KTM are set to introduce a 390 Adventure model to the Australian market early in 2020 to widen their adventure-touring portfolio with a new light-weight learner legal machine.
Tipping the scales at 158kg (172 kg complete with a full 14.5-litre fuel tank), and boasting 44 horsepower it will be an attractive option for a new rider.
The KTM 390 Adventure should prove extremely comfortable and practical in a commuting role during the week, then be ready for adventure come the weekend.
The 373.2cc engine is borrowed from the highly successful KTM 390 Duke and RC390 models to pull all-roads touring duty in the new 390 Adventure.
It is a high-tech EU4 spec’ high-compression engine that spins hard and is fuelled by a Bosch EFI system via a 38 mm throttle body that is controlled via a ride-by-wire system.
A single 320mm disc with radial caliper and 230mm rear disc are connected to a Bosch 9.1MP ABS system that can be turned off when negotiating more extreme off-road tracks. Traction/stability control systems are also standard.
KTM state that the chassis and ergonomics are derived from the 790 Adventure in conjunction with feedback from the KTM 450 Rally program.
The trellis frame has been tuned for controlled flex to provide feel to the rider and the 390 Adventure rolls on a 1430 mm wheelbase.
WP provide their Apex spec’ suspension with inverted 43mm forks that are adjustable for both compression and rebound damping via easy knobs on top of the fork tubes, compression in one leg and rebound in the other. The WP Apex shock is adjustable for preload and rebound.
Suspension travel is a generous 170 mm at the front and 177 mm at the rear.
The 390 Adventure has a handy 200 mm of ground clearance while keeping the seat height to a reasonable 855 mm. KTM state that due to the slim proportions of the machine and a sculpted seat getting on and off the bike is easier than the seat height might suggest.
A full-colour TFT dash can connect to your phone via Bluetooth and the KTM My Ride navigation app to facilitate on-dash navigation prompts while you ride. An up-down quick-shifter will be an optional extra.
2020 KTM 390 Adventure Specifications
|Engine Type||Single cylinder, 4-stroke|
|Bore / Stroke||89 / 60 mm|
|Power||32 kW (44 hp) @ 9,000 rpm|
|Torque||37 Nm @ 7,000 rpm|
|Starter / Battery||Electric starter / 12V, 8 Ah|
|Fuel System||Bosch EFI (throttle body 38 mm)|
|Control||4 V / DOHC|
|Engine Oil||Motorex Formula 4T 15W/50|
|Clutch||PASC™ slipper clutch, mechanically operated|
|Ignition / Engine Management||Bosch EMS with RBW|
|Frame||Steel trellis frame, powder coated|
|Subframe||Steel trellis frame, powder coated|
|Handlebar||Aluminum, tapered, Ø 26 / 22 mm|
|Front Suspension||WP APEX, Ø 43 mm, adjustable compression / rebound|
|Rear Suspension||WP APEX shock absorber, adjustable rebound and spring preload|
|Suspension Travel Front / Rear||170 / 177 mm|
|Front Brake||Single piston, radially mounted caliper, brake disc Ø 320 mm|
|Rear Brake||Double piston, floating caliper, brake disc Ø 230 mm|
|Abs||Bosch 9.1MP Two Channel (disengageable)|
|Wheels Front / Rear||Cast aluminium wheels 2.50 × 19″; 3.50 × 17″|
|Tires Front / Rear||100/90 × 19; 130/80 × 17|
|Silencer||Stainless steel primary and aluminium secondary silencer|
|Steering Head Angle||63,5°|
|Wheel Base||1,430 ± 15.5 mm|
|Ground Clearance||200 mm|
|Seat Height||855 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||Approx. 14.5 litres / 3.5 litres reserve|
|Dry Weight||Approx. 158 kg (without fuel)|