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KTM 890 Journey R up to date for 2023 | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Austrian model has up to date the ADV internationally with new bodywork, higher electronics and extra.

KTM has revealed the 2023 iteration of its 890 Journey R bike in worldwide markets. The Triumph Tiger 900 rival has obtained up to date styling, electronics and elements, with the intention to make it much more succesful.

2023 KTM 890 Journey R: what’s new?

For 2023, KTM has up to date the 890 Journey R’s bodywork, giving it a brand new fairing, gas tank and cowling. KTM says the brand new bodywork is impressed by the KTM 450 Rally bike, and that it enhances the bike’s aerodynamics and ergonomics. KTM has additionally given it a brand new, decrease windshield, the next beak-style entrance fender and a brand new engine protector.

The 890 Journey R additionally good points a brand new 5-inch TFT instrument show, which will get a very new look with colored pictograms and a USB Kind C port. The brand new show additionally will get turn-by-turn navigation and a brand new call-out perform that permits a favourites name possibility, with a most of 10 numbers.

As for {hardware} updates, the Austrian agency has retuned the totally adjustable WP XPLOR entrance fork and WP XPLOR PDS rear shock on the 890, which is alleged to offer extra really feel and can be impressed by the KTM 450 Rally machine.

When it comes to software program updates, the 890 Journey R’s ABS management unit now takes readings from a 6D sensor, whereas the Offroad ABS setting is built-in inside the Offroad mode, and there’s a brand new, elective Rally mode. KTM can be providing a brand new Demo mode, which permits consumers to reap the benefits of all of the specs and choices for the primary 1,500km earlier than deciding on which pack or options to go for.

2023 KTM 890 Journey R: powertrain

Powering the KTM 890 Journey R is an 889cc, liquid-cooled, parallel twin engine that places out 104hp by way of a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch. 

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