2023 KTM 890 Adventure Guide

2023 KTM 890 Adventure
Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications

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Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications

2023 KTM 890 Adventure: VENTURE INTO THE UNKNOWN.

Introducing the 2023 KTM 890 Adventure…

KTM has further muddied the limits of possibilities of the Travel and Adventure motorcycle sector with a sharp upgrade to its midweight monarch: the KTM 890 ADVENTURE. The 2023 edition of the bike that has made any trail, any trip, any road, or any route an exercise of ease and adrenaline thanks to unbeatable power, weight, agility, and specific features, is now even better.

FIND NEW ROADS

Let’s get straight to the point – the KTM 890 ADVENTURE is serious about adventure travel. Updated for 2023, the KTM 890 ADVENTURE brings unmatched rideability on everything from highways to rocky gravel switchbacks. Complete with reworked adjustable suspension, improved seat comfort, and wind protection, the 2023 KTM 890 ADVENTURE is ready to take you to places unknown.

 

 

2023 KTM 890 Adventure Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

  • Upgraded ergonomics and bodywork for more protective and comfortable riding
  • Low weight, proven race-derived chassis for perfect performance yet practical compromise
  • Revised WP Suspension settings and adjusters for more response and travel ‘glide’ experience
  • Optimized travel ‘friendliness’ with better TFT menus, App options, reworked Ride Modes, higher screen and more versatile and comfy 2-piece seat
  • More Offroad orientated tires with PIRELLI SCORPION STRs
  • Two fresh color options and new racier graphics set

DO YOU DARE? BRUSH AWAY LIMITS WITH THE 2023 KTM ADVENTURE RANGE

MURRIETA, Calif. – KTM has furthered the possibilities of the Travel and Adventure motorcycle segment with its sharp 2023 LC8 and LC8c ADVENTURE range. Joining the recently-unveiled 2023 KTM 890 ADVENTURE R is the new KTM 890 ADVENTURE, the bike that has made any trail, any trip, any road, or any distance an exercise of ease with just the right amount of adrenaline—thanks to unbeatable power, weight, agility, and specification—is now even better.

The KTM 890 ADVENTURE has been crafted as the ultimate master of all conditions and distances. The raspy and responsive LC8 engine puts surroundings into motion, but the ride-by-wire delivered power is as assuring as it is thrilling, controllable as it can be wild, stable as it is spectacular. A low center of gravity with the 5.3-gallon (20-liter) fuel tank design pushes the slim form of the KTM 890 ADVENTURE to the forefront and accentuates the ergonomics in both sitting and standing positions. The robust steel subframe means that the heaviest of pillions and packages are a breeze.

So, how can the best be made better? Well, KTM has put the bike into a 360 analytical spin and have pinpointed several ways in which the rider’s time in the saddle can be even more enjoyable and, just as important, unrestrained.

For 2023, one of the most significant changes has been made to the front mask between the head of the bike and the fuel tank. A connected fairing section offers improved protection from the elements while spending long stretches in the saddle, and it is now further reinforced to offer more security and more load-bearing capability for larger GPS devices. Further along, the KTM 890 ADVENTURE has wider panels on the tank and side panels to give the seat protection against unwanted bumps or scrapes.

For handling road and offroad duty with equal adeptness, reworked WP APEX 43 mm front forks now come with adjustment for rebound and compression, accessible from the top caps. The APEX shock, engineered and slotted into the bike to minimize height, has new settings orientated for the demands of adventure riding.

The use of a new 9.3 mp ABS unit feeds from the 6D sensor to enable full braking power in a range of scenarios. The improved ABS is synced with the ride modes, allowing OFFROAD ABS (maximizing braking control through disengagement on the rear wheel and lowered intervention on the front) to be activated automatically in OFFROAD or RALLY mode. The KTM 890 ADVENTURE can be clicked into STREET, OFFROAD, RAIN and an optional RALLY mode to adjust engine and traction control character. An innovative DEMO setting gifts the rider the chance to try the full gamut of optional Rider Aids for the first 1,500 km before deciding whether to purchase and keep them permanently.

 

 

2023 KTM 890 Adventure Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

The launch of the 2023 KTM 890 ADVENTURE opens the second phase of six in the 2023 #DARE2ADV campaign where KTM are challenging riders by asking them to brush-off the shackles of their own fears and doubts. The bike can do it, why can’t you? Initiatives and events seen in schemes like THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK and annual KTM ADVENTURE RALLIES are prime examples of the transformative experiences enabled and promoted by superlative ‘tools’ like the new KTM 890 ADVENTURE.

The KTM 890 ADVENTURE has been crafted as the ultimate master of all conditions and distances. The raspy and responsive LC8 engine remains, with its fantastic output of 105 hp and 100 Nm/6500 rpm of torque. The motor puts surroundings into motion but the ride-by-wire power is as assuring as it is thrilling, controllable as it can be wild, stable as it is spectacular. A low center of gravity with the 20 liter fuel tank design pushes the slim form of the KTM 890 ADVENTURE to the fore and accentuates the ergonomics. Riders can feel the nimbleness and maneuverability in both sitting and standing positions. The robust steel subframe means that the heaviest of pillions and packages are a breeze.

