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2019 KTM 790 Adventure/R | First Ride Review

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KTM 790 Journey R

” data-medium-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-AdventureR-action-slide-300×200.jpg” data-large-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-AdventureR-action-slide.jpg” class=”size-full wp-image-56187″ src=”http://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-AdventureR-action-slide.jpg” alt=”KTM 790 Journey R” width=”800″ peak=”533″ />In line with KTM, the new-for-2019 790 Journey was designed to be probably the most off-road succesful touring bike and the 790 Journey R (proven above) was designed to be probably the most touring succesful off-road bike. (Photographs by Sebas Romero & Marco Campelli)

We’re streaking throughout the northern fringe of the Sahara Desert, following a meandering two-track street that’s a mixture of sand, gravel and hardpack. The riders forward are close by, however I grasp again to let the mud clear and maintain an eye fixed out for sudden drop-offs or sharp turns. The herd of camels we move couldn’t care much less about our noisy caravan of bright-orange KTMs. Many times, because the street dips to cross sand washes, almost 10 inches of well-calibrated suspension take the gravity drops in stride and a light-weight tug on the handlebar lofts the entrance wheel over rises on the far aspect. By the top of the day, our route may have taken us greater than 100 miles throughout wide-open flats, over and round historic limestone formations and into the golden sands of the Erg Chebbi dunes.

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KTM 790 Journey R

” data-medium-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-AdventureR-action-dunes2-300×200.jpg” data-large-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-AdventureR-action-dunes2.jpg” class=”size-full wp-image-56183″ src=”http://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-AdventureR-action-dunes2.jpg” alt=”KTM 790 Journey R” width=”800″ peak=”533″ />Erg Chebbi is considered one of a number of dune fields in Morocco shaped by wind-blown sand. The KTM 790 Journey R’s mixture of (comparatively) mild weight and responsive energy assist it cost by means of the deep, mushy sand.

With 18 consecutive Dakar victories, KTM has been stoking desert rally fantasies for years. So the place higher to showcase its new 790 Journey and 790 Journey R, which have been developed alongside its 450cc rally racer, than Erfoud, Morocco, house of the Merzouga Rally and coaching grounds for KTM’s race workforce. For many who don’t need or want the dimensions, weight and triple-digit horsepower of an open-class ADV bike, KTM’s 790 Adventures present a smaller, lighter various, with each fashions designed to be extremely succesful off-road but snug and versatile sufficient for long-distance touring. Constructed on a standard platform, the 790 Journey is aimed toward common adventure-touring lovers whereas the taller, higher-spec 790 Journey R is geared in the direction of extra demanding off-road riders.

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KTM 790 Journey

” data-medium-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-Adventure-static-beauty-300×200.jpg” data-large-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-Adventure-static-beauty.jpg” class=”size-full wp-image-56172″ src=”http://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-Adventure-static-beauty.jpg” alt=”KTM 790 Journey” width=”800″ peak=”533″ />In comparison with the R, the usual KTM 790 Journey has much less suspension journey and adjustability, a decrease dual-height seat, a taller windscreen, extra street-biased tires and no Rally mode.

Weighing simply 417 kilos dry (claimed, in all probability 450 kilos moist), the 790s are a lot lighter than their 800cc counterparts from BMW and Triumph. Contributing to their low weight is the 799cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC LC8c parallel twin that additionally powers the 790 Duke sportbike. Its compact dimensions and vertically stacked gearbox permit for a brief wheelbase, a traction-enhancing lengthy swingarm and a average seat peak. Twin counterbalancers hold vibration at bay whereas a 75-degree crankpin offset and 435-degree firing order produce the sound and really feel of a V-twin. As a confused member of the tubular chrome-moly metal body, the LC8c saves weight and contributes to chassis stiffness. Additional weight financial savings come from the engine’s high-pressure forged aluminum instances, light-weight camshaft, Nikasil-coated aluminum cylinders, cast pistons with DLC-coated pins and low-mass crankshaft.

