2020 KTM 790 Adventure R Rally First Look
The KTM 790 Adventure was easily the most anticipated motorcycle unveiled at EICMA last year. The brutish Austrian middleweight adventure bike was touted as the most capable bike in the segment after videos of Cody Quinn and Chris Birch beat the hell out of the prototype before the EICMA unveil.
Once we got our hands on it, the 790 Adventure R performed exceptionally well and is beyond capable of absorbing the everyday abuses inflicted upon it by amateur and professional riders. But KTM knows the platform is truly capable of more, introducing the KTM 790 Adventure R RALLY.
The KTM 790 Adventure R RALLY most substantial upgraded over the Adventure R comes in a beefed up WP XPLOR PRO suspension package. Up front the RALLY features a WP XPLOR PRO 7548 fork features a cone valve which allows unlimited opening, so harshness of the suspension is reduced, while the closed cartridge construction ensures reduced friction, consistent performance over longer periods and improved responsiveness. On the rear, a WP XPLOR PRO 6746 shock absorber uses KTM’s progressive damping system (PDS) which allows progressive damping without using a linkage for reduced weight and maintenance. By utilizing low-friction components, this shock absorber offers aggressive riders a high level of damping performance and 30mm more travel than the Adventure R.
Other features found on the 790 Adventure Rally include a new rally-inspired color scheme, some carbon bits, Akrapovic Slip-on titanium exhaust can, high-strength DID DIRT STAR rims, slim and high rally saddle, and wide rally footpegs.
The 790 Adventure R RALLY will be limited to 500 units worldwide and come with a hefty price tag of $19,499. See below for a full spec sheet.