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2022 KTM 1290… | Residing with a Radar-Assisted Missile

VISORDOWN’S Alex did the double this winter, finishing checks on each of the KTM 1290 Tremendous Journey machines. His ‘1290 double’ noticed him using each KTM 1290 Tremendous Journey S and rally-ready Tremendous Journey R variations, each fashions handily fitted with that luscious LC8 V-Twin, plus this S mannequin with the radar-assisted cruise management.

Serving as an replace to Toad’s launch journey evaluation, it was my flip within the saddle for a ‘dwelling with’ evaluation of the 1290 Tremendous Journey S.

After critically having fun with a few weeks with the off-road biased brother, the 2021 KTM 1290 Tremendous Journey R, it was time to check out the road-focused ‘S’ mannequin – full with 2021 updates to the 1301cc LC8 V-twin engine , new semi-active digital suspension, a wealth of tweaks and modifications, and naturally the radar-assist cruise management.

In the event you’re an journey touring fan, this LC8 V-twin could be singing the right melody to show your head – and with the entire 2021 updates to sharpen its talents, this was an excellent few weeks with an orange beast.

KTM 1290 Tremendous Journey S Value & Availability

Initially launched in 2021, the KTM 1290 Tremendous Journey S was initially priced in at £14,999 – although a current 2023 announcement has outdated this version with an additional few updates and a value bump to £16,699. That is to not say this 2021 mannequin yr is now irrelevant, as dealerships could also be trying to flog these ‘older’ fashions with a lot of the identical gadgetry for a cut price basement value.

Colour choices are a spectacular KTM-staple orange, or a discreet black/gray with orange highlights. As you’ll be able to see within the photographs I had the orange version in for testing, and I genuinely assume it is a great-looking bike.


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