Following the launch of the 2017 RC390 and RC200 range, Mr. Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto has officially confirmed that the KTM 390 Adventure is still under development. And said that the design was finalised just yesterday (on January 18, 2017), when KTM CEO Sefan Pierer was in India.
This is the first official confirmation from bike maker being the motorcycle under works and its oncoming to our Indian market. The spy pictures of the 390 Adventure has already emerged last-month, however, the global debut is set for EICMA 2017 in November this-year, while the KTM could launch the bike in India in early-2018.
The test-vehicle was seen with a long travel suspension upfront, high mounted exhaust canister, semi-fairing with a tall windscreen, wire-spoked wheels wrapped in off-road oriented rubber and petal discs borrowed from the Enduro range.
The 390 Adventure is likely to feature a full-colour TFT digital instrument cluster, switchable ABS, ride-by-wire and a MY RIDE multimedia interface for smartphone integration in resemblance to the one seen in the 2017 KTM Duke 390.
When the motorcycle eventually reaches the market, it will likely to be available with the same 373.2 cc single-cylinder engine coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. The output can be expected to be in similar lines with the rest of the family though, KTM will have to tune the engine a bit to suit the needs of an adventure tourer.
Like the rest of the smaller KTMs, the 390 Adventure will be manufactured at the Bajaj’s Chakan facility in Pune and later exported to various parts of the globe.
Checkout the spy pictures, after a jump.
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