KTM 390 Adventure X

KTM 390 Adventure X launched at ₹2.80 lakh


KTM 390 Adventure 2023

In a surprising move, KTM India has launched the new 390 Adventure X variant of the adventure tourer priced at 2.80 lahks (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new KTM 390 Adventure X is the more affordable version of the ADV and a whole 58,000 cheaper than the standard version. However, the big catch here is that the X variant comes devoid of most electronic aids that are available on the motorcycle.

The 2023 KTM 390 Adventure X retains essential features including full-LED lighting, dual-channel ABS with off-road mode, a slipper clutch, and a 12-volt USB socket. However, the motorcycle misses out on the TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity in favour of an LCD screen. The electronic rider aids have also been given a miss including traction control, multiple riding modes, cornering ABS, ride-by-wire throttle, and a quick shifter. An official launch is yet to take place.

While short of electronic aids, the KTM 390 Adventure X retains the same 373.2 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine tuned for 42.9 bhp at 9,000 rpm and 37 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. The motor is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. The bike also comes with 43 mm USD front forks and a mono-shock at the rear, while braking performance comes from a 320 mm single disc up front and a 230 mm single disc at the rear. The bike retains the 14.5-liter fuel tank and a kerb weight of 177 kg.

The new package makes the KTM 390 Adventure X more desirable, especially for those who want a no-frills, powerful adventure tourer. The new pricing will also help the model compete strongly against the BMW G 310 GS. That said, the 390 Adventure X variant is now only 36,000 more expensive when compared to the KTM 250 Adventure. It needs to be seen if there will be cannibalization in sales between the two models.

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Interestingly, KTM is also working on bringing the spoked wheel version of the 390 Adventure later this month, along with a lowered suspension to appeal more to Indian riders. We expect an official announcement soon.

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