KTM 390 Adventure is scheduled to launch in India in the first half of 2019. Here are the first set of spy images of the test mule spotted on the Indian roads.
KTM 390 Adventure is a long-awaited motorcycle in India. It was earlier speculated to launch in 2018, but has been scheduled for the next year. KTM India has confirmed the news of it launching next year.
Just a week before 2019, the dual-purpose motorcycle has been spotted testing in India. It has been spotted fully covered under camouflage, with a MH-14 number plate. MH-14 is for Pune vehicles and that’s where the plant of KTM is located.
Based on the spy photos, it looks like the mule is production ready. The test mule gets split LED headlamps, chunky 19-inch dual-purpose tires at the front and a large windscreen.
At the side, it looks very similar to the showcased KTM 390 Adventure. It gets the same exhaust muffler that comes in the Duke 390. The engine belly pan is helpful during tall hurdles during off-roading.
The fuel tank does not look too big, might be the same
The suspension on KTM 390 Adventure test mule seems to be the same WP Upside Down forks. At the rear end, it will get a pre-load adjustable mono-shock absorber. At both the ends, the travel of the suspension will be much more than Duke 390.
KTM 390 Adventure will continue with the same 373cc liquid-cooled DOHC engine. Although, there are chances that it might be BS-6 compliant. The engine produces 44 BHP and 37 Nm of peak torque. The torque delivery on this bike might be a bit tuned. It pairs up with a 6-speed gearbox.
The features offered on this bike will be similar to that of KTM Duke 390. So expect the colour TFT screen with Bluetooth connection, dual-channel ABS, changeable riding modes and LED headlamps.
Reports say that KTM 390 Adventure will debut in India with Duke 790. The 790cc Duke will be CKD unit and will be assembled at KTM’s plant in Pune.
Most likely, KTM 390 Adventure will carry a price tag of Rs 3 Lakhs. It will compete with the likes of Royal Enfield Himalayan, Kawasaki Versys-X 300 and BMW G310 GS. It will definitely be overpriced than Himalayan but might undercut G310 GS and Versys-X 300.