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KTM 390 Adventure

KTM 390 Adventure is a adventure bike available at a starting price of Rs. 3,28,531 in India. It is available in 1 variant and 2 colours. It is powered by a 373 cc BS-VI engine and has a user reported mileage of 28 kmpl. It comes with anti-locking braking system and both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement373 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported28 kmpl
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight163 kg

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390 Adventure Standard

 3,28,531 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

KTM 390 Adventure Summary

390 Adventure key highlights

Engine Capacity 373 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 28 kmpl
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 163 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14.5 litres
Seat Height 855 mm

About 390 Adventure

The KTM 390 Adventure is powered by 373cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 42.3 bhp and a torque of 37 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, KTM 390 Adventure comes up with anti-locking braking system. This 390 Adventure bike weighs 163 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 14.5 liters.

The 390 Adventure has probably been the most awaited bike of 2020. This adventure motorcycle is being built in India, for India and for the rest of the world.

The KTM 390 Adventure will be based on the naked sibling- the Duke 390. Though based on the street-fighter version, it will borrow traits from the 790 Adventure model in terms of design. This new motorcycle sports a stronger and longer suspension, dual-purpose tyres and a larger fuel tank. The motorcycle gets upright seating position making it more comfortable for longer distances.

The 390 Adventure is powered by the same 373.2cc single-cylinder motor, the Duke 390 is powered with. It comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. ABS will be offered as standard. It also gets switchable traction control system which is first in the segment.

With an aggressive price tag, the KTM 390 Adventure has managed to undercut the BMW G310GS by a large margin. Plus, the KTM out equips the BMW too. The bike is currently offered in two paint schemes –white and orange.
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KTM 390 Adventure Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Loaded with safety electronics like TCS, ABS
    • Priced quite well
    • Excellent touring motorcycle
  • Could be Better

    • Misses out on spoke wheels
    • Engine misses out on low-end torque
    • Not a full blown adventure bike

BikeWale's Take

The 390 Adventure is the most affordable adventure bike in KTM’s line-up. This motorcycle gets its engine from the 390 Duke in the same tuning. The six-speed gearbox is the same as well, but is integrated with quickshifter. The traction control system and ABS can be switched off making it give more control to the rider. But this ADV misses out on spoke wheels making it more of a touring machine rather than a proper adventure motorcycle. 

KTM 390 Adventure Review

we rode the KTM 390 Adventure to find out how it would fair in the likeliest of conditions it will find itself in. And here is what we came back with.

Introduction

KTM 390 Adventure Action

Pros: Comfortable ergonomics, loaded with electronic aids, good value for money

Cons: Vibe-y engine, clunky gearbox

An educated guess would suggest that you must have read our KTM 390 Adventure First Ride Review wherein we explored the motorcycle’s abilities to take the roads less travelled. Well, from there we compiled that the 390 Adventure isn’t of the hardcore off-road variety and would rather prefer its roads well-paved.

So, we rode the motorcycle for a good number of days, to find out how the KTM 390 Adventure would fair in the likeliest of conditions it will find itself in - the chaos of city traffic and long, open and possibly decent patches of tarmac which we dare to call highways. And here is what we came back with.

Quality

KTM 390 Adventure Left Front Three Quarter

However, before we get to the crux of the matter, let’s look into the build quality of the KTM 390 Adventure. For starters, majority of the bodywork is fibre and in this matte shade of orange, might look plastic-y from afar. But mind you, it is anything but flimsy. The quality of components on the 390 Adventure has a sturdy feel and look like they would survive a decent amount of thrashing. Overall, the 390 Adventure is put together quite well with hardly any gaping panel gaps or eyesores in its 790 Adventure-inspired design. 

Comfort

KTM 390 Adventure Fuel Tank

The 390 Adventure is a tall motorcycle. An average-height Indian perched up on its seat height of 855mm would surely be tip-toeing with both feet on the ground. Nevertheless, the slim design of the fuel tank makes it less intimidating when required to keep a foot down. In terms of comfort, KTM has hit all the right notes with the 390 Adventure. The motorcycle offers a large and accommodating seat for both the rider and the pillion. This seat stretches just the right amount into the tank to support the thighs. Moreover, the combination of its wide handlebar and neutral set footpegs offers a comfortably upright riding posture. 

KTM 390 Adventure Action

It also gets a visor that buffets winds quite well making long highway hauls less fatiguing. When it comes to ride quality, KTM has focused the suspension setup for road use. It feels firmer on smaller bumps and undulations as well as on the larger potholes at low speeds. Upwards of 60kmph, the suspension flattens out the small bumps but the larger potholes are still felt as prominently. 

