Earlier this year, we speculated that the KTM 390 Adventure R would finally show face at either this year's EICMA or INTERMOT. And while we haven't heard any news yet about new parallel-twins from the Austrian brand, that doesn't make us any less excited for not one, but two new options for the adventure market in 2020.
KTM 390 Adventure
The new KTM 390 ADVENTURE has harnessed the attributes and DNA from the incredibly capable and highly versatile KTM 790 ADVENTURE as well as the R&D information gathered from nearly two decades of Dakar Rally success. A light, agile, and ideal entry model for riders looking to discover the world adventure riding, this motorcycle offers added versatility for touring and light offroading.Using elements of the KTM 390 DUKE as a base and taking performance cues found at the heart of the KTM 450 RALLY, the KTM 390 ADVENTURE offers offroad performance but with impressive road manners as part of the package.
KTM 790 Adventure R Rally
KTM North America proudly announces that the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY will come to North America for 2020. Restricted to just 500 units worldwide, it will be available in extremely limited numbers. It is the third and newest member of the KTM 790 ADVENTURE family and is positioned as the most travel capable rally bike. For those riders who demand the most hardcore performance and the very best suspension equipment available, this is the machine that will easily cross continents in order to ride to the start line of a rally.
Based heavily on the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R, the exclusive RALLY model retains the same steel trellis chassis, the potent and compact LC8c parallel twin engine and the class-leading electronic rider aids. The major component difference is the addition of the special WP XPLOR PRO suspension. Developed in the same department as WP’s Factory Racing equipment, it offers superior performance for extreme riding. An additional 30 mm of suspension travel front and back helps clear the most awkward obstacles and brings the seat height to 35.8 in (910 mm).
Let us know in the comments section below which of these bikes is a fit for you!
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