The new KTM 390 Adventure is going to launch in India at an estimated price of Rs. 3.00 lakhs. It will be unveiled at the 2019 EICMA Show in Italy, being held from 5th to 10th November.
Launch date is set for sometime soon after in December 2019 for India. The new KTM 390 Adventure will enter a segment currently commanded by the likes of the Royal Enfield Himalayan, Kawasaki Versys-X 300 and BMW G 310 GS.
KTM 390 Adventure will be produced at the company plant in Chakan near Pune from where it will also make its way to global markets. It has been spied on test recently by PowerDrift, where new changes / updates are visible.
Borrowing design inspiration from the 790 Adventure, the test mule of the 390 Adventure above is seen with halogen headlight, and not LED headlight. Earlier test mules of 390 Adventure were spotted with LED headlight. The exhaust system is also different, as compared to the one we have seen on the Duke 390.
The 390 Adventure will get a new frame and suspension set up. It will receive alloy wheels measuring 19” front and 17” rear while spoke wheels will be launched later. It will also get LED tail lamps and turn indicators, TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity and turn by turn navigation function.
Engine will be borrowed from 390 Duke, but will be completely different in character. 390 Adventure being an off-roader, the engine on this motorcycle will be tuned differently. The same engine on board Duke 390 delivers 44 hp power at 9,000 rpm and 37 Nm torque at 7,000 rpm. The engine will comply with BS VI emission standards coming into effect from 1st April 2020.
Suspension will be via WP adjustable USD telescopic fork in the front and monoshock at the rear. Braking will be via single disc at the front and rear with dual channel ABS offered as standard.
Where pricing is concerned, the KTM 390 Adventure could be higher by around Rs.30,000-40,000 over the 390 Duke which would put it in the Rs.2.8-3 lakh price range. Ex-sh, prices.
Along with the 390 Adventure, KTM also plans to add around 5 models to its Indian lineup in 2020. These will include Husqvarna Svartpilen 401, Husqvarna Vitpilen, new gen KTM RC390, facelift Duke 390 and 200.