KTM 390 Variants Explained
KTM India has recently become more aggressive with its 390 Adventure portfolio, launching new variations over a wide price range. The timing couldn’t be better, as the KTM 390 Adventure will compete with the incoming Royal Enfield Himalayan 450. Competition is usually beneficial since it forces companies to provide more to the ever-hungry motorbike lovers.
Before we continue, let’s have a look at what is standard across all KTM 390 Adventure models. The list begins with the 373cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, which produces 43.5hp. The bodywork, brakes, and all-LED lighting are also the same.
The traditional model has been around for quite some time. It features a TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity, as well as electronic rider, aids like traction control, ABS modes, cornering ABS, and an up/down quick-shifter. The motorcycle costs Rs 3.39 lakh.
The large, 855mm seat height is one of the challenges that short riders have with the basic 390 Adventure. To meet the needs of these riders, KTM has produced a new 830mm low-seat-height model, which is also made feasible by the reduced suspension travel at both ends. How big of an influence this has had on the bike’s off-road ability will be determined when we obtain the bike for a road test. The 390 Adventure V is priced the same as the basic bike and comes with the same electronics kit.
KTM recently increased the accessibility of the 390 Adventure lineup by introducing the ‘X’ variation. This is the model’s base variant, priced at Rs 2.81 lakh, and as expected, it lacks a few bells and whistles seen on the standard bike. The color TFT display has been replaced by a basic LCD unit, and there is neither traction control nor quick-shifter.
However, off-road ABS is there and will be handy if the bike slides when riding down a mud trail. This variation is ideal for individuals looking for a no-frills 390 Adventure, as it provides the performance and majority of the capabilities of the standard bike for a substantially lower price.
The top-spec KTM 390 ADV is designed for off-road enthusiasts, with wire-spoke rims and tube-type Metzeler Tourance tires. This increases its ability to withstand impacts, such as hitting a boulder while riding off-road. The bike also has adjustable front and rear suspension, which helps set it up for riding on and off the road. This is the most costly KTM 390 Adventure to date, costing Rs 3.6 lakh.
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