Report – India-made KTM 390 Adventure getting ready for 2015 launch

Nithyanandh

Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

KTM’s Duke platform would not stop with streetfighter and fully faired motorcycles but would also spawn Adventure tourer (all-terrain) variants.

Motorbeam.com reports that work on the Adventure variant based on the KTM Duke 390 has commenced and the product would be ready for launch sometime in 2015. Given that the Duke 390 and RC390 have Bajaj’s Chakan plant as their production base, the upcoming KTM 390 Adventure would also be made here.

KTM 1190 Adventure
The KTM 390 Adventure’s design could draw cues from the 1190 Adventure (image).

The upcoming tourer will share several components including the powertrain with its naked and fully faired kinfolks. While the Duke 390 and the RC390 are meant for use on tarmac, the 390 Adventure would be more rugged to feel at home during off-road applications.

The adventure tourer would have a beefed up suspension system with longer travel and all-terrain ensemble including specialized tyres, knuckle guards, a visor, mounts for luggage boxes, etc.

The 373.2 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine is expected to continue without any change since it offers an impressive 42.9 bhp and 35 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed gearbox.

The KTM 390 Adventure is expected to be retailed at a premium compared to the Duke 390 and RC390 but it will still be the most affordable tourer in India. With no comparable rivals in its price range, the KTM tourer could create a new lucrative segment for others to follow.

KTM is getting ready to launch the RC twins in India in the festive season.

[Source: Motorbeam.com]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

KTM RC390 News & Updates

2017 KTM 390 Duke at Nepal Auto Show left side

2017 KTM 390 Duke showcased at the Nepal Auto Show 2017

2017 KTM 390 Duke right side at GIIAS 2017

2017 KTM 200 Duke, KTM 250 Duke & KTM 390 Duke – GIIAS 2017 Live

KTM RC390 sideKTM RC390 side

India-made 2017 KTM RC390 unveiled for the US market

KTM duke 390 side view at launch

KTM India raises prices of all models by up to INR 5,797

KTM Duke 390 rear three quarter at launch left

Dealers contacting 2017 KTM Duke 390 owners for headlamp software update

2017 KTM Duke 390 front

2017 KTM 390 & 2017 KTM Duke 125 recalled in Europe