KTM new 890 Adventure R

All new KTM 890 Adventure R for 2023, inspired by the 450 Rally, features many aesthetic, electronic and chassis innovations.

test New KTM 890 Adventure R 2023
New KTM 890 Adventure R

La 890 Adventure R has been completely renewed and is proposed as one of the best medium-displacement maxi enduros with which to tackle the most demanding off-road routes.

The new 2023 version, presented in Idaho (USA) at the KTM Adventure Rider Rally, is clearly inspired by the queen of the desert KTM 450 RALLY, from which it takes some aesthetic characteristics and that spirit READY TO RACE which is so popular with travel and adventure enthusiasts.

test New KTM 890 Adventure R 2023
New KTM 890 Adventure R
The new version is in fact characterized by a new windshield, new superstructures, a new tank and a new engine protection, which improve aerodynamics and ergonomics, increasing agility in dealing with the most inaccessible terrains and rider protection. .
From a technical point of view, the new KTM 890 ADVENTURE R confirms its solid yet agile chassis thanks to the resistant chrome-moly steel frame, combined with WP XPLOR suspensions fully adjustable.

Once in the saddle, you immediately notice the new 5 ″ TFT display equipped with a USB-C connector. The new instrument is characterized by color pictograms and intuitive graphics that facilitate navigation between the various menus. Also, the latest updates include a Turn-by-turn navigation Plus, which allows the pilot to select the preferred destination among the last destinations reached. In addition, a new call function allows you to call a contact from the favorites list (which can contain a maximum of 10 numbers), or to dial one of the last 10 numbers called.

test New KTM 890 Adventure R 2023
New KTM 890 Adventure R
The electronics package has also been improved: the control unit electronics of the new generation ABS is able to exploit the detections of the 6D sensor (which constantly provides information on the inclination, pitch, speed and general behavior of the motorcycle) so as to apply the right braking force in any situation. Riders who intend to test the potential of the bike off the beaten track can count on theOFF-ROAD ABS as an integral function of the OFFROAD mode, or on the RALLY mode (optional), without having to select the ABS OFFROAD separately.
When the road widens and you want to grind kilometers, the new KTM 890 ADVENTURE R ensures a greater level of comfort thanks to the one-piece seat, which in the new colors enhances freedom of movement and grip.
News also for the choice of software available in the catalog KTM PowerParts: the new KTM 890 ADVENTURE R is equipped as standard with the DEMO riding mode, which will allow the drivers to try out all the driving modes and the various options in the first 1.500 kilometers, and then decide which package or individual options to buy.


  • New superstructures inspired by the KTM 450 RALLY
  • New windshield that offers better air flow
  • New XP XPLOR suspension set up
  • Updated 5 ″ TFT display with USB-C connection and new pictograms
  • ABS with a new modulator (9.3 MP)
  • ABS OFFROAD connected to OFFROAD MODE and RALLY MODE (optional)
  • New Mitas ENDURO TRAIL + tires more off-road oriented
  • Updated Turn-by-Turn Plus Navigator
  • DEMO MODE function to test all driving modes
  • Handlebar switch with emergency stop button (4 arrows)
  • New engine protection
The new KTM 890 ADVENTURE R will be available at KTM Official Dealers in early 2023.