New 2021 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Review

Pubblicato il 30 apr 2021
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Hey Rev-viewers!!

Welcome back to the channel and thank you for stopping by.

We can finally kick off our new relationship with P \u0026 H Motorcycles, and what a cracking bike to do it with....the 2021 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S!!

A true powerhouse in the adventure category, KTM have really nailed it here. The bike comes loaded with the very best tech you can think of. Huge power from the V-Twin combined with a superb chassis and comfort

Really hope you like this Ride \u0026 Review video and if you did please give it a thumbs up. Let me know what you think in the comments section and also what bike or car you would like to see next!

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  • fjrboy

    fjrboy

    Mese fa

    Good review!....2 questions, are the brakes linked and does the panniers clip on or do you need rails?

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      Mese fa

      Hello mate. Brakes are linked although you can adjust the settings and turn off the rear ABS and adjust slippage for off road. As far as I know you need the rails for panniers, two options/versions you can choose from on the bike builder for luggage. Hope that helps. Cheers 🍻

  • Badger

    Badger

    Mese fa

    Bet this bike is great to ride, its looks make me want to puke though.

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      Mese fa

      Yeah I know what you mean but trust me in person it's dope. Plus the ride is so good.

  • Mist _{paul}

    Mist _{paul}

    Mese fa

    My height is 162 cm can I ride this bike

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      Mese fa

      Hi Paul, I would think so as you can lower the seat and there and lots of options to assist. Best thing would be visit a dealer and throw a leg over to make sure. Cheers 🍻

  • Snerkler

    Snerkler

    2 mesi fa

    Nice review, thanks. How do you find the comfort compared to a GS/GSA? I test rode the GSA last week and found the riding/handlebar position gave me shocking neck and shoulder pain. I’m not 100% sure but I think part of it is reach to the bars and part of it is bar width, I have no such issues on my Harley Road King. I’m 6’4” with broad shoulders, how big are you in comparison?

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      @Snerkler OK very cool 😎. Keep us posted on what you go for mate. I. Sure you will fin the right one. Also remember seat choices as there are loads of options that might just solve a problem. Cheers 🍻

    • Snerkler

      Snerkler

      2 mesi fa

      @Rev-views yeah, the GSA was great it was just the comfort thing (not helped by having fibromyalgia), I’d have bought one if it wasn’t for that. I’m actually test riding the K1600 and R1250RT as well to see if I’m more suited to that kind of ergonomics (obviously I’ll need to lower the pegs). Fingers crossed I can find something to suit, I’m not prepared to give up biking yet 🤞🏻

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      @Snerkler see how it goes on your test ride. Once both done you will know. Between the two for me I would choose the SAS as it was sportier and just a hoot to ride. Proper fun. Test ride will let you know which one for sure. Both excellent machines.

    • Snerkler

      Snerkler

      2 mesi fa

      @Rev-views Thanks for the reply. I’m going on a test ride of this bike but from what you say I might find this uncomfortable too, maybe I’m just not designed for adventure bikes. I believe the bars are narrower than the GS/GSA though so you never know.

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      Hello mate. Thank you friend. I'm 6ft4 also. Hard to say really. Very close but maybe the GSA on comfort for me, but only slightly but the SAS was the sportier bike by some margin I would say. A GS would be far closer due to the 20 ish KG drop in weight. Cheers 🍻

  • constantine VII

    constantine VII

    2 mesi fa

    great bike and great rev-view
    i want this bike
    thanks for the vid

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      @constantine VII OK mate ill see what I can do. Cheers 🍻

    • constantine VII

      constantine VII

      2 mesi fa

      @Rev-views i see you do cars also would you be able to do the 2021 Jeep Wrangler either one of the overland, rubicon or the sport-s ? cheers from aussie

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      Thank you mate, I appreciate that and really pleased you liked the video. Lots more coming. Hope to see you back here soon. Anything you want to see let me know and I'll try to make it happen. Cheers 🍻

  • Throttlesnap

    Throttlesnap

    2 mesi fa

    Please do the 1290 ADV R next !!

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      Hello mate. Sure I'll see if I can sort that for you buddy. Cheers 🍻

  • Andrew Soldan

    Andrew Soldan

    2 mesi fa

    which competitors are more expensive? beacuse i don't see any

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      Spec for spec Ducati and BMW. Cheers 🍻

  • MotardFeio SC

    MotardFeio SC

    2 mesi fa

    Great review! Now can you do similar to multistrada v4s?

