More bad news for ADV riders: KTM 790 Adventure R remains concept

Although KTM debuted its 790 Duke at EICMA today, the adventure version remains stuck at concept bike stage.

KTM kept the 790 Adventure R under wraps until the end of its presentation today, getting Dakar Rally star Sam Sunderland to pull the wraps off—and then revealing it was still just a prototype. Bummer.

As such, we don’t have a whole lot of info on what the bike’s all about. We’d guess the engine puts out about 105 hp and 63 lb-ft of torque, because that’s what the Duke model makes; the Duke weighs 169 kg dry, so this adventurized version should be in that ballpark.

By this time next year, we’d expect this to be a production bike. That gives KTM a while to evaluate the prototype against newly announced competition from BMW and Triumph.

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