KTM India is all set to unveil the much-awaited KTM 390 Adventure motorcycle in India. The two-wheeler manufacturer will be revealing the bike at the upcoming India Bike Week, which will be held this week. Notably, the bike extravaganza is scheduled to kickstart from December 6, in Goa. The KTM 390 Adventure motorcycle will make its India debut at the main stage of IBW in the presence of Mr Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director, Bajaj Auto Ltd, Mr Sumeet Narang, President – Probiking, Bajaj Auto Ltd and Mr Florian Burguet – Vice President, Global Marketing, KTM AG. EICMA 2019: KTM 390 Adventure Motorcycle Finally Revealed at Milan Motor Show; India Launch Likely During India Bike Week.
The 390 Adventure bike is likely to be priced in the range of Rs 3 lakh (ex-showroom). As a reminder, the highly awaited entry-level ADV motorcycle was unveiled at EICMA this year. When launched, the bike will be the most expensive single-cylinder bike from the Austrian brand in India.
The motorcycle will come powered by 373cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that is equipped on 390 counterparts. The unit is tuned to make 43bhp of maximum power against a peak torque of 37Nm, which is mated to a 6-speed transmission. However, the power figures on the 390 Adventure will be slightly different than that of 390 Duke to make it more suitable for the riding characteristics with low-end torque. Moreover, the engine will be BS6 compliant as the new emission norms come into effect from April 2020. And, several automobile manufacturers are updating their product portfolio to the new BS6 emissions norms.
The bike will feature several noticeable styling differences as compared to its streetfighter sibling. The 390 ADV will feature dual purpose knobby tyres, 19-inch front wheel, higher ground clearance, longer wheelbase, taller saddle height and bigger fuel tank.
It is important to note that the KTM bikes are priced very competitively in the Indian market. However, they may be costlier than Bajaj counterparts or similar capacity motorcycles in the market. Additionally, the Austrian brand has never failed to impress the audience as far as the performance is concerned.
With the growing adventure motorcycle segment in the country, KTM 390 Adventure will be pitted against Royal Enfield's Himalayan, BMW G 310 GS and Hero XPulse 200. RE Himalayan costs Rs 1.82 lakh whereas the Hero XPulse 200 gets a starting price of Rs 97,000. On the other hand, BMW Motorrad India sells G 310 GS at 3.49 lakh (All Prices ex-showroom India).