The KTM 390 Adventure, which will likely debut at this year’s EICMA motorcycle show in Italy, will enter production in December. It will be manufactured at Bajaj’s Chakan plant, near Pune, and we expect to see an aggressive price tag on the upcoming model. India will be among its first markets worldwide.
The KTM 390 Adventure may carry a premium of INR 30,000-40,000 over the KTM 390 Duke. Thus, the ex-showroom tag may sit between INR 2.8 lakh* and INR 3.0 lakh*. In comparison, the BMW G 310 GS (BS-IV), which will be its closest rival, retails at INR 3.49 lakh*.
Spy shots have already revealed most of the details about the KTM 390 Adventure. The motorcycle will be built around a trellis frame with a bolted sub-frame. The feature list will include full LED lighting (blinkers, taillight and headlamp) and a TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity. The console, in addition to the features available on the KTM 390 Duke, may offer a turn-by-turn navigation function.
Being an adventure-tourer, the motorcycle will come with a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheel combination. Test mules of the 390 Adventure that were spotted in India were seen with alloy wheels. KTM may offer an option to install wire-spoke wheels via Power Parts. The 390 Adventure will also get several optional extras to enhance its touring capabilities. Spy photographs have already revealed accessories such as saddlebags, panniers and top-box in the past.
The engine will most likely be the same unit as that of the 390 Duke. The tweaked gear ratio and the engine mapping should be different in the Adventure version. The motorcycle will be launched with a Euro-V/BS-VI compliant engine, which may have slightly different performance numbers. The BS-IV compliant 390 Duke's engine, for reference, makes 43.5 hp of max power at 9,500 rpm and 35 Nm of peak torque at 7,250 rpm from the 373.2 cc single-cylinder, DOHC, 4-Valve, liquid-cooled engine.
Shock absorption tasks will be handled by a monoshock (preload adjustable) at the back and upside-down forks at the front. Stopping power will come from disc brakes on both wheels, while a switchable ABS will perform the safety function.
In other updates, Indian Autos Blog also learns that the KTM will introduce a 490 range comprising five bikes employing a parallel-twin cylinder engine.