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2020 KTM 790 Adventure
2020 KTM 790 Adventure

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
KTM
KTM
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
790 Adventure
790 Adventure
Model Code
F9675T1
F9675T1
Color
Orange
Orange

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - 320 mm discs diameter

Rear - 260 mm disc diameter

ABS - Bosch 9.1 MP (incl. Cornering-ABS and offroad mode, disengageable)

Front - 320 mm discs diameter

Rear - 260 mm disc diameter

ABS - Bosch 9.1 MP (incl. Cornering-ABS and offroad mode, disengageable)

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed
6-speed
Final Drive
Chain - X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4 in.
Chain - X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4 in.

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, parallel twin
4-stroke, parallel twin
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Cylinders
2
2
Horsepower
95 hp (70 kW)
95 hp (70 kW)
Displacement
799 cc
799 cc
Bore x Stroke
88 x 65.7 mm
88 x 65.7 mm
Clutch
PASC™ antihopping clutch, mechanically operated
PASC™ antihopping clutch, mechanically operated
Fuel System
Bosch EMS with RBW
Bosch EMS with RBW
Starting
Electric
Electric
Lubrication
Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps

Operational

Frame
Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel frame using the engine as stressed element, powder coated
Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel frame using the engine as stressed element, powder coated
Front Suspension
WP upside-down Ø 43 mm
WP upside-down Ø 43 mm
Rear Suspension
WP monoshock
WP monoshock
Rake
64.1 °
64.1 °

Features

Bodywork & Graphics

  • BODYWORK & GRAPHICS: The bodywork on the KTM 790 ADVENTURE has been kept to a minimum. The robust plastics have been manufactured in color to retain their appearance in case of scratching. The tank spoilers and rear side panels are slightly wider than the seat for improved control and to reduce wear and tear on the seat. The LED headlight mask is reduced, taking design cues from KTM's RALLY bikes to create a slim, lightweight front end. The KTM 790 ADVENTURE is available in two color options: orange and white.
  • TFT DISPLAY: Reading valuable information like trip meter, fuel range, ABS settings and ride modes on the fly is made easier with the 5-inch, full-color, state-of-the-art TFT display. The rider can select which information and where he would like to have it displayed on the screen. The display's configuration is variable and automatically adapts to variations in environmental light. The rev counter blinks to indicate when to shift.
  • LED LIGHTS: LED lights are used on the KTM 790 ADVENTURE as the main headlight and taillight. LED lights offer great illumination and visibility. They are compact, so they help reduce the overall volume of the motorcycle.

Chassis

  • CHASSIS: The KTM 790 ADVENTURE is a versatile motorcycle that's ready to explore further in any conditions. It's well balanced and purposeful, with sporty handling on the road, and inspires confidence offroad. The advanced tubular CroMo steel frame and lightweight steel trellis subframe are engineered to be compact but durable, and to handle a full load on longer rides. A steering damper aids stability, while the heavy-duty spoked 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels are specifically developed for offroad riding performance.
  • FRAME: The overall geometry of the KTM 790 ADVENTURE was developed for light, sporty handling on the street, comfortable for longer distances and with impressive offroad capability. Strength was a big consideration in the design, so a tubular CroMo steel frame is used with the engine acting as a stressed member to reduce weight and overall size. All design and engineering innovations are focused on being compact and light.
  • SUBFRAME: When fully loaded for adventure, the bike underneath you need to be built to last. The steel trellis subframe was developed to be compact, lightweight and also strong enough to carry a passenger and luggage under the hard conditions that can be expected when adventure riding.
  • SWINGARM: The signature die-cast, open-lattice swingarm is precisely manufactured and has been optimized for stiffness and stability while still offering…

