2024 KTM 890 Adventure R Rally launched, and already sold out

The 2024 KTM 890 Adventure R Rally will be built in 700 units, all of which have been sold. Entries are also open for the Ultimate KTM Desert Experience.

2024 KTM Adventure R Rally
2024 KTM Adventure R Rally

The 2024 KTM 890 Adventure R Rally has been unveiled, alongside a new rally experience located in Morocco.

Just a few days after the launch of the KTM 450 Rally Replica production rally bike, KTM has now launched the 2024 version of its road-going tribute to the rally discipline.

2024 KTM Adventure R Rally
2024 KTM Adventure R Rally

The KTM 890 Adventure R Rally was originally launched back in 2020 and, in many ways, the 2024 edition is an evolution of that original. The engine is the same 889cc parallel twin unit, producing the same 105bhp and 74lb ft of torque as in 2020.

Similarly, the suspension is still from WP’s XPLOR line, and the exhaust from Akrapovic’s Slip-On line. There are also carbon tank guards and a race-derived rally seat.

But there are also some new features compared to three years ago. Some are a result of the standard 890 Adventure R’s evolution, and others are specific updates to the Rally edition.

2024 KTM Adventure R Rally
2024 KTM Adventure R Rally

Firstly, the suspension now features Cone Valve technology, the navigation is KTM’s Turn-By-Turn+ software, the ABS is linked to the ride modes, the footpegs are wider, and the rear master cylinder has an aluminium guard. Additionally, the connectivity kit features KTMconnect compatibility, there is a protection grill for the engine, a Supersprox Stealth rear sprocket, the fork guard offers additional protection for the front tyre, and the new Rally CTG has a two-colour fuel tank. Further, the engine is certified at the Euro5b standard.

The bike also comes with a ‘Tech Pack’ featuring Motor Slip Regulation, Cruise Control, Quickshifter+ and Rally Mode.

2024 KTM 890 Adventure R Rally highlights

  • KTM 889 cc parallel twin engine
  • WP XPLOR PRO Suspension from the WP Pro Components program
  • TURN-BY-TURN+ navigation
  • Technology including ABS linked with Ride Modes
  • Akrapovič ‘Slip-on Line’
  • Race-specific Rally seat
  • 2.15x21", 4.00x18” wheels
  • Rally footpegs with wider footprint
  • Carbon tank guards
  • Aluminium guard for rear master cylinder
  • Tech Pack with Motor Slip Regulation, Cruise Control, Quickshifter+ and Rally Mode
  • Connectivity Unit kit fully compatible with KTMconnect
  • Engine protection grill
  • Supersprox-Stealth rear sprocket
  • New fork guard with additional protection towards the tire
  • New Rally CTG with two-color fuel tank
  • Euro5b homologation

Only 700 890 Adventure R Rally units will be built by KTM. Reservations were open on 20 September on the official website with a £790 deposit, and the total cost of the bike was £20,899. The bike sold out on Friday 22 September 2023. 

2024 Ultimate KTM Desert Experience

KTM 890 Adventure R Rally
KTM 890 Adventure R Rally

Along with the announcement of the new bike, KTM has announced the Ultimate KTM Desert Experience. Set for two dates in 2024 - 3-7 March and 7-11 March - the Experience will take 34 participants, split into two groups (one group per date range), to Morocco for a “full-factory”, according to KTM, experience. This includes a bike fully prepped by KTM, three nights in luxury accommodation, one night camping in the Moroccan desert, and three days of riding in the area used by the KTM factory rally team for testing. The price for the Experience is €4,900 (or £4,206 at time of writing, 7 September 2023, including VAT). Head to the Ultimate KTM Desert Experience website to find out more and book your place.

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