The KTM 390 Adventure has been spied yet again ahead of its expected premiere at the 2019 EICMA motorcycle show in Italy. IAB understands that its series production is scheduled to commence in December this year.
The latest spy shots show a KTM 390 Adventure test mule equipped with optional panniers and a top box that will be available as accessories. The photograph also gives a glimpse at the full-colour TFT-display.
The KTM 390 Adventure will be manufactured at Bajaj’s Chakan plant, which shall result in an aggressive price tag for our market. Expect it to carry a premium of INR 30,000-40,000 over the KTM 390 Duke. The ex-showroom tag can hover between INR 2.8 lakh* and INR 3.0 lakh* levels. Its closest rival, the BMW G 310 GS (BS-IV), for reference, retails at INR 3.49 lakh*.
Previous sightings of the 390 Adventure have revealed many details such as the trellis frame with a bolted sub-frame, full LED lighting (taillight, blinkers and headlamp) and a TFT display with Bluetooth to access phone calls and music functions. The 390 Adventure may benefit from a turn-by-turn navigation feature as well.
The 390 Adventure features a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheel to strike a balance between on- and off-road riding. All test mules that have been spotted in India have been fitted with alloy wheels. However, KTM may offer wire-spoke wheels via the optional Power Parts.
The engine on the 390 Adventure will be the same unit as that of the 390 Duke. However, KTM will tweak the gear ratio and give the 390 Adventure a different engine mapping. The motorcycle will arrive with a Euro-V/BS-VI compliant engine, which may carry slightly different power output figures that the BS-IV compliant unit the current 390 Duke. The 373.2 cc single-cylinder, DOHC, 4-Valve, liquid-cooled motor, in BS-IV guise, delivers 43.5 hp of peak power at 9,500 rpm and 35 Nm of max torque at 7,250 rpm.
The premium hardware specifications will include a preload-adjustable monoshock at the back and inverted forks at the front. Anchoring duties will be performed by disc brakes on both wheels, governed by a switchable ABS.
A report in August 2019 claimed that the company will also launch a quarter-litre version of its adventure series products. The KTM 250 Adventure will be based on the brand’s 250 Duke.
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