KTM has launched the new Adventure X in India priced at Rs. 2.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new variant is more affordable over the standard 390 ADV by Rs. 58,000, but it also misses out on a host of features and electronic aids. The powertrain though remains the same and so do most of the hardware components. Here’s what you miss out on the 390 Adventure X.
The more affordable KTM 390 Adventure X skimps on features like the TFT screen in favour of a simpler LCD screen. There’s no Bluetooth connectivity either. The rider electronic aids have been skipped including traction control, riding modes, cornering ABS, ride-by-wire throttle and a quickshifter. You continue to get full-LED lighting and dual-channel ABS with the dedicated off-road mode. You also get the slipper clutch and a 12v USB socket.
Power continues to come from the 373.2cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that develops 43PS at 9,000RPM and 37Nm of peak torque at 7,000RPM, whilst paired with a 6-speed gearbox. Hardware components include 43 mm USD front forks and a monoshock at the rear, with a 320 mm single front disc and a 230 mm single disc at the rear. The 14.5-litre fuel tank and kerb weight of 177 kg remain unchanged.
The KTM 390 Adventure X should appeal to those looking for a more accessible and powerful ADV and can do without the rider aids. An official launch is likely to take place later this month. The X variant is expected to be joined by the spoked wheel version with a lowered suspension as well. More details will be available later this month when the official launch takes place.