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 all 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 un-compromised 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 air box 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 (STAGE 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 re-purposed 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.
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Posted by Chris H on 4th Jan 2021
Certainly added low end grunt, and smoother acceleration. The bike sounds better as well. Went on a 200 mile ride, and really noticed a difference. Install is pretty easy, but with the stage 3 it was unclear what to do with the two front hoses hooked into the original airbox, since the new one did not use them. Had to call to clarify, but they are very helpful.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Nov 2020
Stage 4 with PCV and yoshimura slip on. The gain of power is amazing Perfect for big wellies the intake make more sound than the exaust but i love it because he make moahh powaah babyy !
Posted by James W Mc D on 12th Nov 2020
I have had a couple KTM's and wanted to buy the intake system but did not until now. I must say installing that and the SAS also purchased another velocity stack so pretty have the works and its awesome better torque and power throughout, i do have a pipe so that helps as well. I love the howl of the intake but its loud enough with my pipe that i need earplugs which i always wear anyway. Awesome KTM products highly recommend them!
Posted by Rob Holt on 8th Nov 2020
Purchased Stage 3 kit and install was easy. Review the video on tank removal first. Print out the instructions prior to install and steps are clear and concise. SAS/Canister Removal Kit opens up plenty of room for tool bag in tail section under seat. Ordered second TVS-80 and can feel more mid to top end. If you want quiet, this is not for you. Engine will growl now with velocity stacks and exposed air filter. Quality of product "top shelf". Plastic parts and machined parts are well made...too bad they are all covered by the 3million gallon fuel tank. Oh well, beauty is from the inside, right? Overall VERY satisfied, communication from Rottweiler is great, real people who know the product and shipping was fast (even though had one part back ordered).
Posted by Trevor on 22nd Sep 2020
I was hesitant to pull the trigger on this upgrade for a long time. But wow, it sounds awesome. You can really tell it's BREATHING in the mid to upper RPMs now. The sound reminds me of my dad's boat when he'd open the throttle up, it's night and day.
I wish I could speak to the power gains by numbers. It feels more powerful, though I might just be twisting the throttle a bit more since it sounds so good lol.
By feeling alone, the cost is worth it just because it feels more satisfying to ride. If it's actually a faster bike because of it, great.
Caution: don't overdo it on the filter oil, I definitely oversaturated the filter. Mine has leaked down all over the rear valve cover and headers. I've really baked on some filter oil and it's made quite a mess.
Posted by Terry on 22nd Sep 2020
I ride my bike pretty hard, love the catwalk just above 100 in third gear. I live in northern bc canada. Not really any access to a dyno. Im thinking lower end and mid range tougue is better. First and second gear kinda scared me a bit or made me respect what i had between my legs. Like when i first rode the bike. Catwalk at over 100kms seems to be a bit forced now, higher rpms. Stage 3
Posted by Richard Garp on 21st Sep 2020
Purchased the Stage 3 kit a couple of weeks ago and have now tested it for approximately 1000 kms. It's such a difference compared to the stock bike! Feels like a new bike rather than just an upgraded air box. The engine runs so much smoother and pick up revs instantly. I definitely recommend everyone to invest in this ASAP. Build quality is absolutely excellent and the fitting is 100% on my 2015 1050 Adventure. The sound is of course much louder than original, but who doesn't like that. It's quite silent on low revs though, so you can pass by the police (if you use it on roads...)
Posted by Aaron B on 28th Aug 2020
I sold my 07 Aprilia Tuono to get the 1290 and I was very sad. The engine, sound, and power delivery was just special on that bike. I occasionally missed my Italian sport bike prior to receiving this kit, but I now have zero regrets switching to the KTM. The power delivery is so smooth and my confidence is much higher. I no longer miss my Aprilia.
Posted by Cole Noreen on 2nd Aug 2020
I want to start with my satisfaction. This is an amazing quality product that does noticeably increase power. It also increases the intake sound which is absolutely amazing. But you can't just get the intake / Stage 1.
You simply need more than what the Stage 1 or Stage 2 kits offer. If you only get the Stage 1 ( Only Intake). If you get the Stage 2 kit that comes with another "Velocity Stack" which is a shorter, more tuned stack off of one of your throttle bodies that actually allows the intake to be installed as the OEM rear stack needs to be cut in order to clamp the Intake down. Stage 3 then comes with the "fuel dongles" that bypass the O2 sensors in order to achieve the correct fuel / air ratio with the given increased airflow which actually allows the new intake to deliver more power.
But then there's the SAS issue. There's an SAS system that pumps air from the stock airbox into the exhaust for emissions. By only buying the Stage 3 you also need a 5/8" pod air filter for the SAS system. You could purchase the SAS delete kit, but that's more $$ that you find out you wish you would have spend in order to get the whole upgrade done in one fell swoop.
