The KTM 390 Adventure is a slightly misunderstood proposition. We all love the fact that it’s a powerful, exhilarating, and in fact comfortable adventure motorcycle to ride. And that it’s tech-laden, and very well priced for that, makes it a no-brainer purchase for hardcore adventure motorcyclists on a budget.
But then, it’s also challenging to ride, especially for those new to off-roading. I remember the first time I rode it at 19 Degree North in Aamby Valley, it just kept spitting me off. It didn’t appreciate my slow reflexes, my hesitation in opening the throttle wide open, and my inability to take it by the scruff of the neck to do my bidding.
Needless to say, I was intimidated.
But then, it got me thinking; maybe the 390 Adventure is the ideal stepping stone to improve my ADV game? Maybe it’s like one of those people you meet who seem brash, rude and inconsiderate at first, but with time, they grow on you to become your best mates? Maybe, it’s a little misunderstood?
And so to put these thoughts and doubts to rest once and for all, we got ourselves a 390 Adventure for a long term.