2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R Review: First Ride

A stunning blasted moonscape is a good way to describe the natural beauty of Peru’s Nasca Desert. And that moonscape makes a particularly good place to test a fast and large adventure-touring motorcycle like the new 2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R.

KTM has sold more than 75,000 adventure motorcycles since 1993, and its re-named these large long-distance dirt bikes as “Travel Enduros.” I think that does a pretty good job of describing what these giant dirt bikes are all about. Honestly, we’d listen no matter what KTM called them, seeing as it has 56 official factory riders competing all around the globe for 2017, most of them in the dirt. Yes, KTM’s entire reputation was built in the world of serious enduro and motocross competition.

The 2016 season was a record year for KTM in terms of unit sales and also from championship totals. There is n

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to use Ginger
Limited mode
and it justifiably feels its oats


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