The production variant of the 390 Adventure could be showcased at the 2019 EICMA Motorcycle show before going on sale in India
According to a recent report, KTM could launch the 390 Adventure in India in November 2019. The India launch will take place only after the bike gets officially revealed at the 2019 EICMA motorcycle show. The upcoming motorcycle was spotted testing in India for the first time last December but little has been known about its exact launch schedule.
The test mules that were spotted testing earlier were equipped with a 19-inch front and 17 inch rear wheels while the other was fitted with touring-oriented accessories including a top box and side panniers. Although we are not exactly sure at this moment, KTM could introduce two separate variants of 390 Adventure during the time of its launch.
Both the variants will be powered by the same 373.2cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that also powers the 390 Duke as well. The updated engine will be BS-VI compliant unit, which will later also power the 390 Duke and the RC390. The unit paired with a 6-speed gearbox currently produces about 43 bhp of peak power and 37 Nm of peak torque on the 390 Duke.
The upcoming KTM 390 Adventure will likely use an upside-down fork suspension setup at the front and a pre-load adjustable monoshock unit at the rear. The braking duties will be handled by a single disc brake at the front and a disc at the rear while a dual channel ABS will also be offered as standard for the safety of the rider. Talking about the comfort the test mule featured a wide well-padded split seat.
The bike also featured more ground clearance compared to the 390 Duke. The handlebar of the test mule was equipped with knuckle guards (which will most probably be offered as an optional accessory). To protect the engine, the motorcycle also featured a bash plate.
As far as the prices are concerned, the 390 Adventure would cost around Rs 30,000 to 40,000 more than 390 Duke. However, it will still be priced comparatively less than its closest rival the BMW G310 GS (priced at Rs. 3.49 lakh).