Hello KTM 790 Adventure R!!

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Hello KTM 790 Adventure R!!

Post by scutty » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:52 pm

This is looking exciting - launch tomorrow:


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Re: Hello KTM 790 Adventure R!!

Post by Nigel » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:55 pm

:D

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Re: Hello KTM 790 Adventure R!!

Post by videoman » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:00 pm

Thought you'd built one then like your CRF500 :(

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Re: Hello KTM 790 Adventure R!!

Post by Alun » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:15 pm

News from the Italian show on the new 790

https://www.adventurebikerider.com/ktm- ... prototype/

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Re: Hello KTM 790 Adventure R!!

Post by catcitrus » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:44 pm

Rally Raid BMW G 310 GS Concept.jpg
Rally Raid BMW G 310 GS Concept.jpg (93.36 KiB) Viewed 1182 times
Apparently not available until some time next year(KTM that is)--and no idea of price (my local KTM dealer)--can't help feeling that it will simply take sales from the bigger V twins--but maybe that's the idea. They are very late to the party with this--so its got to be good. I also think that they are really missing the boat with no lightweight adventure bike yet-its still too big and too powerful (and probably too expensive) for genuine offroad --unless you are 6ft and can can ride like Knighter-although there are rumours that the 390 engine and base frame will be used. BMW's 310 GS at just over 5k seems a good deal--and with Rally Raid changing the wheel size they should end up with the perfect environmentally friendly adventure bike for the 21st century.

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Re: Hello KTM 790 Adventure R!!

Post by AlanQ » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:36 pm

I think it looks great, not in production until 2019 though...


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Re: Hello KTM 790 Adventure R!!

Post by bowber » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:23 pm

2019, FFS what's the point in "unveiling" a prototype a year before they mean to sell the production bike!

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Re: Hello KTM 790 Adventure R!!

Post by captinktm » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:21 am

Why have they gone to a parallel twin? This will just a big disappointment the same as the AT. It will also be 200kg or even more. So once again they have missed the mark. The other funny thing is the way KTM stated there power stat's one in imperial and the other in metric? Obvious why. Look at the sub frame that's going to take luggage and a crash .........not! Help me out here is there a parallel twin on the market that actually blows your skirt up, maybe the high torque Triumphs, but then they lack top end. KTM stop trying to re invent the wheel, the 690 engine would have been perfect for this concept. But they have here is a bike that will be heavier and slower than a 15 year old model of there own!!

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Re: Hello KTM 790 Adventure R!!

Post by gbags » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:30 am

catcitrus wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:44 pm
Rally Raid BMW G 310 GS Concept.jpg
....BMW's 310 GS at just over 5k seems a good deal--and with Rally Raid changing the wheel size they should end up with the perfect environmentally friendly adventure bike for the 21st century.
Can you explain the connection between wheel size and it being environmentally friendly? I’ve not heard of this before.

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Re: Hello KTM 790 Adventure R!!

Post by qcnr » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:55 am

Wheel size= adventure bike
310ccm= environmantally friendly

I think :D

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