KTM 790 Duke has been one of our favorite bikes of 2018. Its lightweight and new 799cc parallel-twin engine, that has got 105 horses and 85Nm of torque, makes it even more fun to ride. Considering the growing popularity of the 790 Duke and the need of a proper middle-weight ADV motorcycle, KTM came up with its pair of new ADVs- 790 Adventure and 790 Adventure R.
KTM sent out a confirmation that the 790 Adventure R is going to be a reality at the 2018 EICMA which was held in Nov last year. Since then people start anticipating its price and how would it compete against the likes. Well, KTM has just announced the prices of both the 790 Adventure and 790 Adventure R.
The 790 Adventure price starts at USD 12,499 (AED 45,910) whereas its sibling, the 790 Adventure R carries a tag of USD 13,499 (AED 49,583). Keep in mind these prices are for the US market and might vary for the Middle East region. We are looking forward to KTM bringing these two bikes to our shores very soon and reveal the prices as well. We will update this piece when the official prices for the UAE are out.
Both the new 790s are powered by the same 799cc parallel-twin engine that we’ve seen in the 790 Duke. However, there are a few changes that KTM has implemented. The engine on these bikes produces 95hp which is a bit less when compared to that of the 790 Duke. KTM might have also played around with the torque delivery; more of it should be available at a lower part of the rev band.
The new 790s would compete with the BMW F850GS and F850GSA. We can also consider the Triumph Tiger 800XC into the equation as it has a similar displacement engine and is also a very capable machine. It would be fun to watch all these motorcycles perform in an unmarked terrain.
KTM has a rich history in rallies and motocross. It uses its extensive experience to make equivalent bikes available to the general public. As a result, these products are usually phenomenal and mind-blowing. We hope that the new 790 ADV twins live up to the high expectations that we’ve got with the Orange brand. We seriously can’t wait to see the new bikes in flesh and go for a test ride.