An official partner of India Bike Week (IBW) 2019, KTM had a busy weekend showcasing its range of motorcycles that will reach showrooms in 2020. One of these is 790 Adventure, which was unveiled at 2019 IBW.
With off-road racing in its DNA, 790 Adventure comes in a bold, sporty package. Its extreme nature is evident in its raised front fender, tapered handlebar with adjustment options, knobby tyres, engine bash plate, and underseat exhaust.
790 Adventure shares its 799 cc engine with the 790 Duke, but it comes in a different state of tune. While the one on 790 Duke makes 105 hp of max power and 87 Nm of max torque, 790 Adventure delivers 95 hp / 88 Nm. Engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
790 Adventure’s engine is the most compact in its class and quite fuel efficient as well. On a full tank, the bike offers a range of around 450 km. The engine is integrated with dual balancer shafts that minimize vibrations. Another great thing is that the bike requires servicing at long intervals of 15k kilometres. This is very useful for riders on long journeys at remote locations.
Internationally, 790 Adventure is offered in a standard variant and a top-end ‘R’ variant. While the standard variant is confirmed for India, there is no certainty about the R variant. Top-spec R variant offers some additional features such as larger 48mm WP XPLOR front forks, making it a more capable off-roader.
Chassis used for the bike comprises a Chromium-Molybdenum steel frame along with a lightweight steel trellis sub frame. The bike rides on spoke wheels, measuring 21-inch at the front and 18-inch at the rear. For optimal performance, the wheels are wrapped in METZELER Karoo 3 adventure tyres. Users have the option to install tyre pressure monitoring system.
Suspension system comprises 48 mm front forks and a monoshock unit at the rear, both with 240 mm of travel. Braking duties are performed by 320 mm and 260 mm discs at the front and rear, respectively. Switchable Bosch-sourced dual channel ABS with cornering function and off-road mode is offered as standard. The bike offers a massive 263 mm of ground clearance and seat is also quite high at 880 mm. It can carry 20 litres of fuel and has a dry weight of 189 kg.
790 Adventure is expected to be priced at around Rs 10.8 lakh. This is around 2 lakh more than 790 Duke, which retails at Rs 8.64 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India).