The KTM 390 Adventure is almost production-ready, and latest spy shots reveal the almost ready to be rolled out version of the entry-level adventure bike. The 390 Adventure will be manufactured in India at Bajaj Auto's plant in Chakan, on the outskirts of Pune, and it will be based on existing KTM architecture, more specifically, based on the KTM 390 Duke. Spy shots of various prototypes have been seen time and again, but this is the first time a near production-ready version of the small adventure bike has been spotted.
The engine is expected to be an updated version of the 373 cc, single-cylinder unit currently used in the KTM 390 Duke, and the KTM RC 390. On the 390 Duke, the 373 cc, single-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled engine puts out 43 bhp at 9,500 rpm and 35 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. The same engine on the KTM 390 Adventure is expected to be retuned, with revised gearing for off-road use. So far, it's not clear what changes will be seen on the engine, but there are likely to be some updates internally as well, although the spy picture does show a new exhaust and catalytic converter which will likely meet the new Bharat Stage VI (BS6) emission regulations, as well as Euro 5 norms. The production-ready version is expected to be unveiled later this year at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, followed by an official launch, possibly by early 2020.
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