KTM 1290 Super Adventure R 2021


Stock is ordered for the next available shipment.
Priority is given to pre-sold’s, the sooner you order, the sooner you’ll have your new bike.
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> R stands for Rally and Racing, born from Dakar DNA.
> This 2021 model is from racing success, engineering feedback and existing owner feedback.
> 90% of components changed and updated over previous 2020 model.
> Key development initiative was to make this 2021 model even more capable to ride on rough terrain.
> New chassis and 10 kg frame, laser cut and robot welded.
> Now shorter frame is rotated 2 degrees at the swing-arm axle, new aluminium struts.
> 15 mm rearward direction of the steering head.
> New lighter sub-frame with practical under-seat storage.
> New ergonomics.
> New design dynamics with added all-terrain agility.
> Redesigned bodywork with best use of thicknesses and strength.
> Redesigned quick-access airbox.
> Ram air intakes maximise the air box re-positioning.
> Removal of the front storage location means better air filter access.
> Redesigned fuel tank, 23 litres with three cells, closer to the centre of the bike.
> Redesigned lower seat, now 880 mm.
> Revised LC8 engine with improved cooling.
> Lower engine weight, reduced by 1.6 kg.
> Revised oil routing reducing friction losses.
> New aluminium tube replaced the oil channel from engine cases, saves weight.
> New engine cases with thinner walls, saving 1 kg.
> New generation exhaust with two headers, dual catalytic converters and three sensors.
> Stainless steel exhaust silencer with lower noise level.
> Twin ignition with new coils and centralised spark plug meaning better combustion.
> Improved engine cooling now with two radiators.
> Better heat spread, now less noticeable on the rider’s legs and in the saddle.
> New internal engine coatings.
> Retained 15,000 km service intervals.
> Clutch discs with new friction and rotated pads, better low speed disengagement.
> Updated PANKL gearbox shorter shifting action and faster shifting times.
> New lighter gearbox drum now aluminium instead of steel.
> New bronze shift fork coating.
> Improvements to the optional Quickshifter+, more precise shifting.
> Redesigned WP XPLOR forks tested across California and terrains in Europe.
> Triple clamp redesign top section for better gripping force
> Triple clamp redesign bottom section brings damper into direct attachment.
> New optimised weight distribution with lower centre of gravity.
> Refined, longer swingarm for improved stability and function.
> New exhaust meets EURO 5 requirements.
> New intuitive 7″ TFT display, can now be tilted.
> New ‘human machine’ display interaction and menu control.
> New clear, colourful infographics, four rider defined favourites.
> More efficient KTM MY RIDE app connectivity.
> New adjustable Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.
> Remodelled optional software packages.
> New 6-axis lean angle sensor, the vital link for ride-by-wire and input to ABS systems.
> Re-worked and upgraded riding modes, better rider-to-bike connection.
> Refined Motorcycle Traction Control.
> New KTM RACE ON keyless transponder with ARA mode for extra security.
> New LED headight with Daytime Running Light with wider beam, improved daylight performance.
> New headlight design provides a new face to the design.
> New tail light design incorporating the optional adaptive braking light.
> New adventure-spec tyres, Bridgestone AX41, ideal for offroad and tarmac use.
> ALPINA aluminium spoked wheels, can run tubeless.
> Newly shaped clutch and brake levers, adjustable.
> Redesigned windshield for more resistance and protection, now 55 mm higher.


  • 118 kW (160 hp) @ 9,000 rpm
  • 138 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
  • 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
  • 1,301 cc displacement
  • Bore / stroke 108 / 71 mm
  • Compression 13.1:1
  • Electric starter / 12V 11.2Ah
  • 4 valves per cylinder / DOHC
  • Pressure lubrication with 3 Eaton pumps
  • Motorex, SAE 10W-50 engine oil
  • Liquid cooling
  • Keihin EMS with RBW, double ignition


  • Keihin EFI (throttle body Ø 52 mm)
  • Stainless steel silencer


  • 6 gears
  • Primary Drive 40:76
  • Final Drive 17:42
  • PASC slipper clutch, hydraulically operated
  • 525 X-ring chain


  • 880 mm seat height
  • Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis frame, powder coated
  • Aluminium, powder coated subframe
  • Aluminium, tapered, Ø 28 / 22 mm
  • Black anodized handlebars with two positions
  • Adjustable brake and clutch levers
  • Adjustable gearshift and rear brake levers
  • Windscreen adjustable by hand wheels, either side
  • 1,577 ± 15 mm wheelbase
  • 242 mm ground clearance
  • Approx. 221 kg dry weight


  • WP XPLOR Upside-Down Ø 48 mm, split front damping, compression high/low, rebound, preload
  • WP XPLOR shock absorber with PDS, gas/oil separated, external gas reservoir
  • Rear rebound and hydraulic pre-load is hand adjustable
  • WP steering dampener on the triple-clamp
  • Travel 220 mm front / 220 mm rear
  • 64.7° steering head angle
  • 112.8 mm trail


  • Front 2 × Brembo 4-piston, radially mounted caliper, brake disc Ø 320 mm
  • Rear Brembo 2-piston, fixed caliper, brake disc Ø 267 mm
  • Bosch 10.3ME Combined-ABS (incl. Cornering ABS and OFFROAD mode)


