Affordable ADV-tourers might have gained traction in India in recent times but they have been quite popular in other markets. They serve as the perfect learning tool for the beginners who wish to embark on an adventure-filled ride on their motorcycles. The manageable power accompanied with good touring capabilities appeal to the beginner motorcyclists. Sinnis, a British motorcycle brand has introduced the Terrain 380 Adventure in the UK. The motorcycle has a slightly lower price tag than the KTM Adventure 390.
The British brand only made fun, affordable learner-legal and small-capacity motorcycle before the Terrain 380. The biggest seller of the brand comes in the form of Terrain 125. The brand recognized its biggest problem that after the owners of Terrain 125 passed their full licence, the brand lost them to other manufacturers. The prime reason why they developed the Terrain 380.
The Terrain 380 is powered by a liquid-cooled, parallel-twin, SOHC engine which is the most powerful unit in a Sinnis to date. It produces a peak power of 37bhp at 9,000 RPM and 35 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. The newest addition in the Sinnis family boasts an impressive range of over 500 km, with its 18-litre fuel tank and a fuel efficiency of around 30 kmpl. Those who tour a lot on their motorcycles will tell you how irritating it can get to stop frequently for fuel-breaks, especially during long rides. The Terrain 380 shines in that department.
Other cycle parts
The Sinnis Terrain 380 utilizes some quality cycle parts which include two-pot, radially-mounted wavy discs, a steel trellis frame, and cast aluminium wheels with all-terrain tyres fitted. It also comes with a full-colour LCD dash screen, dual LED headlights, built-in tyre pressure monitors, and an optional 105L of luggage capacity.
Exhaust manufacturer Toro is also set to bring out exclusive performance systems for the bike post-launch. Interested customers can now deposit 100 GBP (around ₹ 9,500) to pre-order the bike which is expected to be priced at 4,495 GBP (around ₹ 4.3 lakh).
At the other end of the table, lies the KTM Adventure 390 which also serves as the prime rival of the Sinnis Terrain 380 in the UK. The bike draws a lot from the KTM 450 Rally – A Dakar-winning bike. The bike also derives much from KTM’s rich legacy in rally racing in terms of chassis, profiling & several specs such as a larger fuel tank, ergonomics & wind protection.
The 390 Adventure is purpose-built for adventure travel and features a lightweight Trellis frame chassis, a long-travel suspension by WP with 170mm of wheel travel in the front and 177mm of wheel travel in the rear, knobby tyres by Metzeler, high ground clearance of 200mm, long wheelbase, extendable windshield and a protective bash plate for the engine. The 390 Adventure is packed with a set of first-in-class electronics like an ECU which controls a host of electronic aids like the lean-angle sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC), cornering ABS, offroad ABS for better steering on low traction surfaces, and a quickshifter+ for smooth clutchless up and downshifting. The bike also gets KTM My Ride smartphone connectivity for calls, music and optional turn-by-turn navigation, all nicely displayed and relayed by the full-colour TFT display.