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January 29, 2019 2 min read 36 Comments

After much speculation, KTM North America has released pricing for the full 2019 street lineup including the 790 Adventure and 790 Adventure R. We got our sweaty hands on an official price sheet and have broken down the numbers below. 

 

 

Base prices before any options, dealer fees, and freight are as follows:

2019 Adventure (White or Orange): $12,499

2019 Adventure R: $13,499

Other notable pricing for 2019:

690 Enduro R: $11,699

1090 Adventure R: $14,999

1290 Super Adventure R: $18,499 

 

 

It's no surprise to most that the 790 Adventure R price ended up landing just between the 1090 Adventure R ($1,500 Less) and the new 690 Enduro R ($1,800 More). We are still left wondering if this isn’t a bit steep for a bike that doesn’t even have a hydraulic clutch? Also, keep in mind the base price of $13,499 doesn’t include factory options like cruise control and heated grips among others. 

Will this deter anyone? We’re not sure, but we highly doubt it. 

Our inkling is that this bike will be worth every penny in the dirt mostly due to the advanced suspension, sophisticated electronics, and ideal fuel range right off the dealership floor. 

 

 

Costs that will compound the MSRP:

These are the numbers that you might want to keep out of the conversation with your significant other if applicable...

Destination charge of $550

Pre-delivery setup fee of $400

And of course Taxes, Title, Registration, and Licensing cost depending on your location.

 

 

When will it be available?

(The essential question)

The tentative delivery date for the first 790 Adventure R's in North America is early May, and that is subject to change, but we are hopefully optimistic.

If your heart is set on one and you aren't already on a waiting list, we wholeheartedly encourage you to call your local dealer.

Another major concern that we have yet to get a concrete answer on is availability. We have heard from some sources that most dealerships will only get one or two units this spring with the rest following in the fall. 

 

 

What Next? 

-Leave your two cents in the comments section below, we'd love to hear your thoughts!

-Check out our 790 Duke Page over in the store to get an idea of the parts that will be available immediately upon release of the 790 Adventure and Adventure R.

-Keep it tuned here for updates and insider scoop!

 

#RoadToDirt #KTMTwins #TeamTwins

 

 

 


36 Responses

Jcsquare
Jcsquare

May 19, 2019

I live in Australia and I’m in the market for a new adventure bike. The 1250GS and 1290 Adventure are out of my price range. I have been keenly waiting for the arrival of the KTM 790 Adventure and the Yamaha Ténéré 700. I am disappointed in the pricing of both. In Australia they are priced 50% higher than the road bikes sharing the same mechanicals (790 Duke & MT-07). How can that be justified? I can get a new 1090R cheaper than a 790 Adventure R or even a 790 Adventure. It doesn’t add up. The Ténéré 700 will be available at a 30% discount compared to the 790 Adv R, but will cost the same as an Africa Twin. The Honda offers the best value – by far.

stephen bogert
stephen bogert

April 23, 2019

to me a clutch cable is not a problem! it is easy to maintain and likely cheaper when a problem happens, . Hydraulic clutches were introduced back when tight bends in clutch cables on clip on equipped sport bikes became a problem, the wide bars of an ADV or dirt bike means there is plenty of room for a gentle radius cable.

Douglas Chaney
Douglas Chaney

March 11, 2019

Can an official here at KTM officially disclose the true weight? I will accept you saying what it weighs minus gasoline ONLY but the “dry weight” figure is unacceptable because in the past manufacturers have MEANT the machine’s weight “minus consumables” which according to wikipedia is typically SEVENTY POUNDS fr Sport Bikes ….The true weight is gonna come out soon enough so can someone please just TELL US? Otherwise I am adding 70 llbs onto the dry weight …and why wouldn’t I? Let’s call it 480 llbs all fueled up including engine oil, battery, coolant, brake fluid etc …Is this accurate?

Douglas Chaney
Douglas Chaney

March 11, 2019

Glen Irani said “Heck, the 500 would be best if they could add another gear and put a strong subframe on it.” So Glen you are like me and think it is time for 7 speed trannies? OR you dont realise the latest 500 exc already has a 6 speed just like the CRX=L does?

