KTM 1290 Super Adventure S

KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Review

What Is It?

The KTM 1290 Super Adventure S is a premium adventure style bike which sits next to the more off-road focused R and T versions.

Engine: 1,301 cc V-Twin, 158 bhp

Economy: 40 mpg, 200 miles

Seat Height: 860 mm

Wet Weight: 238 kg

Price: £14,300

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What Is It Like?

Handling, performance, sound, electronics package
× Heavy, on the hot side

It's a great bike, which handles and performs like a racing bike, yet it's an adventure bike. It theoretically shouldn't, but it DOES.

Everything is electronically controlled to riding perfection, the power is amazing and the V-twin sounds like a v8 when opened up. It's the S version, though it feels so right when it hits the dirt, so imagine what the R version feels like when properly set up

Weight wise it feels like my old BMW GS800 but with better handling. The screen is large, legible and can provide navigation via an app on your phone.

KTM 1290 Super Adventure S


It runs warm, which is great in cooler months, but might feel cooked in the summer. The battery likes to be fully charged, if not constantly in use, or it'll throw a few false codes. Other than that I haven't had any failures.

- Dave B, 2019

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2017 £11,350 £9,050 £7,950 3,700
2018 £12,000 £9,600 £8,400 2,100
2019 £15,200 £12,200 £10,650 750

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