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They have three different models - Three KTM 1290 Super Adventure Models Announced for 2017 - ADV Pulse

All with the ridiculous 1301cc engine, one of which is advertised as “The new KTM 1290 Super Adventure R (R=Off-Road) is the more dirt-focused derivative with bigger wheels, more suspension travel, shorter windscreen and additional crash protection” – but with road tires as standard. This is presumably an acknowledgement that knobblies tend to self-destruct at around 80mph, but with that 1301cc motor, you’ll be doing way more than that on the dirt anyway.

Options for names include “Clock Work Orange” – “The Flying Goose” – but in reality, the name “The Waddling Duck” would be more appropriate.

If you need to get to somewhere 2000 miles away in a hurry, frankly you could do better – and I’d put any of these bikes up against a TW off road any day ……
 

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Anymore, just getting on my KLR is an adventure! When I swing my leg over it, I usually kick the turn signal. Cured that by getting on it like a horse, foot in the stirrup, jump up little, swing the other leg over. When I bought the KLR, I was 20 yrs. younger. I must have been a little taller too.:p
 

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Anymore, just getting on my KLR is an adventure! When I swing my leg over it, I usually kick the turn signal. Cured that by getting on it like a horse, foot in the stirrup, jump up little, swing the other leg over. When I bought the KLR, I was 20 yrs. younger. I must have been a little taller too.:p
Nah. You probably just put more air in the tires these days;)


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The second sentence of that article really says it all...
The first clause of the second sentence...lol. And I couldn't agree more! There's a guy at my college who gets there when I'm leaving - rides an RC390. It's a nice looking bike and the engine sounds good.
 
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Saw one of the 2016 versions at Apex motorsports while picking up a bunch of extra oil for my kickstarter install. Can be yours for only $18,600 dollars before tax, etc. Thing was MASSIVE. Have no idea how people use those things off road at all. Definitely would not want one. Heck, one could buy 3 new TW's and 1 used for that price!
 
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