Engine & Exhaust

  • ENGINE & EXHAUST: Each adventure is a true test of rider 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.
  • ENGINE: KTM's new generation LC8c in-line twin-engine with 95 hp (70 kW), combined with modern electronics and a 6-speed sequential gearbox, ticks all the boxes for a travel-enduro motorcycle that can be ridden up to 450 km (280 miles) between fuel stops on the open road. Smooth long-distance travel is assured thanks to two balancer shafts, which keep vibration to a minimum. With long service intervals of 15,000 km, you can ride for days on end without a worry.
  • CYLINDER HEAD: 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.
  • PISTONS: 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.
  • RIDE-BY-WIRE: KTM's ride-by-wire system electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider into optimum throttle valve positions for the specific riding situation.
  • BALANCER SHAFT: When punching out those long days in the saddle, linking up offroad sections with big asphalt stages, uncomfortable engine vibrations are kept to a minimum thanks to two balancer shafts, one in front of the crankshaft and the other in the cylinder head between the two camshafts
  • CYLINDER: The nicasil-coated aluminum cylinders are an integral part of the sleeveless engine casing. The open deck cylinder construction allows for optimal cooling, improved production tolerances, and reduces the potential for cylinder warpage during production.
  • CONRODS: High quality pistons are connected to the crankshaft by forged conrods, which are carried by plain bearings.
  • CRANKSHAFT: A forged one-piece crankshaft is held firmly in place by plain bearings with a 75-degree offset. The 435-degree firing order produces a sound similar to that of the larger LC8 engine, which makes the KTM 790 ADVENTURE feel like one of its V-twin ADVENTURE brothers when cracking the throttle open.
  • OIL CIRCULATIONS: Oil circulation is based on a compact semi-dry sump system to minimize friction losses. The oil is actively pumped out of the crankcase, clutch housing and gearbox, which ensures that oil does not unnecessarily flow through the engine. The oil sump is integrated into the oil pump housing, together with two pumps (one scavenge, one pressure) and a pressure regulation valve. To cool down the oil, the engine is equipped with an oil cooler similar to the larger LC8 V-twin engines.
  • PASC CLUTCH: The PASC (Power Assist Clutch) requires minimal rider input to operate it. The slipper clutch on the LC8c is similar to that on the LC8, but more compact and therefore lighter. It prevents destabilizing rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating. It also reduces the hand force required for changing gears, allowing the clutch to be controlled with one finger - saving you energy when riding.
  • GEARBOX: The 6-speed sequential gearbox's stacked configuration reduces engine length, which enables it to be more compact. Gear shifting…

Ergonomics & Comfort

  • ERGONOMICS & COMFORT: The KTM 790 ADVENTURE's ergonomics allow it to perform as brilliantly offroad as it does on. A low-slung fuel tank lowers the centre of gravity, improves handling, and allows the rider to move around more freely. At high speeds on the open road, the KTM 790 ADVENTURE benefits from a higher screen, which offers maximum wind protection, while the twin-seat design ensures both rider and passenger are comfortable on longer trips.
  • HANDLEBAR: An aluminum-tapered handlebar allows maximum control while offering a comfortable riding position. The handlebar can be mounted in six different positions, which results in 30 mm of adjustment range allowing for a personal fit.

