Fresh reports suggest that, after its unveiling at the EICMA 2019, the upcoming KTM 390 Adventure will enter the production in India by December.
Many international reports have also confirmed that KTM is likely to take off the wraps from the 390 Adventure at the EICMA 2019. One of the biggest motorcycle events around the world is scheduled to happen in the first week of November.
IAB reports that the 390 Adventure will enter the production at Bajaj’s plant in Chakan, Pune by DECEMBER. As of now, all of the fewer capacity motorcycles, till the 390 Duke and RC are manufactured in India and then exported.
If the report is to be believed then we can expect a launch at the 2020 Auto Expo. The 390 Adventure will be developed in India and will then be exported to other countries.
The 390 Adventure will use the 373cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine. The power figures are likely to be changed since it will be launched with the BS-6 compliant engine. In its current form, the engine produces 43.5 BHP and 35 Nm of peak torque.
The TFT display console with Bluetooth connectivity from the 390 Duke will also be seen on the Adventure. Additionally, it will turn-by-turn navigation on the console. Other features will include LED headlamps, LED taillights and switchable dual-ABS.
The suspension will be handled by USD forks at the front and pre-load adjustable mono-shock at the back. It will be based on the Trellis frame with a bolted sub-frame.
A couple of times, the KTM 390 Adventure was spied testing with touring accessories like panniers and saddlebags. Probably, KTM might offer a luggage rack as standard and a lot of touring accessories to buy.
The 390 Duke is priced at Rs 2.44 Lakhs (ex-showroom) and based on that, the 390 Adventure is likely to be priced just about short of Rs 3 Lakhs. It will compete with the likes of Kawasaki Versys X 300 and BMW G 310 GS.