KTM 390 Adventure India Launch Confirmed

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Recently, at the launch of the 2017 KTM RC 390 and RC 200, Rajiv Bajaj confirmed that the KMT 390 Adventure under development and that it is India bound. The much awaited adventure tourer from KTM will NOT share its platform with the 390 Duke. Instead, it will be built on a new platform for class-leading all road touring capability. The KTM 390 Adventure will rival the likes of Royal Enfield Himalayan and BMW G310 GS. It is too early to comment on an official launch date right now. However, we expect the bike to debut at the EICMA in Milan this November.

KTM 390 Adventure will be a mini 1190
KTM 390 Adventure will be a mini 1190

Also See – 2017 KTM 390 Duke | 2017 KTM 200 Duke

KTM has gained a considerable amount of popularity in the Indian market in a short span of time time. This is thanks to its hugely successful Duke 200 and the Duke 390. Even the RC twins have been doing good numbers. Now, it seems, the company plans to capitalize on its high brand value by launching the KTM 390 Adventure in India. 

Also See- Upcoming New KTM Bikes in India | KTM 390 Scrambler

KTM 390 Adventure India Launch Date

Launch Date (expected) Early 2018

KTM is yet to release the official details of its new bike’s launch. However, it is likely to make its world debut towards the end of 2017 at EICMA in Milan. Subsequently, its India launch date could fall in the first quarter of 2018. We do expect to see this bike make its India debut at the Auto Expo 2018.

Also See- Bikes at Auto Expo 2018

KTM 390 Adventure Price in India

Price (expected) Rs. 2.3 Lakh

Since the KTM 390 Adventure’s production will happen at Bajaj’s Chakan plant, we expect a competitive price tag of around Rs. 2.3 Lakh.

KTM 390 Adventure Specifications (Expected)

Engine 373.2 cc
Max. Power 41 BHP
Peak Torque 37 Nm
Transmission 6-Speed Manual
ABS Yes
Kerb Weight 160 KGs

Mechanically the engine is the same as the one seen on the KTM Duke 390 producing 42.9 BHP and 35 Nm torque coupled with a 6 speed gearbox. However, we expect a slightly different state of tune inclined more towards low end torque delivery.ktm 390 adventure engine

KTM 390 Adventure Features

Basically, the 390 Adventure will be a multi-purpose vehicle meant to handle off-road conditions and rugged terrain with ease. The bike will be given a very rugged look with a beefy front fairing inspired by the 1190 Adventure and meatier tyres. To aid it’s off-road capabilities, the bike will be fitted with more heavy duty components and will feature additional kit such as

  • Heavy-duty suspension with more play and durability.
  • Wider dual purpose tyre
  • Wider, well padded and comfortable seats for both the rider and pillion
  • Small carrier at the back and mounts for luggage boxes
  • Tall riding position
  • Bigger fuel tank capacity
  • Exhaust mounted to the side in order to improve ground clearance for off-terrain riding
  • Knuckle guards
  • Visor
  • ABS as standard
  • Larger tank for a longer range

KTM 390 Adventure will be a mini 1190

What do you think of the bike? Let us know in the comments section below.

Stay tuned for more news and review on KTM 390 Adventure. Also watch this space for KTM 390 Adventure India launch date and price.

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41 COMMENTS

  1. I have almost cancelled my plan to buy RE Himalayan and wait for another year for KTM Adventure. Guys, please do launch it in early 2018. Too tough to wait for a year but worth it. It is one-bike-for-all and for a lifetime.

  2. I am waiting for good powerful touring like 390 adventure which similar to Triumph tiger.
    If its coming with Bluetooth connectivity , slipper clutch and wireless accelerator.

  3. If someone could make a nice, light, fuel efficient, simple to fix,easy maintenance, not-very high-tech machine with moderate speeds for a tourer and not really that much frantic energy as the Duke street-bikes we currently have, I think it will benefit everyone. More the competition better it gets for the customer- tech, quality and price wise!

    Automobile manufacturers spend a lot on design for a bike that eventually won’t click. They’d rather focus that time and money on getting the basics right – viz. – Low vibration high performance engines, strong agile chassis, comfy long-lasting suspension, simplistic electronics and simple pleasures of life like wired-tubeless tires.

    KTM has a lot of potential – just keep it low tech!

    Hope the industrious Japanese like Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda and Kawasaki are listening. It’s sad that you are missing the gravy train in the Indian market.

    Royal Enfield as popular as it is, is anything but the above!!!!:( – the Himalayan was a huge disappointment!!

    Also,

    Yamaha being the epitome of retro cool I don’t understand why they can’t dig into their classic designs…give us a bare-bones canvas of a bike like the Kawasaki 800 and Triumph Bonnie albeit with lesser displacement engines!!!!..don’t worry about the cosmetics…customisers will do justice to your technology…leave the outer-designing to the individual- for, who wants a lookalike bike in this day and age!!!

    Bajaj does not disappoint as much but your suspension needs to get better and your engines need to make a little less noise..your cost-cutting needs a revisit…give a better bike even if the price is higher!..

