KTM 790 Adventure – Adventurous fun utility

KTM 790 Adventure - Adventurous fun utility

KTM expands its mid-range range with the 790 Adventure and with two versions creates a wide range for globetrotters and fast mountaineers.

They take their brand motto seriously, the KTM men from Mattighofen in Upper Austria. The “Ready to Race”, inspired every year by another “Dakar” victory, runs through all model series. No sooner is the 18th, uninterrupted success in the world’s most brutal rally in the box, they send the new 790 Adventure into the race .KTM opens a new class with this bike after BMW has fed up its F 800 GS to the 850 GS , Sehnig, but by no means reduced, the slender Austrian comes along and wants to clear up in two variants: As universally applicable, easily accessible 790 Adventure and as the chassis side even more advanced, even sportier Adventure R. Both versions differ only slightly, especially by spring elements as well as tires. The optimal combination of travel suitability with off-road capabilities at the highest possible level was the target projection of the developers. Both versions were available for test driving in the middle of the Moroccan Sahara. The 790 Adventure was developed at the same time as the 790 Duke presented last year. That’s why she uses the same engine; With 70 kW / 95 hp, the very compact two-cylinder in-line engine makes 7 kW / 10 hp less, but thanks to new engine tuning and new valve timing, it generates significantly more torque. The plus of pulling power is noticeable; The twin pulls, if necessary off-road, for example, even from low speeds through and does not tend, despite low flywheel mass to exaggerated early dying. At the top, the engine has lost almost nothing of its jubilation abilities. Anyone who orders the Quickshifter, which is available for both versions, will continue to expand their off-road capabilities, as lightning-fast gear changes are made easier. This is not a criticism of the good six-speed gearbox and the sensitive and easily dosed clutch. With an on- / off-road consumption of 4.4 liters per 100 kilometers – but mostly with a subdued drive largely without Tiefsand fun – gave the engine thrifty, so that the 20-liter tank real adventure ranges makes possible. Um To be able to bunker much fuel in this dainty motorcycle, the KTM developers selected an unusual solution: The tank reaches down to the left and right of the engine up to the engine Unterschutz; that makes for a bulge in front of the footpegs. A risk of breakage of the tank in case of an impact with an obstacle excludes KTM. It remains to be seen whether potential customers will appreciate this visual special feature, but it is likely given the advantages for range and vehicle focus.
A force is the suspension of the adventurous 790er KTM. With 20 centimeters of travel already offers the basic version true off roadtaugliche values, the R puts on 24 centimeters even better. More important, however, is the added variety of adjustment options and a more stable design of the fork. The superplus suspension of the R is bought, however, by a grown by 5 centimeters seat height. On the basic version, the seat can be locked in either 83 or 85 centimeters height, on the R are 88 centimeters set. However, there are modified seats for both versions at an additional cost. The R is therefore only for drivers over 1.80 meters a sensible option – and this usually only when much with two-person load and with plenty of luggage is driven, because then the suspension reserves are significantly higher. The payload is remarkably high at 240 kilograms. The 790 Adventure is also extremely sophisticated in terms of features and safety: There is a similar amount of high-tech as standard in the Adventure segment at a manageable price nowhere else. We are not just talking about cornering ABS, the very easy-to-read TFT display, LED light and multi-stage traction control, but also about the four driving modes. “Rain” limits engine power to 59 kW / 80 hp and ensures smooth throttle response, “Street” is virtually the universal solution, “Off-road” is tuned to loose ground and the use of studded tires – a particularly smart but paid option is “rally”; With her all parameters (throttle response, slip on the rear wheel) can be individualized and permanently stored. Because the on-board computer menu at KTM is now logically structured, setting modifications are easy. The ABS has not only off-road but also an off-road function, regulates forward then later and back no longer; It can also be switched off. Integrated in the driving modes is not his type of control; a good solution, but requires the rider to think along. Seat and handlebar position fit well for long stretches, the higher and also