Interested in learning anything and everything that can be done with a KTM Adventure? Check out our 'Project Ultimate 1290 R' Bike Build here complete with descriptions and links to al of the mods.
The Rottweiler Intake System has proven itself thousands of times over with KTM owners to be the #1 intake system of choice for all KTM big twins by making (by far) the most horsepower, allowing the fastest and easiest filter services, keeping the cleanest intake charge and being the lightest weight kit available.
Rottweiler Performance has absolutely dominated the KTM performance industry with outstanding package choices, all of which include any custom setup needed and all free of charge. What this means is uncompromised customer service that tailors your package choices just for you with free custom setup (stage 4 and up) and the customer service that comes with it. We know you have questions, and with the detail provided below we hope we can answer them well. If you need more, please do not hesitate to send us an email or call @ 844-768-7373.
Don't let the stock airbox get you down and ruin your ride, the Rottweiler Intake System for the KTM Adventure is here to protect your bike and boost performance substantially. Just read the customer reviews on the product reviews tab below if you want to know what other riders think but we warn you, there are allot of them!
Stage 1 Kit: $369.00 (See other stage kits for more savings when grouped) For the budget minded rider who's focus is a clean intake.
Stage 2 Kit: $449.00 (Save $9.95 on TVS-80-54 Tuned Velocity Stack. See paragraph 3 below) This kit adds a billet tuned velocity stack for better air induction and increased power over stage 1.
Stage 3 Kit: $469.00 (Save $29.90) Where most riders start. This kit will do all of the above, but also introduces fueling dongles to help smooth the bottom end power delivery.
Stage 4 Kit: $799.00 (Save $79.85) Now we are getting into the full range of remapped power by adding a custom tuned Powercommander V.
Stage 5-AT Kit: $1168.00 (Save $110.80) For the rider who wants to add powerful automatic tuning features to their stage 4.
Stage 5-IM Kit: $1122.00 (Save $106.80) For the rider looking to maximize power output with ignition advance capability.
Stage 6 Kit: $1482.00 (Save $146.75) The largest power gains, combining every element of intake and tuning above all in one neatly prepared custom package.
About the 'add on' options available on this page: We regularly receive phone calls asking, "Is there anything I might be missing or would want to add to my order that I may not know about?". To better answer this question and make your item selection process as smooth and easy as possible, we have added all of the 'add on' options pertinent to this kit right on one page for convenience. Below we will explain what they mean and hot links are provided to navigate you to a page with even more information. These options are available for the purposes of designing your own kit around your desired outcome and budget but can also be purchased separately.
(Option 1) Adventure 1190/1290 Stage Kit: This will select your intake kit stage level. See descriptions above. Only the 'Stage 1' kit requires trimming the rear velocity stack by 20 millimeters. While this works quite well for power and use, our Stage 2 option includes a more optimal TVS-80-54 billet velocity stack which is a 'Tuned' bell-mouth replacement. This would be considered by tuning engineers as a more 'proper' setup for maximizing air flow and power outputs. These can also be purchased separately if the user prefers to tune with velocity stack lengths front and rear. See dyno chart(s).
(Option 2) Comments If you have chosen STAGE 4-6, you can ask us to set up the units for you for free, an exclusive from Rottweiler Performance. This means loading maps (STAGE 4), setting up Auto Tune (SATGE 5-AT), setting up the proper ignition advance (STAGE 5-IM) or setting up everything (STAGE 6). If you don't know, let us know and if we need to contact you to discuss your options, we will.
(Option 3) Add a Second TVS-80-54 Velocity Stack: The Stage 2 and up Rottweiler Intake Kits come with one TVS-80-54 billet velocity stack for filter fitment and performance purposes. A second TVS-80-54 Tuned Velocity Stack will produce about 2 more horsepower across the RPM range and about 5 more near redline simply dropped in. If you would like to learn more about velocity stacks, see this page. An additional TVS-80-54 Velocity Stack can be added in the options below if desired.
