The last quarter of the year is usually the time when manufacturers announce or display for the first time their upcoming models. For KTM, this is also the perfect opportunity to announce the comeback of their 790 Adventure and for the first time, the Austrian brand proudly announces that this model will be produced in China by CFMOTO.

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“The 2023 KTM 790 Adventure was re-designed and redrafted in Mattighofen, Austria but the production run will be carried out by KTM’s close and potent partner, CFMOTO, with their first-class facilities in China and to the highest standard,” says KTM through a press statement.

The upcoming 790 Adventure boasts redesigned bodywork and graphics. Other highlights include an updated TFT menu system, a Euro5-compliant LC8 engine, and Pirelli Scorpion STR Rally tires as standard for better performance off-road.

CFMOTO and KTM

It is no secret that KTM has long been outsourcing production from various international partners such as CFMOTO and Bajaj (India). However, it is only this time that KTM has been more inclusive and announced that CFMOTO will be the one manufacturing their middleweight adventure bike from China.

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“The process will be supervised by KTM staff on the ground. The transcontinental cooperation is not the first for KTM and will ensure the adventure spirit can feed directly into the furthest corners of the globe.”

Deliveries for the updated 790 Adventure will begin in Q2 of 2023.