KTM announce "World's Safest Motorcycle"

Posted: 26 Sep 2013

The "Safest motorcycle in the world"

The new KTM 1190 Adventure Model Year 14 range introduces what KTM are boldly calling the “safest motorcycles in the world”. The new 1190 Adventure and 1190 Adventure R feature a revolutionary rider assistance system – the riding dynamics control Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC).

The new MSC braking system is essentially designed to prevent lowsides and is technology KTM have developed in partnership with BOSCH to support the rider along with the combined-antilock brakes and traction control system.

KTM claim:

•    MSC can prevent the wheels from slipping when braking while leaning over.
•    MSC minimises the righting moment when braking while leaning over.
•    MSC prevents rolling over in emergency stops.
•    MSC prevents rear wheel skids when accelerating while leaning over.
•    MSC prevents rising of the front wheel while accelerating.

These new systems ensure the 150bhp lightweight 1190 adventure “defines new standards” for travelling both on tarmac as well as off-road. The powerful, economical and refined 75° V2 powerplant with electronic, ride-by-wire engine management system is said to offer plenty of power, even at low engine speeds, a solid mid-range punch for touring with a full load, and great maximum power and response whenever it really counts.

What’s more, if you don’t fancy changing to the new model, the MSC is available for fitting to all 2013 1190 Adventure models at authorised KTM dealers for £335.  

The 2014 models go into production in December 2013 and prices start at £12,999 and £13,799 for the 1190 Adventure and 1190 Adventure R respectively.

It shouldn’t be too long until this breakthrough in technology transfers to other manufacturers either…  

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