2019 KTM 790 Adventure:
If you’re looking for a high-performance motorcycle that’s lightweight and compact, one that specializes in adventure touring with the ability to explore further offroad when the tarmac ends, then look no further than the KTM 790 ADVENTURE. This sporty travel bike, with KTM’s offroad genes, is built for endless travel enduro exploration and holds huge potential for offroad riding. Whether it’s in the desert, on remote mountain trails or a transcontinental crossing, no other twin-cylinder travel enduro bike can match it.
2019 KTM 790 Adventure Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
KTM: READY FOR ANYTHING IN 2019
KTM unveiled its most comprehensive, innovative and extreme range ever when it presented five new motorcycles at the EICMA show in Milan today (Tuesday, November 6). Leading its 2019 line-up is the eagerly anticipated KTM 790 ADVENTURE and KTM 790 ADVENTURE R. “You spoke, we listened.” KTM is a riders’ company and these all-new models are a direct result of customer feedback mixed with the brand’s experience and expertise.
Punching way above their cubic capacities, with these two machines KTM sets a new performance and offroad ability benchmark in the mid-capacity travel enduro market.
The KTM 790 ADVENTURE is for travel enduro fans of every ambition and ability, ready to discover new roads whichever way it’s pointed at – no matter surface. The KTM 790 ADVENTURE R is a lightweight, agile and technically advanced machine for adventurers that endeavor to challenge themselves while challenging tricky terrain. Both powered by the 799cc LC8c parallel twin – first seen in the KTM 790 DUKE – the engine has been tuned to deliver its torque lower down the rev range to fit the specific requirements of adventure riding.
The result is smooth acceleration, plentiful performance and a 450 km range from a 20-liter tank.
Each of these rugged bikes have been developed by some of the best adventure riders in the world and in conjunction with the Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Racing Team to provide a confidence-inspiring chassis with a low center of gravity and riding ergonomics to suit riders of all sizes and spirit. A full suite of rider assistance systems, easily navigated and activated with a bar-mounted menu switch, aligned to a full color, TFT display, allow the adventurous to get the most from these machines in all situations.
Elsewhere in the KTM Travel Enduro range, the incredible KTM 1090 ADVENTURE R, KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S and KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R receive new colors and graphics to keep these exciting machines looking as sharp and bold as they perform.
Rebooting supermoto for the road, the KTM 690 SMC R returns in 2019 and takes the KTM READY TO RACE approach to its purest incarnation on the street; lightweight, agile, addictive single-cylinder punch, premium chassis components and now backed up by leading performance enhancing electronics.
Powering the KTM 690 SMC R is the latest generation LC4 engine; the world’s most powerful production single-cylinder engine dishes up a devastating 74 hp and 73.5 Nm of torque. Getting the most from this performance in all situations is a suite of rider assistance systems. Two ride modes – Street and Sport – cornering ABS, lean angle-sensitive motorcycle traction control (MTC), motor slip regulation (MSR) and Quickshifter+ are new to the game, with the familiar Supermoto ABS mode aiding rear slides with front-end confidence. All this is packaged in an updated chassis and new subframe, supported by the latest generation fully-adjustable WP APEX suspension and wrapped up in slimmer, sharper bodywork. Better still, the fun goes further with a 1.5-liter larger fuel tank.
The new KTM 690 ENDURO R is even more perfectly positioned to connect the tarmac and trails, also benefitting from the same engine, electronics and chassis improvements made to its sliding Supermoto sibling, but in a platform completely focused on offroad.
Evolution means retaining everything that was good about the previous model and building on that. Under the new seat and fresh bodywork –sharpened for both style as well as better movement on the bike – is an all-new chassis with WP XPLOR suspension derived from KTM’s world-beating EXC models. Designed to be confidence-inspiring with ease of handling, it is ready to tackle everything from easy trails to extreme offroad obstacles as well as being a competent every day street bike. Endless enduro without the need to ever trailer to the trails.
The newly developed KTM SX-E 5 is the next step in KTM’s innovative line-up. Combining class-leading knowledge in youth motorcycling with years of development work in the e-sector, the KTM SX-E 5 is based on the incredibly popular 2-stroke KTM 50 SX with a high-end chassis powered by an electric motor. The mission was clear: to create an ultra-competitive machine that is also easy to ride, even for pure beginners.
The KTM SX-E 5 enjoys the advantage of zero emissions, low noise and minimal maintenance, which makes it ideal for youngsters looking to make the first step into the world of motorcycling and thanks to its dynamic design, it is ideal for the growing rider with its adjustable seat height.
The KTM PowerPack can provide more than two hours of riding for a beginner – or 25 minutes for the faster junior racers – and with its external worldwide charger, full power is restored in approximately one hour. Coming from the READY TO RACE company, the KTM SX-E 5 will set a new benchmark within the electric-minicycle market in terms of performance, rideability, safety and serial standard.
