The bike was first shown as a prototype at EICMA 2017 as an adventure bike. The bike spotted testing is closer to production-ready guise, which shows that KTM is almost ready to launch it.
The engine will be shared with the 790 Duke – the unit makes 105hp and 87Nm. KTM will tweak the engine to offer more low-end tractability. Compared to the bike spotted testing earlier, this new prototype has a much larger front screen and a redesigned front fender.
With the prototype looking quite close to being production-ready, KTM could show the bike at either EICMA or the Intermot Cologne motor shows. The bike will compete with the likes of the BMW F 850 GS, the Triumph Tiger 800 XC range, and the Honda Africa Twin.