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NO ROADS, NO PROBLEM: RACE ANYWHERE WITH THE 2024 KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S AND KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R
KTM announces availability of the 2024 KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S and KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R, a pair of high-performance Adventure machines that leaves no road or trail out of reach. Wrapped in new livery for the new year, each class-leading model is engineered to conquer mile after mile on all types of terrain.
The benchmark stays but will you go further? The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S removed limits and boundaries for any motorcyclist curious to #DARE2ADV. How? The power, versatility, assurance, and technical excellence prompted riders to race into the unknown; safe in the knowledge that what they had underneath them would handle any requirement with a deft touch. For 2024 KTM has taken the rich base of the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S and added a fresh sheen.
Eyes will be drawn to the new shade, a more neutral but elegant hue of KTM’s graded gray aesthetic. The gray stretches all the way through to the forged aluminum subframe, engineered to offer a lower seat (at 34.2 in/869 mm or 33.4 in/849 mm), superb load-carrying capability, and contain a raft of components. The classy colorway spreads across the bodywork; chiseled to prioritize agile handling, front-end confidence, comfort, protection and houses the 6.07-gallon (23-liter) three-part tank with superlative fuel range. The tone is as fetching for a swift dash into the office as it would be for a blast across country borders.
Roaming roads everywhere and anywhere with the 2024 KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S is easy thanks to innovative navigation software. The 7” TFT display is a cinch for customization due to the infographics and menu system that gives the rider full control over the RIDE MODES, advanced WP Semi-Active Suspension, ABS settings and Adaptive Cruise Control: the combination of intuitive handlebar switches and access to the technical possibilities of the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S is a major calling card for one of the company’s flagship models. Adventurers can also count on extra options with their navigation plotting. The KTMconnect App now boasts Turn-by-Turn+ guidance and waypoints markers while on the go and without having to stop and adjust any mobile device. The same functionality also extends to audio tracks and listing ‘Favorites’ when it comes to phone calls. Hands on the grips not only means gobbling more mileage but safer and more enjoyable interactions with the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S.
Let’s remind ourselves why the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S is the ultimate high-performance Adventure bike. With a twist of the throttle, the V-Twin LC8 rumbles to life, unleashing a devastating spectrum of power, allowing the rider and machine to glide on cruise, dip through traffic, or devore highways with glee. The compact heart of the bike is carefully regulated by one of KTM’s most advanced electronic management architectures: it administers the suspension configuration and reaction, ride height, ABS, RIDE MODES, Tire Pressure Management, Anti-dive and more. The unit fits inside a light chrome-molybdenum stainless steel frame honed for handling the short blasts and mountain passes, as well as the long haul. The rest of the package befits a premium motorcycle for traveling: the LED lights, reengineered windscreen and adjuster, multi-part saddle, and light aluminum side-stand. The list and the specs have already been met with wide acclaim. The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S can be elevated even further with optional electronic packs, a Quickshifter+, and WP Suspension Pro, amongst other upgrades.
The second generation of the latest KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R will give a second wind. While the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S will pound the roads and cope with the dust, gravel and light, loose ground, the ‘R’ is orientated for hardcore offroad adventurers who want and need premium kit to level any landscape or terrain.
KTM redefined the upper-end of the Adventure motorcycling segment with the rejuvenated KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R in 2022. The winning combination of power, light weight, offroad agility and handling unearthed from years of DAKAR, Rally and Enduro excellence, state-of-the-art electronics and WP suspension, unbeatable travel features and styling meant that KTM was the only choice for riders that craved a bike that could do anything and go anywhere. The fresh, sporty 2024 white colorway and distinct orange frame are a nod to this race-bred lineage.
The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R delivered acute offroad positioning by harnessing all of the company’s experience, nuance and confidence in the sector, R&D and through competition. A model that can conquer a mountain trail as effortlessly as a mountain pass can count on the fabled LC8 engine, with an optimized heat system to disperse temperatures out and away from the rider, to deliver torque as gently or as forcefully as possible, depending on the terrain and the rider’s needs. All this control comes by way of the electronic rider suite which will churn out power suited for whatever the roads, rocks, or sand have in store.
