- Powered by the same 373cc single-cylinder unit from the 390 Duke
- Gets long-travel suspension and higher ground clearance
- India launch in December
After a long wait, KTM has finally unveiled the all-new 390 Adventure at the on-going 2019 EICMA event in Milan. Using the 390 Duke's engine and combining it with learning achieved from rally, the 390 Adventure is the company's smallest adventure touring offering.
Starting with the design, the 390 Adventure can be considered as the scaled-down version of the middle-weight 790 Adventure sold in the international markets. It gets KTM’s signature split-type LED headlamp with LED DRL's flanked by a clear windscreen. The motorcycle gets a wide aluminium tapered single-piece handlebar with knuckle protectors, wide split-seats, bash plate and large grab rails at the back. The seat height is set at 855mm while the ground clearance stands at 200mm. KTM has managed to keep the 390 adventure athletic as the motorcycle weighs approximately 158kg (dry).
The motorcycle like the 390 Duke is built around a steel trellis frame and sub-frame with the engine acting as a stressed member. The motor is the same 373cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled unit borrowed from the 390 Duke. The mill is rated to produce 42.3bhp at 9,000rpm and 37Nm at 7,000rpm mated to a six-speed transmission assisted by a slipper clutch.
Being an adventure-based motorcycle, the 390 Adventure comes with WP APEX 43mm adjustable inverted forks up front with 170mm of travel. For the rear, it features a WP APREX shock absorber with adjustable rebound and spring preload offering 177mm of travel. As for braking, it comes with 320mm single-disc with a radial caliper for the front and a230mm single-piston at the back with a double-piston floating caliper. The motorcycle rides on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear alloy wheels shod with dual-purpose tyres.
KTM is be launching the 390 Adventure in India next month and will be priced competitively against its competitors like the BMW G 310 GS and the Kawasaki Versys X-300.