India Bike Week: KTM 790 Adventure unveiled
Bajaj-owned KTM has showcased its flagship adventure tourer, the 790 Adventure, in India. The new motorcycle, which is based on KTM 790 Duke, comes with several design and mechanical tweaks, which make it suitable for off-roading. It is likely to hit the Indian roads sometime in the second half of 2020. Here's all about it.
KTM 790 Adventure sports a semi-faired design with an aggressive look featuring angular fuel tank extensions, up-swept exhaust, and hexagonal headlight. It comes with several off-road friendly elements such as a tall windshield, raised seat height, and spoked wheels, making it ideal for rough terrains. Besides that, the motorcycle gets a fully-digital instrument console and an all-LED setup for lighting.
The KTM 790 Adventure shares the same 799cc liquid-cooled engine we saw on its cousin, the 790 Duke. However, the engine comes in a different state of tune and produces marginally lesser power. The unit, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, churns out 94bhp of power at 8,250rpm and 88Nm of peak torque at 6,600 rpm.
The KTM 790 Adventure comes equipped with disc brakes on both the wheels along with dual-channel ABS and traction control for improved road handling. It houses WP upside-down telescopic forks on the front and a pre-loaded adjustable monoshock unit on the rear. Furthermore, the motorcycle offers four riding modes: Street, Off-Road, Rain, and Rally.
The company has not yet revealed the pricing of the 790 Adventure. However, reports suggest that the upcoming motorcycle would be positioned above the 790 Duke and is likely to cost somewhere around Rs. 10-11 lakh.