KTM 390 Adventure - Rendering

11/04/2016 - 12:52 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Expected to be unveiled later this year. 

Reports are rife that KTM is developing an adventure tourer in the mid-segment (200-400 cc), which in all likelihood will be based on the KTM Duke 390's chassis. The rendering below imagines a KTM 390 Adventure with styling cues trickling down from the larger KTM 1190 Adventure.

KTM 390 Adventure rendering 1
The EICMA show in Milan, Italy, could be an ideal location for KTM to reveal the 390-based adventure tourer.

However, a past report mentions that KTM's engineers are using a new frame for the adventure tourer, a frame which will offer increased levels of strength for off-road abuse as KTM expects most buyers to venture away from smooth tarmac.

At the helm, one can expect the 390 Adventure to be powered by the RC390's fuel-injected 373 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled unit which develops 43.5 PS at 9,000 rpm and 35 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm, and is paired to a 6-speed gearbox.

KTM RC250 head lamps quarter at 2015 Thailand Motor Expo
Production of the Adventure 390, much like the Duke and RC series, will take place in India with volumes allocated for exports as well.

Also read: 2017 KTM 390 Duke begins testing in Europe – Report

In the Indian market, the KTM 390 Adventure will have the Mahindra Mojo and the Royal Enfield Himalayan in its crosshair. As with the Duke and RC series, the motorcycle will be manufactured at Bajaj's Chakan plant in Pune, with volumes planned for export markets as well.

Rivals: Royal Enfield Himalayan, Mahindra Mojo
Expected price: INR 1.5 lakhs for 200 cc version, 2 lakhs for 390 cc model (ex-showroom)
Expected release date: H2-2016

[Rendering: RushLane]

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