Find out about our first ride impressions of the super awesome KTM 1290 Super Adventure S. You can also read about the launch event. Please contact KTM Malaysia for more details.


ENGINE TYPE 2-cylinder, 75o V-Twin, 4 valve per cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled DISPLACEMENT 1,301cc BORE X STROKE 108 mm X 71 mm POWER 160 bhp (118 kW) @ 8,750 RPM TORQUE 140 Nm @ 6,750 RPM COMPRESSION RATIO 13.1 : 1 FUEL SYSTEM Keihin EFI with 52 mm throttle bodies RIDER AID MTC (4-mode, disengageable) incl. MSR FRAME Chrome-Molybdenum-steel trellis FRONT SUSPENSION WP Semi-Active, 48 mm USD forks, 200 mm travel REAR SUSPENSION WP Semi-Active single shock, 200 mm travel FRONT BRAKES 2 x 4-piston Brembo calipers, 2 x 320 mm discs REAR BRAKE 1 x 2-piston Brembo caliper, 1 x 267 mm disc ABS Bosch SME Combined-ABS incl. C-ABS and offroad, disengageable FRONT / [...]
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Friends keep telling me that I’ve the best job in the world

Well, they don’t know the things we motojournalists have to go through. Datelines, launches, test rides, photo sessions, more launches and datelines; there’s only so much time to do them all.

 It’s true that we get to ride almost every motorcycle on the planet, but having ridden so many, it sometimes becomes a titanic struggle to discern one which stands out from the rest. The temptation of being jaded drives some to lash out, especially when we find poor two-wheeled examples trying to be passed off as motorcycles.

 Then there are motorcycles that made us feel like chaining ourselves to them, to avoid handing them back to the [...]

KTM 1290 JUGGERNAUTS LAUNCHED! KTM Malaysia Unleashes Two New Beasts


14 April 2017, Royale Bintang Hotel, The Curve – We can finally breathe again because KTM’s most anticipated range-topping 1290’s are here.

Ever since the KTM 2017 Super Adventure and Super Duke R first broke cover during last year’s EICMA, enthusiasts have been keyed up about them, what with improved suspension, electronics, riding position and engines, and especially those new headlights.




The 1290 Super Adventure S and Super Adventure R variants have always been at the top of the adventure-touring food chain, by featuring high powered engine mated to a sweet handling chassis. However, KTM isn’t one manufacturer who likes to bask in their [...]

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