KTM 390 Adventure unveiled at EICMA 2019 – India launch in December

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KTM 390 Adventure unveiled at EICMA 2019 - India launch in December

The Austrian company has finally unveiled the new KTM 390 Adventure after many leaks and expectations. This is a much-awaited bike as an alternative for the BMW G 310 GS or the Royal Enfield Himalayan. KTM will launch the motorcycle in India in December.

Coming to the new KTM 390 Adventure, it is essentially the same as the 390 Duke. Not a lot has changed mechanically. It still runs on the same 373.2cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. It also produces the same power of 44hp and 37Nm of peak torque. So there does not seem to be any tuning changes either. KTM is also retaining the same sprockets so we see the same primary (30:80)and final drive (15:45) ratios as the 390 Duke.

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KTM 390 Adventure – Specs and Figures:

However, KTM is including switchable ABS this time around along with traction control. We also have a 43mm USD front fork and a rear mono-shock. The front suspension gets compression and rebound adjustability whereas the rear suspension gets pre-load and rebound adjustability. Being an off-road focussed motorcycle, KTM is offering longer suspension travel of 170mm at the front and 177mm at the rear. The new KTM 390 Adventure also runs on 100/90-19 tire at the front and a 130/80-17 tire at the rear.  The braking is handled by a 320mm, single-piston, radially mounted caliper at the front. We get a 230mm double piston, floating caliper at the rear.

KTM 390 Adventure unveiled at EICMA 2019 - India launch in December

Underneath the bike is the steel trellis frame chassis. The stable trellis frame blends the optimum amount of flex and stiffness, combined with a wheelbase of 1,430 (± 15.5 mm) and a 63.5-degree steering head angle. The die-cast, open-lattice swingarm is a signature element of the KTM Adventure range. The motorcycle also gets a larger 14.5 l fuel tank. The seat height at 855mm may intimidate shorter riders a little.


On the design front, we can see a few changes. The headlight, which is the same design, is placed slightly higher. This also pushes the TFT instrument display up higher. We also have a bigger grab rail at the rear. We can also see bash plates to protect the engine during off-road adventures. However, the motorcycle still runs on alloy wheels. It would be nice to see it come with spoked wheels instead. But for the most part, it is still the same as the naked sibling.

KTM 390 Adventure unveiled at EICMA 2019 - India launch in December


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