To be produced at Bajaj’s Chakan based plant, the upcoming KTM 390 Adventure will directly rival the BMW G 310 GS
It is no secret that KTM is working on an all-new 390cc Adventure motorcycle, which will join the existing 390 series. The motorcycle has been spotted testing several times on foreign soil as well as in India. The motorcycle is expected to be launched in the first half of 2019, as the 390 Adventure is currently doing its final round of testing.
The new KTM 390 Adventure is expected to arrive in multiple variants – dual-purpose and an off-road version. While the former will have alloy wheels and dual-purpose tyres, the off-road model will come with spoked wheels. The motorcycle comes with long travel suspension and the adjustable front forks. The bike will receive offset spindle, which reduces trail to offer higher stability while running on a bigger front wheel. It will ride on 19-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear wheel.
The Adventure motorcycle will be equipped with a 373.2cc engine that powers the KTM 390 Duke & RC 390. However, this engine will be tuned to meet the upcoming BS6 emission norms. This single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine churns out 43bhp of power and 35Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox. It is expected that KTM will tune this engine for better torque. Also See – KTM RC 390 Vs TVS Apache RR 310
The motorcycle comes with a monoshock suspension unit for the rear. The swingarm could be longer than the other 390 bikes. For braking, the bike will have disc brakes on both wheels along with dual-channel ABS system. The motorcycle will continue to feature the split headlight setup and the front design seems heavily inspired from the 790 Adventure. Features like switchgears, mirrors and indicators will be sourced from the 390 Duke. The bike will also get the TFT screen, which we have already on the 390 Duke. Also See – KTM 390 Revealed In New Spy Images
The fuel tank size is expected to be more than the regular 390 motorcycles. The bike will also get metal crash guard on the side to improve the safety quotient of the rider. The 390 Adventure will get split seat and a short tail section with a small tail-light. The company could also offer luggage carriers with this motorcycle.
The KTM 390 Adventure is expected to priced somewhere around Rs 3 lakh. It will be locally developed at the Bajaj’s Chakan facility. The motorcycle will rival the BMW G310 GS.