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This Isn’t the 2015 KTM 390 Adventure, But It Is Coming

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The autumn trade shows, INTERMOT and EICMA, are nearly upon us, and that means a plethora of new bikes are just weeks away from being unveiled to the public.

Some of the bikes we have seen coming for some time now, like the Ducati Scrambler and BMW S1000F (or whatever BMW plans on calling it); other bikes we have only just learned about, like the Yamaha TDM-09 (as the press is calling it) and the Suzuki GSX-S1000; and then there are the motorcycles we can only speculate about.

However, no machine has been more leaked, rumored, and anticipated than the KTM 390 Adventure. Like its sport bike counterpart, the KTM RC390, the smaller adventure bike is built around the KTM 390 Duke platform.

That means roughly 43hp from the 373cc single-cylinder thumper, and 325 lbs of mass from the budget road and trail bike. Tipped way back in 2011 , we have been expecting the KTM 390 Adventure ever since, and with recent spy photos and rumors out of Austria, it appears ready as a 2015 model.

The above rendering has gotten the moto news sites talking about the new Orange bike once again, though the details remain largely the same. As expected, the machine in question would be built in India by Bajaj, and have siblings in the 125cc and 200cc categories, to help with tiered licensing countries.

We probably shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves though, as it will likely be quite some time before we see the KTM 390 Adventure on US soil. After all, KTM USA still hasn’t brought over the KTM 390 Duke which debuted in 2012, nor the KTM RC390 which debuted in 2013. We can keep wishing though.

Photo: Motorendering.com

Jensen Beeler

Despite his best efforts, Jensen is called one of the most influential bloggers in the motorcycle industry, and sometimes consults for motorcycle companies, whether they've solicited his expertise or not.

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