2020 KTM 790 Adventure R Rally
Austrian manufacturer KTM teases us with a glimpse into its 2020 lineup by releasing the details on the top-shelf 790 Adventure R “Rally” model. KTM’s not-inconsiderable experience with off-road bikes is readily apparent in this special, limited-edition build that takes an already capable machine and pushes it over the top. Far from being the two-wheeled equivalent of a soccer mom’s SUV, the Rally brings true globetrotting ability to the table with a potent powerplant, extended-travel suspension and weight-saving measures that deliver Dakar-worthy performance. This is a preview as the machine is slated for release in the near future, so get ready to place your order with the quickness when that day arrives, because this mid-size racer is bound to sell out fast.
2019 - 2020 KTM 790 Adventure / 790 Adventure R
KTM hit 2019 with a new platform for adventure fans: the 790 Adventure and 790 Adventure R. The factory credits its own customer base with the design of this new adventuresome duo, as they’re both based on direct feedback from same. As a result, they come off the showroom floor with a definite head start in the comfort and rideability departments.
2020 KTM 390 Adventure
KTM builds on the success of its 790 Adventure with the new 2020 390 Adventure model. The 390 Adventure borrows elements from its larger-displacement siblings for much of its design DNA. It’s built with a definite off-road bias, but with the promise of good road manners. A torquey thumper provides the power with the bare minimum in the way of safety or ride-quality features to deliver an essential riding experience.
2017 - 2019 KTM 1090 Adventure R
KTM expanded its lineup of adventuresome models for MY2017 with the 1090 Adventure R, and the Austrian manufacturer carries that directly through into the 2019 model year. The factory touts the “R” as its most capable machine once the blacktop turns to brown, and it brings its considerable experience with dirt bikes to the design table. Stealth knobbies and street-legal lighting make the “R” a true, go-anywhere bike, and the liter-plus lump churns out well over 100 ponies to give you plenty of power with which to work. Ride-quality electronics round out the package, so you can count on some built-in safety when you’re traipsing beyond the civilized reaches.
KTM continues to expand and refine its adventure bike line with its 2017 1090 Adventure R and the 1290 duo, the Super Adventure R and Super Adventure T. Revealed to the world at the 2016 INTERMOT show in Cologne, Germany, these bikes benefit from KTM’s not-inconsiderable experience with off-road bikes and its more recent foray into the world of naked street/superbikes. The engines punch above their weight, and the electronic magic really shows the genius of Austrian engineering, which is a lot like German engineering. (...just with a sense of humor?).
Continue reading for my review of the KTM 1090 Adventure R, 1290 Super Adventure R and 1290 Super Adventure T.
Built with adventure in mind, the KTM 990 is a great riding partner as it can deal effortless with anything you ask of it. Thanks to its mixed personality the motorcycle feels similarly comfortable both on the asphalt and rugged terrains.
The secret behind its first class performances is its sturdy tubular space frame made from thin-walled chrome-molybdenum steel tubing with a bolted-on, light alloy subframe that weighs only 10.5 kg. The frame houses a 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, 75° v arrangement, liquid-cooled with a displacement of 999 Cm³. The unit cranks out a maximum power of 84.5 KW (113.3 Hp) and is kept in leash by a six speed claw shifted transmission.
Other features offered by the KTM 990 Adventure include a clearly structured multi-function cockpit, a 19.5 l fuel tank, and engine guard, an electric socket and a stowage compartment.
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KTM revealed the 2014 1190 Adventure R. The new model year keeps all the core values of its predecessors featuring an unstoppable character, faultless ergonomics and a great maneuverability.
One of the most important features offered for the MY 2014 is the new BOSCH Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC). Thanks to this new system which includes the innovative lean-sensitive cornering ABS feature, the 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R can be considered one of the safest bikes in its class.
Other features offered by the 2014 KTM Adventure R include a multi-function cockpit, daytime running lights, LED indicators, adjustable ergonomics, adjustable windshield height, a luggage rack and case brackets. You also get offroad spoked wheels, an immobilizer, TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System), handguards and steel crash bars.
In its off road adventures, the bike is helped by a potent, 1,195cc, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition liquid-cooled engine. The unit delivers a maximum power of 148 hp and is mated to a six speed claw shifted transmission.
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Grab your helmet, jump into your favorite riding suit and be ready to be amazed, as the KTM 1190 RC8 R has all it needs to reward you with a unique riding experience.
With its sporty character, mind-blowing handling and racy spirit, the KTM 1190 RC8 R will make you fall in love with it from the moment you touch its handlebar.
The motorcycle weighs 184 Kg and is built around an 1195 cc, 2 cylinder, 4 stroke, spark ignition, liquid cooled engine which delivers a maximum output of 173 hp. The unit transfers its power to the rear wheel through a six speed, claw shifted transmission and is fed by a 16.5 liter fuel tank.
The motorcycle’s speed is kept in leash by an advanced Brembo system which includes twin discs up front and a single disc at the back.
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KTM has finally revealed its new 2014 1190 Adventure. The new motorcycle is fitted with a set of special features which make it better suited for adventures on two wheels.
One of the special features offered by the 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure is Bosch’s new MSC (Motorcycle Stability Control) which further enhances the bike’s safety. Other features worthy of being mentioned include C-ABS, MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control), a multi-function cockpit, daytime running lights and LED indicators.
The KTM 1190 Adventure weighs only 230 kg (wet) and is powered by a strong 2 cylinder, 4 stroke, spark ignition, liquid cooled engine with a displacement of 1,195 Cm³. The unit is brought to life by an electric starter and delivers a maximum output of 148 hp. Its power is transferred to the rear wheel through a six speed, claw shifted transmission.
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When it comes to off road riding, KTM’s motorcycles are usually considered among the most capable models from the market.
