Australian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has revealed its entry level manufacturer model, the 1090 Adventure. It is an updated version of 1050 Adventure and has two models - 1090 Adventure R which is more off road concentrated and 1090 Adventure which is road biased. The two power options for the 1090 Adventure are - full power option which is 125 bhp and other is 95 bhp. Both the models are powered by 108Nm of torque and LC8 1,050 cc V-Twin engine.
Both models are equipped with twin spark ignition, various DLC-coated parts and lightweight box pistons. The motorcycles are also equipped with slipper clutch, steel trellis frame, ABS and a range of riding modes and traction control. It has 23 litres of the fuel capacity. They also provide with screens and levers for riders of different preferences and sizes. In order to provide with more comfort for the riders the bike also have adjustable handlebar and foot peg.
The 1090 Adventure rolls on the cast alloy wheels which is 17 inch rear and 19 inch front and is road biased. The stopping power for the KTM models are given by a pair of Brembo brakes with 20mm discs at the front and a four-piston radial calipers. In the rear there is a WP shock which provides with 190mm travel and adjustable for preload and rebound damping.
The 1090 Adventure R has a large spoked wheels 18 inch at the rear and 21 inch at the front. It has a fully adjustable PDS shock by WP at the rear and 48mm WP forks with stiffer springs. Front and rear suspension is adjustable for compression, rebound and damping preload. It also disables the ABS at the rear wheel and hence R also gains an off-road mode. The seat of the R model is designed in such a way to provide mobility during off road riding. It weighs 2 Kg more than the Adventure.
KTM offers with 95 bhp variant and it is restricted to the 38kW (47bhp) for A2 riders. The restriction can be removed when the owner has a full licence.
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