What could be a clearer sign that KTM is focusing more of its efforts on the Asian market than the recent introduction of two new middleweight adventure two-wheelers that perfectly suit the tastes of riders in this region?
At the 2018 EICMA Motorcycle Show, the Austrian bike manufacturer pulled the covers off the rugged-looking 790 Adventure and 790 Adventure R. The new models drew much attention from enduro fans who had traveled to Italy for the exhibit.
Middleweight bikes like the 790 Adventure series are fast becoming popular in many Asian countries. Not only are they lighter and more maneuverable in traffic
Both powered by a 799cc LC8 parallel-twin engine that generates 93.7hp and 83Nm of torque, the new models will likely entice Pinoy riders who are not only seeking off-road trails on
The bike’s fascia—particularly the split LED headlamps—is reminiscent of the 790 Duke’s front end. Being an adventure bike, though, it has a higher ground clearance than the Duke. Claimed mileage on a full tank is around 450km, making it perfect for long-distance rides on varied road conditions. The 790 Adventure has a split-seat, while the 790 Adventure R pampers the rider with a long and slim single seat.
We can’t wait to see these two middleweights slug it out with the Yamaha Tracer 900, the Suzuki V-Strom 650, the Kawasaki Versys 650, and the Honda 500X in the exciting arena of travel enduro motorbikes. And let’s not forget the Royal Enfield Himalayan, which is fast catching up in this tight segment.
According to reports, the newly unveiled KTMs at EICMA