(Option 4) Add an SAS/Canister Removal Kit: This is the first thing almost every customer does when building their performance packages. See our SAS Stage Kits to learn more. If you are installing an intake system and would like to retain the emissions systems, skip this option and you will need to install a small breather filter where the SAS valve drew air from the stock air-box available here.
(Option 5) Adding a Dynojet map switch to stage 4 and above will allow for dual maps or to toggle Auto Tune on or off: With the addition of a Powercommander V, adding a map switch will allow for the use of two totally separate fuel maps that can be toggled back and forth with this switch while the bike is running. If using Auto Tune, this switch is no longer allowed for dual maps (Auto Tune will just keep trying to correct them) and is repurposed to turn Auto Tune on or off which can be useful for different reasons. Learn more.
(Option 6) Pre filters make cleaning a snap. Would you like to add any to this order?: All intake kits for the KTM Adventure 1050-1290 come with one 60 cel pre filter. With this option you can choose to add more to make maintenance even faster. Learn more.
(Option 7) Stage 3 and up will disable the stock narrow band O2s. Would you like a pair of 12mm O2 plugs so you can remove them?: The stock narrow band O2's (the things that look like spark plugs in your exhaust tubes) are unplugged from stage 3 and up and no longer serve any purpose. They can be kept on the bike or swapped out with these O2 plugs for a cleaner look. Learn more.
(Option 8) Would you like to add a No Toil maintenance kit? (2-3 oilings/cleanings): These do not come pre oiled for international shipping purposes. We recommend any name brand biodegradable oil designed for foam. If you have some, great. If not, you may easily add some here. Learn more.
(Option 9) Feedback: Is this page informative enough for you to make a good decision?
We know staring at all of those pieces of plastic and bolts can leave some KTM Adventure 1190/1290 owners scratching their heads but fear not!, Rottweiler Performance is here to help in this short but very informative 'How To' video.
This product carries a 1 year warranty against defects in materials and craftsmanship.
Posted by RJ on 29th Jul 2018
So, one caveat--I haven't gotten much ride time on this yet (about 5 hours so far), although I won't be even a little surprised if it lives up to the hype. This review is for a stage IV intake kit, with PCV and SAS removal.
First, customer service. 6 stars out of 5, seriously. I can't rave about these guys enough. This is expensive stuff, and if you are putting a bunch of mods on a KTM 1090 R Adventure, you can (and I did) basically add half the cost of the bike to this. So, lots of emails exchanged before I pulled the trigger, and Chris and Lee and others (all clearly experts at this) patiently pointed me in the right direction. Then I got the kit, started putting it on, realized they had sent the wrong TVS--no problem, had a reply to my email in about 2 hours, which was actually later than the UPS notice that I had a package coming...it's 2018, I do a lot of e-commerce, and I'm pretty used to the caveat emptor style of indifferent service--these guys, however, are making a bad-ass product and backing it up with their knowledge and expertise, and doing it with style. Mad props.
The kit--the amount of sweat and engineering that goes into this is impressive. Everything, without exception, fits right the first time. There is no modification. There is no cussing. I did the whole install (including taking the tank off, kind of a pain in the butt) in about 4 hours. I'm not a mechanic. The velocity stacks are absolute art. Each tiny little fueling dongle is soldered and shink wrapped like the wiring inside a Spaceman guitar effect (check it out--it's borderline obsessive).
The masterpiece, though, is the instructions. They come written on clearly xeroxed sheets. You can find them on you-tube. Most of them are in PDF form on the website. They don't beam them right into your skull (yet), but I found at least two sources for each portion of the install (putting the PowercommanderV in requires connecting to a specific wire in a bundle of about 20, and I had to look at the youtube vid to make sure I was getting the orange and yellow wire, not the yellow and orange wire). Follow these step by step. When it says pause here to do the SAS removal, do it. Smooth.
