KTM has introduced the 390 Adventure V in India, a new iteration of its popular adventure bike with a low seat height to appeal to shorter riders.
- the low seat height allows for shorter riders to enjoy the 390 Adventure.
- the new variant offers the same engine specification as the standard.
To achieve the approachable 830-millimeter seat height, KTM swapped out the bike’s entire suspension setup and installed the forks and monoshock of the 390 Duke naked bike.
The result is an adventure bike that’s much more approachable than the standard model. However, the reduced ground clearance may be a downside for tackling technical off-road terrain.
The 390 Adventure V is powered by the same 373cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine producing 44 horsepower and 27.2 pound-feet of torque. It also flaunts sophisticated technology such as a full-color TFT display, cornering ABS, and traction control.
Essentially, apart from the lowered suspension setup, the 390 Adventure V is exactly the same as the standard 390 Adventure, even sporting the same graphics and colorways.
The low seat height option will cater to budget-conscious riders who previously struggled with the tall seat height of the 390 Adventure. The bike’s affordability and performance-oriented features are expected to make it a popular choice in India’s adventure bike market.