KTM has unveiled two new additions to its Adventure lineup last week. Both the 2017 KTM 1090 Adventure and 2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R will be joining the adventure family as a 1050 Adventure refresh.
Powering both bikes will be a LC8 1,050 cc V-twin engine that can usually churn out 125 horsepower and 80 pound-feet of torque. On top of the 125hp model, KTM will be offering a 95 hp variant that can be tuned to produce only 47 hp. This way, they’ll appeal to those with an A2 license. Other features shared between the two models include the chrome-molly steel trellis frame, six gallon fuel tank, slipper clutch, Brembo braking system, traction control, ABS, riding modes, and twin screen display.
What differentiates the two models are small changes that makes one more off-road friendly and the other road biased. The 1090 Adventure will get 19 inch front and 17 inch rear wheels with a set of Metzeler Tourance Next tires. A 43 mm upside down WP fork gives it 185 mm of travel and the adjustable WP shocks will allow for 190mm of travel.
The 1090 Adventure R will feature a set of off-road friendly spoked wheels, 21 inches in the front and 18 inches at the rear, shod in Continental TKC 80 Twinduro rubbers. Of course, it comes with fully adjustable WP suspension, 48 mm front fork and PDS rear shock for a total travel of 220 mm.
Other equipment to get the R variant off-road ready is its traction control and ABS. The traction control comes in four modes for a variety of conditions; Sport, Street, Rain, and Off-road. Additionally, the Adventure R’s ABS an off-road mode that disengages it at the rear.
According to Cycle World, both the 1090 Adventure and Adventure R seems to be Europe bound, but the U.S. will only be getting the Adventure R.