2021 KTM 890 Adventure / Adventure R / Adventure R Rally

Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by 06Z, Oct 6, 2020.

  1. floalex

    floalex Been here awhile

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    I’m bit disappointed that they didn’t address the issues with the front fairing.
    And that rally mode is no longer standard.

    What’s also missing now are the holding bars for the passenger.

    Looks to me you can put the new clutch components also in the 790.
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  2. floalex

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    So is it a step up or down coming from a 790 R?
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  3. kubcat

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    the R is still the XPLOR and the Rally is still the Xplor PRO. They did say that the "setup" is all new for the 890R - I assume that means they changed the shim stack, oil volume/ nitro pressure, but are still using the same "top level" parts. That would lead me to conclude that its going to be an improvement over the 790R - at the very least you would think they solved the rear shock issue of 2019/early 2020 Rs
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  4. turn_one

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    You right.
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  5. Rossifumi

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    Looks like a great engine upgrade. That part is exciting. Sadly, I was hoping for at least a set of brembo calipers with a better master. I doubt the market will care, but it's these small details that say a lot about what the bike was built for...
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  6. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    I think this vid is all you need to know why torque is useless when the nannytronics is on

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  7. offworlder

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    It will be a boon to those patient enough to wait for second-hand 790s for sure. 1290s are DOA; unless you're a giant, way to much bike for aggressive riding.
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  8. bikeymikey70

    bikeymikey70 Been here awhile Supporter

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    What’s the go with the 640?
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  9. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    My traction control is disabled....and has been....
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  10. SCPancho

    SCPancho Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    I wonder if they improved the steering head bearings?
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  11. Rossifumi

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    Agreed on the 1290. I have had one version or another of an 1x90 for the last 6 years and pretty much have gone full circle with it. Mostly touring now with light duty off road, which there is plenty of out here in the desert of the southwest US. I've dropped it too many times on single track out in the middle of nowhere to try again. Too heavy to get any feeling out of the front but a super delicious and delightful motorcycle nonetheless. Epic for two-up travel, which I doubt the 890 would be, and I owned a 790 for three months until I realized how much of a compromise it is. Just depends on the mission profile but I am sure the 890 will sell well for a few months and then be "DOA" as well. There is a reason the BMW GS1250 has been a huge success. The 890 won't replace an enduro or a touring bike. It's terrible at both.
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  12. Vectored2adv

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  13. kaertner

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    Gonna be very expensive., from the MCN news article...

    "There are other internal changes too including new pistons, new balancers, new conrods, new valves, new valve springs – the list goes on"

    Lots of invisible changes to the 890 over the 790.
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  14. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    790 Rally was $19,500, right? Do you guys think the 890 will cross the $20K mark before dealer markup?
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  15. Adjustor

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  16. Some_Dude

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    I think they pull them off for the media shots because the bike looks more dirtbike-ish without them.

    Did the same thing on previous years.
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  17. Some_Dude

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    An enduro or touring bike won’t replace the 890. Right tool for the job and all that jazz....
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  18. Some_Dude

    Some_Dude Been here awhile

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    I’m not going to hate on the 890, but there’s nothing there that’s screaming “sell my 790”. Lots of small improvements, but not “here’s 15g, take my money” type stuff.
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  19. Snowq

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  20. Noyah

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    Having a hard time thinking the engine is 15lbs heavier, could be the cat and new exhaust.
    Same part numbers?
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