KTM 790 ADVENTURE R – FIRST LOOK
KTM participated in the EUROPEAN ADVENTURE RALLY on June 20 2018 as an opportunity to give the public an exclusive first look at the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R model year 2019.
The annual European event, this time hosted in Olbia, Sardinia, provided incredible on and off-road tours across three days of guided riding and tuition from KTM ambassadors and racers. Exclusive to just 150 places for like-minded KTM ADVENTURE owners only, the event sold-out extremely quickly and the lucky few made unforgettable memories and formed new friendships as they conquered the island’s incredible variety of sea view sandy trails, twisty mountain passes and even extreme off-road routes with unexplored terrain..
In this new bike, the wishes of customers and dealers alike, and some hardcore drivers had the opportunity to be the first to examine an early pre-series version of the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R. After the first day, the assembled riders were introduced to the history and positioning of this exciting new bike by KTM staff. The motorcycle was also ridden during the event by Chris Birch – eight-time New Zealand Enduro Champion, three-time winner of the Roof of Africa and winner of the Red Bull Romaniac in 2010 – and other celebrities.
The all-new in-line 2-cylinder ADVENTURE bike was developed in conjunction with KTM’s Dakar winning machine, the KTM 450 RALLY, and connects KTM’s Enduros with the 2019 Street Series.
Built in KTM’s signature READY TO RACE style and with the DNA of unrivalled off-road racing bikes in the blood, the lightweight KTM 790 ADVENTURE R has more to offer than just the look of a rally bike – it also has the performance and functionality of this one Image to be fully fair. This bike is designed for Enduro riders who want to push further than ever, without ever taking the easy route, and for adventure riders who are tired of the beaten path.
Chris Birch after testing the new bike “I’m thrilled with the new KTM 790 ADVENTURE R. Of course I have a lot of experience on Enduro bikes and I know about the talents of the big volume KTM ADVENTURE models, but this new bike feels like the perfect mix of both. I only did a prototype, but it feels fantastic. I cannot wait to swing on the finished product! “
KTM PR Manager – Street, Luke Brackenbury, said at the event, “KTM listens to its customers and dealers around the world, and has often expressed a desire for a serious mid-range ADVENTURE bike. Let us be clear: this new KTM will be the most performance-focused mid-range travel Enduro on the market, with specifications that will outshine even those with much larger displacement. “
The KTM 790 ADVENTURE R will be both, an extreme travel Enduro and a street bike with serious off-road capabilities and unprecedented performance in this segment. further details about this bike will be announced at the EICMA in Milan on November 6, 2018.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE KTM 790 ADVENTURE R:
- Powered by the new 799cc KTM LC8c Inline 2 Cylinder, which has been tuned more torque than the KTM 790 DUKE
- Range of over 400 km – for true adventure
- Low seat height for ultimate control in all situations
- Low mounted fuel tank for optimum centre of gravity
- Front and rear fully adjustable suspension of WP with long travel and PDS strut
- Radially mounted front 4-piston callipers with ABS and off-road ABS options
- Adjustable ergonomics to suit various riders and driving situations
- Spoke wheels in true off-road dimensions for optimum selection of tires
- LED lighting all around
- Extensive package of driver assistance systems, including tilt sensors and driving modes
- Wide range of KTM Power Parts developed together with the bike for all requirements