height adjustable windshield of the basic version noise however considerably, we prefer the lower R-windshield. In addition, KTM offers many useful accessories, from the Quickshifter and the already mentioned Rallye fashion to wide enduro footpegs, handle heating and main stands to different side cases. Equipped with roughly profiled tires, made the R version in the sand, but also on scree and on slopes with many sandy furrows and Fords an excellent figure. That she weighs only 210 kilograms, is constantly noticeable, because tricky driving maneuvers fall with her easily. A 1290 Adventure R should be in the hands of an equally good driver despite 48 kW / 65 hp inferior performance clearly superior, the more driving pleasure due to less effort not to mention. It is so exciting in the segment of Reiseenduros. After all, the new KTM 790 Adventure can do everything it can do on long stretches, on bad roads or on loose surfaces, and offers the complete range of state-of-the-art technology without turning into a heavyweight. Considered soberly, she not only puts her over-motorized sisters from Mattighofen in the bag, but it also makes it difficult for some of the competition vehicles from Munich, Bologna and Hinckley. And the expected for late spring Yamaha Ténéré 700 may also. Which of the two KTM versions is more suitable depends on the requirements and requirements of the driver, but also on his / her growth. When it comes to it, you will probably also enjoy the basic version across Africa as with the R version. The world traveler Joe Pichler demonstrates it currently impressive: With his wife Renate as a socialist, he has since the start in Chad already 15,000 kilometers behind him, on a 790 Adventure R. The previously driven KTM 1090 Adventure R he cried no tears after. And the expected for late spring Yamaha Ténéré 700 may also. Which of the two KTM versions is more suitable depends on the requirements and requirements of the driver, but also on his / her growth. When it comes to it, you will probably also enjoy the basic version across Africa as with the R version. The world traveler Joe Pichler demonstrates it currently impressive: With his wife Renate as a socialist, he has since the start in Chad already 15,000 kilometers behind him, on a 790 Adventure R. The previously driven KTM 1090 Adventure R he cried no tears after. And the expected for late spring Yamaha Ténéré 700 may also. Which of the two KTM versions is more suitable depends on the requirements and requirements of the driver, but also on his / her growth. When it comes to it, you will probably also enjoy the basic version across Africa as with the R version. The world traveler Joe Pichler demonstrates it currently impressive: With his wife Renate as a socialist, he has since the start in Chad already 15,000 kilometers behind him, on a 790 Adventure R. The previously driven KTM 1090 Adventure R he cried no tears after. you will probably also enjoy the basic version across Africa as with the R version. The world traveler Joe Pichler demonstrates it currently impressive: With his wife Renate as a socialist, he has since the start in Chad already 15,000 kilometers behind him, on a 790 Adventure R. The previously driven KTM 1090 Adventure R he cried no tears after. you will probably also enjoy the basic version across Africa as with the R version. The world traveler Joe Pichler demonstrates it currently impressive: With his wife Renate as a socialist, he has since the start in Chad already 15,000 kilometers behind him, on a 790 Adventure R. The previously driven KTM 1090 Adventure R he cried no tears after.

Technical data KTM 790 Adventure (790 Adventure R in parentheses)
Engine: Two-cylinder liquid-cooled in-line engine, 8 valves, DOHC, 799 cc displacement, 70 kW / 95 hp at 8,000 rpm, 89 Nm at 6,600 rpm; Injection, 6 gears, chain drive.
Chassis: steel bridge frame, motor supporting; front USD telescopic fork ø 43 mm (48 mm), 20 (24) cm travel (fully adjustable); Light metal two-arm swingarm, central strut, preload adjustable (fully adjustable), 20 (24) cm travel; Light alloy cross-spoke wheels; tubeless tires 90 / 90-21 (front) and 150 / 70-18 (rear). 32 cm double disc brake front, 26 cm rear disc brake.
Assistance systems: cornering ABS, 3 driving modes (Rain, Street, Off-road, optional additional rally), traction control, anti-hopping clutch; additional systems optional.
Dimensions and weights: wheelbase 1,509 (1,528) m, seat height 83/85 (88) cm, curb weight 210 kg, payload 240 kg; Tank capacity 20 liters.
Performance: Top speed 200 km / h (170 km / h with Metzeler Karoo3). Standard consumption according to EU4 4.2 l / 100 km.
Colors: Orange, White (Black)

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