KTM has revealed the 790 Adventure after showcasing the concept version last year.
Meet the new KTM 790 Adventure, a middle-weight adventure tourer motorcycle. It has made its debut at the EICMA 2018 in its production guise. KTM showcased it in its concept version last year and most of the design cues are carried forward from that bike.
It will be available in the international markets in two versions – Adventure and Adventure R. The latter is a more hardcore, off-road oriented version. It features long travel suspension, off-road spec tyres and slightly different aesthetics for the off-road character.
The 790 Adventure comes loaded with tech and follows the new KTM design language which is immediately recognisable with the LED headlight. The overall styling is inspired by its elder adventure siblings of the KTM family and it looks quite appealing.
Powering the KTM 790 Adventure is the same 799cc engine from the Duke 790. It is a parallel-twin engine churning out 95 BHP at 8000 RPM. The motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch offered as standard equipment.
The adventure bike comes with a seat height of 880 mm with a considerable ground clearance of 263 mm. Fuel tank capacity is 20 litres and the bike tips the scale at 189 kg.
KTM has equipped the 790 Adventure with twin 320 mm front discs having radially-mounted 4 piston calliper and 260 mm disc at the rear.
While the regular 790 Adventure features 43 mm USD fork at the front, the Adventure R version comes with 48 mm WP XPLOR fork that has 240 mm suspension travel.
Some of the features include TFT screen, Bluetooth connectivity, multi-level traction control, cornering ABS that gets off-road mode and can be switched off and a quickshifter.
The KTM 790 Adventure is not expected to hit the Indian market at least in 2019. For now, the Austrian bike maker is expected to launch the 390 Adventure in India and the Duke 790 by the next year.
KTM 790 Adventure
– The production version of the KTM 790 Adventure has been revealed
– It is available in two versions – Adventure and Adventure R
– India launch is unlikely anytime soon