  • ALPINA branded wheels
  • Forged aluminium rims with spokes 2,5 × 21″ ; 4,25 × 18″
  • Tyres 90/90 × 21; 150/70 × 18


  • 7″ TFT colour dash, tiltable to different angles, scratch and glare resistant
  • KTM Race On keyless ignition
  • Seperate tyre pressure monitors
  • Connectivity Unit for KTM MY RIDE app
  • USB port placed inside the storage space
  • Traction control
  • Cornering ABS braking
  • Offroad ABS braking
  • Cruise control
  • Automoatic Turn Signal Cancellation
  • 4 riding modes as standard
  • Street mode: default with full power, medium traction control, standard throttle, mild engine braking
  • Rain mode: maximum traction, gentle throttle, 100 hp power limit
  • Sport mode: full power, direct throttle, soft traction with wheelspin allowance, maximum acceleration
  • Offroad mode: allows for wheelspin, allows for rear wheel slip, limited 100 hp power
  • Optional RALLY mode: 9 different wheelspin settings, set throttle response, wheelie control off
  • LED headlight with integrated cornering function


Rally Pack

  • RALLY riding mode
  • Motor Traction Slip Adjuster
  • Adjustable Throttle Response

Tech Pack

  • RALLY pack (as above)
  • Motor Slip Regulation
  • Hill Hold Control
  • Quickshifter + up and down
  • Adaptive Brake Light


Yes, visit configurator.ktm.com


Priced on road ride away in Queensland including 12 months registration, stamp duty, dealer and administration costs. Buyers must hold a QLD license. Unregistered pricing is available, say for interstate purchases.

Collection in store is mandatory.  No freight unless a store visit is made prior for a handover in person.


These payments are based on 10% over 5 years with a nil deposit and are for indicative purposes only. Payments do include dealer origination fees however these vary based on amount borrowed.  For accurate repayments based on your actual situation please speak to our Finance & Insurance Manager, Steve Lampitt, in store.

*Weekly payments provided for indicative purposes and are to approved purchasers only.  The payments don’t consider your personal situation, mortgaged property insurance, payment protection, warranty options, gap cover or accessories.  Figure above is based upon a personal finance application for the advertised price of the vehicle additional costs may be applicable. Repayments are based on 10% over 60 months with no upfront deposit.  Comparison rate is 13.95% and is based on a secured consumer fixed rate loan of $30,000 on a term of 5 years. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for this example given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in different comparison rates. Terms and conditions are available in store or on request. For accurate repayments based on your actual situation please speak to our Finance & Insurance Manager, Steve Lampitt, in store.


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Engine power figures are taken from the Queensland Transport and Main Roads database or Redbook, when available.  These figures are the engineered approved national power outputs.  Figures obtained from the actual motorcycle for sale may differ and has not been independently measured.  No account has been taken for modifications or age on the motor.  Take the power figures as a general guide only.


KTM adventure timeline

KTM’s first twin-cylinder engine – the LC8 75-degree V-twin – propelled the KTM 950 RALLY to
Dakar Rally success in 2002, with Fabrizio Meoni. The following year and using 75% of the same
parts, the KTM 950 ADVENTURE was introduced for customers and Travel-Enduro was never the
same. 2006 saw the introduction of the KTM 990 ADVENTURE with many revisions, including a
capacity rise to 999cc along with the introduction of ABS technology.

The arrival of the KTM 1190 ADVENTURE in 2013 heralded a new era of technology and versatility
for KTM in the Travel-Enduro segment. Ground-breaking electronics married to improved ergonomics
and a radically more powerful LC8 engine introduced more riders than ever to KTM’s unique approach
to adventuring on and off the road.

Just a year later, included on these bikes was ‘Cornering ABS’ – the premier of such a system created
a major milestone in motorcycle safety. Adventure went ‘Super’ in 2015 with the addition of the
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE. The bike boasted an incredible 160 hp from its bigger 1,301cc
engine, a huge 30-liter tank and provided the debut of many new electronic rider aids, including
cornering lights, cruise control, motor slip regulation (MSR), hill hold control (HHC), automatic
indicator turn reset (ATIR) and semi-active suspension.

2017 saw the introduction of four new models to the family, led by the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S.
This took the very best of KTM’s electronic developments, adding a TFT display, Quickshifter+, full LED
headlight with integrated cornering and the option of the KTM MY RIDE system – providing smart phone
connectivity for call handling, music playing and turn-by-turn satellite navigation.
KTM is blasting the popular area of Travel-Enduro bikes with an array of innovative models across all capacities
and the 2021 KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R is here to be the hero explorer of the lot. With the constant
stream of knowledge leading to the creation of all-terrain powerhouses the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R
has the capacity to take anyone, anywhere, anyhow…

KTM 1290 Super Adventure R 2021R Livery

Available to Pre-Order

Price is ride away in QLD. For 2021 the R is redesigned from the ground-up. Reworked chassis, revised WP suspension, new generation electronics, refined powerplant, new manageable weight distribution. Dakar Rally DNA lets you go further, see more, explore more. Top of the line adventure.


Engine:V-Twin, injected
Power:118 kW
Drive:6 speed, chain final
Ignition:Fob with immobiliser
Seat Height:880 mm
Weight:221 kg dry
Tank:23 L
Services:15,000 km
Warranty:24 months
Rego:12 months

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