If the KTM 790 Adventure R wasn’t off-roady enough for you, the Austrians have just announced another trim level to the ground-breaking ADV machine, which will make it even more suited to long-distance traveling where the asphalt ends.
As such, say hello to the KTM 790 Adventure R Rally for the 2020 model year. Though restricted to just 500 units worldwide, KTM owners can still replicate much of what the “Ready to Race” brand is doing by raiding the KTM power parts bin.
This is because the KTM 790 Adventure R Rally is basically the adventure bike built with all of KTM’s best farkles. But, don’t let that notion distract you into thinking that this is just a simple parts bin pony.
KTM is building a potent machine, with the hopes of getting the imaginations stirring for those with dirt in their blood.
As such, WP XPLOR PRO suspension is the headline upgrade, with the WP XPLOR PRO 7548 forks using cone valve technology. The WP XPLOR PRO 6746 shock absorber is also a nice upgrade, and uses a progressive damping system (PDS) setup.
Because of these suspension changes, the KTM 790 Adventure R Rally boasts an extra 30mm of suspension travel fore and aft (the seat height gets raised to 910mm/35.8″). Narrower wheels are also part of the package, and they will require tubes.
Other go-fast bits include an Akrapovic exhaust, carbon fiber tank protectors, and KTM’s Quickshifter+ (up/down QS). KTM has also thrown in some special graphics for the Rally model. A flatter seat is also part of the program, along with wider “rally” footpegs.
There isn’t too much talk about pricing, ordering, delivery, and markets at this point in time. KTM simply says to wait for an announcement in the “months to come” which could mean the EICMA show in November, though we would expect more information before then.
The pictures below are not our typical A&R fare…when we can find better resolution images, you better believe we will share them with you.