- The middle-weight adventure tourer will be powered by the same parallel twin-cylinder motor
- The 790 Adventure R Rally is restricted to only 500 units
- The motorcycle is equipped with a comprehensive electronics kit
KTM officially unveiled the limited edition 790 Adventure R Rally middle-weight adventure tourer. KTM will only manufacture 500 units of the adventure tourer. The rally edition of the motorcycle is based on KTM 790 Adventure R and sports a few styling tweaks and all-new rally inspired livery. The motorcycle is powered by the same parallel twin-cylinder motor.
Mechanically, the KTM 790 Adventure R Rally is powered by the same 790 Adventure R motor which is a parallel twin-cylinder, 799 cc, LC8c unit. The liquid-cooled motor is capable of churning out 95 bhp of peak power and 88 Nm of peak torque. The motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The suspension duties on the rally edition of middle-weight adventure tourer are carried by a WP XPLOR 48 mm at the front and WP Apex PDS monoshock at the rear.
The KTM 790 Adventure R Rally is equipped with a comprehensive electronics kit which includes - ride-by-wire, traction control, switchable ABS with necessary rally mode and riding modes to keep the rider engaged. Cruise Control and quickshifter are also available as accessories. Speaking of the styling, the 790 Adventure R Rally sports a flat single-piece seat, rally-inspired round side-view mirrors, special livery on the body panels with white, blue and orange graphics and other decals.
The flat seat has got a new seat colour - orange in the centre. For the update, KTM was expected to launch the 790 Adventure and 790 Duke in the Indian market by end of this year. But, as reported earlier the Austrian brand has postponed the 790 Duke launch to next year and it seems like the launch of 790 Adventure will also get further postponed. Being restricted to just 500 units, the 790 Adventure R Rally won't make it to the Indian shores. Once launched, the 790 Adventure will lock horns with Triumph Tiger 800 XC and BMW F 850 GS and 850 GS Adventure.