KTM 390 Adventure bike's launch confirmed; will arrive in 2019
KTM India is all set to launch the 390 Adventure bike in India at the IBW (India Bike Week) 2019 motorcycle show in December, according to Autocar. Before that, the Austrian automaker will globally unveil the off-road tourer at the upcoming EICMA show, which is scheduled for next month. Notably, the upcoming motorcycle has already been spotted multiple times, revealing its design and underpinnings.
KTM 390 Adventure: At a glance
Going by the rendered images, the KTM-390-adventure'>KTM 390 Adventure will sport a naked street design with dual-tone body color, split-type seat, and blacked-out alloy wheels. The bike is likely to come with a transparent windshield, raised seat height, and high ground clearance to make it suitable for off road conditions. Further, it will house split LED headlamps with DRLs, turn indicators, and LED tallights.
Power and performance
The KTM 390 Adventure is likely to share its mechanical specifications with the 390 Duke. However, the motor may be tuned differently to make it ideal for off road conditions. Presently, the 373.2cc liquid-cooled unit on the 390 Duke, mated to 6-speed manual transmission, churns out 43.5PS of power and 37Nm of peak torque.
KTM 390 Adventure: On the road
Just like KTM 390 Duke, the 390 Adventure will also come equipped with disc brakes on both wheels along with dual-channel ABS for better grip on the road. As for suspension duties, the off-roader is said to house upside-down fork suspension on the front and a monoshock unit on the rear.
And, what about pricing?
At present, there is no word on the India pricing of KTM 390 Adventure. However, considering that it would be positioned alongside 390 Duke, we expect the upcoming off-roader to cost somewhere around Rs. 3 lakh.