KTM 390 Adventure Unveiled At India Bike Week
As expected, KTM India recently unveiled the much-awaited KTM 390 adventure. KTM introduced the adventure bike at the recently concluded India Bike Week (IBW) 2019. It features a horde of electronic and mechanical hardware that helps off-roading. The motorcycle is expected to arrive at the KTM showrooms by early 2020. It will take on the likes of RE Himalayan and BMW 310GS.
Engine & Power:
The motorcycle borrows its engine from the 390 Duke. However, it is BS-VI compliant. This engine delivers 44PS of maximum power and 37Nm of peak torque. It comes mated with a 6-speed manual transmission. The motorcycle also gets a slipper clutch and a bi-directional quick-shifter as standard. The engine also gets a skid plate for extra protection.
In addition, KTM 390 Adventure gets a lean-sensitive traction control unit as well as cornering ABS. The dual-channel ABS that also comes with an off-road mode takes care of the braking duties. In off-road mode, you can switch off the rear ABS for faster off-roading.
The KTM 390 Adventure gets a complete LED light setup and a windshield. Just like the Duke 390, the bike gets the split LED headlights. Additionally, it gets a color TFT instrument cluster which can be connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth. The bike gets a conventional fuel tank. However, it has increased the capacity and now gets a 14.5-liter fuel tank. The kerb weight is 158kg which is lighter than many bikes in this category.
KTM 390 Adventure Suspension & Brakes:
It also gets WP-sourced suspension units on both ends. However, the Indian version gets the non-adjustable upside-down (USD) forks for the front suspension duties. This is a bit disappointing. You get preload and rebound adjustable rear mono-shock. The front wheel has a travel of 170mm, while the rear travels have 177mm. This significantly improves the motorcycle’s off-roading capabilities.
KTM 390 Adventure gets 19” wheel at the front and 17” wheel at the rear. Besides, both these are alloy wheels and wrapped in Metzeler tourance tubeless tires. The ground clearance is a good 200m which is suitable for off-roading. However, the seat height is 855mm which is higher than many other adventure bikes. So, the short riders may find it difficult to get both of their feet to touch down completely.