KTM 390 Adventure is one of the much-awaited bikes in Nepal, and as per the latest details available, the official launch will happen in December this year. So this means that most probably we will see the launch of 390 Adventure happen in India at first after its official unveiling at the EICMA 2019.
The Duke 790’s launch has been postponed due to delay in its homologation process so the company is shifting its focus towards the launch of 390 Adventure. The Husqvarna motorcycles are also expected to launch in November.
The KTM 390 Adventure was recently spotted testing which reveals much about its exterior design. The bike appeared to be running on a 19-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel. The production-ready model that was seen testing was equipped with touring-oriented accessories which raised the question that whether there will be a pure touring focused version or an off-road based variant with spoked wheels. It seems like KTM is working on multiple variants of the 390 Adventure.
Mechanically, the KTM 390 Adventure will use the same engine as in the 390 Duke. The 373.2cc motor is capable of producing 44 HP of maximum power and 37 Nm of peak torque. Though we can expect the engine to be tuned differentially, maybe we can see an increase in torque so as to make the bike more adventure specific.
Talking about the comfort, the seat of the bike looks wide and high whereas the distance between the tyre and rear seat confirms extended suspension travel on the upcoming model. Moreover, it has got an ample amount of ground clearance. The handlebar of the test mule can be seen equipped with knuckle guards and its lower section features crash protectors.