New KTM 890 Adventure R Rally revealed to the world

KTM has pulled the wraps off its latest adventure motorcycle in the form of the KTM 890 Adventure R Rally


KTM is ushering in a new model this evening, as the limited edition KTM 890 Adventure R Rally makes its bow.

With only 500 units being made of the new machine – and after only two minutes they were already down to 478! – the 890 Adventure R Rally is definitely not your run of the mill adventure machine.


As you’d expect, the bike is dripping with top-spec kit, with WP chucking its Pro Components at the bike and providing it with 270mm of travel. Other items include the titanium Akrapovic Silencer (claimed to be 35% lighter than stock), Rally-spec footpegs, carbon fiber tank protection, and KTM Factory Racing inspired color-scheme - exclusive to this model.

The bike also comes with a quickshifter as standard, an enduro-style flat seat that sits at 910mm, and narrower wheel rims.

KTM 890 Adventure R Rally reveal video

The engine is the 889 cc mill lifted from the 890 Duke R and then fettled for a life spent on the dirt. It’s claimed to be churning out 105 hp and 73lb-ft, and with the bike’s total weight coming in at under 200 kgs, it’s likely to be a rocketship of an adventure bike. Add to that the race-spec componentry and the already very capable 790 Adventure as the starting point... all of a sudden the middleweight adventure sector just got a bit exciting!

KTM 890 Adventure R Rally features

  • WP XPLOR PRO suspension
  • Akrapovič exhaust (35% lighter)
  • Straight racing seat (910 mm seat height)
  • Quickshifter+ as standard
  • Narrower rims with tubes
  • Unique graphic design & clear screen & winglets
  • Carbon fiber tank protectors & Rally footrests
  • Limited edition - 500 units worldwide

KTM 890 Adventure R features 

Joining the new limited edition 890 Adventure R Rally is the slightly slower spec Adventure R. It features some but not all of the bells and whistles of the top-spec model, but is a no less exciting prospect.


  • New 889cc engine with an added 90cc of displacement
  •  Engine featuring 20% more rotating masses (Euro5)
  •  More power with 105 hp @ 8,000rpm
  • Added torque with 100 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
  • Reinforced clutch
  • Improved ABS and Traction Control
  • Reworked shifting for faster gear changes
  • Updated Quickshifter+ (optional)
  • New handlebar switch for Cruise Control function
  • Chassis upgrades with aluminum steering head tube & lighter subframe
  • Reworked front & rear brakes
  • New suspension settings

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