivals an iPad for features and display quality.

We also drill deep into the long-distance touring credentials of the KTM, discuss its off-road prowess, and figure out how it compares to the raft of other premium adventure bikes on the market from the likes of Ducati Multistrada and Honda Africa Twin.

Watch the review of the KTM 1290 Super Adventure S below…