motorcycle manufacturer KTM of Austria, part owned by Bajaj Auto, launched the
KTM 390 Adventure at the India Bike Week in Goa. KTM 390 Adventure marks KTM’s
entry into the emerging adventure motorcycles market in India. The bike will go
on sale from January 2020 across all KTM showrooms.
bike features an enhanced suspension with 170mm of wheel travel in the front
and 177mm of wheel travel in the rear, knobby tyres for offroad use, high
ground clearance of 200mm, extendable windshield and a protective bash plate.
similar to the championship winning KTM-450 Rally, the bike derives much from KTM’s rich legacy
in Rally Racing in terms of chassis, profiling & several specs such as a
larger fuel tank, ergonomics & wind protection to ensure a steady, safe
& easy ride in corners and on the street.
The KTM 390 Adventure is aimed squarely at motorcyclists who desire a
bike to handle short and long tours alike, traversing tarmac roads as well as
all kinds of offroad stretches like gravel, slush, water crossing or sand. The
bike builds on the the KTM 390 Duke Engine - A state-of-the-art DOHC single
cylinder head technology - derived from KTM´s high-performance race models and
electronics such as EFI and ride by wire resulting in 43 Hp of Power and 37 Nm
most stunning aspect of the 390 Adventure is the set of first in class
electronics or rider aids which have been so far limited only to the litre
class superbikes. The Electronic Control Unit or ECU controls a host of
electronic aids like the lean angle sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC)
which allows for better traction on dirt & loose gravel surfaces, Cornering
ABS which provides for a safer and sharper ride through the twisties, Offroad ABS for better braking on low traction
surfaces, and Quickshifter+ for smooth clutchless up and down shifting, all
nicely displayed and relayed by the full-color TFT display. These aids work
seamlessly to ensure a feeling of optimal control and come into play in the
trickiest of the situations.
sees a strong opportunity for Adventure390 to create and grow the adventure
motorcycles segment n India. The current offerings in the market are either
underpowered or struggling with basic technology and reliability issues.
KTM 390 ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS
? DOHC Engine with Electronic Fuel Injection
& Ride-by-wire throttle response delivering 43 Hp of Power & 37 Nm of
Light weight Steel Trellis frame with KTM’s signature die cast, Open lattice
swingarm offering precise stiffness & excellent flex characteristics
43 mm open-cartridge upside down WP APEX front forks with 170 mm of travel
High quality gas assisted WP APEX rear shock having 177 mm of Travel with
progressive spring and preload adjustment
Cutting edge twin channel braking systems featuring Cornering ABS &Offroad
ABS by Bosch
Quickshifter+ for smooth clutchless up and down-shifting.
Motorcycle Traction Control with lean angle sensitivity
Multifunctional dashboard with full-color
TFT display is bright and clear.
Large fuel tank with 14.5L capacity
LED headlight and LED daytime running lights.
partnership of Bajaj Auto Limited & KTM is over 12 years old, with Bajaj
Auto Limited owning ~48% stake in KTM AG.
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