Things are mostly sunny on the ergonomics part of the 390 Adventure although, the downside comes in the form of engine vibrations. These tingling vibrations creep in on the handlebar, seat and footpegs from the start and are there to stay all through the mid-range. While it lessens on the handlebar as speeds increase, the footpegs continue to be victims to the vibes.

Performance

KTM 390 Adventure Engine

Let’s get numbers out of the way first. The 390 Adventure is powered by the same 373cc, single-cylinder engine as the 390 Duke with the same power output - 43bhp and 37Nm. It also has the same gearing ratios although the Austrians have tweaked the motor to suit the Adventure’s character. Now, all of its torque lurks in the mid-range and starts to show up around 4000rpm. Above this mark, the motor feels peppy and revs enthusiastically to 9500rpm. On the highways, the motorcycle feels completely unfazed while cruising at 130kmph. Give it some more gas and it rushes to hit a top speed of 165kmph effortlessly.  

KTM 390 Adventure Action

Nevertheless, the fast-revving engine lacks torque in the lower end and the short gearing ratios mean it requires constant shifting between first and second gear in city traffic. Speaking of which, the transmission on the 390 Adventure feels clunkier than the one on the new 390 Duke; and this is even after the quick-shifter is turned on. On the contrast, the clutch pull is light and the downshifts are extremely smooth and precise.

Tipping the scale at 158kg (dry), the 390 Adventure is 9kg heavier than its streetfighter counterpart. However, being a well-balanced motorcycle, none of the extra weight can be felt; be it at standstill or on the move. The 390 Adventure feels just as nimble and agile as the Duke while filtering through traffic.

KTM 390 Adventure Action

And given its short turning radius, the Adventure is easy to ride around tight sports as well. To put a leash on the 43 ponies, the 390 Adventure employs disc brakes at both ends. While the front offers sharp bite and good feedback, the rear brake could do with more feel. We never had the chance to specifically test the cornering ABS, but the system works discreetly well on a straight line. 

Technology

KTM 390 Adventure Instrument cluster

On the electronic front, it packs in more than any other motorcycle in its price range. There is a bi-directional quick shifter that can be turned off, switchable ABS, cornering ABS, traction control and ride-by-wire throttle. It also gets the same full-colour, Bluetooth enabled TFT display that can be operated via the switchgear as well as a USB charging socket above the instrument cluster. The 390 Adventure also sports a full-LED headlight which provides substantial illumination at night. 

KTM 390 Adventure Headlamp

Fuel Efficiency

KTM 390 Adventure Right Side

On our city test route which involves heavy traffic and a dozen traffic lights, the 390 Adventure returned an average of 25.7kmpl. On the highway, it managed an average of 28-29kmpl. Combine these figures with a fuel tank capacity of 14.5-litres, and the 390 Adventure should have an impressive range of 370-400kms on a single full tank. 

Fitness of Purpose

KTM 390 Adventure left rear three quarter

The KTM 390 Adventure fits the bill perfectly for a buyer who wants a comfortably fast and electronically loaded motorcycle in a budget of around Rs 3.5 lakhs. It competes directly against the BMW G310 GS which is Rs 50,000 more expensive and the Royal Enfield Himalayan that is more affordable but lacks the electronic aids of the KTM.

Our Take

KTM 390 Adventure Action

The KTM 390 Adventure, apart from the engine vibes and the clunky gearbox, is a great package overall. It is fast, comfortable, decently fuel-efficient and can go through most potholes and bad terrain without breaking your back. Essentially, it replicates the 390 Duke but also has the ability to go places that the streetfighter would struggle in. And with a sticker price of Rs 2.99 lakhs (ex-showroom), KTM has managed to introduce a value-for-money product yet again!   

Photography by Kaustubh Gandhi

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KTM 390 Adventure mileage

As reported by 390 Adventure owners, the real mileage of KTM 390 Adventure is 28 kmpl. As per ARAI, the average of 390 Adventure is 25 kmpl.

