After recently launching the more affordable 390 Adventure X, KTM India is now gearing up to launch the more accessible 390 Adventure V in the country. The KTM 390 Adventure V will be a low-riding version of the adventure bike, offering better “accessibility” for shorter riders. Dealer sources have confirmed the development of the HT Auto, which is due to launch in a few days.
For the KTM 390 Adventure V, the seat is said to have dropped around 25mm at 830mm, down from 855mm on the standard version. This should help shorter riders keep their legs flat on the ground, making the bike more comfortable when stationary or at low speeds. KTM is said to achieve this by reducing the suspension travel on this particular variant. That said, exact details of the changes will be provided when the bike goes on sale.
Also read: KTM 390 Adventure X launched in India: 5 things you should know
The low-seat KTM 390 Adventure will be based on standard trim with all the features including a TFT display with Bluetooth, traction control, riding modes, cornering ABS, quickshifter and more. Features like full LED lighting, dual-channel ABS with off-road mode, slipper clutch and 12-volt USB socket are standard on the 390 ADV range. The more affordable 390 Adventure X may be available in a low-seat version at a later date.
The 373.27 single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor has no powertrain changes. The engine develops 43 bhp at 9,000 rpm and 37 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Expect the new 390 Adventure V to get the latest color options too.
First published date: May 3, 2023 at 18:46 PM CST