KTM Leaks Picture and Information About New 1190 Adventure!
For a brief period of time, KTM “mistakenly” posted a picture and briefing on their new 1190 Adventure model adventure bike and wow is the thing reportedly loaded with features! The quickly retracted posting claimed 148 hp, a wet weight of 518 lbs., a drive-by-wire system which allows switchable throttle maps, selectable ABS, and Traction Control. To top it all off, there are variable seating positions, multiple windshield adjustments and spoked wheels, including the 21″ front. With that setup, you’ll be able to get all sorts of off road rubber. Nice.
So what does it look like you ask? I was actually thinking of not posting it to get your reaction to a couple of questions that I am about to ask you all but I just can’t be that cruel after whetting your appetites. So here it is in all its purported glory.
So if all of this sounds like an awesome package, I have to ask you all… Will you be willing to take that much technology into the “out there”? Does this bike make you nervous because it has so much technology that out on the open road, you would be worried that any needed repairs would be beyond your or even a remote service center’s capabilities?
Oh and one more question, will you be seduced by the 150 horses ready at your beck and call, at a simple twist of your wrist, but accompanied by a yoke weighing in at a little over 500 pounds? That’s light by heavyweight adventure tourers standards, but would you wait for something lighter?
Let everyone know what you think about technology and weight by leaving a comment below.
Oh and BTW, I’ll have one in KTM orange please.
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