In the realm of adventure motorcycling, KTM reigns supreme. With a rich history steeped in off-road excellence dating back to 1934, KTM has become synonymous with rugged, high-performance machines.

Their off-road prowess has been proven time and again, with victories in prestigious events like the Dakar Rally and the Red Bull Erzberg Rodeo.

The unveiling of the 2024 KTM 890 Adventure R Rally reaffirms KTM's commitment to innovation and performance. However, if you desire this machine based on the KTM 890 Adventure R, you'll need to act swiftly—only 700 will be produced worldwide, with just 100 available in the United States. 

Preorders begin on September 20th for the 890 Adventure R Rally, boasting components akin to the 2023 Dakar Rally-winning KTM 450 Rally bike ridden by Kevin Benavides.

Let's throttle into what makes this bike one of the most captivating and rare adventure motorcycles on the market.

2024 KTM 890 Adventure R Rally Unveiled: A Detailed First Look

Rally-Ready Powerhouse 

Beneath the sturdy frame of the 890 Adventure R Rally resides a potent 889cc parallel-twin engine derived from KTM's proven 890 Duke. It churns out an exhilarating 105 horsepower, making it ideal for conquering diverse terrains, from rocky single tracks to expansive desert stretches. With a curb weight of 473 pounds, it offers torque-rich performance, ensuring a thrilling ride.

Suspension Excellence 

In challenging terrains, suspension is paramount, and the 890 Adventure R Rally doesn't disappoint. It boasts fully adjustable WP XPLOR PRO suspension, featuring a long-travel 7548 front fork and a rear 6746 shock. This setup excels at absorbing the most demanding bumps and obstacles while providing precise control.

KTM's collaboration with WP, stemming from their success in rally competition, ensures that this premium suspension delivers exceptional damping performance, even in the harshest conditions. It gives riders the confidence to push harder and faster over obstacles while maintaining comfort and control. With 270mm of travel, it caters to globetrotters carrying hefty luggage and those embarking on challenging off-road adventures.

Rally-Specific Features 

In true rally fashion, the 2024 Adventure R Rally boasts an array of rally-specific features. These include a navigation tower, a high-performance Akrapovič exhaust, and a rally seat for enhanced comfort during long-distance rides. These enhancements make the bike equally adept at competition and adventure touring.

With attention to every aspect of the riding experience, this exceptional model also features a race-specific Rally seat, heavy-duty wheels (2.15×21″; 4.00×18”) for tackling rugged terrain, and Rally footpegs for improved grip on extended journeys. The bike arrives with carbon tank guards, additional engine protection, rear master cylinder protection, and suspension protection. 

A Supersprox-Stealth rear sprocket is utilized, along with a distinctive rally-derived design. This comprehensive approach ensures that the bike excels in off-road conditions, earning the envy of fellow explorers.

Cutting-Edge Electronics 

The 890 Adventure R Rally isn't solely reliant on raw power; it's equipped with advanced electronics. Riders can select from various riding modes, including Rally, Street, Off-road, and Rain, tailoring the bike's performance to their preferences and the terrain. The bike also incorporates lean-angle-sensitive off-road traction control, cornering ABS, turn-by-turn navigation, and a 5” TFT display.

Distinctive Rally Design 

The design of the 890 Adventure R Rally pays homage to its rally heritage. With a striking color scheme, race-inspired graphics, and an aggressive aesthetic, this machine stands out both on and off the trail. It serves as a visual testament to its rally DNA.

With its rally-specific features, off-road capabilities, and robust engineering, the 890 Adventure R Rally is set to establish new standards in the adventure motorcycling world. It encourages riders to push their limits and embark on epic adventures with unwavering confidence.

However, such exceptional motorcycles come with a substantial price tag. The MSRP for the 890 Adventure R Rally is $21,499 (excluding fees).

2024 KTM 890 Adventure R Rally Specs

Engine

  • Type: Parallel twin
  • Displacement: 889cc
  • Bore x stroke: 90.7 x 68.8mm
  • Maximum power: 103 horsepower
  • Valvetrain: DOHC; 4 vpc
  • Fueling: 46mm DKK Dell’Orto throttle bodies w/ Bosch EMS
  • Cooling: Liquid
  • Muffler: Akrapovič titanium
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Clutch: Cable-actuated wet multiplate w/ assist and slipper functions
  • Final drive: 520 X-ring chain

Chassis

  • Frame: Chromoly trellis w/ stressed-member engine; chromoly subframe
  • Handlebar: Tapered aluminum
  • Front suspension; travel: Fully adjustable WP Xplor Pro 7548 48mm inverted fork; 10.6 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Linkage-less fully adjustable WP Xplor Pro 6746 shock; 10.6 inches
  • Wheels: Excel wire-spoke
  • Front wheel: 21 x 2.50
  • Rear wheel: 18 x 4.00
  • Tires: Mitas Enduro Trail E-07+
  • Front tire: 90/90 x 21
  • Rear tire: 150/70 x 18
  • Front brakes: 320mm discs w/ 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 260mm disc w/ caliper
  • ABS: Cornering-aware Bosch 9.3 MP standard

Dimensions/Capacities

  • Wheelbase: 60.4 inches
  • Rake: 26.2 inches
  • Seat height: 35.8 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 5.3 gallons
  • Curb weight: 473 pounds