The much anticipated KTM 390 Adventure has been spotted on Indian soil for the first time. The KTM 390 ADV was spotted testing earlier this year in Europe and this is the first occasion that the test mule has been caught testing in India. KTM had earlier announced that it has plans to launch the new 390 ADV in India next year and we expect it to be officially launched in second half of 2019.
Coming back to the test mule, the one spotted in India is riding on alloy wheels, while the previous prototypes were seen running on spoke wheels and few motorcycles were spotted with alloy wheels only at the rear. This leads us to believe that the KTM 390 ADV will be offered in more than one variant at the time of launch. The standard variant will be the one similar to the bike spotted in India with comfier ergonomics, alloy-wheels and lower seat height. There could be a more hardcore off-road variant similar to the test bikes spotted in Europe with spoke wheels and knobby tyres. Another difference on the 390 ADV in comparison to the KTM 390 Duke is the larger exhaust muffler, which leads us to believe that this engine could comply with the upcoming BS VI emission norms.
Powering the new adventure tourer offering will be the same 373cc, liquid-cooled single-cylinder motor as seen on the 390 Duke producing 43PS and 37Nm of peak torque. However, we expect the engine to be tuned to better suit its off-road characteristics. Also, it’s likely that the 6-speed transmission will have different gear ratios.
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