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 42.3 bhp @ 9,000 rpm

    Max Torque 37 Nm @ 7,000 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-VI

    Displacement 373 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 89 mm

    Stroke 60 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 2

    Compression Ratio 12.6:1

    Ignition Digital

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 5 Up

    Clutch PASC antihopping clutch, mechanically operated

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 14.5 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 3.5 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 406 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 25.7 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 28 kmpl

    Top Speed 170-180 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Switchable ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 320 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 130/80

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres No

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 230 mm

    Calliper Type Front-4 Piston Radial fixed, Rear-Single Piston Floating Calliper

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 19 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 100/90

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 29 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 29 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 29 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 32 psi

    Front Suspension WP APEX 43

    Rear Suspension WP APEX Monoshock

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 163 kg

    Overall Length 2,154 mm

    Overall Width 900 mm

    Wheelbase 1,430 mm

    Ground Clearance 200 mm

    Seat Height 855 mm

    Overall Height 1,400 mm

    Chassis Type Steel Trellis Frame, Powder-coated

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 2 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) --

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity Yes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation Yes

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator No

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System12V DC

Battery12 V 8 AH

Headlight TypeLED Head Lamp

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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KTM 390 Adventure User Reviews

4.5 86 ratings 31 reviews
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  • 4

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  • 4

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  •  5Best all rounder you can buy under 5 lakh! 3 weeks ago by Snehasis Chakraborty, Kolkata

    It's a beautiful machine and got much more punchier after recieving the ecu update a week ago. Electronics is more than it's price point. Just take a test ride you will love it. Planning to buy TRK 500, Interceptor 650 and this one. I am glad that I chose this machine.

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

  •  4Best adventure tourer bike under 6 lakhs. 1 month ago by Gaurav Shetty

    Bike is best in class. Best bike for those who ride more with some off-roading. Budget and purposeful bike under 6 lakhs. Pros:- 1. Superb control while high speed 2. Comfortable 3. Build quality 4. Power to weight ratio is great 5. Futuristic features Cons- 1. Missing

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    • Used it for

      Tours

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

  •  4Awesome for touring 2 months ago by Sai Surya

    Riding experience was good for touring. Mileage was poor in high speeds tough to maintain because Ktm spare parts was dam expensive accept rate everything is going good suspension was like butter smooth and breaks was next level ..... Tft display was awesome. Worth for

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    • Used it for

      Tours

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      27 kmpl

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  •  5Should you go for it ? 3 months ago by Sunilsahra, Mumbai

    Starting with buying experience, Taking ownership of RC 390 Adventure was quite a hassle free job after completing the paperwork. The bike was delivered on 10th day. As soon as you sit on the bike you feel like God. The tall seat height is aggressive and sharp which con

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

  •  5Bang for the buck 4 months ago by Tony Stark, Hyderabad

    It's the best in class for the price and has a lot to offer which can be seen only on bikes with double the price tag Pros: Switchable and cornering ABS works spectacularly. Front travel suspension is smooth, acceleration is magnificent and the ride quality is excellent

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      Never owned

  •  4Great bike if you can handle quality issues 5 months ago by Ferenc Szij, Mumbai

    Pros: Great riding experience, very good balance, superb brakes, amazing handling on and off-road. I ride 80% in the city and 20 % off-road, performance ok on the highway too. Cons: Quality issues, screen has vapor inside after 6 months, changed in warranty. Oil pressur

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

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FAQs about KTM 390 Adventure

  • Q: What is the on-road price of KTM 390 Adventure in 2021?

    A: The 2021 on-road price of KTM 390 Adventure in Delhi is Rs. 3,79,261. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: What is the actual mileage of KTM 390 Adventure?

    A: According to the user reported data, KTM 390 Adventure gives an average mileage of 28 kmpl.
  • Q: Which is better KTM 390 Adventure or BMW G 310 GS?

    A: KTM 390 Adventure is priced at Rs. 3,28,531, has a 373 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, and weighs 163 kg, whereas, the price of BMW G 310 GS is Rs. 2,90,327 with a 313 cc 6 Speed Manualengine, and weighing 175 kg. You can compare KTM 390 Adventure vs BMW G 310 GS based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of KTM 390 Adventure?

    A: KTM 390 Adventure is available in 2 colours which are Orange and White. You can check all the colour images of KTM 390 Adventure.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of KTM 390 Adventure?

    A: KTM 390 Adventure is a Adventure bike that weighs 163 kg, has a 373 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 14.5 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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KTM Pro Experience Trails Review | HERE’S WHAT YOUR ₹500 GETS YOU? | KTM 390 Adventure | BikeWale

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Welcome to the Trails edition of the KTM Pro-XP, or Pro Experience. According to KTM, its Pro Experience is an owner engagement program to help 390 and 250 Adventure motorcycle owners to, both, improve their riding skills, and better understand and exploit their machines. And since we are running a 390 Adventure on a long term test, we thought, why not have a crack at the event.

Welcome to the Trails edition of the KTM Pro-XP, or Pro Experience. According to KTM, its Pro Experience is an owner engagement program to help 390 and 250 Adventure motorcycle owners to, both, improve their riding skills, and better understand and exploit their machines. And since we are running a 390 Adventure on a long term test, we thought, why not have a crack at the event.

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