Eagerly awaited by Malaysian adventure riders is the 2019 KTM 70- Adventure, which now has an official price of RM78,800. Announced by official distributor Eurotech Wheel Distribution, the price for this CBU motorcycle excludes insurance, road tax and registration.

However, only pricing for the 790 Adventure has been released with no news about the higher spec 790 Adventure R. Rumour has it that documents have been sighted that the 790 Adventure R will be sold in Malaysia at a price of RM84,400 but this has not been verified.

Using a new version of the KTM LC8c two-cylinder mill, the 790 Adventure’s engine displaces 799 cc and produces a claimed 94 hp and 88 Nm of torque. This is matched to a six-speed gearbox and KTM’s Power Assist Slipper Clutch (PASC).

Equipment fitted to the 790 Adventure includes ride-by-wire, traction control, cornering ABS, offroad ABS and offroad ride mode. Braking is done with twin 320 mm diameter discs in front clamped by four-piston callipers and the rear wheel with a 260 mm disc and two-piston calliper while fuel is carried in a 20 litre tank.

Rolling on spoked wheels – a 21-incher in front and 18-inch at the back – suspension for is by WP with a 43 mm upside-down fork and preload adjustable monoshock. Competition for the 2019 KTM 790 Adventure in Malaysia includes the Triumph Tiger XCX at RM74,900 and the BMW Motorrad F 850 GS at RM79,500.