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KTM 390 Adventure 2022 Price, Specifications and Review

KTM introduced the India-spec 390 adventure bike for 2022. This month, the bike will be accessible in overseas markets, and it is slated to arrive in India by the start of next year. There have been major alterations made to this new model by the brand. A new paint color scheme is the most noticeable modification, as it gives the vehicle a more refined appearance. These two color schemes, in addition to the blue and orange, are incredibly eye-catching.

Aside from its new colors, the Charm bike is also packed with high-end options to make it more elegant. Because of this, the manufacturer has included features like traction control and off-roading mode to the motorcycle. Alloy wheels have also been improved and strengthened by the Austrian two-wheeler manufacturer. Other than this, all of the other components of the vehicle remain the same.

On the KTM 390 Adventure, a slim aluminum handlebar not only enhances the rider’s comfort but also makes it easier for them to set their preferences using the TFT menu switchgear. does. It’s possible to adjust the ABS and MTC settings to provide a smooth ride, for example. In addition, the windshield is easily movable, allowing riders to raise or lower it to their preferred height.

The motorcycle’s engine is the same 373cc as the previous model. An electronic starter, 32kW, 4-stroke single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, and 37 Nm of maximum torque are all included in the package. The engine is paired with a 6-speed transmission, which is supplemented by dual-channel ABS. A price increase of up to Rs 5700 can be expected when the KTM 390 Adventure launches in 2022 (ex-showroom) in India.

 

About KTM 390 Adventure

In India, the KTM 390 Adventure is an adventure bike that starts at Rs. 3,28,532. Only one version and two colors are available. The 373cc BS6 engine on the KTM 390 Adventure produces 42.3 horsepower and 37 Nm of torque. The KTM 390 Adventure has an anti-lock braking system thanks to its front and rear disc brakes. The 390 Adventure cycle has a gasoline tank capacity of 14.5 liters and a weight of 163 kilograms.

For 2020, the 390 Adventure has become the most anticipated bike. For both India and the rest of the world, this motorcycle is being built.

Based on the Duke 390, the KTM 390 Adventure will be the naked version of the bike. Even though it’s based on the street-fighter variant, the 790 Adventure model will have a lot to learn from it. This new motorcycle sports a stronger and longer suspension, dual-purpose tires, and a larger fuel tank. In order to make long trips on the motorcycle more pleasurable, the seats have been raised to an upright posture.

The same 373.2cc single-cylinder engine that powers the Duke 390 powers the 390 Adventure. It is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Anti braking system (ABS) will be standard. It also has the first-of-its-kind switchable traction control system in its class.

To put it another way, the KTM 390 Adventure has slashed the price of the BMW G310GS by a significant amount. In addition, the KTM is more equipped than the BMW. The bike is now available in white and orange color schemes.

 

Specifications Of KTM Adventure 390

Power & Performance
Fuel Type Petrol
Max Power 42.3 bhp @ 9,000 rpm
Max Torque 37 Nm @ 7,000 rpm
Cooling System Liquid Cooled
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Emission Standard BS-VI
Transmission Type Chain Drive
Displacement 373 cc
Cylinders 1
Bore 89 mm
Stroke 60 mm
Valves Per Cylinder 2
Compression Ratio 12.6:1
Ignition Digital
Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder
Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 5 Up
Clutch PASC anti-hopping clutch, mechanically operated
Fuel Delivery SystemFuel Injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 14.5 liters
Reserve Fuel Capacity 3.5 liters
Riding Range 406 Km
Mileage – ARAI 25.7 kmpl
Mileage – Owner Reported 28 kmpl
Top Speed 170-180 Kmph

 

Brakes, Wheels & Suspension
Braking System Switchable ABS
Front Brake Type Disc
Front Brake Size 320 mm
Rear Tyre Size 130/80
Tyre Type Tubeless
Radial Tyres No
Rear Brake Type Disc
Rear Brake Size 230 mm
Caliper Type Front-4 Piston Radial fixed, Rear-Single Piston Floating Calliper
Wheel Type Alloy
Front Wheel Size 19 inch
Rear Wheel Size 17 inch
Front Tyre Size 100/90
Front Tyre Pressure (Rider)29 psi
Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider)29 psi
Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)29 psi
Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)32 psi
Front Suspension WP APEX 43
Rear Suspension WP APEX Monoshock

 

Dimensions & Chassis
Kerb Weight 163 kg
Overall Length 2,154 mm
Overall Width 900mm
Wheelbase 1,430 mm
Ground Clearance 200 mm
Seat Height 855 mm
Overall Height 1,400 mm
Chassis Type Steel Trellis Frame, Powder-coated

 

Manufacturer Warranty
Standard Warranty (Year) 2 Year
Standard Warranty (Kilometers) 75,000 kms

 

Features Of KTM Adventure 390

Odometer Digital
DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes
Mobile App Connectivity Yes
Pillion Backrest No
Pillion Grabrail Yes
Pillion Seat Yes
GPS & Navigation Yes
USB charging port No
Front storage box No
Under-seat storage No
AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes
Speedometer Digital
Fuel Gauge Yes
Tachometer Digital
Stand Alarm Yes
Stepped Seat Yes
No. of Tripmeters 2
Tripmeter Type Digital
Low Fuel Indicator Yes
Low Oil Indicator Yes
Low Battery Indicator No
Pillion Footrest Yes
Digital Fuel Gauge Yes
Start Type Electric Start
Shift Light Yes
Killswitch Yes
Clock Yes
Electric System 12V DC
Battery 12 V 8 AH
Headlight Type LED Headlamp
Brake/Tail Light LED Tail Lamp
Turn Signal Yes
Pass Light Yes
Additional features TFT Display

 

Review Of KTM Adventure 390:-

Most likely, you’ve already read our KTM 390 Adventure First Ride Review, in which we discussed the motorcycle’s ability to stray off the beaten path. From there, we deduced that the 390 Adventure isn’t a tough off-roader and prefers its routes to be paved.

