KTM 790 ADV R Specs FINALLY

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  1. satmanski

    satmanski Sausage Creature

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    33.4" seat height for the normal version
    34.6" for the R version
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    Good, was worried it would be much less.
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    I hope they will be available in the US.
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    toowoomba Certified BMW Therapist MCCL Supporter

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    Me too. I was just scouring the web looking for answers. Anybody have any intel on if or when they will arrive in the U.S. or Canada?
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    lonerockz Permanent n00b Supporter

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    When my dealer took my deposit he said spring. I’m in no rush, but don’t want to be at the back of the line.
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    lonerockz Permanent n00b Supporter

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    You must be a Tenere 700 refugee. Show me where the bad Yamaha touched you.

    It’s on the front page of the US KTM web site:

    https://www.ktm.com/us/

    No pricing or exact date.
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    Nice. That's easily the best looking bike I've seen in quite some time. Congrats. Looking forward to seeing one in person.
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    700...close enough to the truth to hurt... : ) That's one hell of a promotional video.
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    hmmm tubed rims, will be a topic of conversation no doubt... Bike looks very cool though.
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    damn... almost perfect :(
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    I'm very disappointed in this new bike.
    And I won't be signing up as a Beta Tester.
    The electronic package on real off road is a serious concern.
    Same with that dodgey fuel cell location and setup.
    I want to see a Ride Report from the backroads of Chile or Argentina when it has an issue.
    Looks great for a trip to Starbux with the Galande' crowd.
    I ride in the real world.
    Dealing with the no subframe 690 was a bit of a challenge.
    But that was more workable than this situation.
    YMMV
    But not if you ride in a desert or location without a dealership.
    Maybe that was a goal?
    lol
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    189kg, 209kg, 880mm for the rest of the world.

    Pretty similar to a 950SE if I recall correctly.
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    Don't agree at all. I'm fine with taking my 1290 SAR down Baja, out in the middle of nowhere, with no close dealerships, and not worrying about the electronics. On the last BDR I did, I had to pull start my buddy with his non-electronic KTM 950 every morning. I had no issues with my electronic KTM. I'm not doing Baja 1000 type stuff, but I am going BDR type terrain here and in Mexico.
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    I'm curious about the crash protection. I like how ktm's current adv bikes come with crash bars from the factory. I believe the tank covers are intended to be crash protection? Are there any more details about these? On one of the pictures it looks like there's a couple of screws holding on what looks to be a big chunk of plastic. Wonder if there are any concerns with cracking the fuel tank open on a hard impact if they're attached directly to it. I don't see any specific mention about it on the main website.

    This video of the prototype mentions steel plates



    Seems somewhat interesting that it's not a specific point of interest.
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    After you've ridden El Horno, Baja Sur on that bike, let me know.
    When it's been dropped and banged against the volcanic rocks and the river bed rocks, let me know.
    Until then, I've become very suspicious of the level of electronics being installed into several bikes including this one.
    I'm also very concerned about the fuel tank positioning and viability, another of those posts is just above.
    That 950 sounds like he needed a battery or carb adjustment, you realize it took some Beta Testers a while to get their FI bikes dialed in?
    KTM has sent lots of people out on new bikes with air box issues that needed fixing.
    No more of that for me.
    When the 790 establishes it's durability and reliability as well as having it's faults discovered in the real world, I could become interested.
    Until then, not so much.
    Good luck with this new model if you really are committed to buying it.
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    ls6777 Been here awhile Supporter

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    1. I'm not buying the new model... I just got my 1290 SAR and will be fine with that for several years
    2. I have already dropped my SAR several times with no electronic concerns
    3. My goal isn't to beat the shit out of my bike to determine it's reliability. I wouldn't do that with my non-electronic bikes either
    4. No shit it took time to get the bugs worked out... but the electronics aren't new because they've been on the SAR for 2+ years, in addition to 1090 and duke models at some level.
    5. Making some blatant statement about reliability just because of more electronics is just ignorant/silly. It sounds like my dad when we got our first auto with electric window ("I want crank windows, these electric windows will just fail"). Guess what... the electric windows never failed.
    I just took concern with your statement "Looks great for a trip to Starbux with the Galande' crowd. I ride in the real world... But not if you ride in a desert or location without a dealership."

    Come on dude... they are making this bike for adventure riders of all levels. From appearances, it looks to be the best thing in the 800cc segment. Will there be things to be worked out... of course. But you're shitting on something before it's even got in some customer hands. I, for one, am just glad they are aiming in the direction many of us are interested in (less weight, good off-road ability, decent power).
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  20. Brilloman

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    I would say that the point would be that you COULD pull start the 950 every morning to get it going....

    There are a lot of things on this bike that make me say hmmm such as fuel tank position, non Brembo brakes and old school monoshock design. I sat on the one they had at the KTM Rally and I thought the seat height was pretty tall which is a minus for me. I am a KTM fan boy as I currently have 4 in my garage but I'm going to play the wait and see game on this one. I had to correct a lot of issues on my 1190R including airbox, starter, soft front rim. All of these issues were addressed on the 2015 model but unfortunately I had to come out of pocket to fix them on my 2014.

    I'm going to see how this bike plays out while giving Yamaha a little more time to get the T7 out. Then I will decide which way that I am going to go.
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