As unveiled last month in Cologne, also joining the 2019 range is a sharper, stronger and more refined version of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT. The most radical long-distance Sports Tourer on the market takes the best from ‘The Beast’; phenomenal engine performance, street handling and race track capabilities of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R are brought into a machine that is as happy munching massive miles in comfort as it is carving up challenging corners. Major updates to this premium machine can be found in the engine, suspension, electronics and bodywork with a focus on improving comfort and performance – be it while two-up touring, continent cruising or track attacking.
The introduction of these new models sees the 2019 KTM range as distinctive and diverse as ever, with something for riders of all ages and abilities to create unforgettable riding memories in the unique READY TO RACE style. For more news about the KTM 2019 model range please visit www.ktm.com or your nearest official KTM dealer.
2019 KTM 790 Adventure Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
ENGINE & EXHAUST
The new generation LC8c in-line twin-engine with 95 hp (70 kW) – combined with modern electronics and a 6-speed sequential gearbox – ticks all the boxes for a travel enduro motorcycle that can be ridden up to 400 km between fuel stops on the open road. Smooth long-distance travel is assured thanks to two balancer shafts, which keep vibration to a minimum, and, with long service intervals of 15, 000 km, you can ride for days on end without a worry.
KTM’s new generation LC8c in-line twin-engine with 95 hp (70 kW) – combined with modern electronics and a 6-speed sequential gearbox – ticks all the boxes for a travel-enduro motorcycle that can be ridden up to 400 kms between fuel stops on the open road. Smooth long-distance travel is assured thanks to two balancer shafts, which keep vibration to a minimum. With long service intervals of 15,000 km, you can ride for days on end without a worry.
In the heat of the moment, it’s important the LC8c engine keeps its cool to ensure its advanced power and performance are maintained. Thanks to the KTM 790 ADVENTURE’s design and advanced cooling technology, exploring for hours on end in hot conditions is possible.
STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST
A redesigned stainless-steel exhaust system utilizes a mid-exhaust sound damper to centralize mass, which allows for a relatively small muffler, thereby maximizing the exhaust system’s ground clearance. The sound – ready for adventure!
The KTM 790 ADVENTURE is a versatile motorcycle that’s ready to explore further in any conditions. It’s well balanced and purposeful, with sporty handling on the tarmac, and inspires confidence inspiring offroad. The advanced tubular CroMo steel frame and lightweight steel trellis subframe are engineered to be compact, but durable, to handle a full load on longer rides. A steering damper aids stability, while the heavy-duty spoked 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels are specifically developed for offroad riding performance.
EXCEPTIONAL ON AND OFFROAD PERFORMANCE
The overall geometry of the KTM 790 ADVENTURE was developed for light handling and to be sporty on the street, comfortable for longer distances and with impressive offroad capability. Strength was a big consideration in the design, so a tubular CroMo steel frame is used with the engine acting as a stressed member to reduce weight and overall size. All design and engineering innovations are focused on being compact and light.
WHEELS & TYRES
The spoked 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels are specifically developed for KTM ADVENTURE riding – heavy-duty, lightweight and long-lasting. They are fitted with Avon Trailrider tires to maximize long-distance performance, both on the road and off it.
CUTTING-EDGE WP SUSPENSION
When setting off on an adventure ride, there are many variables that can influence the bike’s handling performance. Rider weight, amount of extra luggage, fuel volume, whether there is a pillion passenger or not – these things all have to be considered before racing off. Luckily the KTM 790 ADVENTURE comes with high-quality WP suspension, which is perfectly set up to accommodate the many variables of travel-enduro exploration. With the additional benefit of adjustable rear pre-load, the way your bike rides and handles can be better adjusted to suit most typical riding scenarios, conditions and situations.
HIGH PERFORMANCE BRAKES
Stopping power on the KTM 790 ADVENTURE is boosted by twin 320 mm diameter brake discs with 4-piston, radially mounted, calipers up front, and a 260 mm diameter brake disc actuated by a double piston floating caliper in the rear. The front and rear brake combination provides an ideal mix of control and stopping power in all riding conditions.
EXCEPTIONAL FUEL RANGE
The 20 liter low-slung fuel tank is central to this bike’s innovative design. With the main volume of the tank placed as low as possible, it lowers the center of gravity for improved handling. It also keeps the bike narrow in the knee area when standing up, for control when riding offroad. The extra space allows a straighter and lower seat to be used, for freedom of movement and better accessibility. To top it all off, there’s an exceptional fuel range of approximately 450 km on the open road – a big advantage on longer adventure tours
ERGONOMICS & COMFORT
The KTM 790 ADVENTURE’s ergonomics allow it to perform as brilliantly offroad as is does on. A low-slung fuel tank lowers the centre of gravity, improves handling, and allows the rider to move around more freely. At high speeds on the open road, the 790 ADVENTURE benefits from a higher screen, which offers maximum wind protection, while the twin-seat design ensures both rider and passenger are comfortable on longer trips.
