KTM 1190 Adventure R

4.5 | 8 Review(s)
This Jan, 1970 Model has expired

In Malaysia, KTM has discontinued the 1190 Adventure R and this Motorcycles model is out of production.

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1190 Adventure R Pros & Cons

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Things we like in 1190 Adventure R

Unparalleled Performance

Marvelous safety and stability features

Great for both on-road and off-roading

Large Fuel Tank

Best-in-class riding experience

Things we don't like in 1190 Adventure R

Not the best in terms of looks

Lack of design and colour choices

Costlier than competing models

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It is the perfect bike for those who take the term ‘adventure’ quite literally. It has the heart and soul of the original KTM Adventure with characteristics of a sporty off-road machine. Be it deserts pistes with dunes, gravel passes, or bad roads, the 1190 Adventure can go through any terrain. Its package consists of several amazing features that not only make the ride more comforting but also thrilling. It includes Bosch MSC (Motorcycle Stability Contro), lean-sensitive traction control, and the world’s first lean-sensitive cornering ABS. The trellis frame made from chrome-molybdenum stainless steel contributes to excellent chassis geometry and stability. It rides on wire-spoked wheels with tubeless tyres featuring an airtight rim bed. On the suspension front is present a stable upside-down telescopic fork with 48 mm internal diameter and rear shock absorber from WP unit. The Brembo brakes offer precise and powerful applications. It is terms of power-to-weight and ride dynamics, the 1190 Adventure is a top-class offering. 


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KTM 1190 Adventure R Review 2023

If you are a fan of bike riding, there is a high chance you already know about the popularity of KTM. This Austrian two-wheeler brand is well known for manufacturing some of the most competitive bikes in the market. The KTM 1190 Adventure R is a successor of the original Adventure model designed by KTM that helped propel the brand to success. KTM 1190 Adventure R is a high-end hybrid bike between an adventurer ride and an off-roading bike. The performance of this model is outstanding. Also, it is designed meticulously for creating a unique signature look that is special to this model.

The KTM 1190 Adventure R can take you through any terrain and riding conditions imaginable with the utmost comfort and style. A variety of modern technologies are installed into the bike to make your ride as stable as possible. It includes a first-in-the-world lean-sensitive cornering ABS that is unique to this model. This bike is hard to beat in any aspect, making it one of the top-selling adventure sports bikes in the Malaysian market.

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KTM 1190 Adventure R Design

To put it mildly, the design of this bike is the lovechild of an adventure sports bike and an off-road bike. Whether you like that or not is totally up to you, but the design has practical benefits for the riders in terms of handling and stability. The trellis frame of this bike is made out of steel which gives this bike a 210kg weight. This model also has side wings and dual stepped seats. 

Luckily this bike is a two-seater as other off-roading bikes often cut out the pillion seat for losing weight on the vehicle. The 1190 Adventure R features LED headlights and taillights, both of which add character to the design of this vehicle. The front console of this model is digital and features various options such as a speedometer, fuel gauge, trip meter, odometer, tachometer, and an oil change indicator.

1190 Adventure R Ride & Handling

In terms of ride and handling, the KTM 1190 Adventure R is an absolute game-changer as it features an array of high-tech features. These features make the handling and comfort of this ride unmatchable. This model comes with a Bosch motorcycle stability control system inbuilt for ride stability in rough conditions. It also has a lean-sensitive traction control system, and the world's first lean-sensitive cornering ABS is pre-installed in this bike.

The dual-stepped seats of this bike are height adjustable, and the handlebars and the ride controls are all placed ergonomically for the ease of the rider. The footpegs' placement and the seat create the optimum riding posture that is comfortable even for long journeys.

KTM 1190 Adventure R Engine & Fuel Consumption

With a 1195cc twin-cylinder 4-stroke 4-valve DOHC engine, the 1190 Adventure R has absolutely no shortcomings in its performance. This liquid-cooled engine features electronic fuel injection and is paired with a six-speed gearbox to reach top speeds of over 240 kmph. The wet multi-plate clutch system ensures easy gear changing and rapid acceleration for this bike.

The 1190 Adventure R comes with a 23.5 litres massive fuel tank with an excellent fuel efficiency of about 25kmpl. It ensures that a full tank in this bike can ensure long-distance travel without any hindrance.

1190 Adventure R Braking & Safety

The braking and safety features on this model are top-notch as it features an integrated ABS. The rear wheel of this bike has a single disc brake, and the front wheel has a dual disc brake which does an excellent job at decelerating this vehicle even from high speeds. The excellent braking system ensures perfect ride dynamics and rider safety in cases of emergencies.

Some of the other safety features include a pass switch, tyre pressure monitoring system, street, rain, off-road, sport riding modes, and an optional anti-theft alarm.

KTM 1190 Adventure R Verdict

The KTM 1190 Adventure R is one of the best adventure touring bikes available in the Malaysian market. The performance of this bike is unmatchable by its competitors. This bike's performance is better than even models with a higher price tag. Overall, if you are looking for a bike that can provide uncompromising performance, stability, and safety in every imaginable situation, this bike will serve you very well.

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  • An absolute powerhouse

    The KTM 1190 Adventure R is one of the finest adventure bikes you can get your hands on in the heavyweight segment. I have been riding it for some...

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    Iyaan Feb 07, 2022 for KTM 1190 Adventure R
  • Stands out from the crowd

    Well, looks are subjective and opinion varies between people. But the KTM 1190 Adventure S has a very unique look which makes the bike stand out from...

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    Robert Jan 18, 2022 for KTM 1190 Adventure R
  • Good Blend of Performance and Durability

    The KTM 1190 Adventure R is a bike that offers you the performance of a KTM but the durability of an off-road bike. You can easily take this...

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    tagako Dec 02, 2021 for KTM 1190 Adventure R
  • Riding Quality

    Recently, I was on the hunt for a bike that would allow me to ride great distances swiftly and comfortably. Out of need, I desired a trail or dirt...

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    Istiqlal Sep 15, 2021 for KTM 1190 Adventure R
  • Tough and reliable

    KTM had won the Dakar Rally 18 years in a row since 2001. So that pretty much explains how tough and reliable their bikes are. And the KTM 1190...

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    kein Aug 05, 2021 for KTM 1190 Adventure R
  • A perfect bike for adventure lovers

    I like going on long rides, to remote places, with my friends on weekends. Hence, I had been looking for a reliable and high-power bike for myself....

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    Mawiza May 21, 2021 for KTM 1190 Adventure R
  • Versatile and fun to ride bike

    A few months back, I was on the lookout for a bike that allowed me to travel long distances comfortably and quickly. In addition to this, I also...

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    Afiq Mar 30, 2021 for KTM 1190 Adventure R
  • A modern adventure bike

    Whenever someone mentions about an adventure bike, the first thing which comes to mind is minimalist design, tall stance and rugged looks. However,...

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    Rayzal Jan 25, 2020 for KTM 1190 Adventure R
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