Retaining the same steel trellis chassis, and the very potent and compact 95hp LC8c parallel twin engine, the major points of difference include new WP suspension with more travel, translating to
The rear of the bike features a new WP XPLOR PRO 6746 shock absorber, developed from KTM’s amassed experience in rally competition. Modern, low-friction components allow for a significant increase in damping performance, reducing the riders physical strain. The rear shock employs a Progressive Damping System (PDS) and has “completely – and easily – adjustable damping
Along with the new suspension parts, the KTM 790 Adventure R Rally
The special edition model also features a high, straight racing style seat to improve racing ergonomics, as well as Rally footrests for comfort and grip when standing for long days. A clear windscreen and extra winglets finish off the package. Seat height is a very tall 910mm, courtesy of the Pro suspension that features an extra 30mm of travel front and rear to help riders clear even the most awkward of obstacles.
KTM have indicated that only 500 bikes will be made worldwide, and Hubert Trunkenpolz (CMO KTM AG) says “Quite simply, we’ve built the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY because we can! At KTM we continually try to push ourselves and the development of our products – this is the READY TO RACE way. We have the equipment at our disposal and we know how to make a truly special bike for our hardcore customers. With its Pro Components range, WP offers suspension close to the same level used by the Dakar-winning Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Rally team on the KTM 450 RALLY. The new KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY is exactly as it says: A rally bike ready for any adventure.”
Further details on pricing, availability, and the ordering process for purchasing one of the very limited
Photos: KTM Press Service