Adventure motorcycles gained popularity in Indian market in the last few years. Over the years we have motorcycles like Royal Enfield Himalayan, Hero XPulse and BMW G 310 GS in the affordable adventure bike segment. The latest entry into the affordable adventure motorcycle club is done by KTM in the form of 390 Adventure. It was an anticipated bike from the brand since it was first showcased to the Indian audience in the India Bike Week in Goa last month. KTM has now officially launched the bike and is priced at Rs 2.99 lakh ex-showroom. The bikes have already started taking bookings and have started reaching dealerships across the country.
Here we have a walkaround video of the all-new KTM 390 Adventure from a dealership. The video has been uploaded by Biker Prakash Choudhary. Video starts by showing the front of the motorcycle and compares it with the Duke 390. The shape of the headlight in 390 Adventure is similar to the Duke but the internals have some change and the headlight sits in an upright position compared to the Duke. The windshield protects the rider from debris and provides wind protection.
According to the video, the 390 Adventure looks big in front of other KTMs. The seat height is around 855 mm which is something normally expected from an adventure motorcycle. Video then shows the instrument cluster that is similar to the one seen on 390 Duke. the colour TFT display shows all the information regarding the bike. The seat is quite wide at the front and it hugs the tank on both sides giving the rider comfortable position during the rides. it also gets a bash plate and engine guard for added protection.
KTM Adventure uses the same 373-cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine 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 with a bi-directional quick shifter which is a feature that is not offered by the competition at the moment.
The video also shows the handle bar and the control switches. The handle is a bit more wider than the normal 390 Duke. It gets a host of features like lean sensitive traction control, turn by turn navigation using KTM’s MyRide smartphone app on the full colour TFT display. It gets alloy wheel, disc brakes on both wheels with switchable ABS. The motorcycle also gets cornering ABS, making it quite a safe machine.