KTM has launched the striking new KTM 890 ADVENTURE R in Australia, completing a spectacular press introduction with the much-anticipated model that is now also available in KTM authorised dealers.
An assortment of respected national media embarked on a three-day journey from KTM's Australian head office in Sydney, before travelling into the Blue Mountains for a range of different terrain that truly put the KTM 890 Adventure R to the test, complete with overnight stays in Wallerawang and Hampton.
When all was said and done prior to returning to KTM HQ, it quickly became evident that test riders within the group were highly-impressed with the brand new model's versatility and outright performance throughout the real-world adventure that made up the launch - from roads to gravel, through creek-crossings, over rocky sections and everything in between!
Andrew Clubb - Australian Adventure Bike Magazine: "I give it two thumbs up! It just keeps going deeper and deeper into the off-road side of adventure and, all I can say is, it's so impressive for those on an adventure that want to go right out, deep into the jungle like we've been for these three days."
Wayne Vickers - MCNEWS: "It is very much at the dirt-capable end of the adventure bike spectrum and it's safe to say that, in my opinion, there's a new king in town. This is a ripper of a bike! I literally haven't found any fault with it and the KTM Group has done a spectacular job, yet again."
Dylan Ruddy - Bikesales: "If I had to describe the KTM 890 ADVENTURE R in one word, it'd be unreal! It's so off-road capable that it's not funny..."
Andy Wigan - Transmoto: "It's a hard-ask to describe a machine like that in a few words, but if I had to, I would say refined, forgiving and I think it's a game-changer. This is a step further."
Damien Ashenhurst - ADVLIFE: "It has got the skills to hit a broad range of terrain and there aren't any other bikes that can do quite the range that this can do - it is supremely capable!"
The KTM 890 ADVENTURE R packs an exhilarating riding experience that has built upon what so many riders enjoyed about the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R, boasting additional power (105hp/100Nm) alongside added stability and consistency, which comes in association with 20 percent more crankshaft rotating mass.
Riders will also benefit from fully-adjustable WP XPLOR suspension with new settings, improved ABS software and updated traction control algorithms, a reinforced clutch, enhanced shifting, revised Quickshifter+ (optional), a new handlebar switch for Cruise Control function, chassis upgrades (aluminium steering head tube and lighter subframe) and reworked brakes.