Even though it has the same LC8 1050cc V-Twin engine as the 1050 Adventure, the twin-spark 1090 models have 22kW more power at 93kW and 109Nm, up 2Nm, thanks to lightweight box pistons and various DLC-coated internals.
It comes with a slipper clutch, traction control, ABS, riding modes, twin-screen VDO dash with twin LCD screen and bar-mounted selection switch.
Riders will be able to adjust the handlebars, footpegs, levers and screens to suit different sized riders.
The KTM Adventure 1090R has 12 and 18-inch spoked wheels with knobby Continental TKC 80 Twinduro tyres.
Suspension includes 43mm upside down WP forks with 185mm of travel and a WP shock, adjustable for preload and rebound damping, with 190mm travel.