KTM Adventure 1050

The future’s bright, the future’s orange…

KTM used the EICMA show to unveil its all-new V-twin 1050 Adventure machine – capable of putting out 95bhp… also making it eligible for A2 licence holders (licence rules say machines can only be restricted to the 48hp A2 limit if they made no more than double that to begin with).

The new 1050 Adventure will be offered with an optional restrictor kit, making it the first big KTM adventure bike suitable for novices. Weighing 212kg, the machine comes with ABS, ride-by-wire throttle and traction control and retains the punchy power of its bigger brothers thanks to ‘elaborate adaptations’ according to KTM. Suspension is from WP while Brembo supply the brakes.

The scope of the machine spans the complete breadth from enjoyable cruising to aggressive corner surfing, from commuting to holiday trips and even excursions into the world beyond the tarmac. With its torquey power, unbeatable low weight, impressive riding dynamics and safety, it screams KTM!  

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