It has been a motorcycle that we have long waited for, but it seems that the KTM 390 Adventure is finally set to debut. Based on the KTM 390 Duke platform, which currently shares itself with the KTM RC390, the new ADV bike targets the small-displacement adventure-touring segment.
This means that at the core of the KTM 390 Adventure model should be a 373cc single-cylinder engine, making roughly 43hp. Multiple spy photos of the bike have been spotted over the years, which show a long-travel machine that should be fairly capable off-road.
“With the 390 Adventure we would be making our long awaited entry into the niche premium dual-sport segment which is a very apt segment for Indian roads,” said Bajaj SVP and KTM India boss Amit Nandi, in a statement reported by several Indian publications.
Going directly against bikes like the BMW G310GS, which is also built in India (by TVS), the KTM 390 Adventure will primarily be for developing markets, like India, Southeast Asia, and China.
That being said though, we can also expect the model to debut in Europe, and possibly even in the United States, though we will likely see KTM North America taking its time committing to such a bike, as is their way (we are still waiting for the potent KTM 790 Duke to arrive in the USA).
Over five years coming now, we can expect to see the KTM 390 Adventure debut as a 2019 model, likely at the INTERMOT or EICMA trade shows later this year. Stay tuned.
Source: Times of India