KTM have revealed the 2023 790 and 890 Adventure motorcycles, they use the same bodywork except for the badging and a few graphics on the fairing.
The 790 Duke uses the twin-cylinder LC8 motor that pushes 95 hp and 88 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. The company claims a 20 per cent increase in rotating mass, courtesy of the alteration that has not disturbed the agility of the motorcycle. A new exhaust system with 2023 catalytic converter and pre-muffler has made its way to the bike. The company also claims a higher state of ignition and better capacity for low-octane fuel with the new onboard knock-control sensors. The 890 Adventure gets its power from the same LC8 engine that makes a good 105 hp and 100 Nm of torque.
The 890 Adventure gets a seat height of 825 mm with a lowering kit that slices 25 mm away. It comes with a reinforced fairing section for large GPS devices. The company has also added wider panels on the tank and side panels to give protection against unwanted bumps or scrapes. Suspension duties are handled by fully-adjustable WP Suspension at both ends. It also gets ride modes – Street, Off-road, Rain and Rally mode. There is a demo setting that presents a gamut of rider aids for 1,500 km before the customer can make a decision of purchasing and keeping the features.
The 790 Adventure gets a slipper-clutch and a six-axis IMU that supports lean-sensitive ABS and traction control. There are three ride modes on offer – Rain, Off-Road and Street. Both bikes get a 20-litre tank and suspension for the 790 Adventure is managed by 43-mm WP APEX Suspension fork at 200-mm travel and the seat height is 840 mm. The five-inch TFT display has made its way on both bikes that controls all riding aids and can be tethered to the smartphone as well.
The company has decided to shift the production of the 790 Adventure to its base in China, the bike will be produced by CF Moto. This indicates that the 790 Adventure is likely to make its way to our shores after due consideration.
Story: Sumesh Soman
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