KTM 1290 Super Adventure S For Sale

KTM 1290 Super Adventure S
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Insurance Costs: 10 of 10

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Current Prices: £11,850–£8,750

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Buying New: £14,300

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Power: 158 bhp

Engine: 1,301 cc, 10,000 rpm red line, 165 mph top speed

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Economy: 40 mpg

Range: 200 miles from the 23.0 litre tank

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Seat Height: 860 mm

Weight: 238 kg (wet), 215 kg (dry)

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Overall Score: 8 of 10

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What Is It?

The KTM 1290 Super Adventure S is a premium adventure style bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 1,301cc 75° V-Twin, producing 158.2bhp at around 8,700rpm and maximum torque around 6,700rpm. It's based on the Super Duke R engine and most of the torque is available from 2,500rpm.

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame with Aluminium swingarm
  • Dual 320mm discs up front with Brembo 2 piston calipers
  • 257mm disc at the rear with Brembo 2 piston caliper
  • Bosch 9ME cornering ABS with rear wheel off mode
  • 48mm WP semi-active suspension with 200mm travel
  • WP semi-active shock with 200mm travel
  • WP steering damper, slip and assist clutch
  • Cruise control, traction control, TPMS
  • Light adapting 6.5" TFT dash, keyless start, handguards
  • LED lighting with cornering headlight
  • Waterproof mobile pocket with USB
  • Adjustable windscreen, centre stand
  • Adjustable bars, seat, pegs and levers
  • 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator

WP's semi-active suspension has Comfort, Street, Sport and Off Road modes but within each it continually adapts to the surface condition. The rear shock also has four settings for pre-load for one / two up with or without luggage.

Speaking of luggage the floating rear carrier is designed to keep it stable at speeds way beyond road limits. The 12-spoke 19" front wheel takes a 120/70 Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tyre and the rear 17" a 170/60.

The £14,500 1290 R gets you off-road focused wire spoked wheels, 20mm more travel, a 30mm higher seat, smaller sport screen, one piece seat, orange frame and protection bars but 2kg added to the weight.

Options include the up/down quickshifter (£334), Motor Slip Regulator / Drag Torque Control (£121), Hill Hold Control (£152), panniers (£832), top case (£417), tank bag (£158), comfort seat (£141), rider's heated seat (£209), heated grips (£166), Akrapovic slip-on (£835), engine guards (£242), skid plate (£233), wire spoked wheels (£835) and various Carbon bits.

  • Comfort package (£554): Heated seat (rider and pillion), heated grips, GPS holder
  • Sound & Style package (£1,172): Akrapovic slips on, Carbon side fairings, Carbon exhaust heat protector, swingarm pivot covers
  • Touring package (£1,337): Panniers, top case, tank bag

Colours: Orange/white

For serious off-road adventures the £15,500 1290 T gets you a larger 30 litre fuel tank, Hill Hold Control, Motor Slip Regulator and heated grips / seats but it pushes the wet weight up to 249kg. Surprisingly for the highest price of the three versions the T doesn't get the fancy TFT dash or integrated cornering headlight.

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2017 £10,950 £8,750 £7,650 3,700
2018 £11,850 £9,500 £8,300 2,100

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Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
2017 311 24 335 120 / month
2018 381 - 381 51 / month
2019 Data not yet available Rarely

Stats include those licenced for use on the road and those off the road with a SORN, by year of production. Source: DVLA

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