Fresh reports suggest that after its much-anticipated unveiling at the EICMA 2019; the KTM 390 Adventure could be launched in India first.
Too many rumours and reports on the upcoming KTM adventure motorcycle. Fresh reports now say that it will, for sure, be launched in India in 2019, and will be unveiled at the 2019 EICMA.
Reports further say that the KTM 390 Adventure might be launched in India first, as in the global debut in our country. It is likely to be launched in India by December 2019, a usual date for KTM launches.
The 390 Adventure will be the first ADV from the Austrian-manufacturer for India. It will be produced at the Chakan (Pune) plant. It is likely to get its individual new assembly line, which will make bikes for Indian as well as export markets.
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KTM 390 Adventure will use the same engine from the Duke 390 but with a different tuning, apt for off-roading. The 373cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder mill produces 42 BHP and 37 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
We expect the ADV to get a BS-6 compliant engine at the time of the launch. The tuning will be set in such a way that the low-end torque will be offered generously.
For suspension, it will come with USD forks at the front and adjustable monoshock at the back. It was spied testing recently, but with alloy wheels. In the foreign markets, it has been spied with spoke wheels, which are better for off-roading.
The spy shots also show it with luggage accessories, which will be offered as accessories from the showrooms. Chances are in India also we could get the alloy wheels along with the spoke wheels version, which will demand a certain premium.
Braking will be handled by disc brakes at both the ends with dual-channel ABS as standard. Although, for better off-roading, it could get switchable ABS as well.
We expect the prices to stay around Rs 3-3.5 Lakhs (ex-showroom). In this price range, it would not be that much expensive from the Duke 390 and RC390.
It will go against the likes of BMW G 310 GS, Royal Enfield Himalayan and Kawasaki Versys X 300. We expect it to undercut BMW and Kawasaki, but definitely more expensive than Himalayan.