On November 4 at 12pm (CET) at the 100th EICMA event in Milan, Italy, KTM was in action to complete another record year in sales, took the cover off the all-new KTM 1050 ADVENTURE and, together with MXGP world champion Antonio ‘Tony’ Cairoli, presented the next generation of the KTM 350 SX-F Factory, KTM`s new Factory MXGP race bike.
KTM 1050 ADVENTURE
Hot in the wheel tracks of KTM’s technology powerhouse and luxury two-wheel sport travel enduro titan, the 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE, revealed last month at INTERMOT, Cologne, the 1050 ADVENTURE completes KTM’s four-strong large capacity travel enduro range for 2015.
The 1050 ADVENTURE represents an easy and accessible bike for the two-wheel traveller who wants a machine that is lightweight but heavy on performance, not over-powered but with more than enough punch to excite. A bike boasting cutting-edge rider refinements without losing raw riding appeal.
The 70kW (95hp) engine is powerful enough to have brilliant acceleration without being too aggressive and a top speed of about 200km/h. Despite a smaller bore and stroke than the 1190 ADVENTURE it originates from, the power curve can match its bigger brother through a wide range. Despite this impressive performance, the new 1050 can be ridden with an A2 driver ́s license using a 35kW restriction map (available at KTM dealers).
With a lower seat height of 850mm (1190 seat height is adjustable between 860 and 875mm) and a weight of only 212kg, the 1050 is made further manageable with KTM Ride Mode technology, ABS and traction control. The disengageable ABS allows lock-up of the rear wheel in the optional ”offroad“ mode. The traction control allows more or less slippage on the rear wheel depending on the chosen ride mode. The rigid KTM trellis frame, the top quality WP Suspension components including an adjustable rear monoshock, and the powerful Brembo brakes round off a comprehensive package. From February 2015 the 1050 ADVENTURE will be available through the KTM dealer network.
KTM 350 SX-F FACTORY
Proof that the READY TO RACE company does not rest on its laurels is the all-new MXGP competitor, the 350 SX-F Factory, shown in Milan as a premiere. Despite world dominance with MXGP and MX2 titles in 2014 along with the 450 AMA National Motocross title and many other national championships and wins, KTM’s R&D department – along with its Red Bull Factory riders – have developed an all-new vehicle.
After the race is before the race. Still fully motivated to continue the leading role in the highly competitive MXGP class, hand-in-hand with the world champ himself and all-star Stefan Everts, KTM`s MX engineers took all efforts to put together the fastest package ever seen on a MXGP circuit.
Based on an outstanding experience package, the decision was taken again for the proved 350cc formula. On top of that, using KTM`s proven knowledge in frame design, WP`s research and development skills and not to forget about the intense cooperation with KISKA design, Tony Cairoli will bring the all-new 350 SX-F Factory to the gate.