We've recently just extensively tested KTM's 790 Adventure line, and it appears they're changing it already.
Before things went haywire this year, we were fortunate enough to try the KTM 790 Adventure (standard model) in the beautiful back roads of General Nakar, in Quezon. I was personally impressed by how this middleweight adventurer tackled the rough barangay roads. Iys performance and agility, in my opinion, closely resembles a true dirt bike.
Then, there’s the KTM 790 Adventure R that we took to the back roads of Batangas. It too just felt like a “large dirt bike” you could take anywhere.
Now, KTM has upped the ante by adding an additional 90cc bore to their parallel twin. This now makes it the 2021 890 Adventure.
According to the Austrian giant, the new 889cc parallel-twin churns out 106 Ps of power and 100 Nm of torque while still Euro 5-compliant. By comparison, the outgoing 790 Adventure makes 95 Ps of power and 88 Nm of torque.
New for the 890 Adventure
It's not just displacement. KTM says the engine was also modified for better reliability, rideability, and can now burn lower-octane fuels, what adventure riders typically only have access to in the far-flung areas.
The new 890 Adventure also boasts of a new set of WP suspension, improved ABS and traction control, anodized wheel hubs, cruise control, and much more.
Like what was shared by KTM’s Manu Sandejas to MotoPinas.com earlier this month, the arrival of the 890 Adventure series and pricing has yet to be determined.