Software & Electronics

  • SOFTWARE & ELECTRONICS: The KTM 790 ADVENTURE provides you with all the information you need and allows you to precisely channel the performance to suit the terrain, the conditions and your riding mood. Even when you're pushing to extend your boundaries, KTM's combination of the most advanced software and electronics allows you to maximize the thrill factor out on any ride. Its racy looks and performance are matched only by the ease-of-use that modern electronics offer. All you have to do is focus on the horizon - and chase it down.
  • RIDER AIDS: Enhance the adventure Electronic rider aids provide more control, performance and enjoyment to the rider in a wider range of circumstances. Designed to enhance the ride using the latest ABS and MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) technology and different ride modes. Tailored for quick and easy adjustment of the various rider aids to suit everchanging riding conditions, these features can be selected, deselected and utilized to maximize the bike's innovative technology and equipment across a much wider range of terrain and conditions.
  • MTC (MOTORCYCLE TRACTION CONTROL): The MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) is a lean-angle sensitive traction control system that reacts immediately the instant rear wheel rotation speed becomes disproportionate to the riding situation. In mere milliseconds, MTC reduces engine output with an extremely smooth, barely perceptible intervention at the throttle valves until slippage is reduced to optimum proportions for the selected ride mode and current angle of lean. For particularly ambitious riders, the traction control can also be switched off.
  • CORNERING ABS: KTM's cornering ABS system allows riders to always use the full power of their brakes while the system adjusts brake pressure to match the lean angle of the motorcycle, for more predictable braking across a wider range of conditions and scenarios. It can be turned off for offroad conditions.
  • OFFROAD ABS: Braking demands are very different in sand, mud, gravel or rocks from the predictable grip of asphalt. By selecting "offroad ABS", the ABS function is deactivated on the rear wheel, while the front wheel ABS intervention is reduced and lean-angle sensor data is ignored to accomodate the many potential cornering, steering and control scenarios offroad where the plane of movement might vary (such as leaning into a berm, rut or sand dune). This allows riders to lock up the rear wheel, which can be used to steer into corners, a useful skill for experienced riders seeking to maximize their riding experience offroad. "Offroad ABS" reduces the prevalence of the ABS on the front wheel on looser surfaces, which better balances decent stopping power with secure braking in the dirt. These settings were developed for maximum braking power with minimal electronic intervention in all scenarios. If you're going offroad, use this mode to unlock the full dynamic riding potential of your KTM 790 ADVENTURE on the most adventurous terrain.
  • OFFROAD RIDE MODE: "Offroad ride mode" uses sophisticated sensors to adapt the power delivery for offroad use. What does this mean? Optimized levels of wheel slip to give you maximum forward drive on loose surfaces. How does it work? Peak horsepower is reduced slightly, the throttle response is smoothed out and the amount of wheel slip allowed before electronic intervention is adjusted to compensate accordingly. On loose and low-grip surfaces, some wheel slip is actually necessary for effective forward motion. This feature allows riders to break traction to a fair degree, which facilitates offroad-style rear-wheel steering. Anti-wheelie is not used in this mode, so that riders can easily loft the front wheel over obstacles. Unlike the other modes, "Offroad ride mode" is not lean-angle sensitive, meaning that traction control does not intervene when a rider uses a berm, sand dune or rut to lean into a turn when riding offroad.
  • RALLY MODE: In the more advanced "Rally mode" (which is optional on the KTM 790 ADVENTURE), the rider can adapt the character of the bike's power delivery and response more freely. "Rally mode" gives an even sportier version of the throttle response level offered in offroad ride mode. Rear wheel slip adjust can be changed in 9 levels, varying from a high intervention level of 9 (comparable to the intervention level of "Street" mode) to the other extreme of hardly any intervention at all on level 1, with 7 progressive steps of intervention in between. With these settings, the slip adjust can be very precisely matched to the condition of the surface, the skill level of the rider and the requirements of the ride. Reducing slip levels can also help in conserving tires and rider energy for longer when taking on wider-reaching or longer-lasting rides.

Bodywork & Graphics

  • BODYWORK & GRAPHICS: The bodywork on the KTM 790 ADVENTURE has been kept to a minimum. The robust plastics have been manufactured in color to retain their appearance in case of scratching. The tank spoilers and rear side panels are slightly wider than the seat for improved control and to reduce wear and tear on the seat. The LED headlight mask is reduced, taking design cues from KTM's RALLY bikes to create a slim, lightweight front end. The KTM 790 ADVENTURE is available in two color options: orange and white.
  • TFT DISPLAY: Reading valuable information like trip meter, fuel range, ABS settings and ride modes on the fly is made easier with the 5-inch, full-color, state-of-the-art TFT display. The rider can select which information and where he would like to have it displayed on the screen. The display's configuration is variable and automatically adapts to variations in environmental light. The rev counter blinks to indicate when to shift.
  • LED LIGHTS: LED lights are used on the KTM 790 ADVENTURE as the main headlight and taillight. LED lights offer great illumination and visibility. They are compact, so they help reduce the overall volume of the motorcycle.

