Fresh spy shots of the KTM 1090 Adventure has surfaced and the first look sure tells a lot. The test bike appears to sport a mix of cosmetic as well as functional changes. However, the most significant visual change comes in the front bodywork design.
The new 1090 Adventure if we must assume is mostly for the upcoming model year. A few of the evident refreshments is a redesigned fuel tank design that seems to be borrowed from the 790 Adventure R. This, however, means that the new model would call for the low-slung side-mounted fuel tank that would dramatically help with enhanced handling and lower centre of gravity.
KTM has re-designed the bike’s fairing with heavy wind channelling that could significantly help reduce wind buffeting for the rider and also protect them from other elements. However, these changes seem to be one of KTM’s various try-outs as the fairing seems to be adjustable or replaceable.
From the looks of it, the bike seems to be retaining its motor and the tail section. However, we will be surprised if KTM does not provide the new bike with a new dash. We could believe that the Austrian bike maker would continue the big fish finder TFT from its elder 1290 siblings to 1090.
With the arrival of the new 1090 Adventure crowding of the new ADV segment of KTM seems imminent. This might, however, call for loads of good news considering that the company would try its best to pull the bike out of the ordinary to be different from the 790 as well as 1290 siblings.
Apart from this refreshed model which will be showcased at the EICMA in Milan, next month, reports also suggest that the company will also introduce a new 390 youngling into the Adventure moniker. The bike is one of the most expected models considering the current market trend which has been favouring both entry level as well as adventure tourers.