KTM has released a limited edition Rally version of their 790 Adventure R – looks to be a bit of a racer...

Wednesday 19th June 2019

KTM has just released a new, third, variant on their 790 Adventure model, the 790 Adventure R Rally. While they say it’s positioned as the most travel capable rally bike well yes, it’s a lot more travel capable than say a 450 RR, but the focus on this bike clearly is the rally (ie race) capability. Crossing continents, at speed, with race numbers… It’s a limited edition model, just 500 being made.


So it’s a 790 Adventure R with upgrades. And here are the upgrades:

WP Xplor Pro 7548 cone valve forks – yeah, pro-race quality kit.

WP Xplor Pro 6756 shock – again pro-race kit.

The combination of the forks and shock give the Rally an additional 30mm of suspension travel over the standard Adventure R, so that’s now 270mm of travel front and rear. This also lifts the ground clearance and raises the seat height to 910mm.

More unique parts:

Akrapovic exhaust

Carbon fibre tank protectors

Quickshifter + as standard

Clear screen and winglets

Narrower rims for competition spec rally/desert tyres

Straight enduro-style seat

Rally footrests

And finally, of course, a unique colour scheme and graphics.


Hubert Trunkenpolz (CMO KTM AG) said“Quite simply, we’ve built the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY because we can! At KTM we continually try to push ourselves and the development of our products – this is the READY TO RACE way. We have the equipment at our disposal and we know how to make a truly special bike for our hardcore customers. With its Pro Components range, WP offers suspension close to the same level used by the Dakar-winning Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Rally team on the KTM 450 RALLY. The new KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY is exactly as it says: A rally bike ready for any adventure.” 


No word on price as yet. As the 790 Adventure R retails in the UK at £11,999 and you can see at least £3000 of upgrades there, could it be a £15k bike? One for the dedicated rally enthusiast for sure.

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