ALLOY TAPERED HANDLEBAR
An aluminum-tapered handlebar allows maximum control while offering a comfortable riding position. The handlebar can be mounted in six different positions, which results in 30 mm of adjustment range allowing for a personal fit.
Whether it’s all-day riding while standing or sitting, the KTM 790 ADVENTURE’s strong footpegs have been developed for superior ergonomics and to accommodate street or off-road boots in a wide range of conditions. The footrests have rubber inserts, which can be removed.
The height adjustable two-part seat offers comfort for long rides. The rider seat is narrow in the front to provide easy access to the ground. Relatively firm seat foam ensures that the rider stays comfortable even when riding all day long, and the seat cover provides a mix between grip and ease of movement.
MAXIMUM WIND PROTECTION
The KTM 790 ADVENTURE has a high windshield for maximum wind protection on long rides when chewing up kilometers at high speeds on the open road. The lower 790 ADVENTURE R windshield can be used on the 790 ADVENTURE.
BODYWORK & GRAPHICS
The bodywork on the KTM 790 ADVENTURE has been kept to a minimum. The robust plastics have been manufactured in color to retain their appearance in case of scratching. The tank spoilers and rear side panels are slightly wider than the seat for improved control and to reduce wear and tear on the seat. The LED headlight mask is reduced, taking design cues from KTM’s rally bikes to create a slim, lightweight front end. The 790 ADVENTURE is available in two color options: orange and white.
STATE-OF-THE-ART TFT DISPLAY
Reading valuable information like trip meter, fuel range, ABS settings and ride modes on the fly is made easier with the 5-inch, full-color, state-of-the-art TFT display. The rider can select which information to see and where they would like to have it displayed on the screen. The display’s configuration is variable and automatically adapts to variations in environmental light. The rev counter blinks to indicate when to shift.
SOFTWARE & ELECTRONICS
Ride modes allow the rider to adapt the behavior and feel of the engine, while KTM’s lean angle sensitive traction control system (MTC – Motorcycle Traction Control), reduces wheel spin based on the chosen mode or riding situation. KTM’s cornering ABS system allows riders to use the full power of their brakes while taking the lean angle of the motorcycle into account. It has an advanced offroad mode that can also be turned off.
ACCESSORIES & LUGGAGE
On an adventure ride, storage space is essential. Tools, camping gear, food – KTM offers a solution for all circumstances. You can choose from a lightweight, lockable aluminum touring case set (two sizes), or waterproof soft sidebags when low weight and flexibility are needed. There’s also a quick-lock tank bag for daily essentials and waterproof universal luggage for additional cargo capacity.
2019 KTM 790 Adventure – Totalmotorcycle.com International Specifications/Technical Details
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|ENGINE TYPE||2-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC Parallel twin|
|BORE / STROKE||88 / 65.7 mm|
|POWER||70 kW (95 hp) @ 8,000 rpm|
|TORQUE||88 Nm @ 6,600 rpm|
|STARTER / BATTERY||Electric /12V 10Ah|
|FUEL SYSTEM||DKK Dell’Orto (Throttle body 46 mm)|
|CONTROL||8 V / DOHC|
|LUBRICATION||Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps|
|ENGINE OIL||Motorex, Power Synth SAE 10W-50|
|COOLING||Liquid cooled with water/oil heat exchanger|
|CLUTCH||Cable operated PASC™ Slipper clutch|
|IGNITION / ENGINE MANAGEMENT||Bosch EMS with RBW|
|TRACTION CONTROL||MTC (3-mode + rally mode, disengageable)|
|FRAME||Chromium-molybdenum-steel frame using the engine as stressed element, powder coated|
|SUBFRAME||Chromium-molybdenum-steel trellis, powder coated|
|HANDLEBAR||Aluminum, tapered, Ø 28 / 22 mm|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||WP-USD Ø 43 mm|
|REAR SUSPENSION||WP shock absorber|
|SUSPENSION TRAVEL FRONT / REAR||200 / 200 mm|
|FRONT BRAKE||2 × radially mounted 4 piston caliper, brake disc Ø 320 mm|
|REAR BRAKE||2 piston floating caliper, brake disc Ø 260 mm|
|ABS||Bosch 9.1 MP (incl. Cornering-ABS and offroad mode, disengageable)|
|WHEELS FRONT / REAR||Spoked wheels with aluminum rims, 2.50 × 21″; 4.50 × 18″|
|TIRES FRONT / REAR||90/90-21″; 150/70-18″|
|CHAIN||X-Ring 5/8 × 1/4″|
|SILENCER||Stainless steel primary and secondary silencer|
|STEERING HEAD ANGLE||64.1°|
|WHEEL BASE||1,509 mm|
|GROUND CLEARANCE||233 mm|
|SEAT HEIGHT||850 / 830 mm|
|FUEL TANK CAPACITY||approx. 20 liters|
|DRY WEIGHT||approx. 189 kg (without fuel)|
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