Developed from KTM's offroad race DNA, the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R is a serious travel capable offroad motorcycle equipped for the most extreme escapes. With the hardcore adventurer in mind, it balances the power of a twin, with the lightness and agility of a single-cylinder offroad bike, to open up new riding possibilities. It offers an impressive fuel range without compromising agility, feeding a powerful yet compact, smooth and reliable engine. Access more extreme and distant offroad terrain thanks to easy-to-use rider aids and practical ergonomics.
Engine & Exhaust
Each adventure is a true test of man and machine. With a proven track record in the Dakar Rally, the toughest adventure of them all, KTM has gained the know-how to produce reliable powerplants that deliver top performance across a wide range of terrain. Whether you intend on pushing further, harder or more often, the compact and lightweight engines powering the KTM ADVENTURE range are built to take you to new extremes, and beyond.
The LC8c is the most compact performance engine on the market. Pumping out 95 hp (70 kW), combined with modern electronics and a 6-speed sequential gearbox, and with an estimated 450 km fuel range, it is the perfect combination for extreme offroad exploration. On transport stages a smooth ride is assured thanks to two balancer shafts, which keep vibration to a minimum, and, with long service intervals of 15,000 km, you can ride for days on end without a worry.The LC8c is the most compact performance engine on the market. Pumping out 95 hp (70 kW), combined with modern electronics and a 6-speed sequential gearbox, and with an estimated 450 km fuel range, it is the perfect combination for extreme offroad exploration. On transport stages a smooth ride is assured thanks to two balancer shafts, which keep vibration to a minimum, and, with long service intervals of 15,000 km, you can ride for days on end without a worry.
The 8 valve DOHC cylinder head contains twin chain-driven camshafts and two spark plugs (one per cylinder). The camshafts are assembled, making them lighter than forged camshafts, while the cam profile has been developed to create an especially torquey engine. The steel valves are opened by DLC-coated finger followers, and a hydraulic chain tensioner tensions the camchain.
Forged pistons with three piston rings connected by a plain conrod bearing, combine with a DLC coated piston pin for reduced piston weight and less reciprocating mass. This results in a faster revving engine and allows for a lighter crankshaft, with reduced rotating masses and improved handling.
KTM’s ride-by-wire system electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider into optimum throttle valve positions for the specific riding situation.
A stainless-steel exhaust system utilizes a mid-exhaust sound damper to centralize mass, which allows for a relatively small muffler, thereby maximizing the exhaust system's ground clearance. The sound - ready for adventure!
The new KTM 790 ADVENTURE R features easy air filter accessibility for cleaning and servicing, even if you're out in the most remote location while on a ride. The airbox is located under the seat with the intake at the rear of the bike. This means that in addition to easy air filter access, the seat and tank could be kept low and the bike could be made narrower where it counts: in the leg area. It has also allowed better positioning of the electronics to keep mass centralized. For longer rides, or visits to dustier areas or deep sand dunes, there's an offroad specific heavy-duty filter for more extreme exploration.
2-cylinder, 4-stroke, parallel twin
Bore X Stroke
88 mm x 65.7 mm
Max Power Output
Tyre Size Front
Tyre Size Rear
320 mm 2x radially mounted 4 piston caliper
260 mm 2 piston floating caliper
790 Adventure R
Offer Ends Offer Ends 30/09/2021
KTM Powerdeals 2021
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Get hard on the throttle and easier on the wallet, with up to £2,400 savings on selected KTM street models.
Roads and riding possibilities are open and reachable once more, and KTM want to arm you with the best means to really savor your motorcycling experiences. The shiny new machinery on display in KTM authorized dealers are now more attainable than ever thanks to these KTM Power Deals.
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KTM Power Deals are available for the following models:
2020 KTM 125 Duke - £3,799 - save £500 2020 KTM 390 Duke - £4,299 - save £500 2020 KTM 790 Duke - £7,499 - save £1,500 2020 KTM 690 SMC R - £8,299 - save £1,500 2020 KTM 690 Enduro R - £8,299 - save £1,500 2020 KTM 790 Adventure - £9,799 - save £1,500 2020 KTM 790 Adventure R - £10,999 - save £1,600 2020 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S - £13,199 - save £2,400 2020 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R - £13,399 - save £2,400
Hard on the throttle - Easy on the wallet! Save now up to £2,400 on selected KTM street motorcycles. *
* This offer is only available at participating KTM Dealers until 31/07/2021 – or while stocks last. Book a test ride online or find your local dealer here. Please contact them ahead of any visit to understand their current opening policies and availability of models.