MATTIGHOFEN, AUSTRIA – September 7, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Inspired by the spirit of the world’s two-wheeled explorers, the 2024 KTM 890 ADVENTURE R RALLY harnesses the very best of KTM’s rally success and engineering know-how as the most performance-driven Adventure motorcycle yet. But that’s not all! This special model is ready to pre-order on September 20, and with it, KTM has launched an incredible ULTIMATE KTM DESERT EXPERIENCE event, exclusively available for those purchasing a new bike.
Offroad is at the very heart of KTM, and its rally racing prominence in iconic events such as the Dakar Rally is central to the READY TO RACE mantra of the Austrian brand. With that in mind, the KTM 890 ADVENTURE R RALLY encompasses that rally racing prowess in an Adventure machine like no other. With only 700 of these models available worldwide, this exceptional bike, with comparable components to 2023 Dakar Rally winner Kevin Benavides’ Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 450 RALLY bike, is the most offroad-capable, two-wheeled adventurer on the market.
Style, functionality and technology are important, but feeling and rideability is perhaps the most critical feature of a motorcycle that’s been evolved in rally for the longest days in the desert and trickiest of stony ravines. That’s why the KTM 890 ADVENTURE R RALLY boasts sublime suspension componentry with the lightweight WP XPLOR PRO 7548 fork system using Cone Valve technology, combined with the WP XPLOR PRO 6746 shock absorber, that are both from the WP Pro Components program. With WP’s experience from successful rally competition, this premium suspension offers the highest level of damping performance in the toughest of conditions, giving the rider a limitless feeling to push harder and faster over obstacles, while maintaining a higher level of comfort and control. In addition, this suspension system provides a superior ride for globetrotters carrying large amounts of luggage or a passenger on their journeys – both on asphalt and offroad – with its 270 mm of travel.
Performance-driven means factory developed. The 889 cc LC8c KTM engine is combined with select components such as the lightweight Akrapovič Slip-on Line exhaust system, similar to that used by KTM’s factory racing teams. With its Offroad ABS system, Traction Control, TURN-BY-TURN+ navigation and multiple ride modes to select depending on terrain, the technology on the KTM 890 ADVENTURE R RALLY, with its 5” TFT display, TECH PACK and Connectivity Unit kit, makes this exciting two-wheeler extra-ready to explore new horizons. With all areas of the riding experience considered, this exceptional model boasts a race-specific Rally seat, heavy duty wheels (2.15×21″; 4.00×18”) for the tougher terrain, and Rally footpegs for increased feeling and grip on long liaisons. Carbon tank guards, combined with further protection for the engine, rear master cylinder and suspension are also fitted. A Supersprox-Stealth rear sprocket is utilized, as is a brand-new rally-derived and eye-catching functional design. No stone has been left unturned in developing this incredibly capable offroader, which is likely to make owners the envy of their fellow explorers.
In addition, for 34 thrill-seeking adventurers that purchase a KTM 890 ADVENTURE R RALLY, one of the most hardcore adventure machines available, KTM has organized an exclusive opportunity to join offroad KTM legends (like Johnny Aubert) at the ULTIMATE KTM DESERT EXPERIENCE. The event will take place in Morocco, with two groups having the option to choose from two dates: 3-7 March or 7-11 March, 2024. Participants are looking to be offered a full-factory style package including the use of a fully prepped bike provided by KTM with all the necessary technical support required for desert exploration, transport during the trip and luxury accommodation for a four-night stay, plus one special night camping with KTM in the desert for the total price of $5,400. With three days of riding in the area that the KTM Factory Racing Team carries out their Rally testing, a dedicated and fully guided route, and a prepared KTM 890 ADVENTURE R RALLY, this event will be a trip of a lifetime. Experience the KTM 890 ADVENTURE R RALLY the way it should be. THE ADVENTURE AWAITS!
To pre-order the 2024 KTM 890 ADVENTURE R RALLY and for more information about THE ULTIMATE KTM DESERT EXPERIENCE please visit KTM.com.
2024 KTM 890 ADVENTURE R RALLY HIGHLIGHTS
MSRP: $21,499 excluding fees
Powerful KTM 889 cc parallel twin engine
WP XPLOR PRO Suspension from the WP Pro Components program
Superior technology including ABS linked with Ride Modes
Akrapovič ‘Slip-on Line’
Race-specific Rally seat
Heavy duty wheels with Excel rims
Rally footpegs with wider footprint
Carbon tank guards
Aluminum 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
The KTM 890 ADVENTURE R RALLY will be ready to pre-order on September 20, 2023, and will begin arriving early 2024.
Source: KTM North America, Inc.