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Old 28th June 2018, 16:26   #76
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After 5 years of long wait, the 390 adventure seems like reality which is not very far. The light-weight adventure segment is hotting up with plenty of product options from baby gs to xpulse , Himalayan, Versys 300X and now this. Going by KTM's pedigree, am sure we will have a capable bike there, perfectly suited for our conditions. Not to mention the wide service network and affordable spares. My plan of buying the baby GS is under threat now, as the 390adv will most likely have better equipment with ride by wire, tft smart screen, slipper clutch, and 10 extra ponies. A test ride of baby GS and the price @which it is launch will be crucial to make or break the deal. Other options is to get the xpulse until the 390adv is launched. Any info on when the xpulse is expected to be launched? Time is what i do not have.



By when can we except the 390 adv to be available for sale?

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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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Bingo. Yeah that's what I was trying to say there. You can't really compare the Xpulse and 390DukeADV but there's no denying the fact that the Xpulse will cost much less and will be a rugged, nimble ride that can definitely push people towards it. Heck I myself am personally looking forward to the Xpulse launch and a test ride to wait see what it's like.
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Old 30th June 2018, 12:24   #78
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and 10 extra ponies.
I seriously doubt the ADV coming in the same D390 engine tune, the D390 has no power below 4k rpm, only above, it comes to life. The ADV has to have good low and mid range. I wont be surprised if it comes in the Dominor state of tune.
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The ADV has to have good low and mid range.
True, but also the weight of this ADV might not be all that different from the 390 either. The extra fairings seem to be small and will mostly be made of clear light plastics as in the RC top half too.

So it might not need as much detuning as the heavy Dominar.

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New spy shot of the KTM 390 adventure, this time with a pillion on board. The rear seat looks reasonably comfortable.

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Integrated grab rails.

More details here.
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I doubt it looks comfortable - maybe because the pillion rider is on the smaller side.
The underwear grabrails are definitely not comfortable - hope they get proper size grabrails.
Good to see they have the TFT screen. Hope they have resolved the issues with the screen too.
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A good blog on what to expect, realistically, from the KTM 390 Adventure -

https://www.autocarindia.com/auto-bl...reality-408952

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Realistically I am hoping for:
  • Better shockers
  • Better and more comfortable seat
  • Larger tank - atleast 300km range
  • More upright seating
For all the talk of engine tuning, I don't think any big changes are possible for the long stroke, high compression engine of 390.
And please atleast a variant for tubeless tires.
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So its almost time. My Instagram feed seems to suggest KTM is gonna reveal the 790 Duke as well as the the 390 Adventure during the EICMA show, 6th to 11th November. I cant find any credible sources online yet, and was hoping to find something on the forum, no luck with that clearly.
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I am waiting for almost 2 years plus for this launch. Hope so it happens this year. We are in need of an adventure category bike for sure given our vastly different road conditions. Even if one doesn't off road much, our road conditions will be better taken care of by an adventure tourer. KTM please hear us and bring in the adv 390 soon.
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Are Unicorns finally real?
http://overdrive.in/news-cars-auto/k...at-eicma-2018/

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Trunkenpolz said, "The 390 Adventure project is on-going. It will definitely be at EICMA 2019." I spoke to KTM India officials who said exactly the same thing - that their declaration of a 2019 launch was still on, that no one promised a Milan show debut and that the 390 Adventure will, in fact, arrive in the 2019 calendar year.
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They'll launch it on 31st December 2019 and then claim they "listened to what the fans said and delivered on their promise"

The only reason I dislike the 790 adventure is because it isn't the 390 adventure.

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Spied testing in India now? Getting circulated in biking groups, original source unknown.



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Default Re: Spied: 2018 KTM 390 Adventure

Here is an official update from Rushlane, which claims that launch has been confirmed for 2019.

https://www.rushlane.com/ktm-390-adv...-12286655.html
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