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2020 KTM 790 Adventure R Rally
2020 KTM 790 Adventure R Rally

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
KTM
KTM
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
790 Adventure R Rally
790 Adventure R Rally
Model Code
F9675T4
F9675T4
Color
TBD
TBD

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - 320 mm discs diameter

Rear - 260 mm disc diameter

ABS - Bosch 9.1 MP (incl. Cornering-ABS and offroad mode, disengageable)

Front - 320 mm discs diameter

Rear - 260 mm disc diameter

ABS - Bosch 9.1 MP (incl. Cornering-ABS and offroad mode, disengageable)

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed
6-speed
Final Drive
Chain - X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4 in.
Chain - X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4 in.

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, parallel twin
4-stroke, parallel twin
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Cylinders
2
2
Horsepower
95 hp (70 kW)
95 hp (70 kW)
Displacement
799 cc
799 cc
Bore x Stroke
88 x 65.7 mm
88 x 65.7 mm
Clutch
PASC™ antihopping clutch, mechanically operated
PASC™ antihopping clutch, mechanically operated
Fuel System
Bosch EMS with RBW
Bosch EMS with RBW
Starting
Electric
Electric
Lubrication
Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps

Operational

Frame
Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel frame using the engine as stressed element, powder coated
Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel frame using the engine as stressed element, powder coated
Rake
63.7 °
63.7 °

Features

Bodywork & Graphics

  • BODYWORK & GRAPHICS: This extreme travel enduro concept is built around a lightweight and compact enduro-oriented chassis, and continues with sleek but impact-resistant bodywork, which not only offers protection for the motorcycle, but also reduces the overall weight so it can be easily ridden further offroad. Its bold and agressive KTM design has been developed in parallel with the new Factory Racing rally bike and is available in a limited edition, race-styled color and graphics.
  • BODYWORK: The bodywork on the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY has been kept to a minimum. The robust plastics have been manufactured in color to retain their appearance, even when scratched. The tank spoilers and rear side panels are slightly wider than the seat for improved control and to reduce wear and tear on the seat. The LED headlight mask is reduced, taking design cues from KTM’s rally bikes to create a slim, lightweight front end.
  • GRAPHICS: A completely new and unique color, as well as graphics with more than a nod to KTM’s Factory Racing effort adorn this limited edition ADVENTURE machine.

Chassis

  • CHASSIS: Ready to conquer the toughest extremes.Its lightweight tubular CroMo steel frame and subframe are engineered to be compact, strong and to be pushed to the limits. Together with rally-shaped bodywork, low center of gravity and the highest-spec suspension in class, the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY offers the most dynamic adventure ride out there. A steering damper aids stability, while the heavy-duty spoked 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels with METZELER Karoo 3 tyres are specifically developed for offroad riding performance.
  • FRAME: The overall geometry of the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY was developed for light, sporty handling on the street, comfort for longer distances and impressive offroad capability. Strength was a big consideration in the design, so a tubular CroMo steel frame is used with the engine acting as a stressed member to reduce weight and overall size. All design and engineering innovations are focused on ensuring compact dimensions and lightweight.
  • SUBFRAME: When fully loaded for adventure, the bike underneath you needs to endure the toughest challenges. The steel trellis subframe was developed to be compact, lightweight and also strong enough to carry a passenger and luggage under the hard conditions that can be expected when pushing beyond the boundaries of regular adventure.
  • SWINGARM: The die-cast, open-lattice swingarm is a signature element of the KTM ADVENTURE range. It is precisely manufactured with an optimized stiffness, while still offering excellent flex characteristics. The rear shock links directly onto the swingarm, reducing complexity and parts, while also enhancing the feeling of the bike’s behavior for the rider. The relatively long swingarm helps with better traction, stability and suspension setup.

