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KTM 890 Adventure R Rally Arrives

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In case the ‘standard’ KTM 890 Adventure R is not quite hardcore enough for you, KTM South Africa has announced the Rally-spec version of the model. It will be available in limited numbers worldwide but KTM SA has secured an undisclosed but even more limited number for the home market.

Featuring comparable components to 2023 Dakar Rally winner Kevin Benavides’ Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 450 RALLY bike, the new 890 Adventure R Rally will be the most off-road capable adventure bike on the market.

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While style, functionality and technology are important, so are feeling and rideability, especially when faced with long days in the desert and the trickiest of stony ravines. The main improvement is the suspension; the 890 Adventure R Rally gets lightweight WP XPLOR PRO 7548 forks and a WP XPLOR PRO 6746 rear shock absorber, both from the WP Pro Components programme.

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This premium suspension offers the highest level of damping performance in the toughest of conditions, giving excellent feel, comfort and control, not to mention a superior ride when the bike is fully loaded with either passenger or luggage.

The engine remains in the same tune, which means 105 horsepower and 100Nm of torque and comes complete with an Akrapovič Slip-On Line exhaust.

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Electronics include off-road ABS, traction control, turn-by-turn navigation and multiple ride modes, all configurable via the 5-inch TFT display which also offers full Bluetooth connectivity.

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Other goodies are a race-specific Rally seat, heavy-duty wheels with Excel rims, a quick shifter, Rally footpegs, tank guards, engine guards and suspension guards.

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The bike is available directly from your local dealer, which means that customers won’t have to take part in the pre-order process. For more information, contact your local KTM dealer.

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Harry Fisher
Harry Fisher
From an early age, Harry was obsessed with anything that moved under its own steam, particularly cars and motorcycles. For reasons of a financial nature, his stable of fine automobiles failed to materialise, at which point he realised that motorcycles were far more affordable and so he started his two wheel career, owning, riding, building and fixing many classic bikes. Then came the day when he converted his love of bikes into a living, writing, filming and talking about them endlessly. The passion for four wheels never left him, however, and he has now converted his writing skills into singing the praises of cars in all their infinite variety. Bikes are still his favourite means of getting around but the car in its modern form is reaching a level of perfection that is hard to resist. And they're warmer in winter....
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