KTM 1190 Adventure

The KTM 1190 Adventure [ ədventʃə ʳ ] is a motorcycle of the Austrian vehicle manufacturer KTM. The enduro was presented on 3 October 2012 at the Intermot in Cologne, the press and finalinstalled in Mattighofen.



The drive is provided by a designated as RC8, liquid-cooled two-cylinder engine with 1195 cc capacity, which is used in modified form to Super Bike KTM 1190 RC8 R. The cylinder bank angle between the two cylinders of the V engine is 75 °. The four-stroke engine produces a rated power of 110 kW ( 150 hp) and a maximum torque of 125 Nm at a speed of 7500 min -1. The four valves per cylinder head are driven by two overhead, gear driven cams on DLC-coated finger followers. The two cylinders have a bore of 105 mm diameter, the piston has a stroke of 69 mm and a compression ratio of 12.5:1. A water pump supplies the engine with coolant permanent, three rotor pumps ensure the pressure circulation lubrication.

The bike accelerates in 3.6 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h and reaches a top speed of 246 km / h The delay from 100 to 0 km / h takes place with an average of 9.5 m / s ² for a distance of 40.6 m.

Landing gear

The chassis is based on a self-supporting lattice frame made of powder-coated chrome -molybdenum - steel oval tubes and weighs 9.8 kg. The bolt-on rear frame is made ​​of square aluminum tubes. The rear wheel is guided by a dual swing arm made ​​of aluminum, the front wheel on an upside -down telescopic fork. The power conversion is done by a Constant mesh six-speed gearbox, the power of separation by a multi-plate slipper clutch in oil bath, and the secondary drive on an X -ring chain. The clutch is actuated hydraulically.

At the front tire delayed a double disc brake with 320 mm diameter Brembo floating calipers, rear disc brake with a two-piston fixed caliper. The braking system is of a three-level traction control ( eng. Motorcycle Traction Control, MTC ) and a turn-off, combined two-circuit Anti -lock Braking System (C- ABS ) from Bosch supports.

The maximum load capacity is 205 kg.

Electrical System

The bike has an electric ride-by -wire system, which converts the throttle commands electronically via different power mappings ( Street, Sport, Rain, Off- Road) in the corresponding throttle position. A starter battery with a capacity of 11.2 Ah powers the electric starter. The alternator produces an electrical output of 450 watts.

Fuel supply

The mixture is prepared by controlled as electronic fuel injection. Two different sized spark plugs per cylinder ignite the fuel mixture. The average fuel consumption is 6.3 liters per 100 km at a speed of 120 km / h The unbreakable plastic fuel tank has a volume of 23 liters and allows a theoretical range of 365 km. The manufacturer recommends the use of unleaded motor gasoline with an antiknock properties of at least 95 octane. E-10 fuel can be refueled.

Exhaust system

The exhaust after-treatment is performed by a regulated catalytic converter with secondary air system and below the limits of the emission standard Euro - third The two exhaust manifold open at the rear on the right side of the vehicle in a stainless steel rear silencer.

Market positioning

The 1190 KTM Adventure was at the time of launch, the most powerful enduro with over a liter displacement, also the power to weight ratio of 1.84 kg / kW is only underscored by the Ducati Multistrada.


" Packed with technological innovations, an immensely powerful Vau - Zwo engine and impeccable in all respects chassis the 1190s adventure much less compromising on driving fun enters, as one would have expected when the announced their versatility. On the contrary: Their superb agility combined with high security, best standard equipment and still good off-road ability make the EDS version for 14,795 euros to a more than praiseworthy offer ".

"KTM has put his ear to the asphalt and listened well, the models Adventure and Adventure R clearly separated from each other. Brakes, transmission and traction are the highlights, the ergonomics, the fork could be firmer. Performance as the superbikes time not too long ago. Nevertheless: Where the road is worse, the Adventure is guaranteed not to bend completely impossible. "

" The Mattighofenerin not feels thicker after touring enduro, because it is simply the easiest. Our test machine made ​​with a full 23- liter fuel tank, comprehensive tool kit and the electronically adjustable suspension EDS 235 kilos. In this respect, the convincing handling a little surprised. "