    • MotardFeio SC

      MotardFeio SC

      2 mesi fa

      Thanks!

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      Hello mate, I can certainly ask for you 😉 That would complete the line up of recent reviews.

  • CPU UK

    CPU UK

    2 mesi fa

    Suspension Pro option gives you the anti-dive and auto levelling for £250.

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      Good shout 👍

  • G O

    G O

    2 mesi fa

    hi handsome. i love your intro music. more of it please. i have a question- do you recommend this bike? i love when you get excited -woohooo-. more of that woohoo and while you're at it,an opera melody. what fo you eat and drink during your videos? please show the shops you dine at. show the gas station and price per gallon. also wear an airbag vest. ride safe.

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      Morning and thank you friend. Pleased you liked the video and yes 100% recommend the Super Adventure S. Massively impressed by the bike. Oh Trust me you don't want to hear me sing 😆 I'll keep working hard to bring you even more content. Cheers 🍻

  • Paolo Randi

    Paolo Randi

    2 mesi fa

    Bougth a new one last week. Hey KTM 8 hours in my hands then
    1. Engine Broken
    2. Computer failure
    3. Suspension failure
    KTM After 8 Hours of ownership my 22K motorbike is at P&D Milano Italy the dealer. They dont say nothing.
    I am waiting. Hey KTM Are you serious? KTM Are you serious a 22K bike 8 HOURS?.
    Nobody i able to say what hapened?
    KTM Are you a serious company?

    • constantine VII

      constantine VII

      2 mesi fa

      hi Paolo. do you have an update for us about your bike ? because what happened to your bike is very serious as many people want to buy this bike. after reading your comment i did some research and i have found a similar thing has happened to previous super adventure models. at least if KTM gives you a new bike its ok, if not ? i hope they solve this problem for you and i hope to hear from you soon

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      Hi Paolo, sorry to hear that. Sounds like a wild 8 hours. I'm sure KTM will sort it for you.

  • Roy Schonewille

    Roy Schonewille

    2 mesi fa

    You own the bike I want to buy and you test drive the competitor I also want hahaha
    Wich of the two u prefer and why
    I am 2 meters tall and 140 kg and love the sound of the xr and its looks but the ktm is also on my list
    The choice is difficult to make
    Low end torque vs high revs
    I loved the video and keep it up,drive safe

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      @Roy Schonewille Haha, you will have a great time. Both are very well behaved when not going crazy. KTM much smoother at lower rpm. XR has the top end rush.

    • Roy Schonewille

      Roy Schonewille

      2 mesi fa

      The difference will be huge Coming from a triumph tiger 1050 🙈🤣

    • Roy Schonewille

      Roy Schonewille

      2 mesi fa

      @Rev-views I will tell you which one it's gonna be when I figured it out hahaha I will keep you updated

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      @Roy Schonewille Then yeah the KTM is 100% better if you are having a pillion. Just overall space and comfort. Thank again mate and look forward to hearing more from you. I'll keep working hard on the channel 💪

    • Roy Schonewille

      Roy Schonewille

      2 mesi fa

      @Rev-views yes I have dealers nearby,is it worth it to mention the misses also companies me on occasions Not to many times but she loves to go along for some tours here in the Netherlands I'm no track driver and only drive on asphalt Thank you for the reply I appreciate it Keep it up,and for now u have a new follower

  • GSXR1300X

    GSXR1300X

    2 mesi fa

    Do the settings (ride modes, suspension) reset when u turn the bike off?

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      Hello mate. On my ride yes when I changed the modes in the walk n talk section of this video I left it in the rain position when cycling through, powered off and when I restarted the bike the settings were as I left them and I actually put it back into Sport on the video before riding off again. Not sure if it has a long term memory though being honest. If you have a dealer near you take one of these out, such good fun. Cheers 🍻

  • Görkem Akdağ

    Görkem Akdağ

    2 mesi fa

    I wonder if it heats too much and is it ok to commute in the city? I have f900xr and I'm quite happy with it especially mostly in the city. Do you think it would worth to upgrade it to that bike?

