One of the most anticipated bike from KTM this year is the 390 Adventure. KTM has finally gone on sale in India at Rs 2.99 lakh ex-showroom. The biker community across the country had been eagerly waiting for this motorcycle ever since it was first showcased at the India Bike Week in Goa last month. The KTM 390 Adventure basically competes with BMW’s G 310 GS which is approximately Rs 30,000 expensive than the KTM Duke 390 street naked.
KTM has already started taking bookings for the bike and soon will be available on dealerships across the country. KTM 390 adventure, as the name suggests is an adventure motorcycle based on DUKE 390. What this means is that this also has the same performance and is engaging like any other KTMs.
The KTM 390 Adventure uses the same 373-cc single cylinder engine from the Duke that generates a maximum of 43 Bhp and 37 Nm of torque. The engine is now BS6 compliant and is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. It also offers a bi-directional quick shifter that is something first in this segment.
The KTM 390 adventure is designed to take on the toughest terrain and that is very much visible by the way it looks. The bike has a headlamp unit that is similar to the one in 390 Duke. It gets a cowl extending from the fuel tank and small visor to protect the rider from dust, debris and provide wind protection.
It is built on KTM’s lightweight Trellis frame which makes it easy to handle in tricky condition. The bike looks rugged and ready to take on any terrain as it has a ground clearance of about 200 mm and gets a metallic bash plate to protect the body. KTM 390 Adventure gets 170 mm long travel suspension at the front and 177 mm at the rear. Front suspension is non adjustable.
The adventure motorcycle also gets a host of features. It gets features like lean sensitive traction control, turn by turn navigation using KTM’s MyRide smartphone app on the full colour TFT display that is borrowed from it’s street version. The bike gets alloy wheels instead of spoke and gets disc brakes both at the front and the rear. The bike also gets cornering ABS and off-road ABS as an added safety feature. Apart from BMW G 310 GS, 390 Adventure will compete with bikes like Royal Enfield Himalayan and Hero Xpulse in the small capacity adventure motorcycle segment. The bike’s costlier than both the XPulse and Himalayan but is cheaper than the smaller engined BMW G 310GS.