Ahead of its expected launch early next month, some KTM India dealers have started accepting bookings for KTM 390 Adventure. Booking amount is in the range of Rs 10-20k depending on the city, state and dealership.
The amount seems reasonable for a bike that is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 3.2 lakh to Rs 3.5 lakh. Booking amount is fully refundable. After launch, customers can expect to get deliveries starting from January 2020. It is to be noted that these are unofficial bookings. KTM India has not yet announced official opening of bookings for the 390 Adventure.
Unveiled at 2019 EICMA earlier this month, KTM 390 Adventure comes in a snazzy package, complete with an all-LED profile, knuckle guards, adjustable windshield, engine bash plate, upswept exhaust, extended grab rail, and sporty graphics. To ensure that it has adequate features to justify its off-roading character, the bike gets traction control system with ‘supermoto’ mode.
KTM 390 Adventure utilizes the same 373 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, as can be seen on 390 Duke and RC. However, the engine comes in a slightly different state of tune to make it more appropriate for off-roading purposes. Experienced users can easily notice the linear power delivery and higher low-end grunt of 390 Adventure. The engine churns out max power of 43 bhp @ 9,000 rpm and max torque of 37 Nm @ 7,000 rpm. Mated to a 6-speed gearbox, the engine also features counter-balancer, slipper clutch and ride-by-wire EFI.
Equipped with Trellis frame, 390 Adventure has been designed to carry a lot of weight at the rear. The large grab rails can support a wide variety of luggage equipment such as panniers, luggage rack and saddle stays. The bike has adjustable long travel suspension; WP-sourced 43 mm USD forks at the front with 170 mm travel and a monoshock unit at the rear with 177 mm travel.
To meet the needs of both on-road an off-road biking, 390 Adventure comes with dual-purpose Continental TKC 70 tyres. While front tyres measure 19-inch, the ones at the rear are 17-inch. The bike has disc brakes at both ends; 320 mm and 230 mm at front and rear, respectively. Bybre callipers have been used and Bosch-sourced switchable ABS and cornering ABS is offered as standard.
KTM 390 Adventure will be manufactured in India at Bajaj’s plant in Pune and exported globally. India launch is scheduled to take place at India Bike Week next month, 6-7 Dec, 2019. As compared to 390 Duke, it will cost Rs 30-50k more. It will take on rivals such as BMW G 310 GS, Kawasaki Versys X300 and Royal Enfield Himalayan.