The KTM 390 Adventure has a price that is about Rs. 50,000 more expensive than its naked sibling, the Duke 390, and for that, gets several off-road modifications.
KTM showcased the 390 Adventure in India last year in December at the 2019 India Bike Week. Now, KTM has launched the 390 Adventure in India for a price of Rs. 2.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) and bookings for the motorcycle have already commenced across the country. We had already reported you all the details about the 390 Adventure when it was unveiled at the India Bike Week. It was only the price that was left to be announced and now you have that too.
The KTM 390 is essentially an off-road variant of the Duke 390. It uses the same 373.2cc single-cylinder engine from the Duke 390 as well. In fact, the engine output is also similar at 44hp produced at 9,000rpm and 37Nm of torque coming in at 7,000rpm. This engine is also BS-6 compliant already and the update has not come at the cost of reduced output figures like we are seeing with most other motorcycles.
This may be an off-road biased motorcycle, but KTM has not made any changes to the motorcycle’s sprocketing and the final drive ratio. Its the same as on the Duke 390. However, KTM has equipped the 390 Adventure with switchable traction control and it also gets a bi-directional quickshifter as standard.
So what sets it apart from its naked sibling? Well for starter, the 390 Adventure gets Metzeler Tourance tyres with a 100/90-19 tyre at the front and a 130/80-17 tyre at the rear. This configuration should make it pretty capable off the road. Then there’s the suspension setup. At the front, there’s a 43mm USD fork but unlike the interntaional bike that offers compression and rebound adjustability, this one is a non-adjustable unit. The rear monoshock, meanwhile, can be adjusted for pre-load and rebound. This new setup also allows for more suspension travel as compared to the Duke 390 – 170mm/177mm (front/rear) compared to the 142mm/150mm available on the naked 390.
The 390 Adventure also gets a different steering-head angle and trail from its naked sibling. On the 390 Duke, it is 65 degrees and 95mm, respectively, while on the 390 Adventure it is 63.5 degrees and 98mm. This results in a considerably longer wheelbase for the 390 Adventure at 1,430mm as compared to 1,357mm of wheelbase in the Duke 390. The ground clearance has also gone up at a considerable 200mm but that has also positioned the seat quite high at 855mm. The 390 Adventure also gets a slightly larger fuel tank at 14.5 liters. The additional hardware brings with it an increase in weight – the 390 Adventure now weighs in at 158kg (dry).