Ben
Ben

March 11, 2019

You boys are lucky in the USA they are selling for $22700 over here in OZ.
All going well they should be a good thing if they are any thing like there predecessor the 990

zoo
zoo

March 08, 2019

Are we talking about the same bike here? It comes with suspension that you can never out ride, has hand guards, Has a rack. And someone should have told me my 550cc triple maxim bike was not big enough to travel the world on. This bike is for us that travel 300 miles a day but mostly dirt roads, camp beside creeks and something need to crawl through snow, mud that a huge 1000cc has no place. I also need to pick up my bike alone sometimes. I also rode to Chile from canada on my klr, so again what is with the brainwashed riders out there who have been sold the goods that a motor has to be 1000cc bigger and weight in at 600lbs? Unless you carry your wife, and another 200lbs of 5 star camping gear, your bike is probably far to big for what you actually need. This bike will rock, no question, if your a touring/adventure guy then maybe not for you, but if you like mud, abandoned roads, the back country then this bike will be far superior to your ride right now.

Rob
Rob

February 01, 2019

This bike is a new generation bike that still has to be proven. I’ll wait until proofs to be right and price is affordable close to $10k

Glen Irani
Glen Irani

February 01, 2019

It’s a “lot” of money, but did anyone expect it to be significantly less?! In any case, tack another $5-10k to get it rigged for real adventure – rack, bags, exhaust, suspension, handguards, etc etc etc. Should be an awesome bike but I’m pretty sure that anything porkier than a 690 just isn’t going to make a true dirt adv bike. Heck, the 500 would be best if they could add another gear and put a strong subframe on it.

Bruce
Bruce

February 01, 2019

This bike, like all the KTM’s is a great platform. I’m excited to see the aftermarket mods come out and how they will improve on the already great design. Yes, a well modded 990 is likely superior (and the same weight), but a modded 790r is likely to give some serious but kicking to any 1 liter bike out there. It may be heavier than a 690, but reliability, power and the twin will be a win for those that travel.

ANDY L.
ANDY L.

February 01, 2019

way to go KTM…but hopefully not a lot of add on & package extra
will see

Vegas Jim
Vegas Jim

February 01, 2019

Ok, I really like KTM’s. I have a 400 EXC, 990 Adventure R and a BMW R1150GS. I’m trying to think of where I would use this bike. I actually prefer a simpler bike with cable clutch/throttle and manual suspension. If I didn’t have the bigger adventure bikes, would I buy the 790? I’m guessing it’s not your single-track bike and not quite a 500 mile a day touring bike either like the 990 or GS. Price is on the high end to me to get me to move on one until I sell something. I’m sure it’s a super bike but the 1090R is also a very nice bike. I’d have to read more about it’s on-road capabilities but would expect that off road it would beat my 990R.

Bruce
Bruce

February 01, 2019

Sorry guys but I have owned both 950/990 adventures. They where great bikes however my new 1090r is a better machine.

Nick Bright
Nick Bright

February 01, 2019

A little more than I’d hoped (I wanted it to clock in around $12,000 or $12,500) but I can live with $13,500. I already had a deposit at my dealer, and I’m looking forward to picking out some accessories.

For those mentioning the cable clutch vs hydraulic, don’t forget that the Power Assisted Slipper Clutch (PASC) is a standard feature, and there’s been references in a few videos posted on youtube of riders saying basically “It doesn’t need a hydraulic clutch because of the PASC.”

Nobodyfromnowhere
Nobodyfromnowhere

February 01, 2019

A lot of interesting comments. Mine is a wait and see once some regular guys actually ride it and share their thoughts. Specs look good but so did the ones on my 1190R. Wait and see for some real ride reports and comparisons.

Jsibs
Jsibs

February 01, 2019

I CANNOT tell you how happy I am!!! Do you know how many newer 690 Enduro R’s will be for sale soon?!?

Chip
Chip

January 30, 2019

It’s going to have to be a GREAT bike to out shine my 2011 990 R. My 990 is the best bike I’ve ever owned in 50 years of riding (started riding at 7 years old). I’ve got 50,000 miles on it, it’s never broke down, has yet to shed even one drop of oil from anything (literally!), and after a few pipe, ignition mapping and air box mods, it rips at 135 HP………. yep, the 790 looks awesome but it has HUGE shoes to fill!

KTM!!!!!

Chip

Brett
Brett

February 01, 2019

Buying A ktm is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Buying a 2nd is………. Not for me!!! Remember it’s 90% rider skill.

Al
Al

January 30, 2019

I only paid $12,999 for my 1190R. It’ll have to be much lighter for me to switch. Even my 350 has a hydraulic clutch.

mike
mike

January 30, 2019

I dont know why people are complaining about the cable clutch replacing the hydrolic clutch, obviously youve never fucked up the clutch lever mount and snapped the lever off out in the mountains far away from your truck, atleast if its a cable clutch you can rig somthing back to together, like a pair of small vice grips clamped to the cable for somthing to pull on . Of course i guess you could just ride down a mountain on a goat trail with no clutch and 790 cc’s , Id rather not. In fact when i bought the 690 I was kinda on the fence about the hydrolic but it is what it is. Anyway keep riding and safe. (instagram at endurodirtnappers).

