Among the most awaited bike, the KTM 390 Adventure emerges again with some new spy shots and details for us. KTM listened to its fans and saw the potential a Dual sport bike carries in our India market and revealed the news about the 390 Adventure last year. Though it was expected to launch early KTM is still testing the bikes, and the launch might be near.
The KTM 390 Adventure looks very different from the Duke 390, and it looks ready to go off the road. Looking at the spy pictures you can see it gets multiple mounting points for your luggage, frame to hold panniers and mount a top box.
The seats also seem to be bigger and wider for better comfort over those long trips, but it’s still a split seat setup. A tall visor is provided to reduce the amount of wind blast. Handlebars are uplifted to provide a better and comfortable riding position, it might also get a bigger fuel tank for better range and revised ECU to alter the outright power to more relaxed cruising and better low end. KTM should also provide you with official accessories specific to 390 Adventure such as a top box, panniers, tank bag etc.
KTM might have left a shortcoming which we can spot right away. The wheels offered are not spoked ones but new 12 spoke Alloys(Other 390 series gets 10 spoke Alloys). But we think that KTM will provide them as an official accessory or in the form of another variant.
The styling is inspired by the bigger 790 Adventure, full LED headlamps, semi fairing and a skid plate to protect it from scraping. Mirrors appear to be the same unit as in the Duke 390. The tyres in the spy pic are dual purpose tyres to perform both on and off the road.
Things borrowed from the Duke 390 include same braking setup with ABS, same TFT screen with Bluetooth connectivity and the same engine. Talking about engine the 373 cc, single-cylinder, liquid cooled motor, makes out 43.5 PS of power and 37 Nm of peak torque. The motor will be tuned differently for better low and mid-range, toning down a bit of hooligan character. The engine will come mated to a 6-speed transmission.
When launched the 390 Adventure will be priced at a slight premium over the regular Duke 390. Which will still make it a great value for money product. It will compete with BMW G310GS, Royal Enfield Himalayan and the Kawasaki Versys-X 300.
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