The end result? Immediately, the bike runs smoother, with a more linear throttle response. This is not subtle. I'm not a long-time motorcyclist, but it was obvious to me that this really wakes the LC8 up nicely. More power and grunt where you want it, not choppy at all, although the idle is a little rougher than stock (the front turn signals wiggle a little at stop lights). Minimal to moderate noise increase, but in a range (low) that is not unpleasant or harsh, and does not require earplugs even with my dirt-bike helmet on (not a very quiet helmet).
So, there you go--great engineering and customer service, the details have already been sweated for you, superb components, and the best instructions in the business. I liked it enough that I'm thinking of buying another KTM so maybe I can do it again...not entirely joking here. It was almost therapeutic.
I don't put ever stickers on stuff, but I put the Rottweiller Performance sticker on the front cowl.
Posted by Cory on 28th Jul 2018
I purchased the stage 3 kit with the optional dual velocity stacks, fuel dongles and stage 3 SAS/canister delete, and 40 cell prefilter. I've only put about 250 miles on it so far, but instantly I could tell it was a lot smoother at idle and take off as advertised. Beyond that the induction noise is intoxicating! You can literally feel it in your chest when accelerating aggressively. Overall the instructions, fit, performance, and quality of the product were well worth the money. Can't wait to get the headers and Power Commander next!! Thanks Rottweiler performance!
Posted by Jesse M Lonnen on 16th Apr 2018
When researched it was the best intake system I found. Also the most expensive. I bought the Stage 3 kit, Charcoal Canister removal kit, the SAS removal kit and fuel dongles at the same time. Installation was fairly straight forward once I eventually found the installation instructions on there website. Instructions do not show up on iPad view, which I was using, you have to switch to web view which they tell you to do in small writing. I have a full motorcycle lift so that made the job easier. Living in Canada I was faced with shipping charges, tax and duty, and currency exchange. It would be nice if companies that offer free shipping in the USA took what it would cost to ship USA and deducted that from the shipping charges to Canada and only charged the difference to their Canadian purchasers. I also purchased a Rekluse Clutch from Rottweiler. Installation was easy with the enclosed instructions and I’m very happy with the results though shifting is a little nochier. All in all I’m happy with the set up. I haven’t been able to get the 1090 out for a good ride, due to weather and other cercomstances. I’ll be able to assess more once I’m able to get a good backroad, off-road ride in. That said the intake works as stated and that deserves a 5 star. It was the final cost and finding the installation instructions that dropped it to a 4. Well made product.
Posted by David Johns on 28th Jan 2018
Quick and easy install. Did both Stage 3 SAS/Canister Removal Kit and the Stage 5 Intake system upgrade w/ ignition module. It all fit within my weekend along with a valve adjustment, oil change, and chain and sprocket change. It works flawlessly - as long as you remember to plug back in the big throttle-by-wire connector. After realizing my error, I was out on a test ride. I used the Rotweiler Power fuel map. Idle is better, power is smooth, and noticeably higher. The front wheel is definitely ligheter on the top side of 3rd gear than it was before!! Good on ya, Rottweiler! Love the intake filter system. Good work.
Posted by Nelson. on 13th Jan 2018
Ok let me say I've so far only put 20 miles on since the install on my Ktm 1090r. So far I have noticed a huge change in sound and grunt... simply awesome. Read the directions well before the install to help you avoid getting stumped with electrical thingy's and what nots when deleting the evap system. Other than that you can rest easy knowing NO dirt will enter your engine. When I pulled the factory box it felt cheap next the Rottweiler system. Thanks guys for making a REAL solution.
