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ADV NewsKove Confirms Pricing & Availability Of 800X Rally For US Market

Kove Confirms Pricing & Availability Of 800X Rally For US Market

The Chinese brand is poised to shake up the ADV segment with its new entry.

Published on 02.26.2024

Roughly a year after bringing their 450 Rally to America, Kove is already reloading with a new model that promises to be a unique offering in the midweight ADV segment. Their latest weapon? The Kove 800X Rally, a dirt-focused, twin-cylinder adventure motorcycle that has captured attention due to an impressive spec sheet that boldly aims its crosshairs at established players in the segment. And yes, this one is coming to our shores soon.

Pricing of Kove 800x Rally coming to America

First unveiled at EICMA last November, the Kove 800X Rally is powered by a 799cc parallel-twin pumping out 94 ponies and 59 ft-lbs of torque. The bike is no slouch as is but Kove’s US distributor, Gary Goodwin of USA Motortoys said to ADV Pulse that power specs of production models will be bumped up by roughly 6 more HP and 9 ft-lbs of torque.

Boasting a race ECU, the 800X Rally weighs just 358 lbs with 1 gallon of fuel. With a total capacity of 5 gallons, the bike is estimated to tip the scale at around 382 lbs fully fueled, making it significantly lighter than leaders in the class such as Yamaha’s Tenere 700 and KTM’s 790/890 Adventure models. Just for perspective, the 800X Rally weighs less than the small-bore Kawasaki Versys- X 300 ABS bike. That’s an impressive power to weight ratio.

Weight of Kove 800x Rally coming to America
A recent weigh-in shows the Kove 800X Rally tips the scale at 358 lbs with 1 gallon of fuel. Photo by Gary Goodwin / USA Motortoys

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Bump absorption duties are carried out by beefy 49mm forks featuring 10.6 inches (270mm) of travel, while out back a linkage suspension offers 9.8 inches (250 mm) of travel. The long legs contribute to a ground clearance of 11.5 inches (293 mm) and a seat height of 35.2 inches (895 mm). 

Pricing of Kove 800x Rally coming to America

Keeping things rolling, the Kove 800X Rally uses the same 21/18” tube type spoked wheels featured on the 450 Rally model. The bike runs a narrow rear wheel to accommodate a 140mm width tire out back, opening options for fitment of aggressive enduro rubber. The dirt-worthy wheels support the use of a cush drive while weight savings are further achieved by running a single rotor at the front. 

Pricing of Kove 800x Rally coming to America

Electronics are kept to a minimum with a TFT display that offers Eco Mode and Sport Mode but the bike doesn’t feature traction control, ABS or cruise control. For a lower center of gravity, the 5 gallon tank carries most of its fuel down low and under the seat. There’s also room left at the top dedicated to a front-loaded airbox. The package is complemented with other top of the line equipment like a Scotts stabilizer, a titanium exhaust and billet triple clamps. Built-in crash bars are bolted to supports that tie to the center of the frame plus the subframe is removable.

Fuel of Kove 800x Rally coming to America

Standard Version

The bike will also come to America in a standard variant called the 800X Adventure Pro, which offers a tamer, lower-spec option for adventure riders. Although some of the specs are yet to be released, this variant will boast less suspension travel, a more scooped seat, less heavy-duty 21/18” tubeless wheels, a standard stabilizer, traction control, ABS, a different ECU, luggage rack (can also be added to the Rally variant), passenger pegs, twin front brake rotors, and a low front fender. 

The shorter legs reportedly give the standard version a more ‘short-inseam friendly’ seat height of 34 inches (865mm) in the low setting. And although still light for the class, the standard model is also a bit heavier than the Rally version tipping the scale at a claimed 408 lbs (185 kg) wet. Unlike the Rally, power will reportedly be kept at 94 hp and 59 ft-lbs of torque and the bike will be equipped with a standard exhaust

Pricing and Availability

The Kove 800X Rally will first hit America as an ‘offroad-only’ model around July of 2024. According to Gary Goodwin, certified street versions for both the standard and Rally models are in the works and will come later, expected to arrive in the Fall of 2024. 

In the US the 800X Rally will have an MSRP of $13,999, while the standard version will be listed at $9,999. In Canada, MSRP for the Rally variant is $18,900, while the standard has an MSRP of $13,500. 

Photos by Kove Moto, @motorcycleadventureproducts, @westernadventureinc

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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Mr Jay
Mr Jay
February 27, 2024 8:05 am

Nice job Kove! These bikes seem like what many have wanted in an ADV bike. Only one short coming I see with the Standard ADV Pro is no cruise control. Thats just something adventure travellers are looking for and can get from competitors. The Rally without TC could be scary in slimy off road conditions with 100hp and no TC? These things are easy electronic upgrades hopefully Kove will consider.

TBurd01
TBurd01
February 27, 2024 5:44 pm

Kove is proof bikes like these can be made. Japan (and Europe) need to catch up.

