2023 KTM 890 Adventure Launched with Revised Bodywork, Features and Suspension

The adventure-touring motorcycle space is witnessing action in both Indian and international markets. However, the domestic market is seeing the entry of brands like the KTM in the 400 cc space, the foreign market gets to taste the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer’s mid-capacity adventure tourers as well. Now, the company has launched the new 2023 KTM 890 Adventure in Europe. Yes, it does get a host of updates – visually and mechanically. It also misses out on the R suffix this time. The 2023 KTM 890 Adventure goes against the likes of the Triumph Tiger 900 and BMW F850GS range. The updated model gets new styling, which is sharp yet familiar.

The new headlamp on the 2023 KTM 80 Adventure feels smaller than earlier. However, the windscreen has grown up in size to offer better wind protection to the rider. The design for the fairing is updated too. It now looks inspired by the older KTM models. A massive scuff plate is visible around the bottom, which will keep the engine safe while the 890 Adventure takes the beating. Behind the windscreen, KTM has added sturdier brackets this time to mount GPS devices.

As opposed to the model it replaces, the 2023 KTM 890 Adventure has lowered seat height. In stock condition, it measures 825 mm. Nevertheless, it can be lowered to 800 mm with official accessories. Even with the reduced seat height, the ground clearance remains unchanged, as KTM is using a new rear shock absorber on the updated model. Also, front forks are now 43 mm WP Apex units with adjustability for rebound and compression. The brakes on the 890 Adventure are borrowed from the outgoing model, as is the case with rims and tyres.

The powertrain is the same 889 cc LC8 motor that produces a peak power output of 103 bhp and 100 Nm of max torque. It is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. The company has updated the feature list, and the 2023 KTM 890 Adventure gets a new 5-inch TFT display. It comes with Bluetooth connectivity. Moreover, the electronic gadgetries include cornering ABS, off-road ABS, traction control, four riding modes, and a Demo mode to let riders familiarise themselves with the motorcycle.