Posted by simon r on 24th Oct 2017
finally fitted filter and sas removal . two words BLOODY HELL!! awesome midrange improvement and of idle pulls like a large rhino on steroids. youve got a great product a bit pricey this side of the pond but thats our rubbish £.
keep designing guys and good luck
Posted by simon on 20th Oct 2017
USPS delivery was very quick, however our customs are legendarily slow so finally i have your excellent bit of performance porn.velocity stack very well machined and all of it a quality product . oh and well packed JASON !! my mate attests to the performance effects so will find out when fitted.
cheers simon roberts
Posted by Duffy Lasker on 3rd Oct 2017
should have done this a year ago on my '15 1190 Adv R. did the stage 2 kit in combo with SAS/Canister and Fuel Dongle kits. installation was straight forward. cleaned up the 'innards' to the way i liked. throttle response is so much smoother. the motor used to hesitate when throttle applied so I would get a little surge after a pause.
only 'con' was that i think there should be a bottle of the filter oil spray included (held up my install until i got some).
Posted by Adam on 17th Sep 2017
This Product in the stage 5 unlocks the big twin. It smooths out the jerkyness when just cruising around. It isn't hard to fit as long as you follow the instructions and the wiring loom fits nice into the bike.It make a big differance when you open up the big girl just hang on. It lights up the rear tyre easy , which caught me by supprise.Thanks Chris and the team
Posted by Adam on 17th Sep 2017
This is a no fuss air system . Why didn't KTM do this system as standard? Easy to fit and it will be easy to clean. I got this as a stage 5 kit.
Posted by Jeff on 1st Sep 2017
I have done air box updates before on all of my 4-strokes but man this kit was by far the best overall improvement ever. I now can lug the bike down just putting through town or down the trail. Before it was never happy around 2500 rpms but now no problem. Then hit the throttle and the response is right there screams to red line. In fact on the street the traction control has never activated in 3rd gear but it does now!!! I did install the fuel plugs to deactivate the 02 sensors as well. I don't need a dyno to say this kit kicks ass-
Posted by Graham on 13th Mar 2017
Couldn't be happier! Super easy install and just a work of art compared to the stock POS air box.
Easy install and a noticeable power difference (as if the 1190 needs more power)
Great great product, worth every cent!
Posted by PeO on 2nd Mar 2017
Easy to install. Great sound.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Jan 2017
Can't believe how much stuff comes off the bike and how clean the final install looks. Looking forward to some weather to actually try out my new power.
Posted by Randy on 7th Jan 2017
The VERY BEST SOLUTION for the KTM 1190 air box problems. High Quality. Excellent Filtration. Superior Performance Gains. Great Customer Support. The Best Value for 1190 owners.
Posted by Unknown on 8th Dec 2016
Great fit, great instructions.
Smooth power delivery and very worth it! you can feel the added ponies.
Posted by Adam Limal on 29th Oct 2016
A very well made product that exceeded my expectations. Save the money on an Akro muffler (that's overpriced) and get this kit. The gains are amazing and the bike is so smooth and powerful now. Like it should have been.
Posted by Scott Cox on 29th Oct 2016
I read on all of the KTM forums that this was the 'thing to do' but had my doubts. Boy was I wrong. The bike is so much better now. KTM should have hired these guys a long time ago.
Posted by Brody Gilbert on 29th Oct 2016
Best mod I've purchased thus far. Forget anything else. Very happy with the results it had on my 1190 R. The oiling process is a little different as the foam is bonded to the frame but once I read the instructions it was a snap.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Oct 2016
I always thought the 1190 adventure I have has enough power for the street. I also thought that the fuel delivery was too refined and not quite as thrilling as the older KTMs I've owned. I don't know if this mod have given the more power as I haven't dyno'ed it but I do know the power delivery is now amazing. Power in all revs, thiird gear power wheelies all day long, less radiating heat, and a big ass grin on my face.
I went with the stage 3 and a pipe. It was expensive but much cheaper than buying another bike. This bike is truly an all arounder now, whereas before I thought I might need street fighter to get my rush for power.
Posted by Tom Traynor on 30th Jul 2016
I do this to all KTMS (My fourth) inckuding my new 1190 Adventure. Huge. Midrange grunt increase and ability to run it in 3rd down to 2000 RPMS--then just whack it and motor off! Plus, Chris has actually answered his cell on a weekend to walk me through questions I had!
