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and a larger 7.9-gallon fuel tank. Did
the engineers achieve their goal?
Well, it looks pretty good on paper, so
we can’t wait to get our hands on one
to test. ❏
KTM’s engineers adapted the cylinders,
pistons and connecting rods of the
1301cc V-twin of the KTM 1290 Super
Duke R in order to give the new KTM
1290 Super Adventure its impressive
The cylinder heads on the 2015 Super
Adventure are designed specifically to
handle the newfound power and torque.