- Next-gen KTM 390 Adventure-based motorcycle spied
- Resembles KTM 450 Rally Factory Replica
- Could join GasGas’ portfolio
KTM was recently spotted testing a pukka enduro motorcycle which is said to be based on the brand’s next-gen 390 platform. Owing to the lack of concrete information available about this bike, it has raised a lot of speculations. In that case, let’s see what the internet is saying about it.
The reason this bike is perceived to be a 390cc model is that it was packing the same engine and chassis as the next-gen 390 Duke that has been spied multiple times till now. And this platform will mostly be modular and shared across various KTMs, from 125cc to 390cc bikes, which is the case even now. We might see it being shared with Husqvarna offerings too, which are essentially the same bikes as KTMs in terms of hardware.
Now, this is certainly a more hardcore enduro version of the next-generation KTM 390 Adventure. However, whether it will be offered in KTM’s portfolio is still questionable. Speculations suggest that it could become a part of GasGas’ portfolio, the brand brought by KTM’s parent company Pierer Mobility in 2019. GasGas recently entered the street-legal market with its supermoto and enduro offerings based on KTM’s 690 platform. And the spied motorcycle might join these bikes in GasGas’ portfolio in the future.
What can’t be ignored though is that this bike looks quite similar to KTM’s 450 Rally Factory Replica, especially the whole headlamp area and the front beak. It also boasts a new banana-type swingarm which hasn’t been witnessed on any upcoming KTM test mules yet. This construction of the swingarm helps obtain high ground clearance. As for other components, the test mule was running D.I.D. DirtStar rims with 21-inch and 18-inch diameters along with WP suspension setup.
Now, it remains to be seen which brand it will be sold under, where will it be positioned, which countries it will be sold in, and what will be the pricing. Well, interesting times certainly lie ahead.