Engine & Exhaust

  • ENGINE & EXHAUST: Every adventure is a true test of man and machine. With a proven track record in the Dakar rally, the toughest adventure of them all, KTM has gained the know-how to produce reliable power plants that deliver top performance on a wide range of terrain. Whether you intend on pushing further, harder or more, the compact and lightweight engines powering the KTM ADVENTURE range are built to take you to new extremes, and beyond.
  • ENGINE: The LC8c is the most compact performance engine on the market. Pumping out impressive power, combined with modern electronics and a 6-speed sequential gearbox, and with an estimated 450 km (280 mile) fuel range, it is the perfect combination for extreme offroad exploration. Smooth long-distance travel is assured thanks to two balancer shafts, which keep vibration to a minimum. With long service intervals of 15,000 km (9,320 miles), you can ride for days on end without a worry.
  • CYLINDER HEAD: The 8 valve DOHC cylinder head contains twin chain-driven camshafts and two spark plugs (one per cylinder). The camshafts are assembled, making them lighter than forged camshafts, while the cam profile has been developed to create an especially torquey engine. The steel valves are opened by DLC-coated finger followers, and a hydraulic chain tensioner tensions the camchain.
  • BALANCER SHAFT: When punching out those big long days in the saddle - on the pavement linking up offroad sections - engine vibrations are kept to a minimum thanks to two balancer shafts, one in front of the crankshaft and the other in the cylinder head between the two camshafts.
  • CYLINDER: The nicasil-coated aluminum cylinders are an integral part of the sleeveless engine casing. The open deck cylinder construction allows for optimal cooling, improved production tolerances, and reduces the potential for cylinder warpage during production.
  • PISTONS: Forged pistons with three piston rings connected by a plain conrod bearing, combine with a DLC coated piston pin for reduced piston weight and less reciprocating mass. This results in a faster revving engine and allows for a lighter crankshaft, with reduced rotating masses and improved handling.
  • CONRODS: High quality pistons are connected to the crankshaft by forged conrods, which are carried by plain bearings.
  • CRANKSHAFT: A forged one-piece crankshaft is held firmly in place by plain bearings with a 75-degree offset. The 435-degree firing order produces a sound similar to that of the larger LC8 engine, which makes the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY feel like one of its V-twin ADVENTURE brothers when cracking the throttle open.
  • CRANKCASE: The horizontally split crankcases are an aluminum high-pressure cast. This allows for reduced wall thickness for weight savings, and optimized surfaces, which allowed the engine designers more freedom in their design. The open-deck cylinders are integrated into the crankcase.
  • OIL CIRCULATIONS: Oil circulation is based on a compact semi-dry sump system to minimize friction losses. The oil is actively pumped out of the crankcase, clutch housing and gearbox, which ensures that oil does not unnecessarily flow through the engine. The oil sump is integrated into the oil pump housing, together with two pumps (one scavenge, one pressure) and a pressure regulation valve. To cool down the oil, the engine is equipped with an oil cooler similar to the larger LC8 V-twin engines.
  • PASC CLUTCH: The PASC (Power Assist Clutch) requires minimal rider input to operate. The slipper clutch on the LC8c is similar to that on the LC8, but more compact and therefore lighter. It prevents destabilizing rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating. It also reduces the hand force required for changing gears, allowing the clutch to be controlled with one finger - saving you energy when riding.
  • GEARBOX: The 6-speed sequential gearbox's stacked configuration reduces engine length, which enables it to be more compact. Gear shifting is very smooth, and by using the Quickshifter+, clutchless up- and downshifts can be performed effortlessly.
  • RIDE-BY-WIRE: Instead of the throttle valve in the electronic injection system being controlled by a conventional throttle cable, the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY uses a ride-by-wire process. With the help of electronic sensors, twisting the throttle grip activates the throttle valve through the use of a servo motor. Not only is it instant and efficient, the ride-by-wire system achieves so much more. It electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider into the optimum throttle valve position for the current riding situation, and for the most linear power delivery. Ride-by-wire offers a lot of freedom when deciding the feel of the engine and without it, features like MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) and Quickshifter + would not be possible.