The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R was enabled for the rigors of multiple surfaces by the advanced 48 mm WP XPLOR suspension, featuring split cartridge forks and the modifiable rear shock with 220 mm of travel. The XPLOR materials and the stock settings have been tested and refined for the characteristics of the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R. The suspension funnels the maximum level of feedback through the ALPINA aluminum spoked wheels; with an improved sealing system appropriate for tubeless tires. The 2024 KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R carries Bridgestone AX41 tires as stock.
KTM invites all riders to #DARE2ADV, so the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R comes with everything people would possibly need to roam the globe and feel protected and capable while in the wilderness. From elements like a low screen, adjustable handlebar positions, honed and lightened bodywork, single-piece seat (34.6 in/880 mm), engine guards, and a robust skid plate, the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R is ready to meet any demand.
The KTM PowerParts collection is full of gear and protection for anybody to ‘align’ themselves further with their 2024 KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S or KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R. In case there are any bike components that riders feel are missing for their particular trip – such as luggage, crash bars, or more aesthetic touches – then the options are plentiful.
Highlights of the 2024 KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE RANGE
// KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S:new gray color scheme with prominent black and hints of orange
// KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R: stand out from the trekkers on the trail with a brand new sporting white color and graphic scheme
// Never get lost or have direction doubts thanks to new Turn-by-Turn+ guidance and more travel navigation options
// Dependable LC8 V-Twin engine means a world without limits and a motor that will conquer any condition or landscape
// ChroMo stainless steel light chassis weighing just 22.04 lb (10 kg) and sculpted for cornering stability and more feeling under acceleration but based on long-travel Enduro sensibilities
// KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S: Sophisticated WP Semi-Active Suspension hardware and software smooths out every route, all the time, any time
// KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R: WP XPLOR suspension represents some of the most capable hardware on any KTM offroad orientated motorcycle
// Adjustable and customizable ABS settings and RIDE MODES to traverse all terrain and meet any demand
// Standing or sitting: ergonomics are a winner for comfort and confidence. Further options across the bikes with a wide selection of KTM PowerParts (11 different seats)
// The complete adventure travel motorcycle with features such as: RACE ON remote key system, illuminated switches, 7” TFT dash board, adjustable windshield, LED lights and simplistic but advanced dashboard interactivity
Few excuses remain. The newest edition of the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S and KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R will be poised in KTM Authorized dealers from December 2023 onward. Get moving, get exploring with FULL THROTTLE ADVENTURE.
DARE TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP: DISCOVER THE WORLD OF EXPLORATION WITH THE REVIVED KTM 790 ADVENTURE
KTM has given the travel segment the juiciest ‘throwback’ with the reinvigoration of the KTM 790 ADVENTURE: the original searing combo of torquey power, lithe handling and utter versatility but refreshed for 2024.
In 2018 the bike set the standard for a mix of energizing performance and empowerment. It defined the mid-weight motorcycling travel sector and a niche created by KTM. Riders could gas the KTM 790 ADVENTURE across either tarmac or the trail with commitment and confidence, knowing they would have the goods and specifications to manage a wide range of conditions or landscapes.
For 2024, the KTM 790 ADVENTURE was redesigned and redrafted in Mattighofen, Austria, when it was clear there was momentum for an overhaul of this ideal ‘first taste’ foil for people curious or anxious for adventure. The initial KTM 790 ADVENTURE twin cylinder LC8c motor was memorable for the torque and responsiveness, as well as the remarkable feeling of inertia it provided. For the bike’s comeback, KTM wanted even more ‘rideability’ from the LC8c but also tweaks that would meet the criteria for new emissions targets.
