KTM 790 Adventure R prototype unveiled at 2017 EICMA show

Nov 08, 2017 - 3:30pm IST | ,  ,   | Praveen M

KTM AG has unveiled the all-new KTM 790 Adventure R prototype at the 2017 EICMA show held in Milan, Italy.

KTM 790 Adventure R Prototype left side at 2017 EICMA

The Austrian manufacturer calls the KTM 790 Adventure R prototype as a lightweight, compact midrange travel Enduro with outstanding cross-country ability. The LED headlamp is sleek, and comes with an integrated flyscreen. It is similar to the headlamp design of the 1290 Super Adventure. The handlebars get knuckle guards, and the high digital dashboard tower is reminiscent of the Dakar bikes.

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The fuel tank cowls extent all the way to the engine, and doubles up as a protective cladding as well. KTM says the chassis is lightweight and extremely rugged. Nestling inside the chassis is the same LC8c engine that does duty in the KTM 790 Duke. In the Duke, the 799cc parallel twin motor pushes out 105 PS of power at 9,000 rpm; and 86 Nm of torque at 8,000rpm. Expect the engine to have more bottom end grunt in this motorcycle. The powerplant mates with a 6-speed gearbox. Commenting on the unveil, KTM CSO Mr. Hubert Trunkenpolz said:

We aimed to design the most performance-focused mid-weight travel enduro of its class, with the dynamism of much bigger engine machines, by giving it a leading power-to-weight ratio. The KTM 790 ADVENTURE R prototype is built from a pure offroad obsession. KTM is the market leader in the dirt; our heritage in this field is something no other motorcycle brand can easily copy and this is another exciting indication of the future.

KTM 790 Adventure R Prototype studio shot front right quarter

The KTM 790 Adventure R prototype rides on WP upside down front fork, and a WP rear monoshock. The spoke wheels are shod with Continental knobby tyres; and brakes include dual petal discs with radial callipers at the front and a single disc at the rear. KTM says the production version of the prototype would come with the very best electronic rider assistance package. Expect KTM to launch the production version at the 2018 EICMA show.

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