2023 KTM 890 Adventure | Video Review

2023 KTM 890 Adventure
Testing the 2023 KTM 890 Adventure in Portugal. (Photos by Francesc Montero & Sebas Romero).

We review the 2023 KTM 890 Adventure, which has new styling and was made more off-road capable with revised suspension, new tires, updated electronics, and more. Overall, it’s a more capable, versatile, comfortable adventure bike.

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Related: 2023 KTM 890 Adventure | First Ride Review

Changes to the 2023 KTM 890 Adventure:

  • Softer damping settings for the WP APEX suspension and new new finger-turn adjusters on the fork caps.
  • Automatic selection of Offroad ABS in Offroad and (optional) Rally ride modes.
  • New Demo mode, which allows a new owner to use and evaluate optional electronic upgrades for 1,500 km (932 miles) before paying for them. Options include Rally mode, Motor Slip Regulation, Quickshifter+, and cruise control, which can be purchased individually or all together as part of the Tech Pack ($549.99).
  • Upgraded 5-inch TFT display with new graphics, a more intuitive menu system, and color-coded pictograms of the bike. An optional connectivity unit allows the bike to be paired to the KTMconnect app via Bluetooth, which enables Turn-by-Turn+ navigation as well as music and calling functions when connected to a helmet communicator.
  • Revised bodywork with a more integrated front fairing that includes larger tank and side panels, as well as more load-bearing capacity for large GPS devices (there are USB and 12V outlets on the dash). The new windscreen is taller, has a steeper pitch, and includes a vertical lip at the top, as well as an opening in the center that reduces buffeting at high speed.
  • A revised seat with an extra 0.4 inch of foam in the seat, which increases the height of the dual position seat by the same amount to 33.1/33.9 inches, but the seat has a narrower shape for similar stand-over height.
  • New Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires, which have a roughly 70/30 on/off-road ratio compared to the 90/10 ADV tires on the previous model.

2023 KTM 890 Adventure Specs

  • Base Price: $13,949
  • Price as Tested: $14,499 (Tech Pack)
  • Website: KTM.com
  • Warranty: 2 yrs., 24,000 miles
  • Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse parallel-Twin, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.
  • Displacement: 889cc Bore x Stroke: 90.7 x 68.8mm
  • Horsepower: 105 @ 8,000 rpm (factory claim)
  • Torque: 74 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm (factory claim)
  • Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated slip/assist wet clutch
  • Final Drive: X-ring chain
  • Wheelbase: 59.4 in.
  • Rake/Trail: 25.9 degrees/4.2 in.
  • Seat Height: 33.1/33.9 in.
  • Wet Weight: 474 lb (claimed)
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.3 gal
  • Fuel Consumption: 52.3 mpg (claimed)

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  1. Locking features that are already in the software is utter bovine excrement. That is a HUGE strike against this bike and KTM.

    Overlapping Demo Mode with the break-in period is just plain boneheaded.

  2. Have a 2020 690 enduro that is very fun to ride. The 890 ADV bike seems a bit heavy at 474lbs. Am sure it is more comfortable and faster on the road but im to small to ride it effectively in the dirt!


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