Fresh reports suggest that the unveiling of the KTM 390 Adventure might happen at the EICMA 2019. Following which, we can see the launch later this year.
Finally, some big news about the upcoming adventure motorcycle from KTM. Autocar reports that the unveiling of KTM 390 Adventure is most likely to happen at the EICMA 2019. Usually, KTM does this process before launching a new model.
Report further states that KTM has 390 Adventure and Husqvarna on its top priority for the Indian market. The India launch is expected to happen by November for both, KTM and Husqvarna.
The entry-level KTM adventure motorcycle was speculated to be launched at the 2018 Auto Expo, first. Then it was speculated to be seen by the end of 2018, and earlier this year as well.
KTM 390 Adventure will use the same 373cc liquid-cooled DOHC engine that comes on the Duke 390. The engine will be tuned for a better low-end performance, still producing 44 BHP and 37 Nm of torque.
The engine is expected to be BS-6 compliant, which is one of the widely believed reasons for the delay. As usual, the bike will come mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The test mules in India have been spotted with a 19-inch and 17-inch rear alloy wheels. However, in the international market, it has been spied with spoked wire wheels. There are chances that the former might come to India.
For suspension, the 390 Adventure will use WP USD forks at the front and a monoshock at the back, with suspension travel longer than the Duke. If we get the touring variant, the travel will still be longer.
Braking will be handled by disc brakes at both the ends with dual-channel ABS as standard. Switchable ABS will be offered too. We do not expect it to get any more off-road oriented features.
It is likely to be priced around Rs 50,000 more than the Duke 390. So expect, the 390 Adventure to go around Rs 3 Lakhs (ex-showroom). At this price range, it will go against the likes of BMW G 310 GS, Royal Enfield Himalayan and Kawasaki Versys-X 300.