June 29, 2019 at 12:07 am #30937EddiebKeymaster
Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter
- Town/City: Tauranga
- Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
KTM has announced a limited edition ‘Rally’ version of their new 800 Adventure.
KTM is only making 500 units of the KTM 790 Adventure R ‘Rally’ which they have described as the most off-road capable adventure bike KTM has ever produced.
The main difference between the 790 Adventure R and the 790 Adventure R ‘Rally’ is the addition of ‘WP XPLOR PRO’ suspension. The WP XPLOR PRO suspension is built in the factory as WP’s Factory Racing equipment and gives an extra 30mm extra suspension travel front and rear and bumps the seat height up to 910mm.
The WP XPLOR PRO 7548 fork uses cone valve technology; a unique valving system that permits almost limitless damping performance and combines comfort with bottoming resistance. Setting levels that normally can only be achieved by changing the shim stack can now be adjusted from the outside. The cone valve allows unlimited opening, so harshness of the suspension is reduced.
The high quality and fully adjustable WP XPLOR PRO 6746 shock absorber for the KTM 790 Adventure R Rally has been developed based on KTM’s unrivalled experience from top-level rally competition. Due to modern, low-friction components, the shock absorber shows a significant increase in its damping performance and reduces the physical strain for riders. The shock absorber employs a progressive damping system (PDS) and has completely – and easily – adjustable damping behavior.
To complete the special package there’s a lighweight Akrapovi? exhaust, carbon fibre tank protectors and a Quickshifter+ is fitted from the factory.
The 790 Adventure R ‘Rally’ also has a unique colour and graphic design with clear screen and winglets to distinguish the ‘Rally’ from the standard KTM 790 Adventure R. Less obvious are narrower rims fitted with tubes for hard offroad riding, a racing style seat to improve performance ergonomics and larger Rally footrests.
Hubert Trunkenpolz, CMO at KTM AG, said “Quite simply, we’ve built the KTM 790 Adventure R Rally because we can!
“We have the equipment at our disposal and we know how to make a truly special bike for our hardcore customers.”
We’re promised suspension “close to the same level used by the Dakar-winning Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Rally team on the 450 Rally”.
KTM 790 Adventure R Rally – the most travel capable rally bike.
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