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KTM 790 Journey LC8c parallel twin engine

” data-medium-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-Adventure-tech-LC8c-300×200.jpg” data-large-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-Adventure-tech-LC8c.jpg” class=”size-full wp-image-56180″ src=”http://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-Adventure-tech-LC8c.jpg” alt=”KTM 790 Journey LC8c parallel twin engine” width=”800″ peak=”533″ />KTM’s first parallel twin, the LC8c is mild, compact and tuned for robust low to midrange torque.

A particular function of the 790s is their horseshoe-shaped gasoline tank, which runs from the central filler down each side of the bike and expands into two giant pods that protrude from both aspect of the engine. Tailored from the tank on KTM’s 450 Rally Duplicate, the design’s benefits embrace a decrease middle of gravity, safety for the engine, much less bulk between the knees for stand-up driving, the most important in-class gasoline capability at 5.three gallons and simpler upkeep because the air filter, battery and fuses are accessible beneath the seat. An exhaust pre-chamber beneath the bike additionally retains mass low and centralized, whereas a brief, high-mount silencer permits loads of floor clearance.

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KTM 790 Journey fuel gasoline tank

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Given the off-road and touring missions of the 790 Adventures, the LC8c has been tuned accordingly. In comparison with the 790 Duke, the Adventures make much less peak horsepower (95 vs. 105) however barely extra torque (65.6 vs. 64.2 lb-ft) that’s delivered at 6,500 rpm as an alternative of the Duke’s Eight,000, with all the torque curve shifted down within the rev vary for stronger low to midrange grunt. A number of driving modes (Road, Offroad and Rain) modify throttle response and lean-angle delicate Motorbike Traction Management (MTC) settings, and energy reaches the rear wheel by means of an assist-and-slipper clutch, a 6-speed transmission and chain remaining drive.

Learn our 2019 KTM 790 Duke evaluate

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KTM 790 Journey R

” data-medium-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-AdventureR-action-dunes1-300×200.jpg” data-large-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-AdventureR-action-dunes1.jpg” class=”wp-image-56182 size-full” src=”http://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-AdventureR-action-dunes1.jpg” alt=”KTM 790 Journey R” width=”800″ peak=”533″ />Fuel on, mind off! Driving the KTM 790 Journey R off-road, the limiting issue was not the bike, it was me. The 790-R did yeoman’s work to maintain me out of hassle.

With spoked tubeless wheels in 21-inch entrance/18-inch rear sizes, each fashions are prepared for any sort of terrain, however the usual mannequin will get extra street-biased Avon Trailrider 90/10 tires whereas the R mannequin will get Metzeler Karoo three 70/30 tires. Because the extra touring-oriented of the 2, the 790 Journey has much less suspension journey (7.9 inches entrance/rear), separate rider/passenger seats with a decrease, adjustable rider seat peak (32.7/33.5 inches), a tall windscreen (peak adjustable over a 1.6-inch vary utilizing a hex key within the toolkit) and a low entrance fender. The one adjustability on the 790 Journey’s WP Apex suspension, which features a 43mm upside-down fork and a PDS (Progressive Damping System) shock, is rear preload.

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KTM 790 Journey wheel brakes

” data-medium-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-Adventure-static-wheel-300×200.jpg” data-large-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-Adventure-static-wheel.jpg” class=”size-full wp-image-56177″ src=”http://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-Adventure-static-wheel.jpg” alt=”KTM 790 Journey wheel brakes” width=”800″ peak=”533″ />Each KTM 790 Journey fashions roll on tubeless spoked wheels in 21-/18-inch sizes. Radial-mount Four-piston entrance calipers and multi-mode ABS are normal, as is the aluminum engine guard.

