MY23: KTM 890 Adventure R

Submitted by Jo on Mon, 09/26/2022 - 21:11
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The R version of the Adventure family is clearly aiming for the sand riders and with influences from the 450 RALLY, the Austrians will go one step further for MY 2023 in that direction.

The innovations are aimed at allowing riders to blast through sand and mud even more comfortably.

The influence of the KTM 450 RALLY is mainly reflected in the redesigned body with fuel tank, new hoods and trim that improves aerodynamics and ergonomics, protects the bike from the elements and improves the bike's agility.


In addition to those changes in the body, there are also digital adjustments.

For example, a next-generation ABS control unit has been fitted for even safer braking in all conditions, while integration into the driving modes is also smoother.

The new five-inch TFT with USB-C connection should also simplify scrolling between driving modes and other settings.

The electronics even offer the possibility to activate a Demo mode, which allows you to try out all possible specifications for the first 1500 kilometers and to map out your own preference.

Novelties at a glance:

  • New windshield for improved airflow

  • New engine protection

  • Revised body and hoods inspired by KTM 450 RALLY

  • Improved five-inch TFT display with USB connection and new icons

  • Suspension with improved tuning to reduce fatigue on long routes

  • Optimized ABS components with new modulator (9.3 MP)

  • OFFROAD ABS coupled to OFFROAD MODE and (optional) RALLY MODE

  • Advanced system for turn-by-turn navigation

  • Has the DEMO MODE function

  • Handlebar switch with button for hazard lights