The 2024 KTM 790 ADVENTURE is now more stable at constant speed and has gained more cornering poise thanks to a 20% increase of rotating mass; an alteration that hasn’t compromised the highly rated agility of the motorcycle. Reworked throttle bodies bring a cleaner and more efficient connection due to the enhanced combustion, and the ‘knock control’ sensor affords a higher state of ignition and better capacity for low octane fuel; a reassuring characteristic for the different qualities of gasoline found while traveling. A reconfigured optional Quickshifter+ enables faster shifting; all of which can be heard through the very latest exhaust system with 2024 catalytic converter and pre-muffler. This is one of the largest modifications to ensure this vibrant generation of the KTM 790 ADVENTURE will be an impeccable choice for moving in, around and then outside of the city limits. The 9,300 mi (15,000 km) service intervals remain in concrete.
The dependability of the KTM 790 ADVENTURE is hiked with the reworked Power Assist Slipper Clutch with new friction plates and the engine breathes freer with a new airbox. The bike also benefits from the latest 6D sensor, otherwise known as the Inertia Management Unit, that can be found on larger KTM siblings like the KTM 890 ADVENTURE R and KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE models. This sophisticated device informs the Cornering Motorcycle Traction Control and other aspects such as ABS, Motor Slip Regulation and the administration of Ride Modes. In terms of features, the KTM 790 ADVENTURE holds very similar billing to its larger sibling: the KTM 890 ADVENTURE R. ABS programs now automatically switch between the Ride Modes, removing the need for more configuration.
Refined feeling comes from the 43 mm WP APEX Suspension fork at 200 mm travel with the same allotment for the shock, which has preload adjustability. The construction of the CroMo frame, in which the engine is used as a stressed member, guarantees a robust and stiff constitution for pillion and load-carrying, as well as clever positioning of the rear shock for a low seat height (33 in/840 mm).
A 5.3-gallon (20-liter) tank and generous fuel economy broaden the horizons of even the hardest adventure rider. For all the time spent in the comfy 2-piece saddle (which can be swapped and augmented through KTM’s PowerParts assortment for single or heated units) the 2024 KTM 790 ADVENTURE provides even more concessions to the eager traveler.
The tank follows the flow and lines of the bike where a new front mask gives way to an integrated fairing. The section still permits prime contact and the sensation of centralization that the rider can enjoy but is tougher and bolstered for the addition of mounts and other GPS devices if necessary. A new larger, higher screen provides more wind protection. The lights are full LED sets and the dashboard view is brighter and better with the 5” TFT reacting to ambient lighting and utilizing a redesigned menu system of new infographics for faster and easier customization. Syncing the KTMconnect App will now lead to even more beneficial navigational and travel options, such as profiling the ‘top 10’ calls and contacts and adjusting the parameters of turn-by-turn guidance on the go.
As with the forerunner to the 2024 edition, the KTM PowerParts range is plush with KTM 790 ADVENTURE components for protection or aesthetic add-ons. Owners won’t have to consider extra defense against hits and dents to the front of the bike, however, thanks to the light aluminum engine protector fitted as standard. The plastics (injected molded with graphics for more resistance) have also been reshaped to guard the tank and seat against unwanted knocks.
Don’t forget the distinctive KTM ADVENTURE looks: the 2024 KTM 790 ADVENTURE comes into two dynamic and catching colorways to mark the second coming.
2024 KTM 790 ADVENTURE Highlights:
// Superb performance and technical specifications in relation to price and segment competition
// Bodywork and ergonomic refinements for same unbeatable handling and light sensation
// LC8c engine with more rideable power and behavior
// New screen, front mask, 5” TFT display with redesigned menu system
// New PIRELLI SCORPION STR tires with large tread blocks for more offroad focus
The 2024 KTM 790 ADVENTURE will arrive at authorized KTM dealerships just in time to ring in the new year.
KING OF THE COMEBACKS: HAIL THE NEW KTM 890 SMT
Sharper, sleeker, sportier. Take a touch of touring, a pinch of unbeatable tarmac performance and a large vivid spice of Supermoto legacy and serve with speed: KTM is delighted to reintroduce the KTM SMT back to the table. No compromises and no catches. This regeneration of a KTM icon will sweep all highway traffic aside.