So, how can the best be made better? Well, KTM has put the bike into a 360 analytical spin and have pinpointed several ways in which the rider’s time in the saddle can be even more unrestrained.

KTM grafted to place the seat height low in keeping with the tank’s contribution to the ‘ergo’ (825 mm is possible thanks to various saddle options and the lowering kit slices a further 25 mm away) while keeping ground clearance high without compromising the feeling of comfort and performance. For 2023 one of the most significant changes has been made to the front mask between the head of the bike and the fuel tank. It is now integrated with a fairing section reinforced to offer more security and more load-bearing capability for larger GPS devices. Further along, the KTM 890 ADVENTURE has wider panels on the tank and side panels to give the seat protection against unwanted bumps or scrapes.

For the other bumps, reworked WP Suspension APEX 43 mm front forks now come with adjustment for rebound and compression accessible from the top caps. The APEX shock, engineered and slotted into the bike to minimize height, has new settings orientated for the wellbeing and demands of adventure riding. The use of a new 9.3 mp ABS unit feeds from the 6D sensor to enable full possible braking power in a range of scenarios. The improved ABS is synced closer to the ride modes, therefore OFFROAD ABS (maximizing braking control through disengagement on the rear wheel and lowered amount on the front) is activated automatically in OFFROAD or RALLY. The KTM 890 ADVENTURE can be clicked into STREET, OFFROAD, RAIN and an optional RALLY mode. An innovative DEMO setting gifts the rider the chance to try the full gamut of Rider Aids for the first 1,500 km before deciding whether to purchase and keep them permanently.

KTM has streamlined the ride due to a new, higher screen that offers increased wind protection and is inspired by the product used on the KTM 450 RALLY. They have also packed more comfort into the 2-part seat with a new soft foam structure and a slimmer front fender for superior aerodynamics and rain protection.

The overhauled 5” TFT display draws particular attention, not only for the revised hardware (bonded mineral glass for extra scratch and glare resistance) but the redesigned software system of menus and infographics that make alterations to the behavior of the KTM 890 ADVENTURE even simpler. The backlight changes intensity as it reacts to the environment and better synchronicity between the TFT and the KTMconnect App means seeing Turn-by-Turn+ navigation directions, listening to audio and taking calls has never been easier or more intuitive. A 2023 feature now enables riders to list their ‘top ten’ calls by the last ones made or favorites list and is another added convenience of the advanced setup. The Turn-by-Turn+ empowers the rider to add extra customization to their navigation details on the go and from the bike’s TFT menu without having to stop and fish around for their mobile device.

Sportier graphics and more dynamic looks (the plastics are color injected and using in-mold decals where possible for extra resistance, as seen on the KTM offroad bikes) comes with other, practical additions such as the new aluminum engine and tank protector. Other additions include a handlebar switch with hazard warning, different tires for offroad emphasis thanks to PIRELLI SCORPION STRs and LED indicators for the US market.

Kitting out the KTM 890 ADVENTURE is a breeze with KTM PowerParts; from extra protective components, luggage racks and units, GPS and smartphone brackets, heated grips, different seats, and headlight kits are just some of the optional additions.

FIND NEW ROADS

Let’s get straight to the point – the KTM 890 ADVENTURE is serious about adventure travel. Updated for 2023, the KTM 890 ADVENTURE brings unmatched rideability on everything from highways to rocky gravel switchbacks. Complete with reworked adjustable suspension, improved seat comfort, and wind protection, the 2023 KTM 890 ADVENTURE is ready to take you to places unknown.

 

Rider aids

KTM rider aids are developed to enhance the overall ADVENTURE experience by providing more control in different riding scenarios. ABS, MTC, and specially engineered RIDE MODES allow you to get the most out of your machine when barreling down the tarmac on your way to the rough stuff.

MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control)

Making use of the latest generation of KTM MTC, traction is improved by using an advanced 6D Inertial Measurement Unit. This not only regulates and controls any slip at the rear wheel but also prevents uncontrolled lifting of the front wheel. With these two forces combined, the motorcycle is guaranteed the best possible acceleration. And when further combined with the data collected from the lean angle sensor, the system detects and controls power wheelies and ensures stability as well as smooth wheel landing and acceleration.

Cornering ABS

Grab a handful of brakes with total confidence thanks to a new 9.3 MP ABS unit. This allows riders to use full braking power mid-corner with the 6D-sensor doing all the hard work. The 6D-sensor works by continuously monitoring and evaluating the current dynamic state of the motorcycle, enhancing control and stability during braking. Also, this level of ABS technology is unmatched, providing precise and efficient stopping power with the highest level of control.

Seat Comfort

The two-piece seat on the KTM 890 ADVENTURE is developed with rider and pillion comfort in mind. For more adventurous offroading, a single-piece Rally seat is available along with other seat options in the KTM PowerParts catalog.

