Much awaited KTM 390 Adventure motorcycle has made its global debut at EICMA 2019. Spied testing in India and in Europe multiple times, the KTM 390 Adventure motorcycle has been long overdue. The adventure motorcycle was expected to be launched at the 2018 EICMA in Nov last year, but it was a no show, much to the disappointment of fans and prospective buyers.
KTM 390 Adventure at EICMA is seen with seen with alloy wheels at both ends measuring 19” at the front and 17” at the rear. These are wrapped with dual purpose rubbers – which will offer equally good traction on road and off the road. It also features a full colour TFT display with Bluetooth, to access phone calls and audio. This is similar to KTM Duke 390.
It is built on a trellis frame with a bolted sub-frame, similar to that of Duke 390. Gets full LED lighting for head and tail lamps. Turn indicators are LEDs too. It gets single seat (split seat is offered as option). There are engine guards, a belly cowl and serrated foot pegs with removable rubber pads. It also has a wider handlebar as compared to that seen on the 390 Duke.
Suspension will be via inverted fork in the front and pre load adjustable monoshock at the rear. Braking will be via disc brakes at the front and rear with dual ABS. Petal discs are on offer as option. Seat height of KTM 390 Adventure is 858 mm, while it has a fuel tank of 14.5 liters. Kerb wt is 156 kgs. Two colours are on offer, orange and white.
New KTM 390 Adventure will share its engine with the 390 Duke and RC 390. This 373cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine produces 43 PS power at 9,500 rpm and 37 Nm torque at 7,250 rpm mated to a 6 speed transmission – on board the 390 Duke. On board the 390 Adventure, this engine delivers 44 PS at 9,000 rpm. Torque output is not revealed.
KTM 390 Adventure will be produced at the Bajaj Auto plant in Chakan near Pune. It is for this reason that India will be the first market to receive the 390 Adventure. India launch of this bike is scheduled to take place on 6th Dec, 2019 at the India Bike Week in Goa.
Where pricing is concerned, it could be at a premium of around Rs.30,000-40,000 over the KTM 390 Duke which could put it in a price range from Rs.2.80-3.0 lakhs, ex-sh. It will compete with the BMW G 310 GS which currently retails at Rs.3.49 lakhs and the Kawasaki Versys X300 (Rs 4.7 lakhs) while it will also face the Royal Enfield Himalayan which is priced at Rs.1.80 lakhs, all prices ex-sh.