KTM 390 Adventure is a much-awaited bike in India. After a long wait, KTM will finally launch the bike later this year. The all-new KTM 390 ADV has been spotted testing on the Indian roads multiple times but finally the launch date has been revealed.
The all-new KTM 390 Adventure will get a global launch during the EICMA 2019 in November this year. Soon after that, the Indian launch will happen at the Indian Bike Week, which will happen in December according to ACI. The entry-level adventure bike will be launched on 6th or 7th September. This will mark the KTM 390 ADV’s entry in the Indian market and it will officially take on the likes of BMW GS 310R and the Royal Enfield Himalayan. However, the KTM’s bike is expected to be much cheaper than the BMW G310 GS. Recently, Hero MotoCorp launched the all-new XPulse, which is priced as the most affordable adventure bike in India.
KTM is yet to reveal the technical details about the upcoming 390 Adventure. However, there are two different types of bikes that were spotted during the testing of the 390 ADV. The KTM 390 ADV will run on two different tyre sizes. It seems like the bike will get 19-inch wheel at the front while the rear wheel is expected to be of 17-inch. The highway version of the bike will get alloy wheels while a more adventure-oriented model is also expected to be launched, which will get spoked rims. But that may get launched at a later date.
The KTM 390 Adventure has also been spotted with accessories, which is likely to be offered from Day 1 in the Indian market. The bike was spotted with saddlebags, top box and other additional accessories like a bigger crash guard, large windscreen and more. Since it is a highway bike and will be mostly used for long-distance touring, such accessories will be extremely beneficial.
It should be noted that KTM is also working on upgrading the 390 Duke in the Indian market. The upcoming KTM 390 ADV will incorporate similar changes. Both the bikes share the same chassis and will get powered by the same engine option too. The 390 Adventure will utilise the same 373cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 44 PS and peak torque of 37 Nm.
KTM will use a 6-speed transmission but the final gear ratios may not remain identical to the 390 Duke. This will be done to suit the KTM 390 Adventure’s need for low-range power since it is a touring bike. Also, it may become the first KTM bike in India to offer BS6 compliant engine. The all-new KTM 390 Adventure will get a price tag of around Rs 3 lakhs.