KTM Adventure R 1190 Highlights

The jack-of-all-trades among the travel enduro bikes

The outstanding combination of lightweight engineering in the chassis and likewise very light and extremely powerful engines make the KTM 1190 Adventure R top of its class in terms of power-to-weight ratio and ride dynamics. Its weight of only 235 kg – fully tanked with a substantial 23 litres of fuel – makes the 1190 Adventure R, in typical KTM manner, one of the lightest motorcycles in its segment. Further reasons for the fantastic ride dynamics are the outstanding geometry, the very well-balanced stiffness distribution and the high quality of suspension components used. These ingredients not only result in nimble handling, but also in a boost to safety, since it is far easier to guide a lightweight motorcycle around a source of danger than a heavy one.

KTM Adventure R 1190 Technical Details


Design2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled
Displacement1,195 cm³
Bore105 mm
Stroke69 mm
Performance110 kW (148 hp)
Starting aidElectric starter
Transmission6-speed, claw shifted
Engine lubricationForced oil lubrication with 3 rotor pumps
Primary gear ratio40:76
Secondary gear ratio17:42
Cooling systemLiquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
ClutchPASC™ anti-hopping clutch/ hydraulically operated
Ignition systemContactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment


FrameTubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated
ForksWP Suspension Up Side Down
Shock absorberWP Suspension monoshock
Suspension travel Front220 mm
Suspension travel Rear220 mm
Brake system Front2 x Brembo radially mounted four-piston brake calipers
Brake system RearBrembo fixed mounted two-piston brake calipers
Brake systemBosch 9ME Combined-ABS
Brake discs – diameter Front320 mm
Brake discs – diameter Rear267 mm
Chain5/8 x 5/16” X?Ring
Steering head angle64°
Wheel base1,580 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded)250 mm
Seat height (unloaded)890 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx.23 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Weight without fuel approx.217 kg
Maximum permissible total weight440 kg

KTM Adventure R 1190 Review

Being invited to test a super bike like KTM Adventure R 1190 for an hour is very much flattering. It gives us a solid idea of what’s the real feeling of riding a big dirt road bike, to be able to do stunts and all. It’s a big bike with almost 6 ft. tall and a 890mm seat height. It rides a bit better that its sibling KTM Adventure 1190. The bike’s power roots from 1195cc v-twin 150 horsepower; flexible enough to give several gear options. Its lightweight and agile chassis makes it distinguished for on and off road riding. We turned off the traction control and try to do a wheelie before reaching the corner of the road – it was excellent! On the tarmac, the seating position is exquisite, the engine has extraordinary performance and the experience – it’s all satisfying. Furthermore, we tackled unfamiliar terrain with ease using the knobby tires on. The big bike looks cool and felt well-balanced, lighter than its 500 lbs. curb weight also the braking and handling – all were precise. For riders who love dirt riding actions, prefer the KTM Adventure R 1190. It offers 4 different riding modes – Street, Rain, Off-Road and Sports; modifies engine output; throttle response and traction control, with Rain and Off-Road lowering output to 90 horsepower and 65 lb-ft of torque.

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