By The Numbers: KTM’s New 1190 Adventure


KTM’s new 1190 Adventure, the eagerly awaited replacement for the Austrian brands popular adventure motorcycle – the 950/990 LC8 Adventure – features the latest in on and off-road riding technology. From its 148 horsepower liquid-cooled vertical twin, to its standard equipped traction control and off-road riding modes, the new 1190 Adventure was designed to compete with the other 1200cc powered ADV motorcycles on the market (BMW’s water-cooled R1200GS, Triumph’s Tiger 1200 Explorer, Ducati’s Multistrada and Yamaha’s XT1200Z Super Temere) continuing KTM’s tradition of off-road ability mixed with on road agility. 

Comparing motorcycles can take a lot of time, so we’ve put together this short list, highlighting some of the most important information regarding KTM’s new 1190 Adventure motorcycle. 


Design: 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled

Displacement: 1,195 cm³

Bore: 105 mm

Stroke: 69 mm

Performance: 148 hp (35hp increase over 990 Baja)

Transmission: 6-speed, claw shifted

Lubrication: Forced oil lubrication with 3 rotor pumps

Primary gear ratio: 40:76

Secondary gear ratio: 17:42

Cooling system: Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump

Clutch: PASC anti-hopping clutch/hydraulically operated (wet slipper clutch)

Ignition system: Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment


Frame: Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated

Brake system Front: 2 x Brembo radially mounted four-piston brake calipers

Brake system Rear: Brembo fixed mounted two-piston brake calipers

Brake system: Bosch 9ME Combined-ABS

Brake discs diameter (Front): 320 mm

Brake discs diameter (Rear): 267 mm

Chain: 5/8 x 5/16” X-Ring

Wheels: 19″ front and 17″ rear tubless spoked wheels (21″ front and 18″ rear on Adventure R model)

Tires: Continental Trail Attack 2 (120/70/19 front 170/60/17 rear)


Steering head angle: 64°

Wheel base: 1,560 mm (1,580mm on 1190 Adventure R model)

Ground clearance (unloaded): 8.66 inches (9.84 on Adventure R model)

Seat height (unloaded): 33.85/34.45 inches

Weight without fuel approx: 467 lbs (478 lbs on Adventure R model)

Maximum permissible total weight: 970 lbs

Suspension & Traction Control:

Forks: WP Suspension Up Side Down

Shock absorber: WP Suspension monoshock

190 mm (7.5 inches) travel both front and rear (220 mm (8.66 inches) on Adventure R model)

Four traction control modes (Sport, Street, Rain & Off-Road) – as well as an option to turn it off.

Traction control uses lean information (similar to BMW’s S1000RR).

Off-Road mode for the ABS that allows full rear-wheel locking.

Front and rear adjustable rebound damping.

Additional Information:

Optional tire pressure sensor.

6 gallon fuel tank

Adjustable windscreen.

Adjustable bar position.

Adjustable footpeg position.

Adjustable seat height.

Adjustable levers.

9,000 mile service intervals.

Standard steering damper.


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