If you're as excited as we are to ride/own the KTM 790 Adventure and Adventure R, you'll be happy to learn that the heavily off-road-leaning R model and more road-biased non-R have been priced at $13,499 and $12,499 respectively.

While the middleweight ADV world is getting crowded these days, fans of KTM’s dirt-bike-derived light-is-right philosophy won’t be out of bounds in anticipating that the 790 Adventure line will probably be the most gnarly bikes in the category. And the price is right.

43mm Apex WP suspension
The 790 Adventure features 43mm Apex WP suspension with 7.9 inches of travel front and rear for a reasonable 32.7-inch seat-height.KTM

How does KTM do it? Well, for one, beginning in 2020, all motorcycles featuring the LC8c motor (including the 790 Duke and a future supermoto model—if rumors are to be believed) will be built in China. KTM partnered with CFMoto to build a new production facility that will churn out these little parallel-twin beauties like clockwork. Hopefully.

Adventure R
The Adventure R has 48mm Xplor WP suspension with 9.4 inches of travel front and rear. That brings the seat height up to 34.6 inches. It also has a less steep-steering head angle.KTM

How do you feel about your Austrian motorcycle having a “Made in China” sticker on it? Will quality control be an issue for early-run models?

There’s no word yet on whether the 2019 model year 790 Adventures will be built at KTM’s Mattighofen home or in Hangzhou.

Motorcycles should arrive at your local dealerships in May.

Panniers are sold separately.KTM
KTM Adventure
TFT display.KTM
KTM 790
In its element? We shall soon see. Stay tuned for our first ride report.KTM
790 Adventure R
2019 KTM 790 Adventure R.KTM
790 Adventure
2019 KTM 790 Adventure.KTM