KTM unveiled the 1050 Adventure at the 2014 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy. The 1050 Adventure will be the first litre-class offering from KTM in the SA two-wheeler market. Powering the bike is a 1,050cc V-twin motor churning out 96PS of peak power.
The 1050 Adventure is a modern KTM ADV bike, well equipped with Ride Mode Technology, ABS, and traction control. The ABS can be shut off, as well as the traction control, and the level of electronic intervention is dependent on the chosen ride mode.
Though the KTM 1050 Adventure is an entry-level offering, KTM have been generous on the motorcycle as it features goodies such as ride-by-wire throttle, three ride modes (Sport, Street, Rain), traction control, a slipper clutch and ABS. Another novel feature on the KTM 1050 Adventure is the fact the windscreen, handlebars, and foot pegs are all adjustable.
Other details include the expected KTM trellis frame (made from chrome-moly steel and powdercoated orange), plus top-quality WP suspension hardware, dual-plug ignition, Keihin engine management, and a slipper clutch. Also noteworthy are cast wheels, plus adjustable footpegs, an adjustable handlebar and an adjustable windscreen.