First released in 2018, KTM’s 790 Adventure offered an impressive level of performance and tech for a middleweight adventure machine, before being replaced by the current 890 Adventure just over two years later. But now, in a surprising move, KTM have re-released the 790 as a more budget conscious, less luxurious machine.
As with the ‘new’ 790 Duke, the 790 Adventure is actually manufactured by CFMOTO, with whom KTM have a commercial arrangement, at their plant in China. This means that the costs can be kept down, but even so KTM tell us that the 790 Adventure will be built to the very same standard as the other models in their range.
The Euro5 spec, LC8c parallel twin motor pumps out 95 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 88 Nm at 6,500 rpm. It’s also had some alterations since we last saw it too, including a 20% increase in rotating mass for claimed better cornering, alongside reworked throttle bodies and an updated exhaust system. Impressively, it also comes with 9,300 mile service intervals – which is a more rounded 15,000km in metric!
Even though it's a lower spec than the bigger capacity 890 Adventure, you still get a whole host of modern tech, including a six way IMU controlling, traction control, ABS and the likes, including something KTM intriguingly call Motor Slip Regulation. There are optional rider modes too, although these are only unlocked only for the first 930 miles – after which you need to pay extra to access them. It also comes equipped with WP Apex suspension, a 20 litre fuel tank and a 5” TFT display, as well as Pirelli Scorpion STR rubber.
Although there’s no word just yet on price and availability, we expect the 790s to come in around the £10,000 mark.