Undoubtedly bowing to the pressure imposed by the publication of numerous spy photos, KTM has acknowledged the existence of a new 2015 model, the 1290 Super Adventure, and released the official picture above.
Without too many details, KTM released the following statement on its blog, which points out not only the larger engine (obviously a relative of the 1290 Super Duke R), but the fact that the new Super Adventure “will feature further absolutely unique electronically supported riding assistance equipment.” Here is the KTM blog post:
As its name suggests, the 1290 builds on the current 1190 ADVENTURE. It will sit alongside in the diverse KTM Street range next year but the high-end machine will add a different dimension and choice for those who want the absolute pinnacle of luxury sport touring riding.
The SUPER ADVENTURE features a bigger engine capacity to increase power and torque. An incredibly large fuel tank will mean long durations before the need to stop; perfect for when the journey is long or so addictive that the rider just doesn’t want to get off the saddle.
As with the 1190, the SUPER ADVENTURE will feature the pioneering Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) system. Developed in association with KTM’s technical partner, BOSCH, the ABS and traction control systems are at the forefront of motorcycle safety and have a range of selectable presets as to not remove any riding enjoyment. In addition, the new 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE will feature further absolutely unique electronically supported riding assistance equipment.
More details will be announced when the 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE is officially launched at INTERMOT show in Cologne, Germany, September 30, 2014.