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Meet the 2019 KTM 390 Adventure – Like it?

Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Spotted in India for the very first time, a bike many have been waiting for. This is the 2019, all-new KTM 390 Adventure. Rival to the likes of the BMW Motorrad G 310 GS, the KTM 390 Adventure has been delayed quite a bit, but finally, we can now see the real deal taking shape. And from the looks of it, the KTM 390 Adventure looks to be a road going adventure tourer, rather than an all-out off-road friendly motorcycle.

What we can notice from the spyshots:

  • Long travel front forks
  • LED headlamp similar to the 390 Duke
  • Medium size fly screen
  • New design alloy wheels, unlike any other KTM model
  • Covered USD front forks from WP
  • Engine crash guards
  • Redesigned fuel tank with sharp cowls
  • Long, split seats
  • Knobby tyres
  • Pillion grab rails
  • Digital speedo console
  • New tail lamp design
  • New upswept exhaust
  • New rear fender
  • Conventional handlebar

The design is typical of adventure tourer, but there is no beak design at the front. It will surely get the striking KTM orange paint scheme at launch.

We all know that the KTM 390 Adventure will be powered by a 373cc, single-cylinder motor. On the 390 Duke, this model produces 44 HP of power. For sure, power and torque will be in the same range, but the bike will have different gear ratios and other basics reworked to meet its touring nature.

ABS for sure will be offered, and a slipper clutch will be in place.

Do you like what you see?

Due credit to the photographer – Images circulated via WhatsApp