After revealing the 890 Adventure R and 890 Adventure R Rally a few days back, KTM now completes the new range by revealing the entry-level 890 Adventure.
Until a few days back, the 790 Adventure range made up KTM's middleweight ADV offering. However, the old 790 range is now succeeded by the new 890 Adventure range of ADVs, which also features a three-variant line-up (Standard, R and R Rally). While KTM had pulled the wraps off the 890 Adventure R and limited-edition 890 Adventure R Rally versions a few days back, the entry-level 890 Adventure has been revealed now, officially completing KTM's new range of middleweight ADVs.
Of course, the new and bigger Euro-5 compliant 889cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin motor remains the biggest talking point on the new 890 Adventure range, that generates a higher 103bhp & 100Nm of torque. The parallel-twin unit continues to be mated to a six-speed gearbox and a mechanically-operated PASC anti-hopping clutch. In comparison, the outgoing 799cc parallel-twin unit develops 94bhp and 88Nm of torque.
The 890 Adventure's Bosch EMS and Bosch 9.1 MP ABS units have been carried over from the 790 Adventure. In terms of looks though, the 890 Adventure and 790 Adventure are not the easiest to tell apart, as they look more or less the same!
Again, in terms of features & equipment though, the KTM 890 Adventure borrows significantly from the 790 Adventure. Like the latter, the 890 Adventure rides on a 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel and comes fitted with two four-piston callipers mounted on a 320mm brake disc at the front and a single two-piston floating calliper mounted on a 260mm rear brake disc. The WP Apex suspension (non-adjustable) offers an unchanged 200mm travel, both at the front & rear. Even the seat height options remain unaltered at 830mm/850mm.
Speaking of the differences within the new 890 Adventure range, the 890 Adventure R offers a slightly tweaked setup (240mm suspension travel, fully-adjustable suspension, 263mm ground clearance, etc.) and the 890 Adventure R Rally offers a better kit, courtesy of a lighter Akrapovič exhaust, higher 910mm seat height and fully-adjustable WP Xplor Pro suspension.