In the last couple of years time, more two wheeler manufacturers have started introducing adventure tourer motorcycles in Indian market. Earlier, only expensive adventure tourer motorcycles were available in the market but now, things have changed and we have entry level adventure tourer motorcycles like Hero Xpulse in the market. Other motorcycles in affordable adventure motorcycle segment are Royal Enfield Himalayan, BMW G310 GS and KTM Adventure 390. Out of all these motorcycles, KTM Adventure 390 is the most feature loaded motorcycle. We have seen several examples of modified KTM 390 Adventure motorcycles on the internet. Here we have a modified KTM 390 adventure that looks great with spoke wheels and other modifications.
The video has been uploaded by Silent biker Kv on his youtube channel. The video starts by giving a walkaround of the motorcycle showing all the changes and modifications done to it. Starting with the front, KTM 390 Adventure gets windscreen adaptor installed. This has helped change the angle of the windscreen. It now has a steeper looking angle on it. Other than that, whole motorcycle whole motorcycle gets Red bull wrap from Wrap&Ride. There is a crash guard with auxiliary lamps installed on it.
The main modification on this motorcycle is the wheel itself. KTM only offers alloy wheels with Adventure 390 motorcycle. The stock alloys wheels on the bike have been replaced with spoke wheels. This totally changes the look of the motorcycle and gives it more of an adventure motorcycle vibe. Spoke wheels also mean that, the bike is now more off-road friendly than the factory version. The front gets 19 inch wheels whereas the rear gets 17 inch units. Wheels are now wrapped around all-terrain tyres from Continental.
There is a bash plate for engine protection and the factory fitted exhaust has also been replaced with aftermarket units. The exhaust is actually a GPR exhaust the rider was using earlier on his Street Triple motorcycle. Other than these modifications, the ride has also replaced the rear sprocket, there is a top rack from Automel and the handle bar also get risers installed.
KTM 390 Adventure is one of the most feature loaded motorcycle available in the price range. It gets features like lean sensitive traction control, turn by turn navigation using KTM’s MyRide smartphone app on the full colour TFT display, Both front and rear wheels get disc brakes with switchable ABS. The motorcycle also gets cornering ABS and bi-directional quick shifter which is feature not offered by any of the competitor.
It looks like, the rider has not made any changes to upgrade the power of the motorcycle. KTM 390 Adventure offers decent power figures especially when compared to the competitors. It is powered by the same 373-cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine that is seen in Duke and RC 390 motorcycles. The BS6 compliant engine generates a maximum of 43 Bhp and 37 Nm of torque. KTM recently launched a smaller and more affordable adventure motorcycle in the market. It is the 250 Adventure which is currently available for Rs 2.51 lakh, ex-showroom. It is based on the Duke 250 motorcycle and generates same amount of power and torque as the other motorcycle.