Shot by German motorcycle journalist Jochen Vorfelder, this is the first photo of the new liquid-cooled v-twin used in the KTM 1190 Adventure. Based on the RC8's powerplant, the LC8 here develops 148bhp and 92lb/ft of torque. "They started to work on the engine two years ago, based on the LC8 V-twin engine that they use for the RC8 superbike," Jochen tells us. "148 HP 110 kW is correct. The engi...

Shot by German motorcycle journalist Jochen Vorfelder, this is the first photo of the new liquid-cooled v-twin used in the KTM 1190 Adventure. Based on the RC8's powerplant, the LC8 here develops 148bhp and 92lb/ft of torque.

"They started to work on the engine two years ago, based on the LC8 V-twin engine that they use for the RC8 superbike," Jochen tells us. "148 HP 110 kW is correct. The engine you see is not a protoype, but one of the first final engines build into the last test bikes. Shot in the factory two and a half months ago."