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. 

KTM 390 Adventure India Launch Date

Expected Launch Date 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.

KTM 390 Adventure Price in India

Expected Price 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.

15 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

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