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KTM 790 ADVENTURE R (2019-on) Review

Published: 06 November 2018

The 790 Adventure R looks like it will be an off-road weapon

KTM 790 ADVENTURE R  (2019-on)

The 790 Adventure R looks like it will be an off-road weapon

  • At a glance
  • 799cc  -  95 bhp
  • 280 miles range
  • High seat height (880mm)

KTM unveiled their Dakar-inspired KTM 790 Adventure R at EICMA 2018 in Milan. The sporty model was unveiled alongside the road-friendlier KTM 790 Adventure and uses the same 799cc LC8c engine. The R is distinguishable by its upgraded WP suspension and slightly raked out front end.

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With suspension offering 240mm of travel at either end and 93.7bhp in the middle with a six-speed sequential gear box, the 790 Adventure R looks like it will be an off-road weapon. It also comes with the Rally rider mode (an optional upgrade on the standard Adventure model).

 

Greater comfort

Developed alongside the KTM 450 Rally, the KTM 790 Adventure R gives aggressive off-road performance in a bike comfortable for long distance. And that’s a good thing because KTM claim it will manage around 280 miles between fill ups.

This comfort is enhanced by a lower seat option and six handlebar mounting positions. This is coupled with a low-slung fuel tank, to lower the centre of gravity and improve handling. Carrying additional luggage is also possible, thanks to optional official extras consisting of such things as a top case and rear luggage bag.

KTM riding modes

Alongside comfort, there are also selectable rider modes, with an advanced off-road mode that can be turned off should you want complete control in the wilderness. A ride-by-wire throttle promises riders a more precise power delivery upon application, too.

Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2019
Year discontinued -
New price -
Used price -
Warranty term -
Running costs
Insurance group -
Annual road tax £88
Annual service cost -
Performance
Max power 95 bhp
Max torque 65 ft-lb
Top speed -
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption -
Tank range 280 miles
Specification
Engine size 799cc
Engine type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC Parallel twin
Frame type Chromium-molybdenum-steel frame using the engine as stressed element, powder coated
Fuel capacity 20 litres
Seat height 880mm
Bike weight 189kg
Front suspension WP-USD Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP PDS shock absorber
Front brake 2 × radially mounted 4 piston caliper, brake disc Ø 320 mm
Rear brake 2 piston floating caliper, brake disc Ø 260 mm
Front tyre size 90/90-21"
Rear tyre size 150/70-18"

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