The 1090 range is powered by a 125-horsepower 1,050 cc V-twin and comes with nice bits like Brembo brakes, WP suspension components and a trademark orange trellis frame. A six-speed transmission, 23-litre fuel tank, ABS, traction control, ride-by-wire and a slipper clutch round out the shared highlights of both the standard and R models. The street-leaning standard 1090 Adventure comes with Metzeler street tires, cast alloy rims and has a dry weight of 205 kg (452 lb). The R version is tuned for the dirt and comes with wire-spoke rims (21/18 front/back) and more rugged Continental TCK 80 Twinduro tires, an off-road package with special ABS, TC and ride mode settings, taller suspension (220 mm of travel), 30 mm more ground clearance than standard and an 890 mm seat height (up 40 from standard). Oh, and crash bars too!
The 1290 Super Adventure is brought to you by the letters R, S and T, the three designations given to three different versions of the big SA. All are powered by the same liquid-cooled, 75-degree, 1,031 cc V-twin as last year's model (based off the same engine as the one powering the mighty Super Duke R naked bike). New features for 2017 include a new 6.5-inch TFT display, a slick new headlight, LED cornering lights and a new seat.
The R version is the most rugged of the bunch, while the S version is the more street-oriented of the bunch, and the T model is - take a wild guess - the one best suited to touring.
Only the 1290 Adventure T, 1290 Adventure R and 1090 Adventure R are coming to North America, but we’re okay with that.
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