Chassis

  • CHASSIS: The KTM 790 ADVENTURE is a versatile motorcycle that's ready to explore further in any conditions. It's well balanced and purposeful, with sporty handling on the road, and inspires confidence offroad. The advanced tubular CroMo steel frame and lightweight steel trellis subframe are engineered to be compact but durable, and to handle a full load on longer rides. A steering damper aids stability, while the heavy-duty spoked 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels are specifically developed for offroad riding performance.
  • FRAME: The overall geometry of the KTM 790 ADVENTURE was developed for light, sporty handling on the street, comfortable for longer distances and with impressive offroad capability. Strength was a big consideration in the design, so a tubular CroMo steel frame is used with the engine acting as a stressed member to reduce weight and overall size. All design and engineering innovations are focused on being compact and light.
  • SUBFRAME: When fully loaded for adventure, the bike underneath you need to be built to last. The steel trellis subframe was developed to be compact, lightweight and also strong enough to carry a passenger and luggage under the hard conditions that can be expected when adventure riding.
  • SWINGARM: The signature die-cast, open-lattice swingarm is precisely manufactured and has been optimized for stiffness and stability while still offering…

Engine & Exhaust

  • ENGINE & EXHAUST: Each adventure is a true test of rider 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.
  • ENGINE: KTM's new generation LC8c in-line twin-engine with 95 hp (70 kW), combined with modern electronics and a 6-speed sequential gearbox, ticks all the boxes for a travel-enduro motorcycle that can be ridden up to 450 km (280 miles) between fuel stops on the open road. Smooth long-distance travel is assured thanks to two balancer shafts, which keep vibration to a minimum. With long service intervals of 15,000 km, you can ride for days on end without a worry.
  • CYLINDER HEAD: 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.
  • PISTONS: 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.
  • RIDE-BY-WIRE: KTM's ride-by-wire system electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider into optimum throttle valve positions for the specific riding situation.
  • BALANCER SHAFT: When punching out those long days in the saddle, linking up offroad sections with big asphalt stages, uncomfortable engine vibrations are kept to a minimum thanks to two balancer shafts, one in front of the crankshaft and the other in the cylinder head between the two camshafts
  • CYLINDER: The nicasil-coated aluminum cylinders are an integral part of the sleeveless engine casing. The open deck cylinder construction allows for optimal cooling, improved production tolerances, and reduces the potential for cylinder warpage during production.
  • CONRODS: High quality pistons are connected to the crankshaft by forged conrods, which are carried by plain bearings.
  • CRANKSHAFT: A forged one-piece crankshaft is held firmly in place by plain bearings with a 75-degree offset. The 435-degree firing order produces a sound similar to that of the larger LC8 engine, which makes the KTM 790 ADVENTURE feel like one of its V-twin ADVENTURE brothers when cracking the throttle open.
  • OIL CIRCULATIONS: Oil circulation is based on a compact semi-dry sump system to minimize friction losses. The oil is actively pumped out of the crankcase, clutch housing and gearbox, which ensures that oil does not unnecessarily flow through the engine. The oil sump is integrated into the oil pump housing, together with two pumps (one scavenge, one pressure) and a pressure regulation valve. To cool down the oil, the engine is equipped with an oil cooler similar to the larger LC8 V-twin engines.
  • PASC CLUTCH: The PASC (Power Assist Clutch) requires minimal rider input to operate it. The slipper clutch on the LC8c is similar to that on the LC8, but more compact and therefore lighter. It prevents destabilizing rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating. It also reduces the hand force required for changing gears, allowing the clutch to be controlled with one finger - saving you energy when riding.
  • GEARBOX: The 6-speed sequential gearbox's stacked configuration reduces engine length, which enables it to be more compact. Gear shifting…

Ergonomics & Comfort

  • ERGONOMICS & COMFORT: The KTM 790 ADVENTURE's ergonomics allow it to perform as brilliantly offroad as it does on. A low-slung fuel tank lowers the centre of gravity, improves handling, and allows the rider to move around more freely. At high speeds on the open road, the KTM 790 ADVENTURE benefits from a higher screen, which offers maximum wind protection, while the twin-seat design ensures both rider and passenger are comfortable on longer trips.
  • HANDLEBAR: An aluminum-tapered handlebar allows maximum control while offering a comfortable riding position. The handlebar can be mounted in six different positions, which results in 30 mm of adjustment range allowing for a personal fit.

