KTM’s new 790 Adventure has been one of motorcycling’s worst kept secrets for some time now, but it has now officially been unveiled at EICMA in Milan.
The Austrian bike maker have selected Avon’s TrailRider as the original equipment fitment on the bike, which is as home on the road as it is on the trails.
Avon has been developing motorcycle tyres for more than a century, and its TrailRider adventure sport touring tyre provides extra mileage, stability and grip in all weather conditions on a variety of surfaces.
The TrailRider features the latest in carcass construction technology along with Avon’s tri-compound tread – softer shoulders for more cornering grip and a harder centre compound for mileage, and a low-hysteresis bonding compound underneath.
KTM’s LC8c engine delivers a claimed 95hp, and ensures that the new 790 Adventure, which is a relative lightweight in comparison to some of the larger adventure machines on the market, retains something of a punch too.
Doug Ross, Global Head of Motorcycle Sales at Avon Tyres, said:
“We are extremely proud to be OE for the newly unveiled KTM 790 Adventure, with the TrailRider being one of our most popular flagship motorcycle tyres. The TrailRider has been designed to deliver reassuring grip and handling – and features Avon’s acclaimed 3D sipes to fine-tune tread flex, improve warm-up times, and stabilise the tread blocks under load. The Avon-shod KTM 790 Adventure is on display throughout the EICMA show.”
You can find out more about the TrailRider here.