The 2025 KTM 390 Adventure has been undergoing tests in India and Europe. The motorcycle is set to receive a significant generational update later this year, which is likely to make it more off-road friendly. Although its official launch is still some time away, here’s everything we know so far about the next-gen 390 Adventure.
Looking at the spy images, it is quite evident that the new-gen KTM 390 Adventure will receive an off-road-centric makeover, with a Dakar-inspired rally look. The ADV will sport a beak-style fender, large rally-tower-inspired fairing, lean tail section, and a single-piece seat. The bike will also feature a high-mounted colour TFT display, similar to the unit on the new 390 Duke.
The 2025 KTM 390 Adventure will source power from the same 399cc, liquid-cooled engine that propels the new KTM 390 Duke. The LC4c motor delivers 45.3bhp at 8,500rpm and 39Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. The engine will be mated to a six-speed gearbox.
Unlike the current-gen model, the next-generation 390 Adventure is expected to feature more off-road cred. The adventure tourer will be underpinned by the same steel trellis chassis as the new 390 Duke but will get a different subframe to suit its ADV application.
It is likely to feature WP upside-down forks with rebound and compression adjustability, and a rear monoshock with preload and rebound adjustment. The setup is also expected to offer more suspension travel compared to the current model. It is expected to ride on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wire-spoke wheels, wrapped on dual-purpose tyres.
Launch Timeline and Competition
The new KTM 390 Adventure is likely to make its global premiere at EICMA 2024, later this year in November. Meanwhile, it is expected to be launched in India in early 2025. The next-generation 390 Adventure will primarily rival the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450, but it will also face competition from the likes of the BMW G 310 GS and the upcoming Hero Xpulse 400.