KTM Duke 390 Adventure will be showcased very likely at the Milan Motor Show in November 2018
KTM is making sure it gives the world the adventure motorcycle that it is craving for in the lower capacity segment. The rest of the world gets an entry-level model which is around the 800cc mark, while Asian countries will get the most talked about KTM Duke 390 adventure. The Duke 390 was spied for the first time and it looks purposeful and true tradition of KTM it is going to be a much-dedicated motorcycle to its purpose. Something that we have been waiting for. We have details of the same and what we can expect from this adventure entry-level motorcycle that has a lot of hopes carrying on its back along with new interesting details as KTM India just announced an official timeline for the launch of Duke 390 Adventure.
Duke 390 Adventure Design and Dimensions
The design is going to be heavily replicated from the 1290 Adventure version. This means it will have a large bikini fairing, headlight sitting quite high and tall bike with lot of suspension travel on offer. Spoke wheels which will be large will make the bike stand out in typical KTM colors.
Duke 390 Adventure Chassis, suspension and brakes
The suspension seems the same as before, but the ride height has been raised. Brakes are now petal units in true KTM off-road motorcycle tradition. The wheels are mostly bigger than normal. 19-inch front and 17-inch rear are most likely to be here in this shot. Monoshock from the existing bikes can be seen here.
Duke 390 Adventure Price and Launch
Launch in India is being set for 2019. Expect an asking price of Rs. 3.0 lakhs in India.
Duke 390 Adventure Engine And Specification
The engine will be the new unit that has been on the 2017 models. No reports on how the new engine will be yet but we can say that the motorcycle will get around 40 BHP and 30 Nm of torque. Retuned gear ratios and power band thanks to new ignition timing and camshaft position will help it deliver even more power immediately and smoothly. Same can be expected for the Scrambler variant.
Duke 390 Adventure Safety and Features
Expect ABS to come as standard along with Auto Headlamp on. The motorcycle can come with segment first cornering ABS. Rear ABS can most likely be switched of for more fun.
Duke 390 Adventure Competition
BMW G310 GS, Kawasaki Versys 300, Suzuki V-Strom 250.
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