KTM is going to reveal the 390 Adventure at EICMA 2019 and India launch is expected to happen at the same time
KTM India officially announced earlier this year that 390 Adventure will be introduced in 2019 and we were expecting the company to reveal the model at EICMA, 2018 instead the company unveiled 790 Adventure models. Usually, KTM reveals their new model at EICMA and subsequently launch the model after a few months.
Hubert Trunkenpolz, KTM Chief sales officer confirmed that the company will reveal the 390 Adventure at EICMA 2019 and the project is going on as India launch plans won’t change. So the company will reveal the model at next year’s EICMA and launch might take place by the end of November or early December in India.
The official press release from KTM India was released just one day before the launch of BMW G310 GS, which is currently the only proper adventure bike in this segment and even though the German is priced on the premium end, sales are strong. But some customers have postponed the purchase as KTM confirmed that launch will happen in 2019.
The 390 Adventure might follow the footsteps of its big brother in styling with vertically placed LED headlamps and a small visor on top. The handlebar is a single piece unit and the fuel tank design will be similar to 790 Adventure model. KTM is expected to give single piece seat, which is designed for the comfort of both rider and pillion.
The rear will get small LED tail lamps along with LED indicator. The instrument cluster is a fully digital unit coming from 390 Duke and it comes with Bluetooth connectivity, which will help the rider to get message and call notifications on the cluster. The Adventure model is based on the same platform as 390 Adventure.
But the company will make several changes to the Adventure model. The suspension duties are handled by upside down forks at front and mono suspension at rear, which will be tuned for comfort. The Adventure 390 comes with traction control system an riding modes and it will get spoke wheels with Metzeler Tourance dual purpose tyres. KTM will price 390 Adventure aggressively in Indian market.