Advice 7 Sep 2023

Detailed: 2024 KTM 890 Adventure R Rally

Exclusive Australia and New Zealand online pre-order on 21 September.

The 2024 KTM 890 Adventure R Rally has been uncovered and harnesses the very best of KTM’s rally success and engineering expertise as the most performance-driven Adventure motorcycle yet.

Offroad is at the very heart of KTM, and its rally racing prominence in iconic events such as the Dakar Rally is central to the Ready To Race mantra of the Austrian brand. With that in mind, the KTM 890 Adventure R Rally encompasses that rally racing prowess in an Adventure machine like no other.

With only 700 of these models available worldwide – with 100 units available exclusively for the Australian and New Zealand market, this exceptional bike comes with comparable components to 2023 Dakar Rally winner Kevin Benavides’ Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 450 Rally bike, and is the most offroad capable two-wheeled Adventurer on the market.

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Style, functionality and technology are important, but feeling and rideability is perhaps the most critical feature of a motorcycle that’s been evolved in rally for the longest days in the desert and trickiest of stony ravines, that’s why the KTM 890 Adventure R Rally boasts sublime suspension componentry with the lightweight WP Xxplor Pro 7548 fork system using Cone Valve technology combined with the Wp Xplor Pro 6746 shock absorber, that are both from the WP Pro Components program.

With WP’s experience from successful rally competition, this premium suspension offers the highest level of damping performance in the toughest of conditions, giving the rider a limitless feeling to push harder and faster over obstacles, while maintaining a higher level of comfort and control. In addition, this suspension system provides a superior ride for globetrotters carrying large amounts of luggage or a pillion on their journeys, both on asphalt and offroad, with its 270 mm of travel.

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Performance-driven means factory developed. The 889 cc KTM engine offers 100 nm of torque at 6500 rpm with 105 hp, and is combined with select components such as the lightweight Akrapovic Slip-on Line exhaust system, similar to that used by KTM’s factory racing teams.

With its off-road ABS system, traction control, turn-by-turn+ navigation and multiple ride modes to select depending on terrain, the technology on the KTM 890 Adventure R Rally, with its 5” TFT display, tech pack and connectivity unit kit, makes this exciting two-wheeler extra-ready to explore new horizons.

With all areas of the riding experience considered, this exceptional model boasts a race-specific Rally seat, heavy-duty wheels with Excel rims for the tougher terrain, and Rally footpegs for increased feeling and grip on long liaisons. Carbon tank guards combined with further protection for the engine, rear master cylinder and suspension are also fitted.

A Supersprox-stealth rear sprocket is utilized as is a brand-new rally-derived and eye-catching functional design. No stone has been left unturned in developing this incredibly capable offroader, which is likely to make owners the envy of their fellow explorers.

A limited number of 100 units will be coming to Australia and New Zealand, with customers able to purchase through an exclusive Australia and New Zealand online pre-order on 21 September, at 7:00pm AEST. The link to the online pre-order can be found at The expected arrival of the 2024 KTM 890 Adventure R Rally for those customers who secure units through the online pre-order is early Q2 2024, as the Australian ride-away price for the 2024 KTM 890 Adventure R Rally is $39,299.

2024 KTM 890 Adventure R Rally highlights: 

– Powerful KTM 889 cc parallel twin engine
– WP Xplor Pro Suspension from the WP Pro Components program
– Turn-by-turn+ navigation
– Superior technology including ABS linked with ride modes
– Akrapovič ‘Slip-on Line’
– Race-specific rally seat
– Heavy duty wheels (2.15×21″| 4.00×18”)
– Rally footpegs with wider footprint
– Carbon tank guards
– Aluminium guard for rear master cylinder
– Tech Pack with motor slip regulation, cruise control, quickshifter+ and rally mode
– Connectivity unit kit fully compatible with KTMconnect
– Engine protection grill
– Supersprox-stealth rear sprocket
– New fork guard with additional protection towards the tyre
– New rally CTG with two-color fuel tank
– Euro 5b homologation