Because the 790 Journey R is more likely to spend extra time in a greater variety of off-road circumstances, it’s outfitted with a Rally mode that permits on-the-fly modifications to traction management over 9 ranges in addition to a separate, extra aggressive Rally throttle map. The 790-R’s WP Xplor suspension, with a 48mm upside-down fork and a PDS remote-reservoir shock, is absolutely adjustable (together with excessive and low velocity compression on the shock) and offers 9.Four inches of journey. It additionally has extra floor clearance, a 34.6-inch rally-style seat, a brief adjustable windscreen and a excessive entrance fender.

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KTM 790 Journey

” data-medium-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-Adventure-action-profileR-300×200.jpg” data-large-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-Adventure-action-profileR.jpg” class=”size-full wp-image-56170″ src=”http://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-Adventure-action-profileR.jpg” alt=”KTM 790 Journey” width=”800″ peak=”533″ />The KTM 790 Journey has a average seat peak, a large handlebar and a cushty, upright seating place. The R could be very comparable however with a taller seat and a shorter windscreen.

Greg’s Gear
Helmet: Scorpion EXO-AT950 Tucson
Jacket: Scorpion Yosemite XDR
Pants: Scorpion Yosemite XDR
Boots: Sidi Crossfire three TA

A half-day of road and lightweight off-road driving on the 790 Journey gave me an appreciation for a way rather more accessible it’s than different fashions in KTM’s lineup, such because the 690 Enduro R (35.Eight-inch seat) and the 1090 Journey R (35-inch seat). Not solely is the 790 Journey’s seat a lot decrease, it’s flat, spacious and cozy. On each 790 fashions, arms attain out to a large handlebar that’s six-position adjustable over a 1.2-inch vary and fitted with wind- and brush-blocking hand guards, and ft relaxation on giant cleated pegs with detachable, vibration-absorbing rubber inserts.

Learn our KTM 690 Enduro R evaluation

Learn our KTM 1090 Journey R evaluation

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KTM 790 Journey

” data-medium-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-Adventure-action-tracking-300×200.jpg” data-large-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-Adventure-action-tracking.jpg” class=”size-full wp-image-56171″ src=”http://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-Adventure-action-tracking.jpg” alt=”KTM 790 Journey” width=”800″ peak=”533″ />With gasoline carried low, curb weight round 450 kilos and a high-performance chassis, the 790 Adventures have very confidence-inspiring dealing with on- and off-road.

Our road route was on flat, principally straight roads sandblasted by crosswinds, so circumstances weren’t very best for testing cornering efficiency. Nonetheless, the LC8c engine felt energetic and responsive and the 790 Journey’s long-travel suspension has the stroke and tuning to soak up bumps and dips gracefully at excessive and low speeds. Even driving throughout tire ruts and down a tough filth street, the 790 Journey maintained its composure, aided by a steering damper that’s normal on each fashions. Onerous braking–resembling when a stray canine ran throughout the street in entrance of me–was made straightforward with twin Four-piston radial-mount entrance calipers squeezing 320mm discs and a 2-piston rear caliper squeezing a 260mm disc, backed up by Bosch 9.1 MP cornering ABS. A full-color, 5-inch TFT show and intuitive buttons on the left bar make it straightforward to pick among the many numerous modes and settings, although a bigger font would make the knowledge simpler to learn at a look.

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KTM 790 Journey R

” data-medium-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-AdventureR-action-3qtrL-300×200.jpg” data-large-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-AdventureR-action-3qtrL.jpg” class=”size-full wp-image-56191″ src=”http://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-AdventureR-action-3qtrL.jpg” alt=”KTM 790 Journey R” width=”800″ peak=”533″ />The KTM 790 Journey R is well-suited for stand-up driving, with an upright handlebar, a slender really feel between the knees and weight that responds properly to footpeg strain.