The 2013 KTM 990 Adventure is one of the best bikes developed by the company and it is now available in a special edition named “Baja”.
The 990 Adventure Baja Edition comes with a 2 cylinder, 4 stroke, 75° V-Twin, liquid-cooled engine with a displacement of 999 cm³ (60.96 cu in). With a maximum output of 115 hp, the engine is more than capable to deal with the demanding tasks of an off road motorcycle and all its power is kept perfectly in check by a six speed transmission.
Other features worthy of being mentioned include a superlight supersprox rear sprocket, an aluminum radiator protector, a long-travel telescopic fork and a directly connected shock absorber from WP Suspension.
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It is pretty safe to say that the 2013 KTM 1190 EC8 R is a true piece of engineering art. The motorcycle has all it needs to be considered one of the most capable super sports in its segment and is also powered by one of the most powerful V2 engines of our times.
Talking about the engine, is a 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, liquid-cooled unit with a displacement of 1,195 cc. Fire it up and will reward you with a maximum output of 129 kW (173 hp). The engine is kept in leash by a 6-speed, claw shifted gear box.
The bike rides on a front high-quality upside-down fork from WP Suspension which can be adjusted separately for preload as well as for compression and rebound damping. Out back there is a modern WP shock absorber which completely isolates the rebound damping from the compression stage, so that they can each be adjusted independently of one another.
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The KTM 1190 RC8 R Track was especially developed to ride on the race track. This model is factory-homologated for Superstock and built to be "ready to race" by the KTM Racing Division. Needless to say that it is equipped with all the features expected from a high performance race bike.
For the starters, it is built on a thin-walled, 7.3 kg lightweight tubular space frame, made from high-strength chrome-molybdenum steel, which assures perfect stability and optimal stiffness distribution. The frame’s center piece is a 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled engine. The unit has a 1,195 cc displacement and cranks out an impressive 132 kW (177 hp) of power.
To keep the motorcycle’s performances to a high level, KTM added the electronic Keihin engine management system which focuses on maximum power with predictable engine characteristics and spontaneous responsiveness with controllable throttle response.
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KTM managed to attract a lot of attention when launched the redesigned 1190 Adventure. Apart from its sharp cut style, the motorcycle is powered by a potent V2 engine with 1195 cc displacement borrowed from the KTM 1190 RC8 R superbike. The engine delivers a maximum power of 148 hp and needs to deal with a total weight of only 212 kg, so you can expect to a crisp acceleration and mind blowing speeds. Moreover, despite the fact that the 2013 KTM 1190 Adventure is more powerful it consumes about 20 per cent less fuel than its predecessor.
The motorcycle is built on a chrome-molybdenum steel tubular space frame which contributes to an excellent chassis geometry, and weighs only 9.8 kg.
To be able to deal with a wide range of terrains without any problems, the KTM 1190 Adventure is equipped with a set of capable suspensions which consist of a front upside down fork and a rear mono shock absorber, both from WP Suspension.
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The 2013 1190 Adventure R is a purposeful motorcycle developed to go head on with models like the BMW R1200GS or Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak.
The KTM 1190 Adventure R is powered by a 150 hp, lightweight 75-degree V-Twin. The engine has a compression ratio of 12.5:1, breathes through 52mm Keihin throttle bodies and its maximum revs are rated at 9500 rpm. As far as torque is concerned the big Twin delivers an impressive 92.2 foot-pounds of peak torque at 7500 rpm.
The motorcycle is fitted with a Bosch C-ABS (combined antilock breaking system) which guarantees extremely short braking distances. Another interesting feature offered by the KTM 1190 Adventure R is the MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) which offers first class performances on all types of terrains. The MTC gives you the possibility to switch between four different riding modes.
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Like all KTMs, the KTM 990 SM T was built for speed and adrenaline. Though, unlike its siblings the KTM 990 SM T has a slightly more serene character and can be described like an interesting combination between a tourer, a racer and a city bike.
As you’ve probably guessed, the 990 SM T is derived from the KTM 990 SM. In terms of powers the two bikes are identical as they are both powered by the same 75-degree, liquid cooled 999 cc engine which delivers a maximum output of 114 hp @ 9000 rpm and is paired with a six speed transmission.
In terms of suspensions, the SM T’s wheel travels is slightly shorter than the one from the standard SM, but despite this fact, the bike is still able to deal effortless with any type of terrain.
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If you love two wheel adventures, then you’ll certainly love the KTM 990 Adventure too. The motorcycle has a pretty versatile character which helps it deal with any type of terrain with poise.
Born to be a tough enduro, the KTM 990 Adventure has received a long list of features which make it perfectly suited for off road riding.
With 114 hp under its belt, the 990 Adventure’s water-cooled V-engine delivers enough punch to fill your veins with adrenaline. The engine is brought to life by an electric starter and is mated on a six speed, claw shifted transmission. You also get the electronic Keihin engine management system which regulates the fuel injection system delivering top notch performances thus improving the rideability.
Other features include a stable chassis, disconnectable ABS, frame-anchored fairing and a lockable stowage compartment.
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The KTM 990 Adventure R is a sporty off roader developed with practicality in mind. The motorcycle is powered by a capable 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled spark-ignition engine which offers first class performances (114 hp) and a pretty good efficiency.
Power is sent to the rear wheel via a six speed transmission and the 999cc unit is also combined with a Keihin engine management system which regulates the modern fuel injection system improving the power delivery.
The KTM 990 Adventure R’s engine is mounted on a stiff tubular space frame made from thin-walled chrome-molybdenum steel tubing with a bolted-on, light alloy subframe. The entire frame weighs only 10.5 kg and is combined with a long swingarm with conical profiles.
The front wheels are fitted with a front modern upside down fork and a rear shock absorber from WP suspension.
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