KTM 390 Adventure was showcased at the 2019 EICMA and the young adventure tourer is all set to be unveiled in India. We already know the specs of the upcoming motorcycle, however, only time will tell if KTM India has tweaked the motorcycle and its feature list to suit the Indian market well. Also, It is believed the younger and more accessible KTM 250 Adventure will also debut in the Indian market to be a worthy rival to pocket-friendly adventure tourers present in the country.
Also, KTM has taken the opportunity to showcase its sister brand, Husqvarna, which will go on sale in India early 2020.
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But, given how highly electronically equipped the 390 Adventure is, the manufacturer could ask a premium of Rs 50,000-60,000 over the 390 Duke which could translate in an ex-showroom in Rs 3 lakh ballpark.
The 250 Adventure misses out most of the electronic gizmos but gets a switchable dual-channel ABS.
KTM silently unveiled the 250 Adventure which is speculated to be developed exclusively for the Indian market.
The brakes are the same hardware like the ones on 390 Duke. 320mm rotors with radially mounted callipers and 230mm rotors in the rear.
The 390 Adventure misses out on wire-spoke wheels but is shod with dual-purpose Continental tyres.
The 43mm upside-down forks in the front, as well as the rear shock absorber, have been sourced from WP.
The suspensions are off-road oriented and offer a 170mm travel in the front and 177mm travel in the rear.
The motorcyle continues to be equipped with ride-by-wire like the other 390s in the family.
The electronic suite includes inertia management unit based cornering ABS which is completely switchable and traction control as well.
By far, the 390 Adventure is the most electronically advanced motorcycle in the 390 range.
Similar changes are expected in the KTM's range of 125cc, 200cc and 390cc of motorcycles.
The state of tune will be BSVI compliant and other changes are expected to be in the exhaust system of the 390 Adventure.
The engine is the same as what we've seen on the 390 Duke and the RC390, however, the power and torque curves are expected to be flat for a more tractable bottom-end and midrange performance.