Ergonomics & Comfort

  • ERGONOMICS & COMFORT: The KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY has several adjustable features to enhance rider comfort, including a higher or lower seat option, and six handlebar mount positions. A low-slung fuel tank, which lowers the center of gravity, improves handling, and allows the rider to move around more freely. With lessons learned from KTM’s Dakar Rally success, its long-distance race ergonomics are designed for the most extreme adventure riding. It also features an easy-to-access air filter that can be changed out on the trail to keep performance at a maximum.
  • HANDLEBAR: An aluminum-tapered handlebar allows maximum control while offering a comfortable riding position. The handlebar can be mounted in six different positions, which results in 30 mm of adjustment range, allowing for a personal fit.

Software & Electronics

  • SOFTWARE & ELECTRONICS: When you find yourself in a tricky situation, ABS, MTC and ride modes are there to assist in a variety of conditions. MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) is KTM’s lean angle sensitive traction control system that reacts immediately if the rotational speed of the rear wheel is disproportionate to the riding situation. Rally mode allows a more direct control over the various functions, allowing the rider to determine the character of the bike more freely. The rider can more precisely fine-tune the slip adjust to match the condition of the surface, the skill level of the rider and the requirements of the ride. The Ride-By-Wire system electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider into optimum throttle valve positions for the current riding situation.
  • LED HEADLIGHT: LED lights are used on the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY as the main headlight. They offer great illumination and visibility, and are remarkably compact, helping reduce the overall volume of the motorcycle.
  • TFT DISPLAY: Reading valuable information like trip meter, fuel range, ABS settings and ride modes on the fly is made easier with the 5-inch, full-color, state-of-the-art TFT display. The rider can select which information and where he would like to have it displayed on the screen. The display's configuration is variable and automatically adapts to variations in ambient light. The rev counter blinks to indicate when to shift.
  • RIDER AIDS: Electronic rider aids provide more control, performance and enjoyment to the rider in a wider range of circumstances. Designed to enhance the ride using the latest ABS and MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) technology, along with different ride modes. Tailored for quick and easy adjustment of the various rider aids to suit ever-changing riding conditions, these features can be selected, deselected and utilized to maximize the bike’s innovative technology and equipment across a much wider range of terrain and conditions.
  • QUICKSHIFTER+: The KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY is equipped with a race-derived Quickshifter+. Up- and downshifts can be performed extremely smoothly and quickly, without the need to pull the clutch lever or shutting off the throttle. This helps with rear wheel traction and allows the rider to keep a full grip on the handlebars. It uses two sensors, one on the shift arm, which detects the movement on the shift lever rod when an upshift is being made, cutting the ignition instantaneously. As soon as the second sensor detects the gear engagement, it reapplies the injection and opens the butterfly valve, ensuring fast shifts at all speeds. When downshifting, the system matches the engine speed to the speed of the lower gear. If desired, the system can also be switched off.
  • CRUISE CONTROL: On those longer, liaison-type stages of the ride, cruise control can be activated, allowing the rider to give the hand some much needed rest before attacking the next extreme section. This function must be enabled by your KTM dealer.
