While KTM is yet to confirm any details about the Indian launch of the 390 Adventure, Autocar India claims that the motorcycle will arrive in our market in December 2020. The source report suggests that the new adventure tourer will debut at the 2019 iteration of the India Bike Week that is scheduled to take place on 6 and 7 December. It is expected to make world debut at the 2019 EICMA show in Milan, Italy.
IAB has it on good authority that December 2019 is the planned SOP date for the KTM 790 Duke. Local manufacturing will allow KTM to price the 390 Adventure competitively. We expect the adventure tourer to carry a premium of INR 30,000-40,000 over the KTM 390 Duke. Thus, potential buyers can expect an ex-showroom price of somewhere between INR 2.8 lakh* to INR 3.0 lakh* levels. In comparison, its closest rival, the BMW G 310 GS, retails at INR 3.49 lakh*.
Most of the styling details are already known. Spy photographs have already revealed that the 390 Adventure will be built around a trellis frame with a bolted sub-frame. The feature list will include full LED lighting and a TFT display with Bluetooth that it will share with the 390 Duke. Similar to the naked roadster, the 390 Adventure will offer access to phone calls and music functions through the switchgear. However, the adventure tourer may have an additional feature of turn-by-turn navigation.
In terms of hardware, the 390 Adventure will come with a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheel. The test mules spotted in India were seen with alloys, while the units seen in Europe were equipped with wire-spoke wheels. KTM may offer wire-spoke wheels as optional accessories through their Power Parts. The company will also offer luggage solutions such as panniers and top-box as optional extras. The suspension department will include a preload-adjustable monoshock and inverted forks at the back and front respectively. Braking duties will be handled by disc brakes on both wheels, while the safety net will include a switchable ABS.
The upcoming adventure tourer will share its engine specifications with the 390 Duke. The 390 Adventure will most definitely arrive with a Euro-V/BS-VI compliant engine. Thus, the performance numbers may be slightly different from the BS-IV compliant version’s 43.5 hp of peak power at 9,500 rpm and 35 Nm of max torque at 7,250 rpm. The engine configuration will be the same 373.2 cc single-cylinder, DOHC, 4-Valve, liquid-cooled layout.