01. On tarmac
No, the KTM 890 ADVENTURE R hasn't gone soft. On the contrary, KTM rider aids are developed to enhance the overall rider experience by providing more control in different riding scenarios. More so, ABS, MTC, and RIDE MODES allow you to get the most out of your machine when barreling down the tarmac on your way to the rough stuff.
MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control)
Making use of the latest generation of KTM MTC, on-road traction is improved by using an advanced 6D Inertial Measurement Unit. This not only regulates and controls any slip at the rear wheel but also prevents uncontrolled lifting of the front wheel. With these two forces combined, the motorcycle is guaranteed the best possible acceleration. And when further combined with the data collected from the lean angle sensor, the system detects and controls power wheelies and ensures stability as well as smooth wheel landing and acceleration.
Grab a handful of brakes with total confidence thanks to a new 9.3 MP ABS unit. This allows riders to use full braking power mid-corner with the 6D-sensor doing all the hard work. The 6D-sensor works by continuously monitoring and evaluating the current dynamic state of the motorcycle, enhancing control and stability during braking. Also, this level of ABS technology is unmatched, providing precise and efficient stopping power.