Prototype KTM 890 Adventure S

Submitted by Jo on Wed, 02/09/2022 - 21:14

In 2019 KTM launched the new 790 Adventure which evolved in 2021 into the 890 Adventure at the same time making it Euro5 compliant.
The bike remained essentially unchanged, but received an increase in displacement for its LC8c engine which rose to 889 cc and from 95 to 105 horsepower.

The prototypes photographed in road tests show revised aesthetics in the front.
There is no longer a separation between the headlight, upper fairing unit and the tank, with the fairing integral with the frame which now joins the sides of the tank with the traditional aerodynamic panels which also perform the function of deflectors for the radiator. cooling down.
Furthermore, the plexiglas surrounding the well-known split headlight now have a greater extension in width and height.
A high fender was then added instead of the one flush with the front wheel. In short, it seems that superior aerodynamic wind protection and a more conventional style have been sought .

The tank retains its conformation extended downwards to lower the weights and there is also a new and more extensive under-engine protection in aluminum alloy and in plastic material.
Two versions have been spotted with a pair of spoked wheels, 21 inch in the front and 18 inch rear , distinguishable by the windshield glass of different heights.
The chassis part uses WP suspensions, die-cast aluminum alloy swingarm and braking system very similar to those of the current 890 Adventure.

The novelty, however, is an unprecedented version with both 17-inch spoke wheels which would open up to a purely road crossover version and which is currently lacking in the KTM range.
Good news for many fans, we believe. Given the level of definition, the two-year update deadline could be the right one.