the 76th edition of the
International Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition (EICMA) in Milan, Italy
from November 6 to November 11, 2018, KTM unveiled its most comprehensive,
innovative and extreme range ever when it presented five new motorcycles.
Leading its 2019 line-up is the eagerly anticipated KTM 790 Adventure and KTM 790 Adventure R.
The KTM 790 Adventure is for travel enduro fans of every
ambition and ability, ready to discover new roads whichever way it’s pointed at
– no matter what the surface is. The KTM 790 Adventure R is a lightweight,
agile and technically advanced machine for adventurers that endeavor to
challenge themselves while challenging tricky terrain. Both powered by the
799cc LC8c parallel twin – first seen in the KTM 790 Duke – the engine has been
tuned to deliver its torque lower down the rev range to fit the specific
requirements of adventure riding. The result is smooth acceleration, plentiful
performance and a 450 km range from a 20-litre tank.
Powering the KTM 690
SMC R is the latest generation LC4 engine; the world’s most powerful
production single-cylinder engine dishes up 74 hp and 73.5 Nm of torque.
Getting the most from this performance in all situations is a suite of rider
assistance systems. Two ride modes – Street and Sport – cornering ABS, lean
angle-sensitive motorcycle traction control (MTC), motor slip regulation (MSR) and
Quickshifter+ are new to the game, with the familiar Supermoto ABS mode aiding
rear slides with front-end confidence. All this is packaged in an updated
chassis and new subframe, supported by the latest generation fully-adjustable
WP APEX suspension and wrapped up in slimmer, sharper bodywork. The bike now
comes with a 1.5-litre larger fuel tank.
The new KTM 690 Enduro
R is even more perfectly positioned to connect the tarmac and trails, also
benefitting from the same engine, electronics and chassis improvements made to
its sliding Supermoto sibling, but in a platform completely focused on offroad.
The newly developed KTM
SX-E 5 is the next step in KTM’s innovative line-up. Combining
class-leading knowledge in youth motorcycling with years of development work in
the e-sector, the KTM SX-E 5 is based on the incredibly popular 2-stroke KTM 50
SX with a high-end chassis powered by an electric motor. The mission was clear:
to create an ultra-competitive machine that is also easy to ride, even for pure
beginners. The KTM SX-E 5 enjoys the advantage of zero emissions, low noise and
minimal maintenance, which makes it ideal for youngsters looking to make the
first step into the world of motorcycling and thanks to its dynamic design, it
is ideal for the growing rider with its adjustable seat height.
As unveiled last month in Cologne, also joining the 2019
range is a sharper, stronger and more refined version of the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT. Major updates
to this premium machine can be found in the engine, suspension, electronics and
bodywork with a focus on improving comfort and performance – be it while two-up
touring, continent cruising or track attacking.
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