2021 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R Patent
The frame has been shortened and the swingarm lengthened

Details about the 2021 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R and S have been leaked due to an error on the Austrian manufacturer’s part.

For a brief time, the firm published the pages for both the 1290 Super Adventure models on its website and took the pages down almost immediately, but not before details of both bikes were collected.

For the 2021 model year, KTM will give the 1290 Super Adventure R and S models a number of updates, while they are likely to look very similar to the 2020 iterations.

Starting with the frame, KTM has moved the steering head back by 15 mm in the new chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame, while the swingarm has been lengthened by the same amount.

The 1301cc V-twin engine will be Euro 5-compliant and will continue to make 160 HP, but torque is down to 138 Nm. Also, the engine is rotated forward by 2 degrees (to stop accidental wheelies).

Now cooled by 2 radiators instead of just 1, it will breathe better too, for the air box design has been changed, while the exhaust system is completely new as well. Further, there is a new Pankl gearbox, first introduced on the 1290 Super Duke R.

When it comes to usability, the bikes will come with a lower seat height, 23-litre fuel tank with an electronically operating cap and a small space for stowage with a USB socket.

No changes will be done in the braking and suspension departments and the electronics package will be quite similar to the 2020 models as well. But, the S model will come with radar-based adaptive cruise control tech.

Expect the models to be launched pretty soon and knowing KTM, the brand will not have them pass under the radar.

2021 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R Details

  • 2021 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R details, and that of S, leaked
  • Lots of upgrades have been made on the adventure models
  • The S model will come with a radar-based adaptive cruise control
2021 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R Details
There is a new Pankl gearbox too

Source – Motorcycle.com