2019 KTM 790 Adventure Spy Photos

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By Dennis Chung come and gone, we’re hyped about all the new 2018 models we get to test, but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to start looking ahead to 2019 models. Case in point: while we eagerly await the press launch of the new 790 Duke, we are also excited about the upcoming KTM 790 Adventure.

Previously Spied: KTM 790 Adventure Prototype

We’ve already seen spy photos of a pre-production model and at EICMA, KTM showed off a prototype of the 790 Adventure R. We now have new spy photos of the 790 Adventure undergoing testing both on paved roads and in the dirt.

This is the 790 Adventure R prototype that KTM presented at EICMA. The three test bikes look fairly similar, but with some variations plus a rough-looking exhaust and components required for street homologation such as mirrors, lighting and license plate holders.

This is the 790 Adventure R prototype that KTM presented at EICMA. The three test bikes look fairly similar, but with some variations plus a rough-looking exhaust and components required for street homologation such as mirrors, lighting and license plate holders.

The spy photos actually show three potential versions, one with a motocross-style fender mounted to the lower triple clamp like the prototype, a second with a tire-hugging front fender and a third with no front fender but saddlebags and a top case and marked with the letter “S.”

All three versions share the same LC8c 799cc Parallel-Twin engine that powers the new 790 Duke. For the Duke, KTM claims an output of 103 hp at 9000 rpm and 63 lb-ft at 6500 rpm, though we expect a different tuning for the Adventure models. Like the prototype, the test models have a lot of bodywork for an adventure bike, particularly around the engine. The lower part in particular looks rather …read more

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