Rider magazine has selected the KTM 790 Adventure as its 2019 motorcycle of the year. They said:
“ADV bikes have been getting increasingly bloated, however, bigger, more powerful—and heavier—each model year. Hard-core ADV-ers have been clamoring for years, begging for a bike that returns adventure riding to its truly adventurous roots. Something lightweight and trail-capable, yet with enough elemental protection, power and luggage capacity to comfortably travel cross-country, and modern fuel injection and electronic rider aids wouldn’t hurt.
At long last, KTM answered the call, and what an answer it is. The 790 Adventure and its even more off-road-oriented R sibling manage to check all the boxes…
At long last, the empty slot between a street-legal enduro and an open-class ADV tourer has been filled, and that sound you hear is the cheering of all those riders looking for a bike to rule both mountain and highway.”