How does ‘ambient lighting’ look on KTM 390 Adventure [video]

The KTM Adventure 390 is one of the most feature loaded, affordable adventure motorcycles one can buy in the country. It was launched in the market earlier this year with a price tag of Rs 2.99 lakh, ex-showroom. It was one of the most awaited motorcycle from the brand and has quickly become popular among buyers. Here we have a video that shows the process of installing an aftermarket ambient lighting kit on KTM 390 Adventure, and how it looks after installation.

The video has been uploaded by Lokesh Swami on his youtube channel. The vlogger starting any sort of work on the motorcycle makes it clear that, this was just as an experiment and he has no intentions of keeping those lights on the bike permanently. The ambient light strips were original bought for his car but could not try it as the socket in the car was not functioning properly. Luckily however, the KTM 390 Adventure comes with a 12V charging socket as standard.

The vlogger takes out the LED strips and sticks it on various parts of the motorcycle like front suspension and on belly pan using regular masking tape. The light strips are connected to a sensor which helps the user control the colour of the lights using a remote controller. As this is a temporary setup, the vlogger has not hidden the wires under the body.

How does ‘ambient lighting’ look on KTM 390 Adventure

The video shows how the KTM 390 Adventure looks with the lights both in day light and at night. The ambient lighting is a feature is a feature is now becoming a common feature in many newly launched cars. Almost every car sold in India now comes with a socket inside and one can simply install an aftermarket ambient light kit in the car.

But when it comes to the bike, KTM 390 Adventure is the only bike in the segment that offers this feature. Installation of such lights on a motorcycle is purely a personal choice. 390 Adventure comes with host of features like lean sensitive traction control, turn by turn navigation on the full colour TFT display, alloy wheel, disc brakes on both wheels with switchable ABS, cornering ABS and so on. It is powered by the same 373-cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine fond on the Duke and RC 390. This engine generates a maximum of 43 Bhp and 37 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed gearbox with quickshifter. It is the only affordable adventure bike in the segment to get this feature. The BS6 KTM Duke 390 also offers this feature now.

Ajeesh Kuttan

Ajeesh, started 6 years ago with as an eager journalist passionate about bikes. His skills now encompass both bikes and cars, producing timely news reports spanning the auto sector. Beyond writing, Ajeesh excels in video production. Together with Shantonil, he participates in first drives and test drives for new car launches. (Full bio)