KTM Australia press release:
Developed using KTM’s illustrious racing DNA, the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R has been designed for the hardcore adventurer, equipped to take-on extreme off-road terrain. A tubular CroMo steel frame and lightweight steel trellis sub-frame are engineered handle harsh conditions, paired with high-performance WP suspension – a WP XPLOR 48mm fork and WP XPLOR shock – with 240mm of travel front and rear.
A steering damper aids stability, plus the heavy-duty spoked 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels with Metzeler Karoo 3 tyres are specifically developed for off-road performance. It boasts twin 320mm diameter brake discs with four-piston, radially-mounted calipers up front, as well as a 260mm diameter brake disc actuated by a double piston floating caliper in the rear. A bold and aggressive KTM design has been developed in parallel with the Dakar Rally-dominating factory racing rally contender, weighing in at 189 kilograms dry.
Utilising the compact 799cm³ twin-cylinder, four-stroke LC8c engine specifically adapted to meet the needs of serious off-road adventure riding, it boasts 70 kW, a six-speed sequential gearbox and KTM’s ride-by-wire system that electronically translates throttle commands of the rider into optimum throttle valve positions. A special effort was made to have the air-filter easily accessible for cleaning and servicing while on a ride, plus thanks to the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R’s design and advanced cooling technology, riding for hours in hot conditions is possible.
Rider aids are there to assist you in variable situations, featuring KTM’s MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control), cornering ABS, off-road ABS (deactivating ABS at the rear while front wheel ABS intervention is reduced and data from the lean angle sensor is not considered), an Offroad ride mode and the more advanced Rally mode which enable the rider to adapt the character of the bike more freely. Optional add-ons include Quickshifter+ and Cruise Control, while smartphones can be connected via the KTM MY RIDE system for a variety of functional purposes.
In addition, take full advantage of the 20-litre fuel tank as the main volume is placed as low as possible, improving handling via a low centre of gravity and also enhancing ergonomic comfort. Riders will benefit from features such as ergonomic adjustability, a single-piece off-road style seat, all-terrain foot-pegs, a low-profile windshield specific to the R model that offers an unobstructed view directly in front of the bike, a customisable five-inch TFT display, as well as LED lights including the main headlight, taillight and indicators.
Alongside, if you’re seeking a high-performance motorcycle that’s lightweight and compact, specialising in adventure touring with the ability to explore further off-road when the tarmac ends, then look no further than the KTM 790 ADVENTURE. Whether it’s in the desert, on remote mountain trails or a transcontinental crossing, no other twin-cylinder travel enduro bike can match it, also weighing 189 kilograms dry.
Including much of the technology that makes up the R model, the sporty 790 ADVENTURE is differentiated by by its Avon Trailrider tyres, WP’s APEX 43mm open cartridge upside-down fork and WP APEX shock each with 200mm of travel, a height-adjustable two-part seat, high windshield for maximum wind protection on long rides, and in terms of electronics, the Rally mode becomes an additional optional pack.
Following their official unveil at Milan’s EICMA show last November, both bikes are scheduled to arrive in Australia during June 2019. The KTM 790 ADVENTURE R represents exceptional value at $22,695 ride away, while the KTM 790 ADVENTURE will retail at $21,195 ride away.
KTM Australia can now also confirm ride away pricing that will make up the 2019 KTM Adventure Range: The all new MY19 690 Enduro R – $17,595 Ride Away, MY19 1090 Adventure R – $24,295 Ride Away, MY19 1290 Super Adventure Super Adventure S $28,395 Ride Away, MY19 1290 Super Adventure R – $29,195 Ride Away.
“We have been faced with many external pricing pressures; the Team at KTM Australia has been working hard to minimize the impact to the Rider. In review of currency comparisons we are priced in line with our European counterparts and all models represent exceptional value” Tam Paul – National Brand Manager