Imagine the ultimate Supermoto ‘play weapon’ but also a bike that boasts a number of technical features and additions necessary for extended touring capabilities: you can attack the hill but also know that the bike will take you much further.
– KTM 890 SMT back in the spotlight with re-tuned KTM 890 LC8c platform and developed to hit marks at the top of the Supermoto touring segment for power/torque-to-weight ratio.
– A street-focused chassis, adjustable suspension, premium tires and brakes, and other components elevate this purposeful model between KTM ADVENTURE and KTM STREET product ranges. The perfect foil for hill passes and the road that lies thereafter.
– The 2024 KTM 890 SMT is relaunched with fanfare and pulsating ‘hill climb’ concept in the hands of former AMA Superbike and Supermoto racer Chris Fillmore.
The only way is up. The racing skills of former AMA Superbike and Supermoto ace Chris Fillmore were an apt conduit to display the potential and the limits of the reimagined KTM 890 SMT. The Pikes Peak winner throttled the Supermoto-tourer along a Sardinian Mountain climb to show petrol heads and the motorcycle industry what they had been missing – and what they had been waiting for.
Fillmore gassed the super-torquey 889 cc LC8c parallel twin and counted on class-leading power and torque. The engine is the same platform behind the enviable stats and output of the KTM 890 ADVENTURE R: with a 20% increase in rotating mass over the KTM 790 platform, providing stability and reassurance through corners, the knock control and 46 mm dual Dell’Orto throttle bodies guaranteeing optimum momentum while the fuel consumption from the 4.17-gallon (15.8-liter) tank is fantastically low. The KTM 890 SMT is just as happy pushed through low revs as pinned in higher gears. In fact, Fillmore used the full range of the KTM 790 DUKE’s motor to ace his second Pikes Peak hill climb record in Colorado.
The tank itself plays a forceful role in the ergonomics and has been slimmed and designed specifically for the KTM 890 SMT. The form of the tank slides the rider even further ‘into’ the bike with a wide and comfy contact patch but still compact enough for free and flowing movement, aided by the single-piece Supermoto-shaped seat at 33.8 in (860 mm) height. The aero-optimized smoked windshield is placed just above the double fender concept with a low splash guard on the fork legs. Cruise or attack?
Chassis-wise, the KTM 890 SMT has a CroMo steel frame with a tighter geometry. The structure is typically light and superbly agile on the move but also ensures fierce stability the faster a rider pushes. The shock absorber is angled further to reduce the seat height and accommodate the longer swingarm, contributing to a forwardly inclined rider position as well as straight stability.
Feeling the KTM 890 SMT on the go is a prime experience: agile, flighty and responsive. The WP APEX suspension (43 mm open cartridge upside-down forks at 180 mm of travel and same for the shock) is fully adjustable and complements the 17” wheels. The Michelin PowerGP tires supply more than enough stick for the tightest tarmac and have been especially selected for their specs and appropriateness for the KTM 890 SMT’s demands.
The state of the art 5” TFT dashboard is made from optically bonded mineral glass and is scratch and glare resistant and fully customizable while divulging the easy-to-use infographic menu system for setup preferences.
The bike can be molded even further. The three standard ride modes (RAIN, STREET, SPORT) can be expanded by an optional TRACK setting that permits the rider to toggle different amounts of throttle modes and traction control through 10 levels. Cornering Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) is an important safety feature sensitive to the bike’s pitch and behavior at lean. Try six different handlebar positions with a 30 mm range. The whole show can slide and be wrenched to a halt with potent brakes, with four piston calipers spinning a 320 mm front disc and 260 mm double piston calipers on the rear. Putting this stopping power into action employs Cornering ABS and Supermoto ABS; placing both technically advanced provisions into the mix for an excellent safety profile.
