India-bound KTM 390 Adventure likely to be unveiled at EICMA 2018

05/11/2018 - 17:22 | ,   | Ajinkya Lad

The KTM 390 Adventure is easily the most anticipated travel enduro motorcycle to launch in India. While there’s no official word, rumours are rife that the production-ready 390 Adventure will be unveiled at the EICMA 2018 on 6 November alongside the KTM 790 Adventure R.

KTM 390 Adventure IAB rendering image Side Profile
KTM 390 Adventure - IAB Rendering.

Historically, KTM showcases a concept bike at the EICMA, which is followed by a production version the following year. However, given the fact that the KTM 390 Adventure is likely to be launched in India by mid-2019, there are high chances that the company will reveal the production-ready motorcycle at this year’s EICMA in Milan, Italy from 6-11 November.

Based on the multiple spy images, we have already presented a visual interpretation of the upcoming KTM 390 Adventure. While it is based on the 390cc engine platform, the ADV will come with a new chassis, long-travel suspension and wire-spoke wheels with dual purpose Metzeler Tourance tyres. Features will include an LCD TFT instrument cluster with Smartphone connectivity and ride-by-wire throttle.

Aesthetically, the bike will feature an all-LED headlight with a short windshield, a sharp-looking fuel tank, a slightly raised tail section with split seats and a rear parcel rack. To know more about the motorcycle, here are the top six things about the KTM 390 Adventure. The 390 Adventure will rival the BMW G 310 GS and the Kawasaki Versys-X 300.

KTM has announced that the ADV will come with a range of official accessories as options, and here’s a list of fixtures that we would like to be available on the KTM 390 Adventure. Suspension duties will be shouldered by USD forks up front and a preload adjustable mono-shock at the back, with higher wheel travel at both the ends.

The KTM 390 Adventure will source power from a 373.2 cc, single-cylinder motor, which also powers the 390 Duke. The engine will be tuned differently to offer better low-end and mid-range performance. The fuel injected motor churns out 43.5 bhp of power along with 37 Nm of peak torque on the KTM 390 Duke and is mated to a 6-speed transmission.

KTM 790 Adventure R side profile
The 390 Adventure will draw design inspiration from the KTM 790 Adventure R (pictured).

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Braking will be aided by disc brakes at the front and back, with standard dual-channel ABS. Similar to the 390 Duke, the ADV will come with an Enduro/Off-road mode for the ABS. The bike will receive wire-spoke wheels with a 19/17-inch setup at the front and rear. The KTM 390 Adventure is likely to be priced in India around INR 2.60 lakh (ex-showroom).

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