Posted by Daniel on 30th Jul 2016
The first time I twisted the throttle after the install I was shocked. The thing sounds mean as hell when you give it a handfull of throttle. I love it. It's probably going to end up costing me a lot in tickets tho cuz I can't keep my wrist out of it now. It still sounds pretty much stock at an idle, then gets a mean growl at about half throttle, then sounds like the God of thunder when you give it full throttle. The power delivery is much smother and it pulls a lot harder of the line and thru the low rpms. I called my buddy after my first ride and told him he has to get it for his 1190 adv R. The thing is really easy to power wheelie now too. I love it. Money well spent.
Posted by Ryan Gifford on 23rd Jul 2016
Tried the unifilter fix. Was still getting debris in my filter box. Thought this one is a little pricey, but it is quality built and now I know I don't have to worry about dirt entering my engine.
The noise on full throttle opening is fairly loud. But with all this power I'm not full throttle most of the time. All in all, a great product.
Posted by Unknown on 11th Jul 2016
If nothing else this intake makes you want to just full throttle all the time. I love the safety it provides my engine, the look is awesome and the power is amazing! Mine does not sound too loud even when paired with the Akrapovic exhaust. If you remove your baffles it may get annoying as its too loud but it's just nice pure fun with them still in. Couldn't be happier with my purchase.
Posted by Rick W on 12th Jun 2016
I should have done this months ago! No way that dust is getting in anymore! Chris and Mariel are great people, and had great communication during a backorder that held up shipment for a week. This is an expensive kit, but there is nothing like it on the market. The sound is great, and it make the 1190 more responsive and and lively.
Posted by Bill Daily on 29th May 2016
Just put this filter set up on my 1190s, as well as, two velocity stacks, the fuel dongles, and the stage 3 SAS removal.
Like the other reviews say, this really transformed the bike.
The throttle response off of idle no longer has that EFI lean surge, and the engine really pulls better in the upper rpm range (butt dyno approved).
There is more intake noise, but that is a good thing as it is a sweet sound for sure,
All of the kits were complete and of a high quality, like my title says....money well spent.
Posted by Darren Jones on 5th May 2016
Just installed the stage 3 intake, Charcoal canister removal kit and Fueling dongles. First let me say it was awesome getting rid of an entire box of useless parts!!
My first ride, I worried about warning lights, but nothing! The new found power was awesome! Smooth throttle response and no sputter on deccel coupled with weight loss makes these upgrades a MUST for KTM Adventure bike owners!
Thank you to Chris and the ROTT. TEAM!!
Posted by Bill in Germany on 13th Apr 2016
The stock 1290SA is very well fuelled, but after adding a BOS desert fox muffler I got the usual popping.
I thought if I'm going to do anything about it I may as well address the whole system, so I added the fantastic Rottweiler intake and velocity stacks, a power commander V, dual auto tune, SAS removal, and the Arrow headers with the cat (I'm in Europe where they can sometimes check theses things).
It went together well, and the beast growled at me as soon as I hit the starter.
The power map maximises the value of the improved air flow from the intake system, and set me up really well to start the auto tune (which I haven't needed to use yet).
The manufacturing quality and industrial design of the intake baseplate, and the tuned velocity stacks, is exceptional- vastly superior to the OEM.
This is a unique performance mod, in that it gives you not only the improved performance you're after, but also the peace of mind that your bike is actually better off with it.
Most impressive is the after sales help provided by Chris. I had a few oddball questions that he graciously answered quickly, clearly and concisely. It's no overstatement to say that in my 35 years of motorcycling I haven't had better after sales service.