DOMINATE THE DIRT

Offroad ABS

For the 2023 KTM 890 ADVENTURE, Offroad ABS is automatically toggled when you’ve selected Offroad or Rally Mode. This means ABS functionality is reduced on the front wheel, and completely deactivated on the rear, allowing riders to slide the back-end into a corner. Simply put – more braking power and control in the dirt when you need it, with the ability to shred the trail when you don’t.

Tires

The 2023 KTM 890 ADVENTURE is fitted with new, offroad-oriented PIRELLI SCORPION STR rubber. These are ideal for riders looking for durability, handling, and mileage on road, but with the added benefit of being able to conquer offroad tracks and trails with ease.

Reworked Suspension

The 2023 KTM 890 ADVENTURE allows you to set up your ride to your own preferences. Fitted with rebound and compression damping adjusters on the top cap of each fork leg, it makes for quick and easy adjustment for different terrain types. On the rear, the shock features a rebound damping adjuster and a hand adjuster for spring preload. The rebound damping adjustability allows the rider to adapt the shock behavior to different riding situations, while the spring preload adjuster can be tailored for luggage or passenger loads.

TUNED TO TRAVEL

Bodywork

A completely reworked and striking front end gives the KTM 890 ADVENTURE true READY TO RACE looks. In addition, the structure below the fairing makes use of 2 forged aluminum brackets that provide maximum stiffness to the front mask, windshield, and instrument tower. This, along with using in-mold graphics for durability and a low front fender designed to keep unwanted water and mud spray to a minimum, makes the KTM 890 ADVENTURE ready for any adventure.

CTG

For 2023, the KTM 890 ADVENTURE charges off the beaten track with an option of either orange or black color combinations. The graphics are produced with in-mold technology to ensure graphics stay looking showroom fresh after every adventure.

Aerodynamics

Despite its shorter windshield, the aerodynamics of the KTM 890 ADVENTURE R serve a dual function. On the one hand, the lower profile allows the rider to move around the bike freely when standing on the pegs – and offers an unobstructed view ahead. On the other, and together with the reworked bodywork, it provides optimized protection from windblast while barrelling down the highway to the next trail.

Upgraded TFT Display

A new state-of-the-art full 5″ TFT display keeps you informed with everything you need to know about the machine below you. Featuring improved functionality, each function is illustrated by an infographic of the motorcycle to directly show the user the relevant field of adjustment. An optically bonded mineral glass display ensures optimum scratch and glare resistance. Additionally, an optional Connectivity Unit allows the connection between the KTMconnect app and the TFT via Bluetooth for Turn-by-Turn+ navigation, music, incoming calls.

Ergonomics

With tank spoilers and rear side panels slightly wider than the seat, hitting the long road to nowhere is easier thanks to improved rider movement. This also helps with reduced wear and tear on the seat, while the slim shape of the fuel tank is optimized for precise handling and control when standing on the pegs.

Technology

The 2023 KTM 890 ADVENTURE brings unmatched technology to the trail. Boasting an arsenal of rider aids, ride modes, ABS and traction control features – as well as smartphone connectivity – it rules the mid-weight adventure bike roost. The riding experience can be further enhanced with optional additions like Quickshifter+ and Cruise Control, with the introduction of a Demo Mode, that allows you to test the tech on the first 1,500 km.

ENGINEERED TO RIDE

Frame

The overall geometry of the KTM 890 ADVENTURE was developed for light handling, and comfort on long-distance exploration missions – with unchallenged offroad capability. Strength was a big consideration in the design, so a tubular Chromoly steel frame is used with the engine acting as a stressed member to reduce weight and overall size. An all-new engine protector also adds a little more piece of mind when out of the trail. All design and engineering innovations are focused on being compact and light.

Subframe

Featuring a lightweight and solid construction, the subframe is fully-loaded for adventure. The motorcycle beneath you needs to be built to last. The steel trellis subframe was developed to be compact, lightweight, and also strong enough to carry a full load of luggage as well as a passenger on even the longest, cross-continental journeys.

Stability

The 2023 KTM 890 ADVENTURE is rock solid at any speed, thanks to a high-end steering damper. Engineered to provide unflappable composure at all times, the steering damper works to keep the front end stable when flicking through tight turns, or hauling over corrugated surfaces.

 

 

2023 KTM 890 Adventure – Totalmotorcycle.com International Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $13949 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $15299 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £11999 (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

ENGINE
TRANSMISSION 6-speed
COOLING Liquid cooled with water/oil heat exchanger
POWER IN KW 77 kW
STARTER Electric starter
STROKE 68.8 mm
BORE 90.7 mm
CLUTCH PASC™ antihopping clutch, mechanically operated
DISPLACEMENT 889 cm³
EMS Bosch EMS with RBW
DESIGN 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, parallel twin
LUBRICATION Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps
CHASSIS
FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER 320 mm
REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER 260 mm
CHAIN 520 X-Ring
FRAME DESIGN Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel frame using the engine as stressed element, powder coated
FRONT SUSPENSION WP APEX 43
REAR SUSPENSION WP APEX – Monoshock
STEERING HEAD ANGLE 64.1 °

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