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With 200 mm of ground clearance it is suitable for both on- and off-road riding

Verdict – The 390 Adventure is the first motorcycle by KTM in the adventure category for India. While it is based out of a combination of the Duke 390 and the adventure family, it actually gives out the best of both worlds. It is the only motorcycle in its category to be loaded with a ton of hardware like cornering ABS and even a bi-directional quick-shifter. The only gripe is that the motorcycle is too tall for the average Indian height rider and it misses out on spoke wheels which are more suited for off-road duties. It is, however, a proper tourer than an enduro machine and at the price, it does make a lot of sense!

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I really like the new design of the taillight

What’s Cool

* BS6 motor feels quite refined
* There’s a ton of hardware onboard
* Perfect touring machine with a lot of space on offer
* Suspension setup is suitable for the road as well as off-road

What’s Not So Cool

* Thinner tyres and no spoke wheels on offer
* Seat height is too high for average Indian height rider
* Engine performs only past mid-range, not suitable for off-road

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Not the best looking exhaust but it can take some beating

KTM 390 Adventure Specifications

* Engine: 373cc, Liquid-Cooled, Single-Cylinder, FI, BS6
* Power: 42.3 BHP @ 9000 RPM
* Torque: 37 Nm @ 7000 RPM
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Fuel Consumption: 26-30 km/l
* Frame: Split Trellis Frame
* Tyres: 100/90/19 (Front), 130/18/17 (Rear)
* Suspension: 43 mm USD Forks (Front), Adjustable Monoshock (Rear); WP Apex
* Brakes: 320 mm Disc (Front), 230 mm Disc (Rear)

KTM 390 Adventure Dimensions

* Length x Width x Height: 2154 mm x 900 mm x 1400 mm
* Wheelbase: 1430 mm
* Ground Clearance: 200 mm
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 14.5-litres
* Kerb weight: 178 Kgs

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