Chris Birch tests the new 2023 KTM 890 ADVENTURE R

Chris Birch tests the new 2023 KTM 890 ADVENTURE R

Adventure bike expert and hard enduro guru Chris Birch has travelled and raced in almost every part of the world. In the 100%, BIRCHY APPROVED series.

Chris Birch

No one knows adventure bikes like Chris Birch, and in this episode of the BIRCHY APPROVED series, the offroad legend talks us through the features and benefits of the new ultra-capable 2023 KTM 890 ADVENTURE R. 

From top-level suspension to state-of-the-art electronics, the KTM 890 ADVENTURE R is born from KTM’s extensive rally knowledge and represents the best in extreme adventure travel bikes. 

Read Also: KTM Adventure Week

Specs 

ENGINE
TORQUE: 100 Nm
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
COOLING: Liquid-cooled with water/oil heat exchanger
POWER IN KW:77 kW
STARTER: Electric starter
STROKE:68.8 mm
BORE:90.7 mm
CLUTCHPASC™: anti-hopping clutch, mechanically operated
CO2 EMISSIONS:110 g/km
DISPLACEMENT:889 cm³
EMSBosch: EMS with RBW
DESIGN:2-cylinder, 4-stroke, parallel twin
FUEL CONSUMPTION:4.5 l/100 km
LUBRICATION: Forced oil lubrication with two oil pumps

Chris rides some of KTM’s latest ADVENTURE models over mountains and across countries with one main goal: to share his feedback on the newest model updates and inspire all of you to get out there. 

In this episode of the BIRCHY APPROVED series, the offroad legend talks us through the features and benefits of the new ultra-capable 2023 KTM 890 ADVENTURE R.

The updated KTM 890 ADVENTURE R proves that the destination comes second. With its unmatched ability to dispatch everything from highways to rocky gravel switchbacks to single goat tracks, the KTM 890 ADVENTURE R boasts serious travel capabilities. 

Check Also: 2023 KTM 390 Adventure spied

Thanks to its incredibly responsive powerplant, pin-sharp offroad handling, and all-day comfort, it’s all about the journey.

The video shows Chris testing the new 2023 KTM 890 Adventure R.

CHASSIS

TANK CAPACITY (APPROX.):20 l
FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER:320 mm
REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER:260 mm
FRONT BRAKE: Disc brake
REAR BRAKE: Disc brake
CHAIN:520 X-Ring
FRAME DESIGN: Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel frame using the engine as stressed element, powder coated
FRONT SUSPENSION:WP XPLOR-USD, Ø 48 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE:263 mm
REAR SUSPENSIONWP:Xplor PDS shock absorber
SEAT HEIGHT:880 mm
STEERING HEAD ANGLE:63.7 °
SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT):240 mm
SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR):240 mm

 

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