KTM 390 Adventure

Selepas tujuh tahun penantian akhirnya KTM 390 Adventure dilancarkan di EICMA 2019!

Jentera segmen adventure ini dijangka akan menarik perhatian ramai pencinta dua roda yang rata-rata mencari motosikal adventure tanpa perlu menghabiskan duit simpanan.

Berkongsi enjin sama dengan KTM 390 Duke, model baharu ini diinspirasikan daripada 790 Adventure yang baru sahaja dilancarkan awal tahun ini.

Persoalannya, adakah KTM 390 Adventure sebagus abangnya yang lain?

Pengalaman 20 tahun dalam rali Dakar serta penyelidikan selama tujuh tahun telah membawa kepada lahirnya ‘adik’ baharu ini dalam keluarga KTM.

Meskipun sekadar bersesaran 373.2cc satu silinder namun masa yang diberikan terhadap pembinaan jentera tersebut membuktikan KTM memberi tumpuan sepenuhnya dalam menghasilkan jentera adventure segmen entry-level yang berkualiti.

Ini merupakan berita baik buat peminat jentera dua roda di Malaysia yang mengidam motosikal adventure ‘mampu milik’.

Model baharu ini menawarkan beberapa ciri menarik antaranya:

  • Kerangka steel trellis
  • Rantai x-ring
  • Kaliper brek empat piston ByBre
  • ABS
  • Fork depan WP boleh laras
  • Sistem KTM My Ride

KTM 390 Adventure tampil dengan dua warna pilihan, oren atau puith dengan kemasan berwarna oren tetapi kami syorkan warna oren, kerana ‘This is KTM’!

  • The 2020 KTM 390 Adventure was launched at EICMA 2019.

  • It’s been 7 years since it was planned.

  • It takes on the familial resemblance to the 790 Adventure.

The word “finally” really applies to the 2020 KTM 390 Adventure launched yesterday at EICMA 2019. It’s been 7 years since KTM CEO Stefan Pierer said that the manufacturer will produce an adventure bike based on the 390 Duke platform.

There’ve been spy shots after spy shots, rumours after rumours but the production-ready 390 Adventure never seemed to leave the factory doors. Until now, since Euro5 takes effect next year.

It’s immediately obvious that it’s adopted the 790 Adventure’s design. Missing however, is the 790’s bulbous underslung fuel tank. It also incorporates elements from the 450 Rally.

It’s engine remains the 372cc, liquid-cooled, four-valve, single-cylinder layout. KTM didn’t publish the power figures, but we can expect to produce in the 43 bhp ballpark like the 390 Duke’s. That doesn’t sound much to those weaned on triple digit numbers, of course but it’s now the most powerful lightweight adventure/dual-purpose bike.

Its steel trellis frame looks similar to the 390 Duke’s, but there are differences with exhaust routing, brackets, subframe, and swingarm length in order to accommodate longer suspension travel. Seat height is at a reasonable 853 mm — the same as the 1090 Adventure and 790 Adventure (base model).

Euro5 is about less polution, less noise, lower fuel consumption and the 390 Adventure delivers a frugal 3.62 litre/100 km under good riding conditions. That equates to 400 km from the 14.4-litre tank.

The bike uses WP APEX 43 mm forks and monoshock with 170 mm and 175 mm travel, respectively. Ground clearance is 198 mm. Those figures are not much for off-road but we shall see. The low clearance is contributed by 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels. 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels would raise the bike higher but the 390 Adventure is surely meant for beginners and casual adventure-touring riders.

Up top, the 5-inch TFT screen features the usual trappings these days of Bluetooth connectivity and multimedia functions. KTM’s Quickshifter+ is an option.

The 2020 KTM 390 Adventure is priced at USD 6,199 (RM 25,728.95) for the base model. We’d love to see it at Rimba Raid, too!

  • The KTM 390 Adventure test bike was spotted undergoing road tests in India again.

  • It’s apparent from the spy pictures that the bike’s styling follows the 790 Adventure’s.

  • There is also a TFT display like the 390 Duke’s.

The KTM 390 Adventure test bike was spotted undergoing road tests in India again.

The Austrian off-road and adventure juggernaut have filled the midrange and open-class categories, so it is ironic that they do not have one in the lightweight segment. Virtually every rival manufacturer has one.

It is thus of no surprise to see a 390 Adventure. The factory has not provided more details of the “new” bike. However, we could see from the pictures that the test mule uses upside-down forks.

The headlamp cluster’s styling also takes after the new KTM 790 Adventure, as do the seats and sidepanels covering the sub-frame beneath. The panels flaking the radiator looks similar to the manufacturer’s EX/C and Enduro lineup.

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Apart from those, the fuel tank is in the traditional position as opposed to the 790 Adventure’s low-slung unit. We cannot judge the seat’s height from the photos, though. Also, we’d like to point out that the exhaust is mounted too low if this new bike is off-road capable. A revised version is in the works, perhaps? Or are there two versions: One more road-oriented “S” model and another off-road biased “R” model?

It’s apparent in the second picture that the bike has a TFT display identical to the 390 Duke’s. Will it feature the Rally mode first seen in the 790 Adventure?

Come what may, we’ve got our fingers crossed.

  • KTM India has confirmed that the new 2019 KTM 390 Adventure will be ready for production next year.

  • The new entry-level adventure bike will be sharing the same platform as the 390 Duke and RC390.

  • Expect the new 390 Adventure to be officially launched at the end of the year during EICMA 2018.

Image source: MCN

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Prototype believed to be long awaited KTM 390 Adventure spotted testing.



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