390 Adventure update – a report reveals the speculated timeline for production commencement. India could be among the first markets for the ADV…
Though it is getting too long but let us admit that even today, 390 Adventure is one of the most awaited motorcycle in India, even after so many years of wait! We know the motorcycle is just round the corner but there definitely are certain things which are causing delays.
390 Adventure Update – Launch
It is an earnest belief that the 390 Adventure will be unveiled at this year’s EICMA in Italy. In a latest update, a report at Indian Autos Blog cites that production of the 390 ADV will commence at Bajaj’s Chakan plant in Pune in December 2019. This is similar to the strategy that Bajaj-KTM follow – all sub 400cc KTMs are produced and consumed in India apart from being exported to various markets in the world.
The report also goes onto suggest that India will be among the first markets for the motorcycle. Commencement of production locally means we can safely expect its formal launch in the coming few weeks thereafter.
KTM 390 Adventure will share the same 373.2cc single-cylinder, 4-valve, liquid-cooled engine with that of Duke 390. But there will be variations and various tweaks to adapt it to ADV traits. It is also expected to be BS-VI compliant for sure. For reference, Duke 390’s motor is touted to produce 43.5 hp of max power and 37 Nm of peak torque
Spy pics that have emerged so far reveal that the 390 Adventure will be equipped with a Trellis frame and will sit on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear tyres. The suspensions will be handled by upside-down forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear.
The motorcycle is expected to get switchable ABS which means it can be turned off on dirt tracks or whenever you want to get adventurous! The fully digital console may be based on the Duke 390, which includes Bluetooth connectivity and may feature turn-by-turn navigation function.
This report suggests that the KTM 390 Adventure may be launched in the Indian market in early 2020 (late from the earlier expected month of November 2019!). After a recent price hike, Duke 390 costs close to 2.60 Lakh ex-showroom which means that the 390 ADV may cost about Rs 2.90 lakh (ex-showroom). It will rival the BMW G310 GS which costs Rs 3.49 lakh.
Source – Indianautosblog