KTM 390 Adventure to launch in 2019

Posted on: Oct 6, 2016 - 10:24am IST

Will be based on the 2017 Duke 390’s platform.

Overdrive states that KTM officials confirmed to the publication that the KTM 390 Adventure will launch in 2019. The long-rumored adventure tourer will be based on a new platform, and will rival the likes of the Royal Enfield Himalayan and the forthcoming BMW G310R-based F310 GS.

KTM Duke 390 India
Adventure prototypes based on the current Duke 390’s platform did not get very far, states the report.

The publication states that a KTM official told them that KTM 390 Adventure prototypes based on the current platform “didn’t get far”. They had a very tall seat height and the ground clearance was not significantly higher than the Duke variants.

In the current lineup, the KTM Duke and RC models are separated only by a change in steering geometry aside from the addition of the fairing in the latter. However, the report states that the gap between the forthcoming 390 Adventure and the all-new 2017 KTM 390 Duke will be ‘significant’.

KTM 1050 Adventure front left three quarter at EICMA 2014
The forthcoming KTM Adventure 390 is expected to borrow some styling cues from larger Adventure models such as this 1050 Adventure.

Also read: KTM RC390 shown at INTERMOT 2016 in new paint scheme

Speaking of the next-generation KTM Duke 390, the publication states that the motorcycle will have its debut at the EICMA 2016 in Milan, Italy, which starts on November 10. The next-generation RC390 is expected next year, and will be followed by the launch of the 390 Adventure. These motorcycles are expected to be made-in-India with a high-degree of localization, and would be exported to global markets.

Current KTM Duke 390 – Image Gallery

[Source – Overdrive]

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