KTM 390 Adventure marks KTM’s entry into the emerging adventure motorcycles market in India. KTM Duke 390 Adventure India Reveal Done At India Bike Week. The recent years have witnessed an increasing trend in adventure touring and the interest in outdoor exploration is on the rise. The 390 Adventure has been conceptualized to address this trend and has been purpose built for adventure travel while being a great ride for city use as well. The bike features an enhanced suspension with 170mm of wheel travel in the front and 177mm of wheel travel in the rear, knobby tyres for offroad use, high ground clearance of 200mm, extendable windshield and a protective bash plate.
Visually similar to the championship winning KTM-450 Rally, the bike derives much from KTM’s rich legacy in Rally Racing in terms of chassis, profiling & several specs such as a larger fuel tank, ergonomics & wind protection to ensure a steady, safe & easy ride in corners and on the street. The KTM 390 Adventure is aimed squarely at motorcyclists who desire a bike to handle short and long tours alike, traversing tarmac roads as well as all kinds of off-road stretches like gravel, slush, water crossing or sand. The bike builds on the versatility of the KTM 390 Duke Engine – A state-of-the-art DOHC single cylinder head technology – derived from KTM´s high-performance race models and electronics such as EFI and ride by wire resulting in 43 Hp of Power and 37 Nm of Torque.
The most stunning aspect of the 390 Adventure is the set of first in class electronics or rider aids which have been so far limited only to the litre class superbikes. The Electronic Control Unit or ECU controls a host of electronic aids like the lean angle sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) which allows for better traction on dirt & loose gravel surfaces, Cornering ABS which provides for a safer and sharper ride through the twisties, Offroad ABS for better braking on low traction surfaces, and Quickshifter+ for smooth clutchless up and down shifting, all nicely displayed and relayed by the full-color TFT display. These aids work seamlessly to ensure a feeling of optimal control and come into play in the trickiest of the situations.
KTM sees a strong opportunity for Adventure 390 to create and grow the adventure motorcycles segment in India. The current offerings in the market are either underpowered or struggling with basic technology and reliability issues.
KTM 390 ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS
Engine with Electronic Fuel Injection & Ride-by-wire throttle response delivering 43 Hp of Power & 37 Nm of Torque
Light weight Steel Trellis frame with KTM’s signature die cast, Open lattice swingarm offering precise stiffness & excellent flex characteristics
43 mm open-cartridge upside down WP APEX front forks with 170 mm of travel
High quality gas assisted WP APEX rear shock having 177 mm of Travel with progressive spring and preload adjustment
Cutting edge twin channel braking systems featuring Cornering ABS & Offroad ABS by Bosch
Quickshifter+ for smooth clutchless up and down-shifting.
Motorcycle Traction Control with lean angle sensitivity
Multifunctional dashboard with full-color TFT display is bright and clear.
Larger fuel tank with 14.5L capacity
LED headlight and LED daytime running lights.