Posted by Devin Gardner, Layton UT. on 28th Sep 2015
WOW! Just installed the Rottweiler 4.2 intake system on my 2014 KTM Adventure R and only one thing was missing. A disclaimer that says THIS WILL SCARE GROWN MEN! What an AMAZING set up! Chris has done an amazing job on this set up! Everything you could imagine and more !! The sound of the CF Yosh is PERFECT. The build quality of the intake is top notch. The install is very easy. Chris was able to set up the power commander for me so it was plug and play. I would HIGHLY recommend Chris and Rottweiler Performance to anyone with a KTM.
Posted by Jean-Michel Montpetit on 22nd Sep 2015
I have installed a stage 3 on my 1190 and MAN it makes a difference. The engine pulls harder and sounds like hell !
Posted by Dean from Oz on 13th Sep 2015
Excellent quality, and straight up 10+ hp gain.
1190 Adventure went from 121 rwhp with a uni filter, to 133 rwhp. What the dyno sheets don't show is the ride difference, now pulls strong and hard from anywhere in the rev range and yes it does drop the under seat heat.
Also had the precleaner on during dyno run.
one thing Id like to add was how impressed I was with the delivery and service to an overseas customer. I have heard horror stories from other people who have bought things online,(not limited to bike stuff), and either had items not turn up or have components broken or missing. Being from Australia generally means we are too far away to worry about. The Items I purchased were packed so as nothing was damaged, everything I purchased was there and the quality of their products is top shelf. There was no issue with the fitting of any of the items I bought and would definitely recommend them to anyone. Thanks Rottweiler Performance
Posted by Lee Ball on 27th Aug 2015
Wow what difference in power and third gear power wheelies are easier and in your face!!! I do recommend that you purchase the extra velocity stack to match the kit. Extra 2hp on bottom end and 6 hp on top end. Very easy to install and the quality is A+++. Now I just need a power commander and upgrade the steering stabilizer that is crap on this bike. The Front end wiggles like hell due to the torque and the steering shock is just crap. ROTTWEILER I'm going for the extra 15 hp stage so stay tunned. Please develop a nice looking wind screen.
Posted by Brett C. on 14th Aug 2015
I initially called the shop for advice and Chris could not have been more helpful. The intake is well designed, well made and straightforward to install. I initially fitted the Uni-Filter system which kept the dust out but resulted in a significant power loss. After fitting the Rottweiler system, the HP gains, even over stock, are incredible. Thank you.
Posted by Unknown on 14th Aug 2015
Just finished installation of SAS removal and stage III intake. Unbelievable improvement in roll on power many more traction control warnings, great product. By far the best power game for money spent Was skeptical of other reviews, but it does reduce under seat heat as well .
Happy in Colorado
Posted by Unknown on 9th Aug 2015
Very well engineered piece of kit......
Posted by Stephen Sullivan - Great Divide Dual Sport Adventures, LLC on 6th Jun 2015
Bought my Stage 2 after blowing up my 1190R motor after sucking in too much dirt with the stock KTM airbox (fixed under warranty). I ride a lot of dirt and needed better filter than the fix KTM provided. Now I feel confident that I won't be sucking dirt into the the motor. With the fueling dongles and emissions kit installed the bike runs and sounds like a new machine. Thanks for the fix.
Posted by Terho on 16th Apr 2015
I have a stage 3 and it makes my bike to be like it should have been at the first place, awesome thurst from below 3000rpm until blasting from 6000rpm and what a sound :-)
Filtration was also my first target but this power increase is really nice side effect !
Posted by Brian on 13th Apr 2015
I replaced my Uni filter with the stage 4 kit. Very straight forward and easy to install. Chris loaded his map into the PCV before it was shipped out. A total plug and play system. The performance I got was awesome. Customer service was beyond my expectations, the time was taken to answer my questions and I felt like I was talking to a friend not a business owner.
Posted by Ken Van Vliet on 19th Feb 2015
I purchased the stage 3 kit for my 1190. The main reason was for better filtration but the increased power and smooth delivery was shocking. It also has a pretty throaty growl from the intake - not annoying - just right.
Posted by Jimmy on 22nd Oct 2014
Thanks for developing such great products!