The KTM 890 ADVENTURE has been crafted as the ultimate master of all conditions and distances. The raspy and responsive LC8 engine puts surroundings into motion, but the ride-by-wire delivered power is as assuring as it is thrilling, controllable as it can be wild, stable as it is spectacular. A low center of gravity with the 5.3-gallon (20-liter) fuel tank design pushes the slim form of the KTM 890 ADVENTURE to the forefront and accentuates the ergonomics in both sitting and standing positions. The robust steel subframe means that the heaviest of pillions and packages are a breeze.
So, how can the best be made better? Well, KTM has put the bike into a 360 analytical spin and have pinpointed several ways in which the rider’s time in the saddle can be even more enjoyable and, just as important, unrestrained.
For 2023, one of the most significant changes has been made to the front mask between the head of the bike and the fuel tank. A connected fairing section offers improved protection from the elements while spending long stretches in the saddle, and it is now further reinforced to offer more security and more load-bearing capability for larger GPS devices. Further along, the KTM 890 ADVENTURE has wider panels on the tank and side panels to give the seat protection against unwanted bumps or scrapes.
For handling road and offroad duty with equal adeptness, reworked WP APEX 43 mm front forks now come with adjustment for rebound and compression, accessible from the top caps. The APEX shock, engineered and slotted into the bike to minimize height, has new settings orientated for the demands of adventure riding.
The use of a new 9.3 mp ABS unit feeds from the 6D sensor to enable full braking power in a range of scenarios. The improved ABS is synced with the ride modes, allowing OFFROAD ABS (maximizing braking control through disengagement on the rear wheel and lowered intervention on the front) to be activated automatically in OFFROAD or RALLY mode. The KTM 890 ADVENTURE can be clicked into STREET, OFFROAD, RAIN and an optional RALLY mode to adjust engine and traction control character. An innovative DEMO setting gifts the rider the chance to try the full gamut of optional Rider Aids for the first 1,500 km before deciding whether to purchase and keep them permanently.
KTM has streamlined the ride due to a new, higher screen that offers increased wind protection and is inspired by the product used on the KTM 450 RALLY. They have also packed more comfort into the 2-part seat with a new soft foam structure and a slimmer front fender for superior aerodynamics and rain protection.