Barry
Barry

January 30, 2019

Weight is too close to my 2011 990 R, and cable clutch????

I will happily keep my 990 R. Color me disappointed…

gilbert newman
gilbert newman

January 30, 2019

Guess I’ll keep my 950 at that $

Bob Coctisen
Bob Coctisen

January 30, 2019

For those who keep commenting on the clutch cable FFS. Read up fools. There a reason other than money savings. And for the one who said he’s going to keep his F800, your an idiot. And those comparing your dinosaur 950 and 990 adventures to this moto your just plain stupid. Not even in the same league. And last but not least, if you think 13.5k is a lot for this moto, your just poor. Get a better job.

Pete Mathieson
Pete Mathieson

January 30, 2019

I’m thinking I’ve made a grave mistake in selling my very well sorted Super Enduro.

Pete Mathieson
Pete Mathieson

January 30, 2019

I’m thinking I’ve made a grave mistake in selling my very well sorted Super Enduro.

Quach Binh
Quach Binh

January 30, 2019

I don’t think the cable clutch is a cost cutting move. It’s probably consider easy maintenance and fix in the long enduro trip. The KTM adv’s clutch have an intelligent mechanism that don’t require hard spring to compress the clutch dishes. So it’s still feather light i suppose

ken
ken

January 30, 2019

So 416lbs dry weight claimed vs ktm 990 461 dry weight. I know the 990 feels light but is it? secondly this suspension hopefully will make all bikes seem soft and bouncy. I am not %100 percent but is the new 850 GSA still not having adjustible suspension in the front? Really? My 07 versys had at least rebound and compression. This is going to smoke all bikes in all classes for off road. short of those 8hour oil changes bikes. At least this is my opinion. I just need to convince my wife that my 1190 Adventure is not enough. Time for bike number 2.

Rylyn E Kelley
Rylyn E Kelley

January 29, 2019

cable clutches are easier to fix out on the tracks. better that’s the reason than shortcuts. guys whining about weight must not notice the 480lb klr650s riding the exact same stuff. Be hard to out do the 990. very few ktms go the distance. that was a goodie. I cant wait to see how this new model plays out. might have to put my 719cc klr in the shed for a while.

Jeff Hutchins
Jeff Hutchins

January 29, 2019

Cable clutch is a good thing. My 990 (which just turned 200,000 miles) has gone through 3 master cylinders and one slave. That’s over $1000 just in parts. This 790 looks very appetizing for my next bike!

John Davis
John Davis

January 29, 2019

I mentioned my lack of enthusiasm for a cable actuated clutch in a Facebook group, I was almost thrown out of the group. Like Jeff mentioned, I’m a fan of the juice clutch and was disappointed to see the cable. For now my $4500.00 950 is a great bike.

jan
jan

January 29, 2019

..so 20k with a few ‘extras’ like centerstand, crash protection, heated grips, navi, quickshifter, panniers 😌

Bob Hancock
Bob Hancock

January 29, 2019

Too heavy (I’ve heard 475 ready to roll which is in BMW F800GS territory). Cost too much. Going the way of BMW by loading a dirt/adventure bike down with too much stuff. Ready to race? No thanks. I’ll keep my 690er supplanted by 450exc-f Six Days. If I want to go heavy I already have an R1200GS.

Paul Tannahill
Paul Tannahill

January 29, 2019

This bike is very appealing to me, and the pricing landed about where I was hoping. The availability issue means lots of potential buyers will likely have to wait until about the same time the Yamaha T7 lands here next year. For the time being, I will continue to love my 990 Adventure I bought at less than half the cost.

Steve
Steve

January 29, 2019

I was hoping they’d come in under 400lbs dry.
Considering what my 990 weighs it’s still a featherweight

Nate
Nate

January 29, 2019

Seriously considering selling my 1290R for this. It’s basically the lighter 990R I always wanted after I sold my 990R but with real fuel range. 400lbs and 100hp with Rottweiler goodies? Yes please. (But after a couple of years of production runs to iron out the new platform inevitable bugs.)

Lance Gines
Lance Gines

January 29, 2019

You mention ideal fuel range, but don’t say what that is. My idea of ideal for this type of bike is a minimum of 225 miles.

Jeff Wright
Jeff Wright

January 29, 2019

I’m not sure of the rationale behind the cable clutch vs hydraulic, but it smells of cost cutting. This is something that KTM usually is not known for. Is it based on CF Moto’s abilities or something else? Either way, I’m not a fan, after a decade of hydraulic clutches, I prefer them.

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