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Old 5th April 2018, 10:02   #61
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Impossible. If anything this bike will be previewed first at Milan first this year and even then it will most likely not be the production version.

If it does come out, i am sure not complaining.
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Confirmed for India in 2019 -

http://overdrive.in/news-cars-auto/c...india-in-2019/
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I think its the sheer pressure by BMW twins that have nudged KTM to plan a release of much awaited KTM 390 adventure.

With the massive success of Duke 390 and practically no competitors in this adventure segment, this bike will sell like hot cakes but lets see how KTM prices it?

or is it too little too late?



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Look what our peeps have spotted

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https://www.rushlane.com/upcoming-kt...-12271534.html

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Look what our peeps have spotted

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https://www.rushlane.com/upcoming-kt...-12271534.html

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Either the page didn't load properly for me, or this is just lazy journalism. That particular spy pic has been on the internet since early 2017, has been discussed on this very thread, along with probably every other forum. Safe to say we still don't have any clue what the production model is gonna look like.
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Production-ready test mule of the KTM 390 Adventure spotted in Europe !

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Yet another picture has emerged of the KTM 390 Adventure being tested and, this time, it looks very close to being production-ready. The test mule features an LED headlamp, indicators, mirrors and even a rear number plate, hinting at its ready-for-production status.
Source : Autocar India
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Production-ready test mule of the KTM 390 Adventure spotted in Europe !
That looks more like it! Seems like a good amount of parts sharing with the 390 Duke. This looks promising!
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Would this translate to launch at EICMA?
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More of the spy shots!

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Production-ready test mule of the KTM 390 Adventure spotted in Europe !
Some points that I didn't saw discussed in the article:
  1. The bike looks to have a longer wheelbase that the Duke, would definitely translate to a more stable ride.
  2. Great job with the front fender. The fork seals on the Duke are prone to failure off road.
  3. Lack of protection on the engine. It might be added in later stages, but I dont see any mounts yet.
  4. Grab handles look like the RCs, Integrated into the seat. Protruding grab handles were good for mounting and securing luggage. Lets see how KTM manages luggage.
  5. Forward set foot pegs!
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Spotted in India. Apparently.



Ashwin, most of your gripes have been attended to in record time by ktm.i would not worry about bash plates, you will find enough aluminum options in the market within a month of launch.

I don't know if the xpulse makes sense anymore at all. Hope this bike is not over 165 kgs tops.
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I don't know if the xpulse makes sense anymore at all. Hope this bike is not over 165 kgs tops.
XPulse definitely holds a chance. Pricing will be its strong point if the product is well sorted out. It will probably cost only a third of what the 390 Adv might be! Just guessing!
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Spotted in India. Apparently.

No Sir.

That's just a photoshopped image of the below spyshot by Motorrad Magazine.

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XPulse definitely holds a chance. Pricing will be its strong point if the product is well sorted out. It will probably cost only a third of what the 390 Adv might be! Just guessing!
I think the Xpulse makes a very strong case for itself. Recent reports in the news and websites state it'll cost just about equal to or less than 1 lac Ex-showroom Delhi.

That's a great indicated price for a bike that'll be simple and robust enough for daily as well as Off Road use I feel. Plus with the added features it has I think it makes a very strong case for itself. Time will tell and lets hope Hero can pull something magical out of its hat with the Xpulse.
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I don't know if the xpulse makes sense anymore at all. Hope this bike is not over 165 kgs tops.
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XPulse definitely holds a chance. Pricing will be its strong point if the product is well sorted out. It will probably cost only a third of what the 390 Adv might be! Just guessing!
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I think the Xpulse makes a very strong case for itself. Recent reports in the news and websites state it'll cost just about equal to or less than 1 lac Ex-showroom Delhi.

That's a great indicated price for a bike that'll be simple and robust enough for daily as well as Off Road use I feel. Plus with the added features it has I think it makes a very strong case for itself. Time will tell and lets hope Hero can pull something magical out of its hat with the Xpulse.
Hero is known to make reliable, abuse friendly motorcycles. Maybe because they get their DNA from Honda. Though, after the famous split, Hero hasn't really unveiled any noteworthy products - it's just one iteration after another of the same platform, with a new sticker job each time.

The XPulse, with a 200 CC engine and 18BHP / 17Nm shows promise. The fact that it shares its engine (and possibly the drive-train) with the Extreme 200 will help keep costs down. Hopefully, their previous experience with the Impulse has also helped Hero in designing a light, abuse friendly , nimble, mechanically uncomplicated, go anywhere adventure bike.

While XPulse may not be a contender in the real sense to 390 Adventure, those looking for a (significantly) cheaper package will definitely be swayed towards XPulse. That's something KTM has to watch out for.

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