The upcoming KTM 800 Adventure / Enduro was spotted in the clearest set of spy images yet. The motorcycle, currently in pre-production test phase, was spotted in Spain by the folks at Cycle World.
Interestingly, there were several variants that were spotted near the test facility. The motorcycles were equipped with two different set of tyres. Moreover, some of the test mules donned windscreen while others didn’t which hints that KTM may introduce more than one variant of the upcoming middleweight model. In fact, Cycle World’s photographer saw at least four different 800s around KTM’s facility. We’d hold our thoughts on the variants till we hear some concrete details.
Speaking about the latest sighting, one test mule was road focused, while the other — equipped with knobby tyres — was aimed to go off the tarmac. Both motorcycles will receive a long travel suspension, wire-spoked wheels — most probably a 21-inch unit upfront and 18-inch unit at the rear — with different set of tyres depending on the variant, better ground clearance and a tall set exhaust. Select variants will also get a tall windscreen which will offer protection from wind blasts for a more comfortable ride.
Mechanically, the motorcycle will draw power from KTM’s newly developed parallel twin-cylinder engine that will also propel the new Duke 790, although with a different state of tune. It goes without saying that the rider aid list will include ABS and Traction Control but we may also see IMU driven cornering ABS.
The motorcycle is expected to arrive in 2018 so we may see a prototype, or even a production ready model at the next years EICMA motorcycle show.
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