We have reported on the top six things to know related to the India-bound KTM 390 Adventure. Based on the numerous spy images online, IAB’s automotive illustration specialist Shoeb R Kalania has given thought to the imagination, and the result is this 390 Adventure rendering.
The closest depiction of the upcoming KTM 390 Adventure comes with a seamless tank design, LED headlight assembly with windscreen, broader seats, and the upswept exhaust. Going one step ahead, the illustrator has depicted the 'R' version of the bike with knobby off-road tires.
KTM has revealed that the 390 Adventure will get a host of official accessories. That said, here is a list of accessories that we would like the company to provide with the KTM 390 Adventure. The 390 Adventure will rival the Royal Enfield Himalayan and the BMW G 310 GS, and the latter will launch on 18 July.
KTM India has confirmed that the KTM 390 Adventure will reach showrooms sometime in 2019. The 390 Adventure is developed ground-up with an all-new steel trellis frame, which provides a low saddle height. That said, the ADV motorcycle will share parts like swingarm, switchgear, LCD instrument panel and suspension with the KTM 390 Duke. The company will tune the suspension to aid during off-road riding and long-distance touring.
The KTM 390 Adventure will share its engine with the 390 Duke. The motor will get a different state of tune to provide better low-end and mid-range power. The 373.2 cc, single-cylinder, 4-valve, fuel injected engine produces 43.5 bhp of power and 37 Nm of peak torque on the 390 Duke, mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch. KTM could use a bigger rear sprocket or change the gear ratios to suit the touring/ off-road capabilities of the ADV.
While the bike is likely to share its suspension components with the KTM 390 Duke, the setup on the upcoming 390 Adventure will get long suspension travel at both the ends. The front forks on the 390 Adventure will get a spindle offset for the front axle, which is slightly off-centre to negate trail created by the larger wheels. Speaking of which, the ADV will feature wire-spoke wheels with a 19/17-inch front and rear setup that will pair with dual-purpose road-biased tires.
The KTM 390 Adventure will feature a digital LCD instrument cluster with Smartphone connectivity, and ride-by-wire system, and full-LED headlamps switchable ABS with Enduro mode. The 390 Adventure is almost certain to debut at EICMA 2019, while the bike is likely to carry a price tag of around INR 2.60 lakh (ex-showroom).