KTM 390 Adventure imported to India for R&D purpose

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KTM has just imported two units of the 390 Adventure to India. The KTM 390 Adventure is an off-road capable touring sibling (codenamed KT22) of the Duke 390 and RC390. The KTM 390 Adventure will be sharing some of its components and parts with its more street-focussed orange siblings.


The 390 Adventure will get uprated suspension and tyres.

If and when the Austrians commence production of the motorcycle, the 390 Adventure, like its other KTM siblings, will likely be built at Bajaj’s Chakan facility in Pune. The KTM 390 Adventure will likely share its powerplant with its 390 stablemates, so expect the same 373.2cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that develops 43bhp of power and 35 Nm of torque. This power is then fed to the rear wheel via a 6-speed manual transmission. However, expect KTM to tweak the engine and gearbox slightly for the 390 Adventure.

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Image of the KTM 1190 Adventure for representation purpose only. 

The similarities aside, the KTM 390 Adventure will get beefier suspension with longer travel and a higher ground clearance. The tyres too will be oriented more towards off-road traction and braking chores will be handled by discs at the front and rear. Being an adventure tourer, the KTM 390 Adventure will come with luggage mounts, larger wind deflector and knuckle guards among others. The motorcycle will also get redesigned lights, newer and more comfortable seats and a side-mounted exhaust. With all these nifty features, this KTM could easily ford through a flooded street after a torrential downpour.

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The KTM 390 Adventure will share some components with the Duke 390 and RC390.

It remains to be seen if this R&D visit to India will turn into a production run for the KTM 390 Adventure. We will update you with more information on this KTM and in the meantime, tell us what you think of the 390 Adventure in the comments section below.

To read our comprehensive review of the KTM RC390, click here.

To read our comparison test of the KTM Duke 390 and RC390, click here.

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  • saurabh says:

    was waiting for this since its announcement last year. totally disappointed by the ergonomics. Look wise I was expecting something similar to KTM's 1050 Adventure bike. but this is evolved out of something enduro+adventure kind thing.
    The power delivered by this rig is massive 43BHP (the only reason I am following this beast) which is way better than 'in-pipeline' RE Himalayan's 24bhp @ 410cc.

    only time will decide who will get space in my parking.

    *Fingers Crossed!

  • Prathamesh says:

    Thats great news! I am eagerly waiting for this ONE. But i hope that KTM will also launch the touring accessories along with this baby tourer! Or maybe having a loaded version like saddles, tail pack and other such accessories which can be called a “TOURER” or something be launched besides a stripped down version!

    But that’s just a thought…………let us just keep fingers crossed when i say “That this baby be launched soon”

  • sanket pusalkar says:

    Hope the Adventurer will be available in a 200cc version as well.

  • Alinel says:

    HUSQVARNA 401 SVARTPILEN and 401 VITPILEN are the 2 bikes imported which are based on the D390. This is nothing but a rumour. There is no 390 Adventure in the pipeline people.

  • Rajnish says:

    Is this conformed ? what is the source of the information.