More add-ons include heated grips and the chance to add Motor Slip Regulation (MSR, ideal for better control in low grip situations and for fast downshifts) to the software package. Quickshifter+ and Cruise Control are optional and ready to go with a simple activation process. Good connectivity with the bike means full access to navigation possibilities, and the advantages of the KTMconnect App (including owner manuals and digital service booklet for service and maintenance).
It would be very ‘backmarker-ish’ not to mention the looks. The KTM 890 SMT says a lot with its Supermoto-tourer style, from the wheels to the sporty graphics. The SMT cuts a sharp profile and will be impossible to miss and harder to outgun on the road. As ever, don’t forget the encompassing collection of KTM PowerParts (technical accessories and TRACK and TECH Packs) and KTM PowerWear to look the part on the hill, the highway or any hike to KTM 890 SMT happiness.
2024 KTM 890 SMT Highlights:
// KTM 890 LC8c reworked for special sport touring emphasis and the next generation of the KTM 890 SMT thanks to unbeatable power delivery
// A chassis ideal for the perfect Supermoto-tourer that achieves the desirable pitch between aggression and chilled cruising with a sportier feel
// Frame, engine, wheels, WP APEX suspension all tweaked for lithe performance
// Blast the gradient of any hill climb with Cornering MTC, Cornering ABS and Supermoto ABS all applicable thanks to premium bike behavior functionality. More customization possible with adjustable Suspension and TRACK mode options
// Performance with function: get excited by the tech specs and then revel in the touring aspect of the bike with elements such as the 5” advanced TFT dashboard, Michelin PowerGP tires and optional Quickshifter+ and Cruise Control among other add-ons
// LED lights, eye-catching styling, 17” wheels and KTM 890 SMT spirit from the first throttle roll
Beat a path to an authorized KTM dealer from December onward to lay your gloves on the 2024 KTM 890 SMT.
Volcon ePowersports Welcomes Doug Cline as Director of Sales for the United States
Volcon Inc. (NASDAQ: VLCN) (“Volcon” or the “Company”), the first all-electric, off-road powersports company, announces the appointment of Doug Cline as the new Director of Sales for the United States. With over 15 years of experience in operations, strategy, and business development, Doug brings a proven track record of driving growth and executing successful sales strategies.
Mr. Cline holds an MBA in Project Management, showcasing his commitment to excellence and strategic thinking. As the former Director of OEM Partnerships at Dominion DMS, Doug played a pivotal role in negotiating and closing strategic partnerships with industry-leading SaaS companies. His efforts significantly expanded product offerings and market reach, leading to a reduction in churn rate and driving customer retention and satisfaction.
During his tenure at Gulf States Toyota, Doug demonstrated his leadership abilities in key positions such as Manager of Training, Parts & Service, and Manager of Sales Operations. His strategic initiatives resulted in increases in sales and customer retention. As Manager of Sales Operations, Mr. Cline successfully managed a cross-functional sales region, achieving impressive results such as an increase in internet lead close rate and a boost in accessory sales. His dedication to implementing cost-saving initiatives also led to significant annual savings for the company.
Doug’s collaborative approach with cross-functional teams was evident in his role at Gulf States Toyota, where he aligned training programs with organizational objectives, contributing to the overall success of the business. His commitment to fostering positive and growth-oriented work environments has consistently resulted in successful outcomes throughout his career.
Throughout his career, Doug has received numerous accolades, including being recognized as the #1 District Sales Manager for increasing retail sales and customer satisfaction scores. His strategic approach and commitment to excellence have consistently positioned him as a top achiever in the automotive and recreational sales industry.
“We are thrilled to welcome Doug to the Volcon team as our new Director of Sales for the United States,” said Jordan Davis, CEO of Volcon ePowersports. “Doug’s wealth of experience, strategic thinking, and commitment to excellence will undoubtedly elevate our sales team and contribute significantly to the continued growth and success of Volcon.”
Doug Cline’s appointment marks a significant step forward for Volcon ePowersports as the company continues to innovate and expand its presence in the electric powersports industry. The entire Volcon team looks forward to working closely with Doug to achieve new heights in sales and customer satisfaction.Share