Let’s get straight to the point – the KTM 890 ADVENTURE is serious about adventure travel. Updated for 2023, the KTM 890 ADVENTURE brings unmatched rideability on everything from highways to rocky gravel switchbacks. Complete with reworked adjustable suspension, improved seat comfort, and wind protection, the 2023 KTM 890 ADVENTURE is ready to take you to places unknown.
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 safety and stability during braking. Also, this level of ABS technology is unmatched, providing precise and efficient stopping power with the highest level of safety.
The two-piece seat on the KTM 890 ADVENTURE is developed with rider and pillion comfort in mind. For more adventurous offroading, a single-piece Rally seat is available along with other seat options in the KTM PowerParts catalogue.
KTM rider aids are developed to enhance the overall ADVENTURE experience by providing more control in different riding scenarios. ABS, MTC, and specially engineered 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, 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.
For the 2023 KTM 890 ADVENTURE, Offroad ABS is automatically toggled when you’ve selected Offroad or Rally Mode. This means ABS functionality is reduced on the front wheel, and completely deactivated on the rear, allowing riders to slide the back-end into a corner. Simply put – more braking power and control in the dirt when you need it, with the ability to shred the trail when you don’t.
The 2023 KTM 890 ADVENTURE allows you to set up your ride to your own preferences. Fitted with rebound and compression damping adjusters on the top cap of each fork leg, it makes for quick and easy adjustment for different terrain types. On the rear, the shock features a rebound damping adjuster and a hand adjuster for spring preload. The rebound damping adjustability allows the rider to adapt the shock behavior to different riding situations, while the spring preload adjuster can be tailored for luggage or passenger loads.
A completely reworked and striking front end gives the KTM 890 ADVENTURE true READY TO RACE looks. In addition, the structure below the fairing makes use of 2 forged aluminum brackets that provide maximum stiffness to the front mask, windshield, and instrument tower. This, along with using in-mold graphics for durability and a low front fender designed to keep unwanted water and mud spray to a minimum, makes the KTM 890 ADVENTURE ready for any adventure.
CTG (COLOUR, TRIM, GRAPHICS)
For 2023, the KTM 890 ADVENTURE charges off the beaten track with an option of either orange or black color combinations. The graphics are produced with in-mold technology to ensure graphics stay looking showroom fresh after every adventure.
The 2023 KTM 890 ADVENTURE sports a KTM Rally-inspired, taller windscreen for improved wind protection on road, with unique anti-buffer aerodynamics.
UPGRADED TFT DISPLAY
A new state-of-the-art full 5″ TFT display keeps you informed with everything you need to know about the machine below you. Featuring improved functionality, each function is illustrated by an infographic of the motorcycle to directly show the user the relevant field of adjustment. An optically bonded mineral glass display ensures optimum scratch and glare resistance. Additionally, an optional Connectivity Unit allows the connection between the KTMconnect app and the TFT via Bluetooth for Turn-by-Turn+ navigation, music, incoming calls, and quick access to KTM roadside assistance.
With tank spoilers and rear side panels slightly wider than the seat, hitting the long road to nowhere is easier thanks to improved rider movement. This also helps with reduced wear and tear on the seat, while the slim shape of the fuel tank is optimized for precise handling and control when standing on the pegs.
The 2023 KTM 890 ADVENTURE brings unmatched technology to the trail. Boasting an arsenal of rider aids, ride modes, ABS and traction control features – as well as smartphone connectivity – it rules the mid-weight adventure bike roost. The riding experience can be further enhanced with optional additions like Quickshifter+ and Cruise Control, with the introduction of a Demo Mode, that allows you to test the tech on the first 1.500km.
The overall geometry of the KTM 890 ADVENTURE was developed for light handling, and comfort on long-distance exploration missions – with unchallenged offroad capability. Strength was a big consideration in the design, so a tubular Chromoly steel frame is used with the engine acting as a stressed member to reduce weight and overall size. An all-new engine protector also adds a little more piece of mind when out of the trail. All design and engineering innovations are focused on being compact and light.
Featuring a lightweight and solid construction, the subframe is fully-loaded for adventure. The motorcycle beneath you needs to be built to last. The steel trellis subframe was developed to be compact, lightweight, and also strong enough to carry a full load of luggage as well as a passenger on even the longest, cross-continental journeys.
The 2023 KTM 890 ADVENTURE is rock solid at any speed, thanks to a high-end steering damper. Engineered to provide unflappable composure at all times, the steering damper works to keep the front end stable when flicking through tight turns, or hauling over corrugated surfaces.