Pic of 1290 Adventure only for representation

KTM 390 Adventure launch time frame has been confirmed by the company just when BMW announced its rival!

Apart from the launch of the 2017 RC390 and RC200 range, Rajiv Bajaj made this surprise announcement about the 390 Adventure for India in January last year. It was the first official confirmation of the motorcycle being under works and its oncoming to our Indian market. Later, at the 2017 Dukes launch, Amit Nandi, VP, Probiking (arm responsible for selling KTM motorcycles in India), announced that the decision to launch the 390 adventure was taken just a day before the RCs launch, so it is underway.

There have been wide speculations about the 390 ADV for the last three years but nothing has bore fruit yet. These announcements put the final seal that the motorcycle is for real and comes as a big relief for everybody who is contemplating buying an affordable adequately powerful adventure motorcycle and fear Himalayan because of its terrible quality.

KTM 390 Adventure Launch

However, soon after KTM went silent and there was no concrete evidence about the motorcycle. But moments back, the company has broken its silence and announced that 390 Adventure will be launched in India sometime next year.

We expect it to see it at this year’s EICMA in November, followed by its launch sometime early next year.

390 Adventure Launch
A Speculative rendering of the 390 Adventure. Pic credit – Dueruote

About 390 Adventure

390 Adventure will share the underpinnings of the Duke 390 platform but it is expected to be a thorough-bred dedicated motorcycle and not just a minor rework of the naked for namesake! Like the current 390s, the Adventure sibling will also be made in India and exported to other markets.

Last year, first ever spy pics of the 390 Adventure surfaced from somewhere near a KTM’s facility. What we saw was more of an Enduro-off-roader stance with thick front forks with long travels. You can check out spy pics & more details here.

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First spy pics of what is believed to be the 390 Adventure. Pic credit – Cycle World

And based on these spy pics and taking some cues from KTM’s bigger Adventures, Rushlane created their version of the 390 Adv. Let us hope the final production version looks similar.

Also Read: Benelli TRK 251: Could This Be an Apt Rival Against Himalayan in India?

So, if you are booking the G310 GS, KTM has dropped this bomb specially for you…


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