The wait is finally over for bike enthusiasts, as 2020 KTM 390 Adventure has been unveiled at 2019 EICMA. The bike takes design inspiration from 790 Adventure whereas engine and other key components have been borrowed from 390 Duke. 2020 KTM 390 Adventure will be produced in India and exported to all global markets. Ahead of its expected launch in India next year, here’s a quick look at top things about 2020 KTM 390 Adventure.
Engine: 2020 KTM 390 Adventure utilizes the same engine, as can be seen on 390 Duke and RC 390. It delivers 43 bhp power at 9,000 rpm and 37 Nm at 7,000 rpm. Engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and comes with a slipper clutch. Other key features include traction control, slipper clutch, counter-balancer, and ride-by-wire EFI.
Chassis: Just like 390 Duke, 2020 KTM 390 Adventure utilizes split Trellis frame. It also gets a die-cast open-lattice swingarm, similar to the ones used on 790 and big V-twin KTM ADV motorcycles. The bike comes with raised handlebar, ensuring a relaxed riding position. It has a dry weight of 158 kg, making it 9 kg heavier than 390 Duke.
Suspension: The bike utilizes WP-sourced 43 mm USD forks with 170 mm travel at the front and a monoshock unit with 177 mm travel at the rear. Front forks do not have adjustment function, but the suspension comes with rebound-damping and spring-preload adjustability.
Wheels: Positioned as a tourer with limited off-roading capabilities, 2020 KTM 390 Adventure comes with cast-aluminium wheels wrapped in Continental TKC 70 rubber. Front and rear tyres measure 19-inch and 17-inch, respectively.
Braking: The bike has disc brakes at both ends, 320 mm at the front and 230 mm at the rear. Braking system comprises Bosch-sourced switchable ABS and cornering ABS. Callipers used have been sourced from Bybre. 390 Adventure does not come with an IMU.
Mileage: With a fuel tank capacity of 14.5 litres, the bike can run approximately 400 km. That’s about 27 km per litre.
Adjustable windshield: This can be used as per the environment, for example, street riding, dirt riding, etc.
LED tail lamps: Gives the bike a sporty profile, all while improving safety.
TFT instrument console: 2020 KTM 390 Adventure is equipped with 5-inch TFT dash that can be configured as per requirements. The dash also connects to KTM’s My Ride app via Bluetooth, enabling access to phone functions and audio player.
Price: In the US, 2020 KTM 390 Adventure will be launched at $6,199, which makes it costlier than BMW G310GS and Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS by around $400. Price in India is expected to be in the range of Rs 3-3.2 lakh, ex-sh. India launch will take place on 6th Dec, at the India Bike Week in Goa next month.