Dave Klug
Dave Klug
February 27, 2024 5:46 pm

Those prices don’t seem much off the KTM 890 mark.

Sweet sassy mollassy
Sweet sassy mollassy
February 29, 2024 2:25 am
Reply to  Dave Klug

It’s lighter. 890 Can’t compete with the power to weight ratio… but Ktm does have the amazing traction control.

Dante
Dante
February 27, 2024 6:00 pm

China has no labor laws. No pollution laws and people who are paid extremely low wages.

Matt
Matt
February 27, 2024 6:31 pm
Reply to  Dante

Why are they so expensive then with no electronics package?

Kai
Kai
February 28, 2024 8:13 pm
Reply to  Matt

Because some people are regarding bikes with less software as more reliable snd are willing to pay for it. Anybody here who ever was stranded in the middle of nowhere because of an ABS, TC or ride mode malfunction?

Syphoon
Syphoon
March 1, 2024 10:14 am
Reply to  Dante

I bet you wrote that on your I Phone?

Bolshoy Yaichki
Bolshoy Yaichki
March 1, 2024 3:11 pm
Reply to  Dante

That’s what happens when you vote for commies…

Fred FlannD
Fred Flann
February 27, 2024 7:23 pm

Sure, anybody can make a light weight bike. Just reduce the amount of material in the frame, reduce the number of steel bolts, etc. Make the subframe not removable and with very limited weight capacity. Compare the 800X frame to a KTM 690 frame. The 690 frame is a much more extensive, much more rigid steel trellis. Not saying this bike is bad, I would seriously consider one if I didnt already have a KTM 690 ADV setup, but there is no free lunch.

Popek Monster
Popek Monster
March 15, 2024 6:31 pm
Reply to  Fred Flann

There’s no free lunch, agree. But the weight is not saved this way.
But yeah keep telling whatever to make you feel better about your 690
It’s cool bike, just not an adv one

SBraven
SBraven
February 28, 2024 5:25 pm

I had high hopes, but total miss at $14k with no electronics to speak of. Sure, that saves a lot of weight, but basically this is just a twin cylinder dirt bike, not an adventure bike!! Dang……still waiting on the unicorn ADV bike!

Kai
Kai
February 28, 2024 8:18 pm
Reply to  SBraven

A lot of weight? Check out the weight of a modern ABS modulator, wheel sensor rings and a few meters of cable with sensors attached. 1.5 kg maybe? The rest is software!

https://www.bosch-mobility.com/en/solutions/driving-safety/abs-module/

Sweet sassy mollassy
Sweet sassy mollassy
February 29, 2024 2:18 am

Nobody will buy it. The only people who can afford this bike will just pay a little more for whatever ktm Comes out with with traction control. 95 hp without traction control is madness. They need to release it with traction control option for getting to the trails. Kids who could afford the t7 can’t afford this and adults generally aren’t fooled by the marketing idea “traction controlless” is somehow better as theymei want that safety on such a powerful bike

Mark P
Mark P
March 15, 2024 7:58 am

If you want TC get the standard version.

Popek Monster
Popek Monster
March 15, 2024 6:33 pm

Yeah you missed that expensive version with no electronics is only rally.
Pro version is where it’s all about.
No other bike on market like this. Tuareg is closest but she ugly and less power and heavier

Charlie Rauseo
Charlie Rauseo
March 1, 2024 11:19 am

That rally version sure looks good to me by the numbers. Light, powerful, decent fuel capacity, big forks. I’m keeping an eye on this one.

Electronics are for cowards.

fun fun
Charlie

Wayne
Wayne
March 7, 2024 4:47 am

Keep buy that Chinese junk. You will be sorry!

Sergey_RUS
Sergey_RUS
March 15, 2024 1:24 am

Most of the negative reviews complain about the lack of TC, but this motorcycle has it, the engine operating mode is also there and the ABS has many modes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQceiTpPCBA

Mark P
Mark P
March 15, 2024 7:55 am
Reply to  Sergey_RUS

That is not the Rally version.

Sergey_RUS
Sergey_RUS
March 16, 2024 3:50 am
Reply to  Mark P

I don’t think that the Rally version will not have TCS, we’ll just have to wait for the motorcycle to go on sale) On the official pages of Kove (for example in Italy) its availability is stated. https://www.kovemoto.it/800x/

Eric Altman
Eric Altman
March 16, 2024 8:53 pm
Reply to  Sergey_RUS

Gary Goodwin from KOVE USA says there is no traction control on the Rally version. Stated at minute 1:50 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1137977753521359/posts/1385563638762768/

neanderthal
neanderthal
March 16, 2024 8:48 pm

Would love to see the specs of that fuel tank because I want to add fuel capacity to my Africa Twin without adding the larger Adventure sports tank, and i’ve been looking at various OE underseat arrangements

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