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      @Görkem Akdağ you too brother 🍻

    • Görkem Akdağ

      Görkem Akdağ

      2 mesi fa

      @Rev-views Many thanks for your comments. Have a safe ride 👍

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      @Görkem Akdağ OK cool gotcha. Agreed you have a great machine already. Hard so say, but they made modifications to the radiators and have a dual design and on the day of filming it was warm weather wise and I couldn't feel heat from the engine. However I wasn't in much traffic either. If you like it try one out and you will know for sure. But I reckon you will love it. Man, its so good 👍

    • Görkem Akdağ

      Görkem Akdağ

      2 mesi fa

      @Rev-views I'm from Istanbul/Turkey. We have 4 seasons here. F900xr is a great bike for many purposes. I don't have so much time for big trips, only for short daily trips I can do so that's why I chose it and I'm actually happy with my choice. It's not heating in the traffic so much. The thing is that bike looks great :) Just wonder if that would be suitable for me or not. I did a test ride of 1050 way before and the heating from the seat was unbearable and I heard Ktm bikes are quite famous for their heating engines with all this hp. I also wonder if it's the same or not for this bike?

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      Hey Gorkem, Not sure tbh, power wise you will definitely have much power and it would be so nice for commuting on. In the UK don't think the heat will be an issue. Where are you from?

  • CPU UK

    CPU UK

    2 mesi fa

    Motorway\ cruising: vibey anywhere?

    • CPU UK

      CPU UK

      2 mesi fa

      @Rev-views I contacted PH ;-)

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      Hello mate, only did a small amount of dual carriageway but it seemed very smooth to me. Think they addressed that with a new overdrive in 6th gear for the 2021 model year. Honestly, I loved it. Can you get a demo on one near you?

  • Paul Cavacuiti

    Paul Cavacuiti

    2 mesi fa

    Do you think this would be suitable for someone who has mainly ridden sports bikes in the past or would the super duke gt be a better bet?

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      Hi Paul, Will depend I what you want to use for a bit. It handles far better than I had initially thought but of course very different to a sports bike. The Duke GT will definitely have the more sportier ride but the trade off will be the Adventure S will be ahead for Touring. Both are great choices. If local to Crawley contact P&H and I believe they have both to try. Could do a back to back test? Hope that helps.

  • EV Bike Dude

    EV Bike Dude

    2 mesi fa

    They now offer a shorter-turn throttle sensor as a PP. I'll be having that if I get one.

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      Great option :)

  • EV Bike Dude

    EV Bike Dude

    2 mesi fa

    Sweet Lamb in Wales do a 790R O/R course. :)

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      LOL, I'll see what I can sort out. Might be an MT-09 or MT-07 next.

  • EV Bike Dude

    EV Bike Dude

    2 mesi fa

    A great thing with these software options is that you can add them as you can afford them later, if you don't have the money initially. :)

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      Forward thinking, I like it.

  • EV Bike Dude

    EV Bike Dude

    2 mesi fa

    The fuel cap was "electronic", keyless, on the previous version too.

    • EV Bike Dude

      EV Bike Dude

      2 mesi fa

      @Rev-views 👍

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      Yep, mainly for those who might not know KTM that well. I try to cover as much as I can. but still difficult to remember it all lol.

  • EV Bike Dude

    EV Bike Dude

    2 mesi fa

    Heated seats FTW! :)

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      @EV Bike Dude between us I tried the 2021 BMW GSA at the weekend and for me personally I much preferred the KTM. Eyes have been opened for sure.

    • EV Bike Dude

      EV Bike Dude

      2 mesi fa

      @Rev-views I've had one since 2017 with 30k km (would be much more, thanks C19!) and't it's been incredible, I have to see if I can get a go on one of these, it looks like all the things I wanted have now been added/fixed - other than an auto-clutch (which I installed on mine) and an electric motor. :)

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      100%. Such a great machine. Surpassed my expectations massively.

  • Keyboard Dancers

    Keyboard Dancers

    2 mesi fa

    17:11 Beautiful P5.

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      Beautiful

  • BEASTLY PLAYS

    BEASTLY PLAYS

    2 mesi fa

    Good review 👍 do you do yamaha bikes as well

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      @Bob Norman Hi Bob, ok mate, I'll see what I can do. Cheers

    • Bob Norman

      Bob Norman

      2 mesi fa

      Tracer 9 GT 😃

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      @BEASTLY PLAYS OK buddy I'll see what I can do. Cheers 🍻

    • BEASTLY PLAYS

      BEASTLY PLAYS

      2 mesi fa

      @Rev-views tracer 900 if you have one

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      Thank you 😀 Yes we have Yamaha partners so the plan will be many more bike reviews coming up. Which one did you have in mind and I'll see what I can do? Cheers

  • Tan Cakar

    Tan Cakar

    2 mesi fa

    they are not stylema calipers.