A lot of days were spent testing out the KTM 390 Adventure to see how well it could handle city traffic and long, open, and perhaps decent highways, which we dare to call highways, respectively. And this is what we brought back.

Quality

Let’s take a look at the KTM 390 Adventure’s construction first before diving into the meat of the matter. To begin, the majority of the bodywork is made of fiber and seems plastic-like from a distance due to its matte orange color. It’s not flimsy at all, though. The 390 Adventure’s quality components have a solid feel to them and appear to be able to withstand some thrashing. The 790 Adventure-inspired design of the 390 Adventure is well-assembled, with few panel gaps or eyesores.

 

Comfort

This motorcycle is tall, 390 Adventure. An Indian of average height sat atop the 855mm seat height would unquestionably be on tiptoes. However, the fuel tank’s small shape makes it less daunting when you’re forced to keep a foot on the gas pedal. KTM’s 390 Adventure hits all the right notes in terms of comfort. Both the rider and the pillion can sit comfortably on the motorcycle’s spacious and roomy seat. The thighs are supported by this seat, which extends just enough into the tank. Its wide handlebar and neutral-set footpegs, on the other hand, provide a comfortable upright ride.

It also comes with a visor that effectively fends off the wind on long highway drives. On the road, KTM has focused on the suspension setup to ensure a smooth riding quality. At low speeds, it is more responsive to minor bumps and undulations, as well as larger potholes. Higher than 60kmph, however, the suspension smooths out the minor bumps, but larger potholes are still felt strongly.

The 390 Adventure’s ergonomics are mostly perfect, but the engine vibrations are a glaring flaw. From the outset, the handlebars, seats, and footpegs feel tingly, and they’re with you the entire way. Despite the decrease in vibration on the handlebars, the footpegs remain vulnerable to the effects of the vibrations.

Performance of KTM Adventure 390

Let’s get the numbers out of the way before we go into anything else. The 373cc, single-cylinder engine of the 390 Adventure is identical to that of the 390 Duke, producing 43bhp and 37Nm of torque. In addition to the identical gearing ratios, it has undergone certain alterations by the Austrians to better suit the Adventure’s driving characteristics. As a result, the majority of its torque is found in the mid-range at 4000rpm. Above this point, the engine revs enthusiastically to 9500 rpm and feels sprightly. The motorcycle is utterly unaffected as it cruises at 130kmph on the highways. It flies to a top speed of 165kmph with ease when you give it a little more gas.

Even yet, the low-end torque of the high-rpm engine makes it necessary to constantly shift between first and second gear when driving in town. Even with the quick-shifter engaged, the 390 Adventure’s transmission still seems clunkier than the new 390 Duke. On the other hand, the downshifts are exceedingly precise and light on the clutch.

The 390 Adventure is 9 kilograms heavier than the streetfighter, weighing in at 158 kilograms (dry). At rest or in motion, the motorcycle’s well-balanced design ensures that the additional weight is barely noticeable. When maneuvering through traffic, the 390 Adventure is just as quick and responsive as the Duke.

Because of its small turning radius, the Adventure can easily go around tight sports. The 390 Adventure has disc brakes on both ends to keep its 43 horses under control. In contrast to the front brake, the rear could need a little more feedback. Although we never got the opportunity to test the cornering ABS, we can say with confidence that it performs admirably in a straight line.

Technology

Compared to other motorcycles in its price category, it has more electronic features. Switchable ABS, cornering ABS, traction control, and ride-by-wire throttle are all included in the package. On top of that, there’s a USB port above the instrument cluster that can be used to charge your phone or tablet while you’re driving. An LED headlight on the 390 Adventure delivers a lot of light at night.

Mileage of KTM Adventure 390

The 390 Adventure returned an average of 25.7kmpl on our city test route, which includes heavy traffic and a dozen traffic lights. On the freeway, it averaged 28-29 kilometers per gallon. The 390 Adventure should be able to go 370-400 kilometers on a single tank of gas thanks to these figures and a fuel tank size of 14.5 liters.

Fitness Of Purpose

The KTM 390 Adventure is the ideal motorcycle for someone looking for a quick, comfortable ride with plenty of modern conveniences at a price of roughly Rs 3.5 lakhs. There is a direct rivalry between the KTM and the BMW G310 GS motorcycles, which are both more expensive than the Royal Enfield Himalayan.

Final Thoughts:- Aside from the engine vibes and clumsy gearbox, this KTM 390 Adventure is an excellent combination. Comfortable, fuel-efficient, and capable of navigating potholes and tough terrain without breaking a sweat. Basically, it’s a 390 Duke, but it also has the capacity to travel places the streetfighter couldn’t. For the price of Rs 2.99 lakhs (ex-showroom), KTM has managed to introduce a product that’s a good value for the money.

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