KTM has finally taken the wraps off their newest entry into the ADV market, the baby 390. At $6,199 I am sure it will find an audience. Search as I may, the KTM website will not reveal to me a claimed weight. The 32kw claimed power rating appears to convert to a seemingly optimistic 42 Horsepower. As I recall from my initial street test of the 390 Duke a few years back, it was fine as long as you didn’t get in a race with a 350excf. Now that this is a full blown adventure version, I would suspect the same would be even more true.
KTM North America, Inc. is pleased to announce details of the highly-anticipated KTM 390 ADVENTURE, the next step in KTM’s incredibly versatile ADVENTURE lineup. As an introduction to the world of light offroading and wider adventure touring, this motorcycle is a pure class-leader, combining the most powerful single in the segment with unmatched technology.
The new KTM 390 ADVENTURE has harnessed the attributes and DNA from the popular and highly rated KTM 790 ADVENTURE, as well as the development information gleaned from nearly two decades of Dakar Rally success. A light, agile and confidence-inspiring entry model for riders looking to discover the world of adventure riding, this motorcycle offers added versatility for touring and light offroading. Using elements of the KTM 390 DUKE as a base, the KTM 390 ADVENTURE offers proximity to the feeling and performance found at the root of the all-conquering KTM 450 RALLY but with efficiency and comfort as part of the package.
A state-of-the-art, liquid cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke 373.2 cc engine powers this agile machine perfectly into KTM’s world of ADVENTURE. The engine is equipped with an electric starter and achieves impressive peak power with incredibly punchy torque. Twin overhead camshafts, four valves and electronic fuel injection are integral to the KTM 390 ADVENTURE’s outstanding power and together with a balancer shaft, deliver an incredibly smooth ride for all-day touring. Next-level rider aids include lean-angle-sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) paired with a class-leading PASC slipper clutch to keep the power to ground while pushing limits on or off the asphalt.
The low-maintenance, high-performance engine is housed in a flex and weight optimized chassis fitted with premium, adjustable WP APEX suspension offering 170 mm of travel in the front and 177 mm in the rear. Bringing this machine to a stop is easy with the BYBRE brake calipers, two-channel ABS system administered by BOSCH software and the standard OFFROAD ABS mode. Its versatile ergonomics, smooth power delivery and innovative technology all come together in a comfortable, lightweight package built for those wanting to fit more adventure into their daily lives.
Class-leading power-to-weight ratio
PASC slipper clutch
State-of-the-art engine management with EFI system
Lean-angle-sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC)
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Fully-adjustable WP APEX front fork
Adjustable WP APEX shock absorber
Steel trellis frame
Signature die-cast swingarm
Cutting-edge BYBRE brakes
Standard engine guards
Robust cast wheels with CONTINENTAL TKC 70 tires
Minimal, slim bodywork
Tapered aluminum handlebars with offroad bend
Low, accessible seat height
Offroad footpegs with rubber inserts
The 2020 KTM 390 ADVENTURE is slated to arrive in North American KTM dealerships in May. For more information on the 2020 model lineup and to view a complete list of KTM dealerships, please visit www.ktm.com/us/.