BREAKING: Most ‘Adventure’-ous KTM 390 Adventure Launched

Modified On May 15, 2023 01:01 PM By Sudipto Chaudhury for KTM 390 Adventure

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The top-end spoke wheel variant is the fourth one in KTM’s 390 Adventure lineup

KTM has launched the top-spec variant of the 390 Adventure, which comes equipped with spoke wheels and adjustable suspension, at Rs 3,60,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). This makes it Rs 21,254 costlier than the standard variant, and a whopping Rs 80,000 over the X variant.

The spoke wheel variant is identical to the standard variant in terms of features and powertrain. The 19-/17-inch spoke wheels (instead of same sized alloys) should now give riders a bit more confidence on the rough stuff. This is because spoke wheels are generally more flexible while taking impacts compared to more rigid alloy units. 

Besides, the preload and rebound-adjustable fork and monoshock will further aid the rider in improving their off-road expertise by letting them tune the suspension as per the terrain and the rider’s weight. You get 30-step preload and rebound adjustability up front and a 20-step rebound and 10-step preload adjustability at the rear, with both being WP Apex units. That said, the 170mm front and 177mm rear wheel travel remain unchanged. 

The top-spec model gets a singlular new KTM Rally Orange colourway.  And unlike the Metzeler Tourance tyres on the stock bike, the top-end variant rolls on Continental TKC 70 tubed tyres, a surprising move as it not only increases unspring mass but will also make punctures more of a bother. 

KTM already has three variants of the 390 Adventure on sale, all with the same 373.2cc engine making 43PS and 37Nm. The standard variant gets a smartphone-compatible TFT instrument console, 855mm seat height, 200mm ground clearance (the spoke wheel variant also gets the same seat and ground clearance), riding aids comprising switchable traction control, cornering ABS, a quickshifter, and retails for Rs 3.38 lakh. Next is the low seat height variant which is identical to the standard variant in terms of features, though with revised suspension (for slightly less travel, as well as lower ground clearance), and retails at the same price .

And finally we have entry-level X variant, with an LCD console (with no connectivity) instead of a TFT unit, no rider aids except switchable ABS, revised suspension internals (though no change in travel, seat height or ground clearance), and MRF (instead of Metzeler) tyres, retailing at Rs 2.8 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Delhi). 

The top-end variant does not currently have any direct rivals, and will compete with the soon-to-be-launched Himalayan 450 and Hero XPulse 400, as and when they’re launched.

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