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KTM 390 & 250 Adventure owners can now buy spoke wheels as powerparts

Written by Nizam Shaikh

KTM has introduced off-road specific wire-spoke rims for the KTM 390 Adventure in its Powerparts catalogue. The set of wheels also includes all the necessary fitting parts and the disc rotors to replace the standard alloy wheels. The spoke-wire rims not only enhance the motorcycle’s off-roading quotient but also give the 390 Adventure a proper enduro look and feel. 

The KTM 390 Adventure features a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear alloy wheels shod in dual-sport tubeless tyres as standard. With the new spoke wire rims, the tubeless features are likely to be compromised and an inner tube is expected to be used. But the rims provide more flex and can take off-road bumps giving the rider an advantage when exploring the outdoors. 

The KTM 390 Adventure features a 43 mm WP APEX upside-down front fork with 170 mm of suspension travel and a preload-adjustable WP APEX monoshock on the rear with 177 mm of suspension travel. The adventure class motorcycle measures 2,154 mm in length, 900 mm in width, 1,400 mm in height, comes with 1,430 mm of the wheelbase, 200 mm of the ground clearance, 855 mm of the seat height, and tips the scales at 158 kg dry. 

Even without the wire-spoke rims, the KTM 390 Adventure is a highly capable off-road tool. Powering the 390 Adventure is a BS6 compliant 373.2cc single-cylinder 4-stroke liquid-cooled unit that makes 44 Hp of power and 37 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed gearbox with PASC assist/slipper clutch.

The KTM 390 Adventure also features an impressive electronic package for its retail price of INR 3.04 lakh ex-showroom, India. The bike gets MTC (lean angle sensitive) disengageable traction control system, Cornering ABS with SuperMoto mode (Disengable ABS on the rear wheel), and a bi-directional quickshifter. 

The off-road specific rims are also expected to fit the brand’s smallest Adventure motorcycle in the Indian market the KTM 250 Adventure which has been launched recently. Though the 250 Adventure uses a quarter-litre engine shared from its naked sibling the 250 Duke, the underpinnings are shared from the 390 Adventure including the rims and brakes, which means the Powerpart rims could also fit the smaller adventure motorcycle as well.