KTM 1190 Adventure
Jesus H Christ on a pogo stick. Can anyone seriously need 150 horsepower, five ride settings and a stack of ABS options in a dualsporter? After you’ve ridden KTM’s new 1190 you’ll wonder how you ever rode without those things. This bike is absolutely sensational.
We warn you now, this isn’t going to be so much a review as a rave. We’ve pretty much already told you all we want to say. It’s hard to believe a bike of this size, offering this much insane horsepower, can be this frigging good. That’s all there is to it. In the same way a Toyota Corolla suits just about everyone and is fun and effortless to drive, the new KTM will suit just about everyone, is incredible fun to ride in all conditions from smooth asphalt through to wet clay and choppy hard-packed dirt, and it will make even the most ordinary rider look like a pro. The pros will make use of the same features to turn in blinding speeds and conquer amazing obstacles.
Oh yes. We loved this bike.
What is it?
It’s a dualsporter, through and through, but with the kind of specs that dump it firmly on top of the heap with the BMW 1200GS, and maybe just a tad further up the food chain than Yamaha’s Super Tenere. Features like XXXXX