KTM has confirmed its participation at the 2019 India Bike Week that will be held in Vagator, Goa. This will be the first time that the Austrian brand will be participating in the annual gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts. The 2019 India Bike Week is scheduled to take place on 6 and 7 December this year.
Apart from confirming its participation, KTM also said in the statement that it will make ‘key announcements’ at the event in Goa. The two-wheeler manufacturer has not mentioned a launch or an unveiling in its statement. However, several reports have indicated that the company will introduce the new 390 Adventure at the 2019 India Bike Week.
KTM’s newest adventure tourer made debut at the 2019 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy earlier this week (5 November). The production-spec model will feature several premium features such as traction control system, adjustable front and rear suspension, full LED lighting and a Bluetooth-enabled colour TFT-display with turn-by-turn navigation.
The motorcycle will share its underpinnings and engine with the 390 Duke. Thus, the spec sheet includes a 373.2 single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-valve, DOHC engine that pumps out a peak power output of 43 hp and a maximum torque of 37 Nm – the exact same numbers as the 390 Duke roadster.
While KTM has not confirmed any details about the 390 Adventure, it has announced that it will display flagship production models from each platform at the motoring event in Goa. Dakar Rally, Moto3 & MotoGP bikes will also be on display at the brand’s stall.
KTM owners in the country can purchase an exclusive Orange Pass that is available at a discounted price of INR 1,600. The pass offers the following benefits:
- Two-day entry ticket for the India Bike Week
- Exclusive KTM Fan Package (includes KTM branded T-shirt, poncho and wrist bands worth appx. INR 1,100)
Orange pass buyers will also get a chance to be a part of the Orange Parade on 6 December, and an opportunity to meet and greet KTM International Athletes and Ambassadors at the KTM stall.
The Austrian brand will also organize KTM Power Rides to Goa from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune. The KTM Power Ride will be backed by service support, pitstops and ambulance facilities.
Speaking on the brand’s participation at the 2019 India Bike Week, Sumeet Narang, President (Probiking) at Bajaj Auto Ltd., said:
KTM’s presence at India Bike Week, one of the country’s premium biking property, gives us an opportunity to engage with the hardcore biking enthusiasts through high quality content. Our theme for this year’s event is “Let’s paint IBW Orange”, which is a call out to our KTM owners to participate & attend the festival in large numbers. The event will be attended by the senior management of KTM India & KTM AG, Austria, and we are looking at making some key announcements during the 2 day festival.
The event will also include:
- Rok Bagoros, KTM’s International Factory Stunt Rider will display his extraordinary skills at the motoring event
- KTM’s Indian Stunt Teams will participate in Stunt Battle (judged by Rok Bagoros)
- KTM International athletes, Team FMX4Ever will display Freestyle Motocross (FMX) performance
- Exclusive chat with Giovanni Sala – KTM’s Adventure Brand Ambassador: 6 time World Enduro Champion and a master mentor for the KTM Adventure Rallies