The updated KTM 890 ADVENTURE R proves that the destination comes second. With its unmatched ability to dispatch everything from highways to rocky gravel switchbacks, to single goat tracks, the KTM 890 ADVENTURE R boasts serious travel capabilities. Thanks to its incredibly responsive powerplant, pin-sharp offroad handling, and all-day comfort, its all about the journey.
Behind The Bars
RALLY INSPIRED - BODYWORK: Inspired by the Dakar-winning KTM 450 RALLY, a completely reworked and striking front end gives the KTM 890 ADVENTURE R 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 high front fender to keep the front wheel rotating freely in heavy dirt, makes the KTM 890 ADVENTURE R ready for any adventure.
UNDENIABLY 'R' - CTG: For 2023, the KTM 890 ADVENTURE R flies its undeniable KTM R and READY TO RACE colors with all-new white, orange, and blue graphics. The graphics are produced with in-mold technology instead of stickers raising the level of finish and durability.
PLAIN SAILING - 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 barreling down the highway to the next trail.
COMMAND CONTROL - 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, and quick access to KTM roadside assistance.
FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT - ERGONOMICS: With tank spoilers and rear side panels slightly wider than the seat, hardcore offroad riding 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.
TECH FEST - TECHNOLOGY: The KTM 890 ADVENTURE R 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 1500kms.
In The Rough
DOMINATE THE DIRT - OFFROAD ABS: For the KTM 890 ADVENTURE R, 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.
READY TO SHRED - TIRES: The KTM 890 ADVENTURE R is fitted with Continental TKC 80 rubber, specifically optimized for riders looking for durability, handling, and mileage on road, but with the added benefit of being able to conquer difficult offroad tracks and trails with ease.
TUNED TO TRAVEL - REWORKED SUSPENSION: Reworked fork and shock settings mean the KTM 890 ADVENTURE R provides improved riding comfort, combined with excellent overall suspension performance. This, on top of already boasting the absolute best suspension currently offered on any adventure bike, means riders can tackle the harshest terrain with complete confidence. Oh, and did we mention both fork and shock are easily adjustable too?
KEEPING YOU MOVING - RIDER AIDS: No, the KTM 890 ADVENTURE R hasn't gone soft. On the contrary, KTM rider aids are developed to enhance the overall rider experience by providing more control in different riding scenarios. More so, ABS, MTC, and RIDE MODES allow you to get the most out of your machine when barreling down the tarmac on your way to the rough stuff.
UNMATCHED TRACTION - MTC (MOTORCYCLE TRACTION CONTROL): Making use of the latest generation of KTM MTC, on-road 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.
FULL CONFIDENCE IN THE CORNERS - 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.
On The Charge
ROCK SOLID - STABILITY: The KTM 890 ADVENTURE R 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.
ENGINEERED TO RIDE - FRAME: The overall geometry of the KTM 890 ADVENTURE R 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. All design and engineering innovations are focused on being compact and light.
FULLY-LOADED - 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 under the hardest conditions while extreme adventure riding.