    Hero motors – are you even there!!!?-save yourselves…guys, talk to the Japanese, hire their designers, go to the Russians, borrow their technology and fuel systems. Do this ASAP before our generation dies of old age!!!!!:P and pathetic bikes 😛

    P.S. – Kawasaki (W800) and Triumph (Bonnei) – you guys nailed it – exactly what we need, hats off.

    Regards,
    Kaamran

  4. I ve just bought a ktm 1090 Adventure and hope to receive it in Romania end of April. I have my wife from Vietnam therefore I d love to have KTM 390 Adventure asap in Vietnam. I like the duke as well but my style is Adventure.

  5. […] You read it first on CarBlogIndia! We’ve got to know that Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) is prepping to bring the XRE 300 Adventure bike to India! Yes, the XRE 300 will be one of the four new products, which includes the mighty Africa Twin, that the manufacturer plans to bring to our shores. Currently, HMSI is tight lipped about Honda XRE 300 India launch prospects, but we are pretty sure that the bike is merely a few months away from its market launch. The XRE 300 will become the first-ever adventure bike by HMSI. It will rival the upcoming KTM 390 Adventure. […]

  6. I am just waiting for upcoming KTM 390 adventure,,, I just dropped my plan for royal enfield himalayan !!!
    Please lunch early…. All Indian people wating for this muchin.. Thank you.

  7. Forget the versys 300, or the himalayan…. the ktm 390 adventure is the one I want.
    I just hope that they don’t make the seat height so high that half the people can’t fit.
    Ktm is known for making very high seats, the other two 390’s have fairly low seats so
    we know they can do it. BMW has a very low seat in a 650, come on ktm, us average
    height people want to ride your bikes too. A lot of women would love to have a
    lightweight adventure bike with enough power to hit the highway first, so they can ride
    along with their partners who have adventure bikes.
    Maybe offer 2 different seats. Please KTM, find a way to keep the seat low.

  8. When will this KTM 390 Adventure ever appear in the Philippine shores? Yes please dont make the seat so high as we are likewise not very tall people. Pls update us and most especially its suggested retail price. Thank you KTM and pls update us every so often.

  9. One of the 2 bikes I would like to own, I am eagerly waiting for this though because of it being so technologically loaded it’s the perfect partner I can imagine for me. Please just launch the bike in 2k18.

  10. We Are waiting for the new power and if you reduces the price it ll became big hit in india .. In roads we can see th ktm killers … Adventure i damm sure you beat all others n india

  11. Considering RE’s huge disappointment when it came to the Himalayan, I’m eagerly waiting for Adventure 390’s launch.
    Hope it hits the stores by 2018 in India. Fingers crossed.

  12. The front large dual disc brakes , larger fuel tank, wider tires and side well designed exhaust making the bike irresistible. Hope the bike is smooth to drive and low on maintenance as well

  13. Eagerly awaiting the launch. ..hope to be the first few customer. ..I am a ofroading biker abd what I miss on the ktm 390 I am surely getting in the adventure 390 ….
    Although I have risen all bikes but ktm 390 is the best value …
    Pls pls pls launch early

  14. Thank you for timely updates and insights from a Danish cyclist/bike rider in Tokyo. I have been an intrigued owner of my new 2017 Duke 390 for a month now (Kawasaki/KTM Freedom 7 dealership in western Tokyo, run by the wonderful Nagao family, 3 generations in the shop on most days). Frankly, I sense the 390 Adventure may be what I really “hoped for/wanted” but let me just say to all the India-based fans of your site, and KTM bikes, the build-quality of my 390 is excellent. I got the Australian-made, Kickstarter-supported Dynamoto front and rear stands to move my bike at the touch of a finger, you can all find them on YouTube, expensive unless they solve a “priceless” problem as they did for me. I wanted to get Enduristan bags today, but the L size does NOT fit the 2017 390 Duke. Any suggestions welcome. Kriega backpack is my other choice. Aloha.
    Arigato. Peter in Tokyo

  15. Hope it comes with slipper clutch with large dual front disc brakes and good exhaust design. Will need a fuel tank of 20 liters to make it a champion tourer vehicle and beat larger bikes ..

  16. Any Updates on the launch date ……. I’m getting really anxious. Also any images of the finished product as the image displayed is of the retired 1190 adventure, you mentioned that it will have the fairing inspired by the 1190 Adventure but there isn’t any images of the bike anywhere except the spy prototypes..

  17. I’m fixed between BMWg310gs n KTM Adventure 390. If the looks is like that of KTM 1190. I’m dropping g310gs for 390 adventure.

  18. If KTM make the 390 Adventure as a Mini 1190 Adventure you have taken to your fold a G310GS rider.

  19. WOW! i’M VERY MUCH EXCITED!!! Hope Duke390 Adventure will be available in the Philippines soon. I would be happy to own one1.

  20. Expecting it to be a pocket friendly off-road tourer with a service interval of 10000km or else I prefer tiger 800xca

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