Rumor Has It: KTM’s Diversifying their 790 Adventure
New Variants to Include 790 Adventure R, 790 Adventure Rally
KTM's 790 Adventure. Media sourced from KTM.
In today’s industry, motorcycle variants are the key to diversifying responsibly for a target audience; deck out a trustworthy machine with a handful of top-tier accouterments, and the resulting variant pulls in sales on good quarters, costing the company less on the lower seasons.
To this effect, our own orange team of Austrians appears to be working toward diversifying the newly-hatched 790 Adventure – and yes, CFMoto’s going to likely have a hand in this, considering the following:
CFMoto already handles the assembly of KTM’s parallel twins (via Wikipedia)
CFMoto’s version of the 790 Adventure engine is currently sitting in their 800MT and 800NK models
According to coverage from CycleWorld, new type-approval documents show “as many as three variants in the  lineup soon,” with previous papers from CFMoto showing a “790 Adventure R.” Those papers have now been confirmed in Australian type-approvals, with both sets of papers showing the exact same wheelbase and power specs, the R variant touting 94hp @ 8,250rpm.
The Aussie contribution also apparently mentions a 790 Adventure R Rally (bigger wheels, same engine), as well as an entry-level 1290 Super Adventure whose existence has been bandied about since 2021.