The 790 Journey R was clearly the primary focus of the launch, with KTM devoting a full day of testing to the bike, spooning on Continental TKC80 50/50 on/off-road tires for higher traction and putting in the non-compulsory Akrapovič titanium slip-on exhaust for extra bark and chew. KTM even enlisted a few of its former Dakar racers as experience leaders; thankfully, I used to be assigned to the group led by Jordi Viladoms, a 10-time Dakar competitor and KTM’s Rally Sport Supervisor, who set a spirited however affordable tempo. Going from the 790 to the 790-R isn’t a transition from delicate to onerous. The R is taller, nevertheless it’s seat continues to be snug and the remainder of the ergonomics are simply as agreeable. The large step up with the 790-R is it’s Xplor suspension, which presents an unimaginable diploma of damping management and consistency over the whole lot we encountered—tough pavement, mushy sand, unfastened gravel, hardpack dust and embedded rock. With ABS in Offroad mode (which disables the cornering perform and ABS on the rear wheel) and MTC in Rally mode, I used to be capable of again the rear wheel into and out of corners with management. Standing up or sitting down, the 790-R delivered the engine response, maneuverability, well-balanced weight and digital help to assist an intermediate rider like me push my limits with confidence.

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KTM 790 Journey R

” data-medium-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-AdventureR-action-wheelie-300×200.jpg” data-large-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-AdventureR-action-wheelie.jpg” class=”size-full wp-image-56188″ src=”http://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-AdventureR-action-wheelie.jpg” alt=”KTM 790 Journey R” width=”800″ peak=”533″ />With its commonplace Rally mode, the KTM 790 Journey R presents a extra aggressive throttle map and on-the-fly modifications to traction management.

At $12,499 for the 790 Journey and $13,499 for the 790 Journey R, these bikes ship critical efficiency and wide-ranging functionality for the cash. Many helpful options are normal (akin to an aluminum engine guard, LED lighting, a baggage rack, a 12V sprint socket, an underseat USB port and water resistant smartphone pocket, storage compartments behind aspect panels and Bluetooth connectivity utilizing the KTM My Journey app), whereas others value additional (corresponding to a centerstand, a quickshifter, cruise management, heated grips and TPMS). Equipment for each fashions embrace a low seat (35.2 inches), numerous varieties of baggage, further crash safety and extra.

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KTM 790 Journey R

” data-medium-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-AdventureR-static-beauty-300×200.jpg” data-large-file=”https://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-AdventureR-static-beauty.jpg” class=”size-full wp-image-56190″ src=”http://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/KTM-790-AdventureR-static-beauty.jpg” alt=”KTM 790 Journey R” width=”800″ peak=”533″ />The KTM 790 Journey R stands taller than the usual mannequin because of its 9.Four inches of suspension journey. This bike has a number of equipment mounted in addition to non-OEM Continental TKC80 tires.

If most of your time might be spent on the street or if seat peak is a priority, then the usual 790 Journey is the apparent selection. However should you take pleasure in exploring backcountry roads and trails, the additional $1,000 for the absolutely adjustable Xplor suspension and commonplace Rally mode is cash nicely spent. Since seats, windscreens and equipment are interchangeable between the 2 and Rally mode is accessible as an choice on the usual mannequin, there’s loads of room to tailor both 790 to your liking. Both approach, you’ll be quite a bit nearer to turning your journey fantasies into actuality.

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KTM 790 Journey colours

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2019 KTM 790 Journey / 790 Journey R Specs
Base Worth: $12,499 / $13,499
Web site: ktm.com
Engine Sort: Liquid-cooled, transverse parallel twin, DOHC w/ Four valves per cyl.
Displacement: 799cc
Bore x Stroke: 88.zero x 65.7mm
Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated assist-slipper clutch
Last Drive: X-ring chain
Wheelbase: 59.Four in. / 60.2 in.
Rake/Path: 25.9 levels/Four.2 in. / 26.three levels/Four.three in.
Seat Peak: 32.7/33.5 in. / 34.6 in.
Claimed Dry Weight: 417 lbs.
Gasoline Capability: 5.three gals.
MPG: NA

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KTM 790 Journey TFT show

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KTM 790 Journey seat

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KTM 790 Journey engine tank

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KTM 790 Journey air filter

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