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KTM launches 390 Adventure X variant in India at INR 2.8 lakh, electronics skipped

Written by Parichay Malvankar

Big news coming in from KTM for the Indian two-wheeler enthusiast. The brand has introduced a new entry level variant for their much loved 390 Adventure travel bike. Dubbed as the KTM 390 Adventure X, this motorcycle has been priced at INR 2.8 lakh ex-showroom. For reference, the fully loaded 390 Adventure is priced at INR 3,37,043 ex-showroom Delhi. The new KTM 390 Adventure X is a cheaper, more affordable motorcycle with the same engine specs, but misses out on the superior electronics package of its sibling, which was the key differentiator. Nevertheless, the KTM 390 Adventure X with the engine specs beats almost all of its competitors, and even puts to shame some of the bikes from a segment or two above.

This new 2023 KTM 390 Adventure X is available in galactic blue and dark galvano black paint options.

KTM 390 Adventure X Missing Features

Now for this price, obviously there are a few compromises. And mainly, in the electronics package. The new 2023 KTM 390 Adventure X misses out on features such as TFT coloured speedometer cluster which is replaced by a LCD meter, no traction control system, no riding modes, no cornering ABS, no quick-shifter either. Also, there’s no bluetooth connectivity, so no map support or music controls.

However, the 390 Adventure X continues with features such as full LED lights, dual channel ABS with off-road mode, slipper assist clutch and a 12V charging socket.

KTM 390 Adventure X Engine

While features have been skipped, the motor remains the same. This new 2023 KTM 390 Adventure X is powered by the same hooligan 373.27cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 4-valve, DOHC motor matched to a 6-speed gearbox producing 43.5 PS of power @ 9000 RPM and 37 Nm of torque @ 7000 RPM.

The suspension setup is still the same, on both variants. You get a 43mm WP Apex USD front fork with 170mm travel and the WP Apex rear monoshock with 10 step preload adjustment offers 177mm of wheel travel. Tank capacity is the same, 14.5L which will offer 400+ km of riding range. The ground clearance also remains the same at 200mm and the seat height is also the same at 855mm with a kerb weight of 177kg which is also unchanged.

With this new cheaper alternative, it will be a hard time for potential buyers to make sense out of the Royal Enfield Himalayan and BMW G 310 GS since the 390 Adventure X is a much superior performer and high speed tourer.