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Limited Edition KTM 790 Adventure R ‘Rally’ Model Coming Soon!

 KTM 790 Adventure R not hardcore enough? Now there’s the 790 Rally!

Published on 06.18.2019

KTM has lifted the covers on what they are calling “its most hardcore adventure bike for 2020” – the limited edition KTM 790 Adventure R Rally. Until recently, the ‘790 Adventure R’ was described by the orange marque as the most off-road capable adventure bike the company had ever produced. Now KTM is announcing a new ‘rally’ variant that takes off-road performance to a higher level.

The third and newest member of the 790 Adventure family is an exclusive model KTM is positioning as the “most travel-capable rally bike” and will be restricted to just 500 units worldwide. KTM designed this bike for riders who demand the most hardcore performance and best suspension components available, a machine that can easily cross continents in order to ride to the start line of a rally.


Based heavily on the KTM 790 Adventure R, this exclusive model retains the same steel trellis chassis and the potent and compact 95hp LC8c parallel twin engine, with the major component difference being the addition of the special WP XPLOR PRO suspension. Built in the same department as WP’s Factory Racing equipment, it offers even higher levels of performance for extreme riding. An additional 1.2 inches (30mm) of suspension travel front and back helps clear tough obstacles and also creates a seat height of 35.8 inches (910mm) for this special model.

KTM 790 Adventure R Rally Limited Edition

The WP XPLOR PRO 7548 fork uses cone valve technology; a unique valving system that permits almost limitless damping performance and combines comfort with bottoming resistance. Setting levels that normally can only be achieved by changing the shim stack can now be adjusted from the outside. The cone valve allows unlimited opening, so harshness of the suspension is reduced.

The high quality and fully adjustable WP XPLOR PRO 6746 shock absorber for the KTM 790 Adventure R Rally has been developed based on KTM’s unrivalled experience from top-level rally competition. Due to modern, low-friction components, the shock absorber shows a significant increase in its damping performance and reduces the physical strain for riders. The shock absorber employs a progressive damping system (PDS) and has completely – and easily – adjustable damping behavior.

KTM 790 Adventure R Rally Limited Edition

KTM 790 Adventure R Rally Limited Edition

KTM 790 Adventure R Rally Limited Edition

To emphasize its READY TO RACE credentials along with the WP XPLOR PRO suspension, the KTM 790 Adventure R Rally features a weight-saving Akrapovič exhaust, carbon fiber tank protectors and Quickshifter+ as standard. Easily distinguished by its unique color and graphic design with clear screen and winglets, this special edition model comes with narrower rims fitted with tubes for hard offroad conditions, a high, straight racing seat to improve racing ergonomics and Rally footrests for comfort and grip when standing for long days.

KTM 790 Adventure R Rally Limited Edition

Hubert Trunkenpolz (KTM AG Chief Marketing Officer): “Quite simply, we’ve built the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY because we can! At KTM we continually try to push ourselves and the development of our products – this is the READY TO RACE way. We have the equipment at our disposal and we know how to make a truly special bike for our hardcore customers. With its Pro Components range, WP offers suspension close to the same level used by the Dakar-winning Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Rally team on the KTM 450 RALLY. The new KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY is exactly as it says: A rally bike ready for any adventure.”

KTM 790 Adventure R Rally Limited Edition

KTM 790 Adventure R Rally Limited Edition

KTM 790 Adventure R Rally Limited Edition Skid Plate

Further details on pricing, availability and the ordering process for purchasing one of the limited number KTM 790 Adventure R Rally machines will be announced in the months to come.

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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4 thoughts on “Limited Edition KTM 790 Adventure R ‘Rally’ Model Coming Soon!

  1. I couldn’t use the bike to its full capability, but it would be fun to have and very comfortable for long distance off-road travel. However its not going to be cheap.

  2. Toby Price your new bike is ready…
    At least 3 more grand over the R? Still Karoo 3’s for tires?, you’d think it would be shod with a better off road DOT option.


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