  • MTC (MOTORCYCLE TRACTION CONTROL): The MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) is a lean angle-sensitive traction control system that reacts immediately the instant rear wheel rotation speed becomes disproportionate to the riding situation. In mere milliseconds, MTC reduces engine output with an extremely smooth, barely perceptible intervention at the throttle valves until slippage is reduced to optimum proportions for the selected ride mode and current angle of lean. For particularly ambitious riders, the traction control can also be switched off.
  • CORNERING ABS: KTM’s cornering ABS system allows riders to always use the full power of their brakes while the system adjusts brake pressure to match the lean angle of the motorcycle, for safer and more predictable braking across a wider range of conditions and scenarios. It can be turned off for offroad conditions.
  • OFFROAD ABS: Braking demands are very different on sand, mud, gravel or rocks from the predictable grip of asphalt. By selecting “offroad ABS“, the ABS function is deactivated on the rear wheel, while the front wheel ABS intervention is reduced and lean-angle sensor data is ignored to accommodate the many potential cornering, steering and control scenarios offroad where the plane of movement might vary (such as leaning into a berm, rut or sand dune). This allows riders to lock up the rear wheel, which can be used to steer into corners, a useful skill for experienced riders seeking to maximize their riding experience offroad. “Offroad ABS” reduces the prevalence of the ABS on the front wheel on looser surfaces, which better balances decent stopping power with secure braking in the dirt. These settings were developed for maximum braking power with minimal electronic intervention in all scenarios. If you're going offroad, use this mode to unlock the full dynamic riding potential of your KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY on the most adventurous terrain.
  • OFFROAD RIDE MODE: “Offroad ride mode” uses sophisticated sensors to adapt the power delivery for offroad use. What does this mean? Optimized levels of wheel slip to give you maximum forward drive on loose surfaces. How does it work? Peak horsepower is reduced slightly, the throttle response is smoothened out and the amount of wheel slip allowed before electronic intervention is adjusted to compensate accordingly. On loose and low-grip surfaces, some wheel slip is actually necessary for effective forward motion. This feature allows riders to break traction to a fair degree, which facilitates offroad-style rear-wheel steering. Anti-wheelie is not used in this mode, so that riders can easily lift the front wheel over obstacles. Unlike the other modes, “Offroad ride mode” is not lean angle-sensitive, meaning that traction control does not intervene when a rider uses a berm, sand dune or rut to lean into a turn when riding offroad.
  • RALLY MODE: In the more advanced “Rally mode“, the rider can adapt the character of the bike's power delivery and response more freely. “Rally mode” gives an even sportier version of the throttle response level offered in offroad ride mode. Rear wheel slip adjust can be changed in 9 levels, varying from a high intervention level of 9 (comparable to the intervention level of “Street“ mode) to the other extreme of hardly any intervention at all on level 1, with 7 progressive steps of intervention in between. With these settings, the slip adjust can be very precisely matched to the condition of the surface, the skill level of the rider and the requirements of the ride. Reducing slip levels can also help in conserving tires and rider energy for longer when taking on wider-reaching or longer-lasting rides.
  • KTM MYRIDE: With the KTM MY RIDE system, a smartphone can be connected to the bike, which gives the rider the option of receiving phone calls, listening to music, and using the optional app for navigation (further information available at www.ktm.com/my-ride).

