KTM 1290 Super Adventure S MY2023

Powerful, comfortable, versatile and stylish, the new 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S is ready to give you strong emotions and unforgettable journeys.

KTM 1290 Super Adventure S MY23 test review features
KTM 1290 Super Adventure S MY23

Powerful, versatile, distinctive: in a nutshell KTM 1290 Super Adventure S. The flagship of the Travel range comes with new and captivating graphics and technical details that make it even more fascinating.

KTM presents the new 1290 Super Adventure S, which for 2023 is offered with a renewed technology package. The work done to navigation and comfort for the pilot make it even more versatile for travel.

The new Super Adventure has been updated in part electronics, with new additional functions available through the large 7” TFT display. Via the KTMConnect app it is now possible to navigate by waypoint with the Turn-by-Turn+ system, without having to stop each time to update the route. Furthermore, with the new system it is possible to memorize 10 favorite contacts – or call back the last 10 numbers – as well as access the music playlist.

All the options offered by the 1290 Super Adventure S can also be managed via the instrument cluster and the practical left-hand block: from the Riding Modes to ABS Cornering, from Traction Control to the semi-active WP suspension, up to Adaptive Cruise Control.

KTM 1290 Super Adventure S MY23 test review features
KTM 1290 Super Adventure S MY23

Beating heart of motorcycle it's always him, the iconic 8cc LC1.301 engine, 160 HP and 138 Nm of torque, which combined with a solid and effective chassis, elevates the 1290 Super Adventure S to the Olympus of travel motorcycle.

Performance but not only: thanks to the split saddle (adjustable in height for the rider from 849 to 869 mm), the widely adjustable WP semi-active suspensions and the renewed windshield, the Super Adventure is able to accompany every traveler towards their destination in full comfort and in the shortest possible time.

Main characteristics

  • New Black & Orange and Graded Gray colors
  • Interactive 7” TFT display, with more complete and intuitive Turn-by-Turn+ navigation
  • LC8 engine with 160 HP of power and 138 Nm of torque
  • Chromo steel frame agile and stable at the same time
  • Fully adjustable WP semi-active suspension
  • Bosch 6D inertial platform for perfect management of Traction Control and Cornering ABS
  • Ergonomics adaptable to the needs of the rider and height-adjustable split saddle (849 / 869 mm)
  • LED edge lights and cornering lights
  • Adaptive Cruise Control as standard
  • Mitas TERRA FORCE-R tires specially developed for this model, guaranteeing long-lasting performance
The new KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S will be available at KTM dealers from January 2023. Sale price to be defined.