790 Adventure - Standard Model Specific

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  1. Bkadv2

    Bkadv2 Been here awhile

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    why dont you guys get the automatic oiler

    the most simple reliable auto oiler would be something like tutoro

    also its quite easy if your on the road for month + to oil/lube the chain..if no center stand and no one around to help..use a trail stand from Enduro Star, works well for me

    if your less than 3 weeks on the road , i guess it is annoying.
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  2. lonerockz

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    Had an auto Oiler on my versys. Never again. Oiled my chain, rear half of the bike, left leg equally. I nicknamed that bike the Valdez.

    I’m sure I’m going to get plenty of folks saying things like you needed to adjust the flow rate or I used the wrong oil. Umm no. Just no. If you ride sun up to midnight (as I’m want to do) temps will vary from 60 to 90 and oil viscosity will too.

    Never again. Hoping for the center stand. If not I’ll deal.
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  3. kojack06

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    The "Valdez"...:rofl
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  4. HerrDeacon

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    Do you think crash bars are going to be offered (either from KTM or aftermarket) for the 790 or does it even need them? Hard for me to even visualize them on this bike with the different tank layout.
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  5. muddy

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    From the specs I assume the forks are a open cartridge ?, it's a ugly critter but I like it. Any guesstimate on the cost.
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  6. lonerockz

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    There have been no pictures. One of the videos showed this from the placard in front of the bikes at the Italian show:

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    No one is sure what the "Fuel Tank Protection Set" is.
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  7. lonerockz

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    On the cost, most guesses are that it will be competitive with the BMW and Triumphs 800s. Doing some calculations on the cost difference between the 1290 Duke and the 1290 Adventure, and applying that to the 790 Duke, its probably in the $12-13k range.
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  8. YOGOI

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    The “R” at the show that KTM put all their farkle parts on had carbon fiber tank protection. It looked and fit like the plastic ones that come one the bike. I would imagine that is what’s on the list.
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  9. 2cati

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    really glad this thread on the normal 790 adventure is here....Not a fan of the looks but I'm old enough that it doesn't matter to me ;-) ...had a fully kitted Duke 690 - lowered as well with powerparts - loved the bike but it had a short range and storage was a challenge - just sold it to buy a new 2019 1290 GT however this 790 Adventure (outfitted with storage) just might be the perfect bike! Significantly more range than my 690 (more than a GT) and very light - a little more than my 690 with a lot more power...

    Enjoyed my 690 over 2500km in the smokey mountains but I'm sure the 790 adventure would have been even more fun on the "b" roads ...


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    Love the low seat height and the option for even lower suspension....will there be an "S" version with 19"/17" light cast wheels?...
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  10. gearheadE30

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    There is a steel frame under the front part of the aluminum skidplate that it might be possible to mount crash bars to, but there's really no way to do it effectively and make them strong. Similar situation to the 950 and 990 in that regard - they look pretty but there's just no really good mounting spot. The way the tanks stick out, they're all the protection you need. That powerparts listing is probably for the carbon version as the bike will come with plastic sliders on the tank.
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  11. Nelso

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    Got an email from my chosen dealer two days ago saying "let me know whether you want white or orange, I've got to let KTM know".
    Giddyup!!
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  12. lonerockz

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    That would be ahead of the schedule my dealer outlined. He said orders should start February. I told him color when I put down deposit.

    Getting excited now!
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  13. lonerockz

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    And now I have real price information from my dealer:

    790 adventure R is $13,499
    790 adventure is $12,499

    I will now take a bow for getting my initial estimate pretty darn close!
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  14. bberksan

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    anybody knows why 790 adventure R is 20 kg heavier than 790 duke (790 duke dry 169 kg , 790 adventure R dry 189 kg)
    Remember 2015 690 duke was 149 kg , 2015 690 enduroR was 143.5 kg
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  15. misanthropic

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    The R contains 20KG of unobtanium.
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  16. Cruz

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    Post from the other thread has a higher weight.
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  17. alonad

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    this isnt 100% correct as they mention it does have a few liters of fuel in it and the oils etc... dry weight is 189
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  18. Radzz

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    with a full tank of fuel that´ll make the total wet weight about 210kg... pretty ok I reckon!
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  19. alonad

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    they are saying 205-207
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  20. Woody2627

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    That makes it pretty close the the weight of my F658
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