India's most awaited bike, the KTM 390 Adventure has been spied testing in India for the first time. The location is unknown but we believe the bike was being tested around Bajaj's Pune R&D facility.
The 390 Adventure which is scheduled for India launch next year, will be made in India and exported to the rest of the world. The spied bike which is seen with plenty of camouflage looks production ready. This makes us believe that the bike is in the final stages of testing and the launch is expected to take place in the next few months.
This ADV will be powered by the same 373cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. This engine makes 43bhp and 37Nm torque at peak conditions but expect the Adventure 390 to be tuned differently to suit its off-road ability. This motor will be mated to a six-speed transmission but will sport different gear ratios. The bike will also have a larger fuel tank to increase the range of the bike.
The 390 Adventure will sport the 1290 Super Duke styling, at least at the front. The seats are large and wide to take care of long distance needs. The fuel tank too, will be bigger than the ones seen on the 390 Duke. The bike here sports large grab rails, dual purpose tyres, engine guard and long travel suspension setup. It will also carry the TFT instrument cluster. The test mule misses out on spoke wheels which makes us believe that there will be two variants.
Once launched, the KTM 390 Adventure will go against the BMW G310GS and the Kawasaki Versys X- 300. But in terms of pricing it will be much lower than the two.
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