790 Adventure R

Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by Cocker66, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. CanineCombatives

    CanineCombatives the sound of inevitability

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    F7CB02FC-A447-4487-9173-99AD6C23DACE.jpeg Here’s the stateside non R
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  2. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    Tough to put into words. For street use I'd say the nicest feature of the 790R is the quick shifter which actually surprised me because I did not expect it to be of any real value on this type of bike. However the clutch action is not top shelf and the quick shifter works very well and smoothly on full throttle upshifts and closed throttle down shifts. The closed throttle down shifts were so completely seamless I found myself constantly using it on corner entry versus using the clutch.

    Over 4000 rpm the motor pulls well and spins up quickly. It is a raw edged motor though. In no way is it similar to a Triumph triple.

    Handling is light and quick. On road comfort takes a bit of a back seat to off road ergos.

    In short. If you want an on road bike that can do a bit of mellow off pavement riding upon occasion I'd say there are other bikes designed to fit that role better.

    The 790R is an offroad beast that out shines any other mid sized bike currently on the market IMHO. If that is the priority the 790R is the no brainer choice.
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  3. SEK_Nick

    SEK_Nick Been here awhile

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    I just got The Call from my dealer, bike will arrive on Tuesday!
  4. Tool.Nerd

    Tool.Nerd An idiot that owns a bike

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    Thank you sir! I can handle a "raw" engine to a degree--I expect nothing will be as civilized as the Street Triple... I remember test riding a Superduke R 990 several times and "raw" was how I described it. When I got on the Street Triple, I remember being reminded of when my grandfather would microwave butter and sink his fork into it to start mashing it up to mix with molasses for his biscuits. So incredibly smooth... But yet I didn't enjoy the Tiger's 800cc triple.

    Handling-wise, is there anything lacking when on pavement?
  5. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    Nothing stood out as a problem. I didnt take it to 90+% though. Forks stayed up well on braking for a long travel suspension and I didn't experiance any wallow mid corner. Not a huge fan of the clutch action but that may be a matter of breaking it in and adapting to it.
  6. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt! Supporter

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    Would be sweet if KTM has a program similar to the Beta BYOB program, so one could order the Pro suspension and save a few grand by not paying for the OEM suspension.
  7. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    I imagine one could pick up some used KTM closed chamber forks and a talented tuner get them very close to the top of the line cone valve forks. So far the bike feels so good I'm happy to remain blissfully ignorant of what might be possible. ;)
  8. SEK_Nick

    SEK_Nick Been here awhile

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    My bike being unpacked :-)
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  9. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Knowledge is horsepower...

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    Sure like those tires!
  10. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt! Supporter

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    Can anyone who has owned a Super Enduro comment on the comparison between the two?!
  11. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    21/18 are better off rd
  12. kaertner

    kaertner Long timer

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    That doesn't answer my question at all. Why does the 1290 non-R version have 19/17 cast wheels and the 790 non-R have 21/18 spoked wheels when it's supposed to be more road oriented than the R version, just like the 1290?
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  13. kevinA

    kevinA Been here awhile

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    In an interview I posted a link to earlier, Pierer said they are going to make a few different bikes off the 790 platform, like a SMT etc so it would make sense to keep the adv bikes with off-road tires, and save the road tires for the SMT type
  14. kaertner

    kaertner Long timer

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    The 790 non-R comes with Avon Trail rider tyres which are primarily road tyres (that's according Cycleworld), so these should be on 19/17.
  15. kevinA

    kevinA Been here awhile

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    I think what he meant was that the model lineup for the 790 bikes will be like the 990 bikes, not the 1x90 bikes. Adv bikes with 21in from, supermoto supermoto touring, and the duke
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    wpbarlow Long timer Supporter

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    Imo, a 19/17 setup is ideal for the way most adventure bikes are actually used by owners: preferably with spokes though.
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  17. koekeroe

    koekeroe Adventurer

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    Ik think jou dont neet 17/19 weels
    The thing drives like An supermotard.
    Ik know becouse i own one:D
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  18. Brilloman

    Brilloman Been here awhile

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    Does anyone know of there will be another shipment of 790s this model year or will the next shipment be 2020 models?
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    comradecasey Been here awhile

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    Lol
  20. SEK_Nick

    SEK_Nick Been here awhile

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    I haven't heard one way or the other. I'll ask my dealer though.