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    Re: KTM 790 Adventure R....

    Looks a bit funky, but then again its only a concept at the moment.

    I'm eagerly awaiting it's production announcement. I really hope they don't hold back as far as equipping it with all the technology. I don't want a "cheaper middleweight", I want a fully loaded middleweight like the Tiger 800. Essentially I want my 1290 Super Adventure, just smaller, lighter and slightly less powerful, but just as street and touring friendly.

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    Re: KTM 790 Adventure R....

    I’ve seen some spy shots, and I was really hoping it was going to come without that goofy light pod up front.
    Oh well.

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    Re: KTM 790 Adventure R....

    they always do that lol

    hmm we'll see...I still the 950

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    Re: KTM 790 Adventure R....

    The introduction of this should flood the used market with 950, 990, 1090, 1190, and 1290’s, if you want to step into this millenium.
    This is the bike solo off-road meanderers have been clamoring for.

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    Re: KTM 790 Adventure R....

    100 hp

    dual low gas tanks

    soooo...how much *does* she weigh?

    edit: yes it's 5am. Never too early to start your day looking at bikes before the sun even comes up.

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    Re: KTM 790 Adventure R....

    The couple orange spokes is a lovely touch ala Mavic.

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    Re: KTM 790 Adventure R....

    Yeah, shows you easy where your valve stem is.


    Please tell me those outboard mounted low fuel tanks have some external or internal protection from crashes..... this IS supposed to be a off road capable bike. One simple tip over onto a rock, and there goes the go juice if those are just plastic.

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    Re: KTM 790 Adventure R....

    yeah, there's replaceable guards/sliders at the bottom corners. the bits where he stickers are in those pix.

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    Re: KTM 790 Adventure R....

    I love it. Now build it. Hugely disappointed that this (and the Yamaha T/Tenere 7) are still in the 'prototype' stage. Make the damned thing already!

    The funky light seems to be KTM's trademark thing right now. I agree that it is ugly and wouldn't mind if they got over it. But I also agree; whatever, it's forgivable.

    I disagree re: the electronics. Keep it simple, light, and affordable. Go buy a 1290 or something if you want the do-dads. ABS, minimal TC and whatever else is required and drop the rest.
    Simple gauge cluster, none of the new TFT panels. A regular key, no keyless garbage. No cruise.
    Lean sensitive ABS wouldn't offend me. But I'd understand if they held that back.

    That said I'm guessing the latest Tiger 800 & BMW 850GS drive this thing up market and it winds up with these do-dads.

    Hoping to see a wet weight in the 450 lbs territory. 2018 Duke 790 is reportedly in the 370 range dry.. so it seems feasible.

    Re: The tank. Isn't the 690/Husky 701 Enduro tank the same basic design?

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    Re: KTM 790 Adventure R....

    couldnt help but notice the dual rotors on the front. really expected it to be a single rotor for such a lightweight, offroad oriented bike

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    Re: KTM 790 Adventure R....

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post

    Re: The tank. Isn't the 690/Husky 701 Enduro tank the same basic design?
    i thought those were under the tail

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    Re: KTM 790 Adventure R....

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post

    Please tell me those outboard mounted low fuel tanks have some external or internal protection from crashes..... this IS supposed to be a off road capable bike. One simple tip over onto a rock, and there goes the go juice if those are just plastic.
    i anticipate that KTM and/or the aftermarket community will be manufacturing lots of orange roll cages as well that will wrap around them like on the BMW R12s to cover the cylinder heads

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    Re: KTM 790 Adventure R....

    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
    i thought those were under the tail


    I'm not following the difference.

    701/690 Enduro tank is integrated into the rear subframe. It's one big plastic assembly.


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    Re: KTM 790 Adventure R....

    It's been a long time since a new model has given me a semi, but that thing looks like a LOT of fun if they keep it light.

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    Re: KTM 790 Adventure R....

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post


    I'm not following the difference.

    701/690 Enduro tank is integrated into the rear subframe. It's one big plastic assembly.

    the 790 tank seems to be mounted on the front and hangs down on each side and are located in a similar location as to where the heads would be a BMW R12.
    if youre simply referring to construction of the product then i would assume that you are correct in that they are molded plastic

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    Re: KTM 790 Adventure R....

    Deeeeeeerp. Didn't even see the filler cap until now!

    Disregard.
    Concern now understood and shared.

    Fookin' weird tank. No way that makes it to production.

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    Re: KTM 790 Adventure R....

    The tank is similar to the 9x0 KTMs. It hangs low on either side of the bike for low COG. My guess is the difference will be this will be a single gas cap vs the dual gas cap tanks of the 9x0 bikes, with a crossover line similar to the 1x90 bikes.

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    Re: KTM 790 Adventure R....

    9x0's also used a low crossover line, in addition to dual disks, with the possible exception of the super enduros.

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    Re: KTM 790 Adventure R....

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    ... in addition to dual disks, with the possible exception of the super enduros.
    yeah, i guess i figured with something so obviously dirt oriented (not as much as the SE-R was) we would see single disk. throw some 17s on it and have a hell of a supermoto

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    Re: KTM 790 Adventure R....

    Headlight is uglier than a hatful of cocks.

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    A hatful of cocks would be a superior look on the front of a motorcycle, for sure. The rest of that bike is muy caliente though.

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    Re: KTM 790 Adventure R....

    Quote Originally Posted by feralchimp View Post
    A hatful of cocks would be a superior look on the front of a motorcycle, for sure. The rest of that bike is muy caliente though.
    For sure. But we both owned the same fuglystrada so obviously, looks don’t count for everything. Amirite?

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