This kit is amazing. My front tire has issues staying down more now because of it. Just get the Stage 3 kit with a 5/8" pod filter and get it done in one night, not a week.
I also want to give credit to Rottweiler Performance as every time I reached out to them I had a very quick, and professional experience and the information displayed on their website seems to be absolutely true. The Intake, Fuel Dongles, and Tuned Velocity Stack all seem like extremely high quality aftermarket products causing no detriment to the longevity of the bike.
Posted by MARVIN DEVERS on 31st Jul 2020
wow what a difference !! complete personality change , way more responsive and feels like it pulls stronger all the way through from idle up ! loud intake noise though that would be the only drawback possibly I see thus far but a small price to pay in all
Posted by Jason on 29th May 2020
Straight forward installation and easy to use. Installed with the Arrow headers, PCV and Auto Tune. No codes or issues out of the box on a 2017 KTM SAR.
Posted by Dakota on 7th Oct 2019
Very High Quality products! Easy installation. Performance gains are Excellent! Thanks Rotwieller for the Great Work!
Posted by DEL on 19th Aug 2019
This upgrade is just what all big twins need. The airbox is great quality and the fitment was spot on. Removing all the tubes & emission has greatly improved the 'cleanliness' of the bike which is always nice. I would highly recommend this to all who have KTM.
Posted by Steve K on 11th Aug 2019
1290 SAS that’s dialed in like a well tuned track bike. Stage 6 with an Arrow header. Two and a half months, 7,000 miles, and not a single problem. The 1290 is a great motor to start with and this is the best I’ve ever had a road bike run and respond. I’ve had many road bikes, many brands, and have worked on everyone of them. Thank you.
Posted by k on 9th Aug 2019
A bit louder under load but nothing to be bothered by...especially as you’ll be smiling from all the extra power! Much better feel in low rpm range. Well designed with great instruction; a bargain when considering the benefits!
Posted by MSW on 9th Jul 2019
Very well designed kit, the intake sound is dramatically louder under load(FYI) idle & throttle response is smoother through the Rpm range, noticeable power increase and works as advertised.
very good upgrade for the $.
Posted by Steve Herr on 7th May 2019
After doing the stage 3 intake and SAS removal to my 1290 SAR, the bike ran smoother right off the bottom. I was mainly looking for a reliable air filter more than anything but also noticed power gains from bottom to top. Wheelies are easier in 3rd gear now. Before the bike was unhappy in 6th gear down around 55-60 mph, but now there is no problem and smooth with plenty of power to pull without down shifting... or go full hooligan drop to 2nd and 3rd and wheelie or slide out of every corner. Oh ya and the sound is addictive. Cruising you dont notice it but at full throttle I can barely hear my arrow exhaust anymore. I'm happy with the purchase
Posted by Tim Smith on 8th Feb 2019
I have a 1190r have done all the mods Rottweiler sells was very impressed with the gains did not notice as much(due to slowly buying the upgrades)till I started to build a 1090 for my son and rode the two bikes like night and day. Have also called for help on a few things and the guys are super helpful just a great company very happy
Posted by John on 26th Dec 2018
First let me begin with, if I could rate higher than 5 stars, I would easily. I (after bugging Chris and others at Rottweiler with questions), ordered the Stage 3 system, with the extra velocity stack and dongles, Full SAS and can removal. To say there was a difference would be an understatement. As I am a research type guy, it didnt take long to figure out that the Rottweiler systems are the best on the market for your KTMs for a reason. Directions were straight forward, and the installations very smooth. I did call during the tygon hose addition (just to make sure I didnt mess anything up), and recieved quick and efficient help to keep moving forward.
Bike performance was immediate, smoothed out the entire bottom end, created a smoother and effortless throttle response, and overall more aggressive and performance based feel.
I definately recommend getting the NO TOIL sets and extra prescreens for filters. I run alot of gravel and dirt trails, constantly eating and getting coated in dust, and when doing my checks, have never had the intakes cleaner. Is definately a testament to the folks doing the engineering at Rottweiler.
As Im from Edmonton, Alberta Canada, Im not exactly next door to the Rottweiler shop, and yet everytime Ive called (which is probably too often..lol..), have always been treated like I was there, professionally, friendly, and definately sorting me out into the right direction. Im looking forward to calling as I get ready to add the PCV, tuner, header and switch....am so excited!!
Lastly as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, was pleasently surprised, and appreciated the coverage and discount applied as a serving military member. I will always be a repeat customer amd stalwart supporter for Rottweiler Performance. They are truely the company to lean on when adding to your KTM, on either side of the border, or around the world as far as Im concerned.
These folks there are "Ready to Race"...Thanks to all the Rottweiler family for the continued help and support to my 1190R here in Canada. Look forward to the next order!!
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!
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