KTM brings an updated 790 Adventure to its 2023 roster

KTM has announced the second of its middleweight adventure entries for 2023, the 790 Adventure, which returns after a few years away.


KTM has announced the return of the 790 Adventure for 2023, following the announcement of the revival of the 790 Duke.

KTM’s 790 range is certainly revived for 2023, and largely thanks to CFMoto, it seems. The Chinese manufacturer will build the 2023 KTM 790 Duke that was announced a few days ago, and it has now been announced that they will build the 2023 KTM 790 Adventure, too. 

The 790 Adventure will return for 2023 with a redesign focused on rideability.

The engine, for example, produces the same 95 horsepower and 88Nm as before, but there are reworked throttle bodies that intend to provide a cleaner throttle response, as well as a new airbox, new friction plates, and an updated Power Assist Slipper Clutch. 

Additionally, there is a 20% increase in rotating mass, which KTM says has increased the “cornering poise” of the motorcycle; while a ‘knock control’ sensor allows for a higher state of ignition and “better capacity for low octane fuel,” KTM says. 

KTM also fits the 790 Adventure with Quickshifter+, while the catalytic converter, exhaust and pre-muffler are all updated.

The electronic hub of the bike gains the 6D IMU that can be found also on the 2023 KTM 890 Adventure, as well as the larger KTM 1290 Super Adventure. “This [...] device informs the Cornering Motorcycle Traction Control and other aspects such as ABS, Motor Slip Regulation and the administration of Ride Modes,” KTM says.

Like the 2023 890 Adventure, KTM has integrated the ABS of the 790 Adventure with the riding modes, so changing riding modes will automatically change the ABS setting, while the ‘Demo Mode’ that is present on the 890 Adventure and 790 Duke will also feature on the 790 Adventure. 

Moving to the chassis, we find 43mm WP Apex forks with 200mm of wheel travel, which matches the travel allowed by the preload-adjustable rear shock, while the tyres are Pirelli Scorpion STRs. Additionally, the engine is a stressed member of the frame, which has been designed to allow a low seat height, according to KTM, which is 840mm on the 790 Adventure. In comparison, the adjustable seat height on the 890 Adventure can be set as low as 825mm, and the seat lowering kit can reduce that to 800mm. The seat itself is a two-seater layout.

KTM claim a maximum range of 450km, or 279 miles, from the 20-litre fuel tank, in front of which is the same kind of integrated fairing as used on the 890 Adventure.

The screen is wider and taller than before, while the lighting is fully LED, and the five-inch TFT display is brighter and “reacts to ambient lighting,” KTM says.

Pricing for the 2023 KTM 790 Adventure is not yet clear, but we can see it will be available in two colour options: white and orange, and black and orange.

2023 KTM 790 ADVENTURE Highlights:

  • Superb performance and technical specifications in its segment

  • Austrian created and designed, Chinese-built to the highest production standards

  • Bodywork and ergonomic refinements for same unbeatable handling 

  • Euro5 emissions ready LC8c engine with more rideable power

  • New screen, front mask, 5” TFT display with redesigned menu system

  • New Pirelli Scorpion STR tyres with large tread blocks for more off-road focus

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