The adventure touring segment in India has proliferated in recent years, wherein every bike manufacturer is getting aggressive with its offerings. Recently, KTM has introduced variants for the 390 Adventure to cater for the need of the masses in different price brackets. KTM 390 Adventure will now be available in four different variants: Standard, X, V and Wire-spoke.
Well, this is the same bike that has been around for years. This has been enthusiasts' favourite go-to model for all things adventure and touring. The price of the Standard variant starts at Rs 3.39 lakhs and gets all the bells and whistles that one would expect. TFT display, Electronic aids such as traction control, ABS modes, cornering ABS and an up/down quickshifter all things come as standard. Invest 22000 more, and you will get wire-spoke wheels and adjustable suspension.
This is one of the most accessible variants in the 390 Adventures' portfolio. At Rs 2.81 lakh, it can be better understood as a base variant. Adventure X misseses out on a colour TFT unit and electronic riding aids like - traction control and quick shifter. Instead of a TFT display, it gets an LCD unit. This variant could be more accessible to the masses as it gets basic functionality.
390 Adventure V is priced the same as the Standard 390. It features a comparatively small seat height of 830mm. Well, this lower seat height also results in lesser suspension travel. Apart from seat height and suspension travel, everything, including electronic and mechanical packages, remains the same as standard 390.
This is the top-end adventure-focused variant of the 390 Adventure. At Rs 3.6 lakh, it is the most expensive variant of all. Instead of alloys, it gets wire-spoked rims along with tube-type Metzeler Tourance tyres. It also has WP APEX upside-down forks at the front, adjustable for both compression & rebound dampening. At the rear, it gets a rear mono-shock with 10-step preload adjustability and rebound. It also gets a new colourway called Rally Orange.