KTM has announced the pre-order availability of its highly anticipated 2024 KTM 890 Adventure R Rally, a motorcycle that encapsulates the brand’s rally racing heritage and engineering expertise. Limited to just 700 units worldwide, this model is set to redefine offroad adventure biking. Alongside the bike’s launch, KTM is offering an exclusive “ULTIMATE KTM DESERT EXPERIENCE” for 34 fortunate buyers.
Rally Heritage and Engineering
The KTM 890 Adventure R Rally is designed with rally racing at its core, drawing inspiration from KTM’s success in iconic events like the Dakar Rally. The bike features components comparable to those on the 2023 Dakar Rally winner Kevin Benavides’ Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 450 Rally bike, making it one of the most offroad-capable adventure motorcycles on the market.
Suspension and Rideability
The bike is equipped with a state-of-the-art WP XPLOR PRO 7548 fork system and WP XPLOR PRO 6746 shock absorber, both part of the WP Pro Components program. With 270 mm of travel, the suspension system is designed to offer superior damping performance in challenging terrains, while also accommodating riders carrying heavy luggage or a pillion.
2024 KTM 890 ADVENTURE R RALLY HIGHLIGHTS
- Powerful KTM 889 cc parallel twin engine
- WP XPLOR PRO Suspension from the WP Pro Components program
- TURN-BY-TURN+ navigation
- Superior technology including ABS linked with Ride Modes
- Akrapovič ‘Slip-on Line’
- Race-specific Rally seat
- Heavy duty wheels (2.15×21″; 4.00×18”)
- Rally footpegs with wider footprint
- Carbon tank guards
- Aluminium guard for rear master cylinder
- TECH PACK with Motor Slip Regulation, Cruise Control, Quickshifter+ and Rally Mode
- Connectivity Unit kit fully compatible with KTMconnect
- Engine protection grill
- Supersprox-Stealth rear sprocket
- New fork guard with additional protection towards the tire
- New Rally CTG with two-color fuel tank
- EURO 5b homologation
Engine and Performance
Powered by an 889 cc engine that delivers 100 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm and 105 hp, the bike is performance-driven. It features an Akrapovič Slip-on Line exhaust system and comes with an Offroad ABS system, Traction Control, TURN-BY-TURN+ navigation, and multiple ride modes, all displayed on a 5” TFT screen.
The KTM 890 Adventure R Rally is not just about performance; it’s also about the complete riding experience. It comes with a race-specific Rally seat, heavy-duty wheels with Excel rims, and Rally footpegs for enhanced grip. Carbon tank guards and additional protection for the engine and rear master cylinder are also included.
The ULTIMATE KTM DESERT EXPERIENCE
For those who secure one of these limited-edition bikes, KTM is offering an exclusive desert riding experience in Morocco. Scheduled for March 2024, the event will include technical support, transport, and luxury accommodation, all for a total price of €4,900 (incl. VAT). Participants will have the opportunity to ride in the same areas where the KTM Factory Rally Team conducts their testing.
The 2024 KTM 890 Adventure R Rally is a testament to KTM’s rally racing prowess and engineering capabilities. With its limited availability and the exclusive desert experience on offer, this bike is set to become a coveted asset among adventure biking enthusiasts.
Given the focus on offroad and enduro motorcycles, this new offering from KTM could be a compelling topic for Enduro Channel’s audience. Its unique features and the involvement of rally racing experts in its development make it a significant release in the adventure biking world.