Bodywork & Graphics

  • BODYWORK & GRAPHICS: This extreme travel enduro concept is built around a lightweight and compact enduro-oriented chassis, and continues with sleek but impact-resistant bodywork, which not only offers protection for the motorcycle, but also reduces the overall weight so it can be easily ridden further offroad. Its bold and agressive KTM design has been developed in parallel with the new Factory Racing rally bike and is available in a limited edition, race-styled color and graphics.
  • BODYWORK: The bodywork on the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY has been kept to a minimum. The robust plastics have been manufactured in color to retain their appearance, even when scratched. The tank spoilers and rear side panels are slightly wider than the seat for improved control and to reduce wear and tear on the seat. The LED headlight mask is reduced, taking design cues from KTM’s rally bikes to create a slim, lightweight front end.
  • GRAPHICS: A completely new and unique color, as well as graphics with more than a nod to KTM’s Factory Racing effort adorn this limited edition ADVENTURE machine.

Chassis

  • CHASSIS: Ready to conquer the toughest extremes.Its lightweight tubular CroMo steel frame and subframe are engineered to be compact, strong and to be pushed to the limits. Together with rally-shaped bodywork, low center of gravity and the highest-spec suspension in class, the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY offers the most dynamic adventure ride out there. A steering damper aids stability, while the heavy-duty spoked 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels with METZELER Karoo 3 tyres are specifically developed for offroad riding performance.
  • FRAME: The overall geometry of the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY was developed for light, sporty handling on the street, comfort for longer distances and impressive offroad capability. Strength was a big consideration in the design, so a tubular CroMo steel frame is used with the engine acting as a stressed member to reduce weight and overall size. All design and engineering innovations are focused on ensuring compact dimensions and lightweight.
  • SUBFRAME: When fully loaded for adventure, the bike underneath you needs to endure the toughest challenges. The steel trellis subframe was developed to be compact, lightweight and also strong enough to carry a passenger and luggage under the hard conditions that can be expected when pushing beyond the boundaries of regular adventure.
  • SWINGARM: The die-cast, open-lattice swingarm is a signature element of the KTM ADVENTURE range. It is precisely manufactured with an optimized stiffness, while still offering excellent flex characteristics. The rear shock links directly onto the swingarm, reducing complexity and parts, while also enhancing the feeling of the bike’s behavior for the rider. The relatively long swingarm helps with better traction, stability and suspension setup.

Engine & Exhaust

  • ENGINE & EXHAUST: Every adventure is a true test of man and machine. With a proven track record in the Dakar rally, the toughest adventure of them all, KTM has gained the know-how to produce reliable power plants that deliver top performance on a wide range of terrain. Whether you intend on pushing further, harder or more, the compact and lightweight engines powering the KTM ADVENTURE range are built to take you to new extremes, and beyond.
  • ENGINE: The LC8c is the most compact performance engine on the market. Pumping out impressive power, combined with modern electronics and a 6-speed sequential gearbox, and with an estimated 450 km (280 mile) fuel range, it is the perfect combination for extreme offroad exploration. Smooth long-distance travel is assured thanks to two balancer shafts, which keep vibration to a minimum. With long service intervals of 15,000 km (9,320 miles), you can ride for days on end without a worry.
