KTM's 890 Adventure R Rally makes a return for the 2024 model year, with the latest tech and top-tier suspension taking the 890 Adventure platform to even greater heights.
While the 1290 Adventure R might take the crown as the King of KTM’s adventure lineup, the bike that brings packs the most off-road weaponry for attacking hard adventure is undeniably the 890 Adventure R Rally - and it is back for 2024!
KTM New Zealand has confirmed pricing for the new 2024 KTM 890 Adventure R Rally at $40,999 with pre-orders for the limited run of bikes. In fact, only 100 examples are slated for both the Australian and New Zealand markets, so if you want the best of KTM’s off-road adventure machines, you’ll have to get in quick on at 9 pm September 21st when online pre-orders open online.
So what makes the 890 Adventure R Rally worth a whopping $12,000 more than the arguably already class-leading R model?
For starters, only 700 examples will be built in total, with 100 of those destined for Australian and New Zealand shores. But the rarity isn’t the only reason why this bike commands a premium. As they’ve done in the past with their Rally models, KTM has thrown the best suspension components at the 2023 890 Adventure R Rally.
Handling the bumps up the front is a lightweight WP XPLOR PRO 7548 fork system using Cone Valve technology, while out the back things are handled by a WP XPLOR PRO 6746 shock absorber. With 270mm of travel, KTM says this suspension offers the highest level of damping performance in the rough stuff and gives the rider “a limitless feeling to push harder and faster over obstacles while maintaining a higher level of comfort and control.”
The powerplant remains the same potent 889cc LC8c unit producing 105hp and 100Nm of torque, however, both an Akrapovič exhaust and the KTM Tech Pack come as standard equipment.
Other changes from the standard Adventure R include a Rally seat and wider Rally footpegs as standard ergonomic equipment, while heavy-duty wheels with Excel rims and carbon tank guards up the durability of the 890 Adventure R Rally. In an almost purely aesthetic move, KTM has also chucked on a Supersprox-Stealth rear sprocket for its brand-new rally-derived and eye-catching functional design.
If you’re lucky enough to secure yourself KTM’s most capable adventure machine, or you just want to see one in the flesh you can expect any secured by Kiwis to arrive in the second quarter of 2024.