The adventure bike for all has arrived
KTM has released yet another bike to join their illustrious Adventure range. The 1050 Adventure joins the other 1190, 1190 R and with the same time of the unveiling of SuperAdventure 1290 models. With the optional power restrictor kit available for the 1050, it will become the first big KTM Adventure bike to be available for novice riders. The bike will also include ABS, a ride-by-wire throttle and traction control.
Despite the bike having less hp, KTM has been able to give the bike the same punch as its bigger models by using the same adaptations. KTM will be looking to tap into a whole new market which the brand has overlooked in its previous adventure bike models.
produces a claimed 95 horsepower, but gets significantly better MPGs compared to its larger siblings.
The 1050 comes equipped with a ride-by-wire throttle, three ride modes (Sport, Street, Rain), traction control, a slipper clutch and ABS.
The 1050 Adventure is slowed by twin 320 mm discs up front, radially mounted, four-piston fixed callipers and a radial master cylinder. At the rear is a 268mm disc. Braking system is the two-channel 9M+ABS from Bosch. The inverted 43mm fork is non-adjustable, while the WP rear shock is adjustable for preload and rebound.
Windshield height is adjustable as are the handlebars, footrests and control levers. Seat height is 33.5 inches, dry weight is a claimed 212 kg s and fuel capacity is 23 litres.