  • CYLINDER HEAD: The 8 valve DOHC cylinder head contains twin chain-driven camshafts and two spark plugs (one per cylinder). The camshafts are assembled, making them lighter than forged camshafts, while the cam profile has been developed to create an especially torquey engine. The steel valves are opened by DLC-coated finger followers, and a hydraulic chain tensioner tensions the camchain.
  • BALANCER SHAFT: When punching out those big long days in the saddle - on the pavement linking up offroad sections - engine vibrations are kept to a minimum thanks to two balancer shafts, one in front of the crankshaft and the other in the cylinder head between the two camshafts.
  • CYLINDER: The nicasil-coated aluminum cylinders are an integral part of the sleeveless engine casing. The open deck cylinder construction allows for optimal cooling, improved production tolerances, and reduces the potential for cylinder warpage during production.
  • PISTONS: Forged pistons with three piston rings connected by a plain conrod bearing, combine with a DLC coated piston pin for reduced piston weight and less reciprocating mass. This results in a faster revving engine and allows for a lighter crankshaft, with reduced rotating masses and improved handling.
  • CONRODS: High quality pistons are connected to the crankshaft by forged conrods, which are carried by plain bearings.
  • CRANKSHAFT: A forged one-piece crankshaft is held firmly in place by plain bearings with a 75-degree offset. The 435-degree firing order produces a sound similar to that of the larger LC8 engine, which makes the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY feel like one of its V-twin ADVENTURE brothers when cracking the throttle open.
  • CRANKCASE: The horizontally split crankcases are an aluminum high-pressure cast. This allows for reduced wall thickness for weight savings, and optimized surfaces, which allowed the engine designers more freedom in their design. The open-deck cylinders are integrated into the crankcase.
  • OIL CIRCULATIONS: Oil circulation is based on a compact semi-dry sump system to minimize friction losses. The oil is actively pumped out of the crankcase, clutch housing and gearbox, which ensures that oil does not unnecessarily flow through the engine. The oil sump is integrated into the oil pump housing, together with two pumps (one scavenge, one pressure) and a pressure regulation valve. To cool down the oil, the engine is equipped with an oil cooler similar to the larger LC8 V-twin engines.
  • PASC CLUTCH: The PASC (Power Assist Clutch) requires minimal rider input to operate. The slipper clutch on the LC8c is similar to that on the LC8, but more compact and therefore lighter. It prevents destabilizing rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating. It also reduces the hand force required for changing gears, allowing the clutch to be controlled with one finger - saving you energy when riding.
  • GEARBOX: The 6-speed sequential gearbox's stacked configuration reduces engine length, which enables it to be more compact. Gear shifting is very smooth, and by using the Quickshifter+, clutchless up- and downshifts can be performed effortlessly.
  • RIDE-BY-WIRE: Instead of the throttle valve in the electronic injection system being controlled by a conventional throttle cable, the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY uses a ride-by-wire process. With the help of electronic sensors, twisting the throttle grip activates the throttle valve through the use of a servo motor. Not only is it instant and efficient, the ride-by-wire system achieves so much more. It electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider into the optimum throttle valve position for the current riding situation, and for the most linear power delivery. Ride-by-wire offers a lot of freedom when deciding the feel of the engine and without it, features like MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) and Quickshifter + would not be possible.

