The prices for Spain and the UK market of KTM’s latest adventure tourer motorcycles, the 790 Adventure and the 790 Adventure R were revealed via the Facebook page Adventure Attack. According to the social media page, the 790 Adventure will be available for €12,399 (INR 10.11 lakh) or £11,099 (INR 10.09 lakh) while the R badge model will be available at a premium and will retail for €13,299 (INR 10.84 lakh) or £11,999 (INR 10.90 lakh).
In comparison, the prices for the Triumph Tiger 800 start from £9,200 for the Tiger 800 XR variant to £12,700 (INR 11.54 lakh) for the range-topping Tiger 800 XCa. The 790 Adventure R, which is the fully loaded variant of KTM’s new middleweight adventure range, retails for £700 lower than the Tiger XCa.
The production-ready KTM 790 Adventure duo made their debut at the 2018 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan and the motorcycles are expected to reach the Indian market. However, KTM has remained tight-lipped about any plans for the India launch of the 790 Adventure.
The 790 Adventure range is developed in close collaboration with the KTM Factory Racing team alongside the KTM 450 Rally bike. Both motorcycles use the same 799cc, LC8c, parallel-twin engine that is also seen on the 790 Duke. The engine on the Adventure spec models is tuned to deliver 95 bhp of maximum power and comes mated to a six-speed transmission with slipper clutch. Stopping power comes from twin rotors up front with radially mounted 4-piston KTM callipers and a single disc at the rear with 2-piston callipers.
The comprehensive electronic package includes ride-by-wire throttle, multi-level traction control system, selectable riding modes, quick shifter and switchable ABS with Enduro mode. Both versions feature fully adjustable long-travel front suspension from WP along with compression and rebound damping-adjustable WP PDS mono-shock at the rear.
A unique feature on the KTM 790 Adventure is the placement of the fuel tank that sits on either side of the engine. The design is aimed for improved mass centralisation, higher ground clearance and lower seat height. Other off-road spec components on the motorcycle are the 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wire-spoke wheels that are wrapped in dual-purpose tyres.
KTM will aim to bring the 790 Adventure and the 790 Adventure R to the Indian market via the CKD route to keep the prices competitive.
Note that the converted prices in INR are for representation purpose only