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      Hi Tan, yep hands up. ✋. Thanks.

  • Fabien A

    Fabien A

    2 mesi fa

    Nice and interesting review. But you say several times those are Stylema calipers, and they are not. They are the same as those that were mounted on the previous model.

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      @Fabien A thanks mate appreciated and stay in touch buddy. Always good to get advice you know. It's the 40th GSA for today. Will hopefully up for next Friday. Enjoy the Moto GP buddy. Cheers 🍻

    • Fabien A

      Fabien A

      2 mesi fa

      @Rev-views You should enjoy the GSA as well. Still in lockdown regime for one day here in France, but at least I've got the MotoGP ;-) All the best to your YT channel. I just subscribed ;-)

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      @Fabien A Hi Fabien, yep completely agree with you. In fact most bikes today are suitable for a variety of roads. Just for ease I have to at least say the class it's in as that's what people type when they search so it's about how the video gets found. Otherwise the YT black hole swallows up the video lol. But I found this bike to amazing overall. I can say what it's like offroad but it could definitely replace my S1000XR and it was massively more comfortable, for me at least. And the engine of the KTM was just so easy to use, I'm mean a real pleasure compared with hopping through gears all the time just to get moving again like on my bike. The channel is still very new and I'm working hard to keep improving all the time. It's a tough world out there on social media and you can't please everyone even if you don't make any mistakes as someone will still not be impressed or take offence but I'm pleased you liked this mate and hope to keep making videos you enjoy. I'll keep working hard too. Out on a big GSA today.... 👀 Thanks mate cheers 🍻

    • Fabien A

      Fabien A

      2 mesi fa

      @Rev-views Oh sure, I enjoyed your review a lot. I own the previous model of the bike, and have already ordered the new one. There is one thing I would have added (but that's personal and maybe nobody would agree on that): despite its branding, the S Adv S should be considered in a broader realm than just the adventure range of bikes. Three years ago, I couldn't make my mind between the SAS and the Superduke R, and I went through the same hesitation this year, but ended up picking the SAS. Again. Because I know the fun it can give to me on ANY road, and also the sheer efficiency of the thing. For me, it is an incredible Sport Tourer, with the a strong point to be made on both these items. Incredibly good at sports, incredibly good at touring. The only downside could be the weight (and the wearing of the front tyre in my case), but it's the lighter in its category, and even on the 'old' one, weight was never an issue. My overall feeling could be compared to the one of the excellent MotoVibes YT channel: the guy gives his impressions oif the exact same bike, and I fully agree with him. And all of this sports and touring goodness comes with the added benefit of a long travel suspension: you don't even need to think about what the road is going to look like after the next corner, you can/could trash it around if you felt like), you can climb curbs like if they were nothing, and of course you can continue when roads turn into trails. Incredible bike. I'm quite thrilled that they have improved the fueling, and solved (it seems) the heat problem: I live in France and sometimes, it could be an issue in the traffic (my current model is a '17, with no insulating on the rear header). So yes, it is a Sport Tourer. And it could also be seen as the best 'Adventure' bikes, depending on your personal taste. As you pointed out, this is also a matter of personal preference, and I totally get that people would rather pick the GS because they like the overall feeling of the bike, the shaft transmission and so on. That makes sense. Cheers.

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      Hi Fabien, yep my bad on that. Hope you liked the review as a whole. Thanks.

  • PistolPete63

    PistolPete63

    2 mesi fa

    Great review!

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      Cheers Pete, glad you liked it. 🍻

  • Rev-views

    Rev-views

    2 mesi fa

    Hey Rev-viewers!
    So excited for you to see this one. Had a great time making this video. What an incredible machine!! In its market excellent value for money too.
    Any questions about the bike guys just let me know.
    Plus many many more videos on the way. Any requests?
    If you enjoyed the video please give it a like as that really helps with the YouTube stuff 😀

  • Chris right

    Chris right

    2 mesi fa

    Go on big lad!!!! 💪 best video you've done yet mate, well played fella!! Busa??? Please!!

    • Rev-views

      Rev-views

      2 mesi fa

      Lol, you beat me to the comments. Thank you buddy, appreciated dude 🙏 Oh I hope I will do the Busa very soon for you mate. We have lots coming up now.