Ergonomics & Comfort

  • ERGONOMICS & COMFORT: The KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY has several adjustable features to enhance rider comfort, including a higher or lower seat option, and six handlebar mount positions. A low-slung fuel tank, which lowers the center of gravity, improves handling, and allows the rider to move around more freely. With lessons learned from KTM’s Dakar Rally success, its long-distance race ergonomics are designed for the most extreme adventure riding. It also features an easy-to-access air filter that can be changed out on the trail to keep performance at a maximum.
  • HANDLEBAR: An aluminum-tapered handlebar allows maximum control while offering a comfortable riding position. The handlebar can be mounted in six different positions, which results in 30 mm of adjustment range, allowing for a personal fit.

Software & Electronics

  • SOFTWARE & ELECTRONICS: When you find yourself in a tricky situation, ABS, MTC and ride modes are there to assist in a variety of conditions. MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) is KTM’s lean angle sensitive traction control system that reacts immediately if the rotational speed of the rear wheel is disproportionate to the riding situation. Rally mode allows a more direct control over the various functions, allowing the rider to determine the character of the bike more freely. The rider can more precisely fine-tune the slip adjust to match the condition of the surface, the skill level of the rider and the requirements of the ride. The Ride-By-Wire system electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider into optimum throttle valve positions for the current riding situation.
  • LED HEADLIGHT: LED lights are used on the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY as the main headlight. They offer great illumination and visibility, and are remarkably compact, helping reduce the overall volume of the motorcycle.
  • TFT DISPLAY: Reading valuable information like trip meter, fuel range, ABS settings and ride modes on the fly is made easier with the 5-inch, full-color, state-of-the-art TFT display. The rider can select which information and where he would like to have it displayed on the screen. The display's configuration is variable and automatically adapts to variations in ambient light. The rev counter blinks to indicate when to shift.
  • RIDER AIDS: Electronic rider aids provide more control, performance and enjoyment to the rider in a wider range of circumstances. Designed to enhance the ride using the latest ABS and MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) technology, along with different ride modes. Tailored for quick and easy adjustment of the various rider aids to suit ever-changing riding conditions, these features can be selected, deselected and utilized to maximize the bike’s innovative technology and equipment across a much wider range of terrain and conditions.
  • QUICKSHIFTER+: The KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY is equipped with a race-derived Quickshifter+. Up- and downshifts can be performed extremely smoothly and quickly, without the need to pull the clutch lever or shutting off the throttle. This helps with rear wheel traction and allows the rider to keep a full grip on the handlebars. It uses two sensors, one on the shift arm, which detects the movement on the shift lever rod when an upshift is being made, cutting the ignition instantaneously. As soon as the second sensor detects the gear engagement, it reapplies the injection and opens the butterfly valve, ensuring fast shifts at all speeds. When downshifting, the system matches the engine speed to the speed of the lower gear. If desired, the system can also be switched off.
  • CRUISE CONTROL: On those longer, liaison-type stages of the ride, cruise control can be activated, allowing the rider to give the hand some much needed rest before attacking the next extreme section. This function must be enabled by your KTM dealer.
  • MTC (MOTORCYCLE TRACTION CONTROL): The MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) is a lean angle-sensitive traction control system that reacts immediately the instant rear wheel rotation speed becomes disproportionate to the riding situation. In mere milliseconds, MTC reduces engine output with an extremely smooth, barely perceptible intervention at the throttle valves until slippage is reduced to optimum proportions for the selected ride mode and current angle of lean. For particularly ambitious riders, the traction control can also be switched off.
  • CORNERING ABS: KTM’s cornering ABS system allows riders to always use the full power of their brakes while the system adjusts brake pressure to match the lean angle of the motorcycle, for safer and more predictable braking across a wider range of conditions and scenarios. It can be turned off for offroad conditions.
  • OFFROAD ABS: Braking demands are very different on sand, mud, gravel or rocks from the predictable grip of asphalt. By selecting “offroad ABS“, the ABS function is deactivated on the rear wheel, while the front wheel ABS intervention is reduced and lean-angle sensor data is ignored to accommodate the many potential cornering, steering and control scenarios offroad where the plane of movement might vary (such as leaning into a berm, rut or sand dune). This allows riders to lock up the rear wheel, which can be used to steer into corners, a useful skill for experienced riders seeking to maximize their riding experience offroad. “Offroad ABS” reduces the prevalence of the ABS on the front wheel on looser surfaces, which better balances decent stopping power with secure braking in the dirt. These settings were developed for maximum braking power with minimal electronic intervention in all scenarios. If you're going offroad, use this mode to unlock the full dynamic riding potential of your KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY on the most adventurous terrain.
  • OFFROAD RIDE MODE: “Offroad ride mode” uses sophisticated sensors to adapt the power delivery for offroad use. What does this mean? Optimized levels of wheel slip to give you maximum forward drive on loose surfaces. How does it work? Peak horsepower is reduced slightly, the throttle response is smoothened out and the amount of wheel slip allowed before electronic intervention is adjusted to compensate accordingly. On loose and low-grip surfaces, some wheel slip is actually necessary for effective forward motion. This feature allows riders to break traction to a fair degree, which facilitates offroad-style rear-wheel steering. Anti-wheelie is not used in this mode, so that riders can easily lift the front wheel over obstacles. Unlike the other modes, “Offroad ride mode” is not lean angle-sensitive, meaning that traction control does not intervene when a rider uses a berm, sand dune or rut to lean into a turn when riding offroad.
  • RALLY MODE: In the more advanced “Rally mode“, the rider can adapt the character of the bike's power delivery and response more freely. “Rally mode” gives an even sportier version of the throttle response level offered in offroad ride mode. Rear wheel slip adjust can be changed in 9 levels, varying from a high intervention level of 9 (comparable to the intervention level of “Street“ mode) to the other extreme of hardly any intervention at all on level 1, with 7 progressive steps of intervention in between. With these settings, the slip adjust can be very precisely matched to the condition of the surface, the skill level of the rider and the requirements of the ride. Reducing slip levels can also help in conserving tires and rider energy for longer when taking on wider-reaching or longer-lasting rides.
  • KTM MYRIDE: With the KTM MY RIDE system, a smartphone can be connected to the bike, which gives the rider the option of receiving phone calls, listening to music, and using the optional app for navigation (further information available at www.ktm.com/my-ride).