KTM Adventure 790 spied in India ahead of launch

KTM India launched Adventure 250 and Adventure 390 in the Indian market and both of them did fairly well in terms of sales. Both the models have been appreciated by people who use their motorcycles for touring. Now, their elder sibling, the 790 Adventure has been spotted in India.

KTM Adventure 790 spied in India ahead of launch

The pictures have been shared by Powerdrift. The pictures have been clicked at Chakan, Pune. This is where Bajaj and KTM test their motorcycles and have a development facility. KTM might be working on bringing the 790 Adventure to India. The manufacturer might localize the new motorcycle to price it competitively. Before this, the 790 Adventure was showcased at 2019 India Bike Week where it attracted a lot of attention.


KTM Adventure 790 spied in India ahead of launch

The 790 Adventure gets a 799cc parallel-twin engine that is liquid-cooled from the 790 Duke. However, the engine will be retuned to suit the touring nature of the motorcycle. The engine produces 94 bhp of max power and a peak torque output of 88 Nm. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox with a slip and assist clutch.


KTM Adventure 790 spied in India ahead of launch

The motorcycle has a fuel tank of 20-litres. KTM claims a riding range of 450 km. It gets a 21-inch front wheel and an 18-inch rear. Both have spoked wheels and use dual-purpose tyres. The motorcycle weighs around 189 kgs which are quite light considering the size of the motorcycle. The motorcycle has a ground clearance of 230 mm. So, it can handle bad roads quite easily. However, the seat height of the 790 Adventure is 850 mm. Due to this, short people can have an issue in getting their feet on the ground. We hope that KTM offers an accessory seat that has a lower ride height.


Braking duties on the 790 Adventure are done by dual-disc rotors in the front that measures 320 mm. The calipers that KTM is using are sourced from J Juan and they have four pistons each. The rear disc measures 260 mm and uses a 2 piston caliper.


KTM Adventure 790 spied in India ahead of launch

The 790 Adventure uses a suspension setup from WP Apex. The front suspension measures 43 mm and has a travel of 200 mm. At the rear, there is a mono-shock that also has a travel of 200 mm.


The design of the 790 Adventure resembles a lot to the 390 Adventure. This is because the 390 itself got a lot of design elements from the 790. So, the front headlamp is the same as the 390 Adventure. It is an all-LED unit that comes with an integrated LED Daytime Running Lamp and it has heat sync in between the headlamp to keep it cool.

The first half of the side profile is also similar to the Adventure 390 but you can make out that the engine, lower fairing and the upswept-exhaust is significantly bigger. The handlebar can be mounted in six different positions. So, you have 30 mm to choose from. This helps the rider in finding the best riding posture. It also comes with a TFT screen that shows various information and you can also change various parameters through this. It also comes with riding modes, traction control, Cornering ABS, Off-road ABS, dedicated off-road mode, rally mode and smartphone connectivity.

Paarth Khatri

Paarth's passion for cars started by collecting newspaper clippings when he was just a toddler. He is obsessed with cars and technology and can talk about them all day. He has an undying love for cars with a manual transmission and is always ready to drive anything with 2 or 4 wheels. Being an audiophile his dream car is Lexus LFA, considering it is the best sounding car ever made. He would happily burn the last gallon of petrol for a lap in the Ariel Atom 500. (Full bio)