Software & Electronics

  • SOFTWARE & ELECTRONICS: The KTM 790 ADVENTURE provides you with all the information you need and allows you to precisely channel the performance to suit the terrain, the conditions and your riding mood. Even when you're pushing to extend your boundaries, KTM's combination of the most advanced software and electronics allows you to maximize the thrill factor out on any ride. Its racy looks and performance are matched only by the ease-of-use that modern electronics offer. All you have to do is focus on the horizon - and chase it down.
  • RIDER AIDS: Enhance the adventure Electronic rider aids provide more control, performance and enjoyment to the rider in a wider range of circumstances. Designed to enhance the ride using the latest ABS and MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) technology and different ride modes. Tailored for quick and easy adjustment of the various rider aids to suit everchanging riding conditions, these features can be selected, deselected and utilized to maximize the bike's innovative technology and equipment across a much wider range of terrain and conditions.
  • MTC (MOTORCYCLE TRACTION CONTROL): The MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) is a lean-angle sensitive traction control system that reacts immediately the instant rear wheel rotation speed becomes disproportionate to the riding situation. In mere milliseconds, MTC reduces engine output with an extremely smooth, barely perceptible intervention at the throttle valves until slippage is reduced to optimum proportions for the selected ride mode and current angle of lean. For particularly ambitious riders, the traction control can also be switched off.
  • CORNERING ABS: KTM's cornering ABS system allows riders to always use the full power of their brakes while the system adjusts brake pressure to match the lean angle of the motorcycle, for more predictable braking across a wider range of conditions and scenarios. It can be turned off for offroad conditions.
  • OFFROAD ABS: Braking demands are very different in sand, mud, gravel or rocks from the predictable grip of asphalt. By selecting "offroad ABS", the ABS function is deactivated on the rear wheel, while the front wheel ABS intervention is reduced and lean-angle sensor data is ignored to accomodate the many potential cornering, steering and control scenarios offroad where the plane of movement might vary (such as leaning into a berm, rut or sand dune). This allows riders to lock up the rear wheel, which can be used to steer into corners, a useful skill for experienced riders seeking to maximize their riding experience offroad. "Offroad ABS" reduces the prevalence of the ABS on the front wheel on looser surfaces, which better balances decent stopping power with secure braking in the dirt. These settings were developed for maximum braking power with minimal electronic intervention in all scenarios. If you're going offroad, use this mode to unlock the full dynamic riding potential of your KTM 790 ADVENTURE on the most adventurous terrain.
  • OFFROAD RIDE MODE: "Offroad ride mode" uses sophisticated sensors to adapt the power delivery for offroad use. What does this mean? Optimized levels of wheel slip to give you maximum forward drive on loose surfaces. How does it work? Peak horsepower is reduced slightly, the throttle response is smoothed out and the amount of wheel slip allowed before electronic intervention is adjusted to compensate accordingly. On loose and low-grip surfaces, some wheel slip is actually necessary for effective forward motion. This feature allows riders to break traction to a fair degree, which facilitates offroad-style rear-wheel steering. Anti-wheelie is not used in this mode, so that riders can easily loft the front wheel over obstacles. Unlike the other modes, "Offroad ride mode" is not lean-angle sensitive, meaning that traction control does not intervene when a rider uses a berm, sand dune or rut to lean into a turn when riding offroad.
  • RALLY MODE: In the more advanced "Rally mode" (which is optional on the KTM 790 ADVENTURE), the rider can adapt the character of the bike's power delivery and response more freely. "Rally mode" gives an even sportier version of the throttle response level offered in offroad ride mode. Rear wheel slip adjust can be changed in 9 levels, varying from a high intervention level of 9 (comparable to the intervention level of "Street" mode) to the other extreme of hardly any intervention at all on level 1, with 7 progressive steps of intervention in between. With these settings, the slip adjust can be very precisely matched to the condition of the surface, the skill level of the rider and the requirements of the ride. Reducing slip levels can also help in conserving tires and rider energy for longer when taking on wider-reaching or longer-lasting rides.