New affordable 390 Adventure X will help target a wider audience base and also improve competencies against rivals like BMW G310GS
KTM 390 Adventure is one of the best machines to explore the great outdoors. However, being the costliest KTM in India, it used to be out of reach of many enthusiasts. The new affordable 390 Adventure X variant is more accessible at Rs 2.80 lakh, which is 58k cheaper than the standard variant.
KTM 390 Adventure X is cheaper than both 390 Duke and RC 390, which are priced at Rs 2,96,230 and Rs 3,16,070, respectively. As 390 Adventure X is probably the most versatile among the three, it can generate higher demand than earlier. Also, the price gap with 250 Adventure is now just around 35k, which presents a good upgrade opportunity.
KTM 390 Adventure X Delivery Starts – First Look Walkaround
Delivery of the KTM 390 Adventure X variant has now started. First batch owners have started taking the delivery. Speaking about the changes / missing features of 390X Adv, it does not get traction control, quickshifter and cornering ABS. It also misses out on the Metzeler tyres, and gets MRF tyres instead.
Features that have been retained include dual-channel ABS. There is an option to switch off ABS on the rear wheel, which will be useful in off-road environments. It gets an LCD screen from the ADV 250, in place of the colour-TFT display available with the standard ADV 390 variant. Also missing is the adjustable brake lever.
There are no other changes to KTM 390 Adventure X. The bike continues with the aggressive LED headlamp, compact windshield, sleek turn signals, sporty rear-view mirrors, sculpted fuel tank, alloy wheels, rugged engine guard, split seat design and compact upswept exhaust. Colour options for KTM 390 Adventure X include Orange and Dark Galvano.
Riding ergonomics are the same as the standard variant, featuring a wide handlebar and centrally mounted foot pegs. The scooped rider seat improves balance and handling and is also suitable for shorter riders. The bike has customizable foot pegs, wherein the rubber inserts can be removed for better grip on off-road tracks. The bike’s ergonomics are suited for both on-road and off-road environments.
KTM 390 Adventure X performance, specs
There are no changes to the engine either. The bike is powered by a 373.2 cc, liquid cooled motor that churns out 42.9 bhp of max power and 37 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. KTM 390 Adventure X has a lightweight, yet rugged trellis frame, integrated with WP Apex USD forks at front and a monoshock unit at rear. Suspension travel is 170 mm and 177 mm, respectively. Braking duties are performed by 320 mm and 230 mm disc at front and rear, respectively.
As KTM 390 Adventure X retains all the core mechanicals, it presents the best value-for-money one can get in this segment. It is more powerful than the BMW G310GS and yet around 40k cheaper. Folks planning to invest in Royal Enfield Himalayan can also consider KTM 390 Adventure X as an upgrade option. The price gap with Himalayan stands reduced to 65k.