KTM has unveiled the new 390 Adventure and 250 Adventure for the global market. Both the motorcycles, mainly get some cosmetic changes and 390 gets some feature additions. The new models are expected to hit the Indian shore sometime next year. The prices of both the motorcycles will be increased slightly. Earlier, KTM launched the new RC 200 and RC 125 in the Indian market. We are expecting them to launch the RC 390 early next year.
The 390 Adventure comes with more updates than the 250 Adventure. It gets two traction modes. There is Street and Off-road. The new modes automatically adjust the amount of rear-wheel slip before the traction control kicks in.
Also, the Off-road traction control system will not get reset in case of a brief stall or a fall. Earlier, the traction control system used to get reset if the motorcycle got stalled or there was a fall. Because of this, people who were using the motorcycle for off-roading had to adjust the traction control again and again. Now, the traction control system would not get changed.
KTM has also updated the alloy wheels of the motorcycle. It now comes with 10-spokes instead of 12 spokes. According to KTM, the rims are stiffer so they should be able to handle mild off-roading and they will also be more durable on tough terrain.
Now, the 390 Adventure will be offered in two more paint schemes. There is Black with Orange accents and Orange with Blue accents. It seems like KTM will be adding this Blue to its other motorcycles too because this is the same blue that has been used on the new generation RCs.
Engine and gearbox
There are no changes to the engine. So, it still comes with the same 373 cc, single-cylinder engine that is liquid-cooled. It produces 43.5 PS of max power and 37 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a quick shifter.
It comes with an LED headlamp with LED Daytime Running Lamp, full TFT screen with smartphone pairing via Bluetooth, 12V accessory socket, adjustable windscreen, LED tail lamp and much more. KTM offers Dual-channel Anti-lock Braking System as standard.
The 250 Adventure did not get any major updates. It now also gets the new 10 spoke alloy wheels and there are two new colour options on offer. There is Orange with White accents and Blue with White accents.
Engine and gearbox
There are no changes to the engine. So, it comes with a 248 cc, single-cylinder engine that gets liquid-cooling. It produces 30 PS of max power and 24 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
It gets an LCD screen instead of a TFT screen, a 12V charging socket, a halogen headlamp and a multi-information display. It misses out on traction control, smartphone pairing and a quick shifter. Earlier, this year, KTM gave a massive price cut to the 250 Adventure. The prices were decreased by around Rs. 25,000.