KTM has launched the 390 Adventure motorcycle in India priced at INR 2.99 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. KTM will commence sales from 20th January 2020 and bookings are now open across all KTM showrooms. The KTM 390 Adventure is a rival to the likes of Royal Enfield Himalayan and BMW G 310 GS. This is the first adventure tourer motorcycle that KTM has launched in India. With more and more motorcyclists opening up to the idea of exploring the roads unknown, the KTM 390 Adventure is going to be the perfect tool.
Powering the India-spec KTM 390 Adventure is a 373.2cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 4-valve, DOHC, fuel-injected motor producing 43 HP of power @ 9000 RPM and 37 Nm of torque @ 7000 RPM. This engine is obviously BS6 compliant and is matched to a 6-speed gearbox coupled to a slipper-assist clutch. The bike rides on a steel trellis chassis and has a suspension travel of 170mm at the front and 177mm at the rear. The front suspension is a 43mm WP Apex USD unit and the rear is a WP Apex shock absorber. The bike rides on Metzeller Tourance tyres.
Electronic rider aids on the KTM 390 Adventure include a lean angle sensitive traction control system, Quickshifter+ for up / down gear changes, dual-channel ABS system with cornering ABS, ride-by-wire, bluetooth connectivity with navigation on the colour display speedometer cluster, LED headlamps, LED tail lamp, etc.
The KTM 390 Adventure dimensions are 14.5L fuel tank, 162 kg of dry weight, 20mm of ground clearance, 1430mm wheelbase, 855mm seat height, 2154mm length, 900mm width and 1400mm height. At this price, the KTM 390 Adventure will become the best entry-level adventure touring motorcycle.
The same BS6 motor is going to soon be shared with the 390 Duke and RC 390 motorcycles. It is noteworthy that this 373cc engine has still managed to keep the power and torque figures in check even with the BS6 update.