2015 KTM 1050 Adventure and Aprilla RSV 4

"Aprilla RSV4"

KTM came to India, caught the attention of millions and has stayed in the hearts of riders ever since. Those of you wondering why KTM needs to build both an 1190 Adventure as well as a 1290 Super Adventure, here is your chance to get bewildered. This Austrian Motorcycle brand officially unveiled the new 1050 Adventure that is an ADV machine at the EICMA show held at Milan in 2014. This brand is headed to India in 2015.


KTM says that the new 1050 is intended for that person who believes a two-cylinder enduro bike can never be light enough, or someone who simply despises the added weight that always seems to magically appear on large sport-tourers.

Here is everything that you need to know about the 1050 KTM bike.

"Ktm 1050 adventure"
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Powering the KTM 1050 Adventure is a 1,050cc, 75-degree V-twin petrol motor producing a claimed 95 BHP of power & 75 Nm of torqque mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The motorcycle weighs well over 200 kg, but shouldn’t be too much of a problem since most of the big-bike owners are used to handling their 200 kg + motorcycles on the Indian streets. Seat height of 840+ mm will surely not invite riders of all heights.

"1050 Adventure"
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In terms of features, KTM has ensured that this bike will consist of everything that is essential for modern day riders. With a hefty price tag, this bike surely provides a lot. Firstly, you will come across the ferocious and powerful LED DRL’s. The bike has KTM trellis frame in signature orange that compliments the black bodywork. It has WP Suspension and carries Keihin engine management system. Interestingly, this bike has 3 different riding modes; Sport, Street and Rain. It also has features like Traction Control, ABS, Slipper clutch, cat alloy wheel whims, Adjustable foot pegs, Adjustable handle bar, Adjustable front windscreen, Wrist guards, Long Conventional exhaust pipe, luggage mounting section at the back, Engine Sump Guard, a 23 liter fuel tank, 110 / 80 / R 18 front tyre and 150/70/R17 rear tyre.

"050 Adventure KTM"
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Build Quality:

KTM has great reliability and the build quality of the upcoming bike seems quite reliable.

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The KTM 1050 Adventure is not quite a price friendly bike. With a whooping price tag ranging between Rs. 10 to Rs. 15 lakhs, you might be wondering if the bike would get any buyers. But, it is sure to attract plenty of buyers.


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Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC ABS:

The RSV 4 from Aprilla was launched way back in 2009. The little company from Noale, Italy, has won four manufacturer and three rider titles in World Superbike competition. The RSV4 has been a great platform, and the 2016 version represents another crucial step in the ongoing development of the RSV4 model.

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First off, the Aprilla ASV4 Engine carries a DOHC 65-degree V-4, four valves per cylinder with Unleaded Petrol fuel capacity. It has a total capacity of 999.6 cc and has a bore X Stroke 78 x 52.3 mm. The vehicle delivers a maximum power of 201 hp at 13000 RPM. The vehicle has an Air box with front dynamic air intakes. Variable-length intake ducts controlled via the engine control unit. 4 Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors and latest generation Ride-By-Wire engine management. Multiple engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Race). The vehicle has 6-speed transmission.


In terms of features, the vehicle carries an APRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), which includes Traction Control (ATC), Wheelie Control (AWC), Launch Control (ALC), all of which can be configured and deactivated independently. It RSV4 comes in 2-different designations; RR and the limited edition RF (only 500 units will be made).

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Build Quality:

The vehicle carries Aluminum dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements. It has plenty of foreseen adjustments such as headstock position and rake, new engine height, swing arm pin height, non=adjustable sachs steering damper.

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In terms of suspension, the bike has Sachs fork with 43 mm stanchions; [Öhlins fork with TIN surface treatment]. Low profile forged aluminum radial calliper mountings. Adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. It also has 120 mm wheel travel. The rear suspension on this bike consists of Double braced aluminum swing arm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology. Sachs monoshock adjustable in: hydraulics in rebound damping and compression, spring preload, centre-to-centre length [Öhlins Racing monoshock with piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring preload, wheelbase and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. APS progressive linkage. Wheel travel 130 mm. In terms of braking, the bike has Dual 320-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor and aluminum flange with 6 pins. Brembo M430 monobloc radial callipers with four 30 mm opposing pistons. Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake hose front brakes. In terms of rear braking, the bike has 220 mm diameter disc; Brembo calliper with two 32 mm separate pistons. Sintered pads. Pump with integrated tank and metal braided hose. ABS Bosch 9MP, adjustable to 3 maps, equipped with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation) strategy which can be disengaged.


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In terms of features, the Bike has Digital Speedometer, Fuel gauge, Analogue Tachometer, Digital fuel gauge, Trip meter and electric start.

The bike is available in a few exciting colors; Racing Black, Glam White, Black Competition and Sunlit yellow.


In terms of pricing, owning the Aprilla RSV 4 bike is almost as close as fantasy. The bike is priced at Rs. 26, 83, 560/- (Ex showroom Mumbai)