Much-awaited tourer version of the KTM 390 Duke has been revealed today at the 2019 EICMA show christened as ‘KTM 390 Adventure’. India will be the first market to receive the new entry-level segment motorcycle on 06 December 2019 at the India Bike Week in Goa and during the launch, pricing for the new KTM 390 Adventure for India will be announced.
The KTM 390 Adventure bike was long overdue with numerous spied trials in India and Europe. It was expected to be unveiled at the 2018 EICMA in November last-year, but to the disappointment of fans and prospective buyers, it was a not revealed. At the Bajaj Auto plant in Chakan near Pune, the 2020 KTM 390 Adventure will be manufactured.
The entry-level tourer motorcycle from KTM shares the stage with the new 890 Duke R and the 1290 Super Duke R at the motoring event. The motorcycle is shroud with 19″ front and 17″ rear alloy wheels at both ends. These are wrapped with dual purpose rubbers–which will provide equally good road and off-road traction. It also features a full-color Bluetooth TFT display to access telephone and audio calls, similar to the KTM Duke 390.
It is designed with a bolted subframe on a trellis frame, identical to Duke 390. Gets full LED lighting for head and tail lamps, turning indicators are also LEDs. It gets a single seat (the alternative of a split seat). There are engine guards, a cowl on the neck, and pegs with rubber pads that can be removed. Similar to the 390 Duke, it also has a broader handlebar.
The suspension will be adjustable at the rear via inverted fork in the front and preload. Braking is achieved through front and rear disk brakes with dual ABS. Petal disks are available as an option. KTM 390 Adventure’s seat height is 858 mm, while it has a 14.5 litres fuel tank. Kerb wt is about 156 kg. There are two colors available, orange and white.
The KTM 390 Adventure will share the engine with the 390 Duke and RC 390. This liquid-cooled 373cc, single cylinder engine produces 43 PS power at 9,500 rpm and 37 Nm torque at 7,250 rpm paired to a 6-speed transmission on-board the 390 Duke. This engine delivers 44 hp at 9,000 rpm on board the 390 Adventure. The output of the torque is not reported.
In terms of pricing, it might be at a premium of around Rs. 30,000-40,000 over the KTM 390 Duke that could put it in a price range of Rs. 2.80-3.0 lakh, ex-showroom. It will compete with the BMW G310GS currently retailing at Rs. 3.49 lakh and the Kawasaki Versys X300 (Rs. 4.7 lakh) further will also compete with the Royal Enfield Himalayan at Rs. 1.80 lakhs, all ex-showroom prices.
2020 KTM 390 ADVENTURE SPEC-SHEET
- Type: Single cylinder
- Displacement: 373cc
- Bore x stroke: 89mm x 60mm
- Fueling: Bosch EFI w/ 46mm throttle body
- Transmission: 6-speed w/ PASC slipper clutch
- Lubrication: Wet sump
- Final drive: Chain
- Frame and subframe: Steel trellis
- Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable WP Apex 43mm inverted fork; 6.7 inches
- Rear suspension; travel: Rebound-damping and spring-preload adjustable WP Apex shock: 6.9 inches
- Wheels: Cast aluminum
- Front: 19 x 2.50
- Rear: 17 x 3.50
- Tires: Continental TKC 70
- Front: 100/90 x 19
- Rear: 130/80 x 17
- Front brake: 320mm disc w/ Bybre 4-piston radially mounted caliper
- Rear brake: 230mm disc w/ Bybre 2-piston floating caliper
- ABS: Switchable
DIMENSIONS & CAPACITIES
- Wheelbase: 56.3 inches
- Rake: 23.5°
- Seat height: 33.6 inches
- Ground clearance: 7.8 inches
- Fuel capacity: 3.8 gallons
- Curb weight: N/A
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