KTM has imported two units of the Duke 390 Adventure (codenamed KT22) to India for R&D purpose. To be positioned above the Duke 390 and RC390, the 390 Adventure tourer will create a new segment in the Indian two-wheeler industry.
Powering the Duke 390 Adventure will be a 373.2 single-cylinder, liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine that also does duty to the Duke 390 and RC390. Mated to a 6-speed transmission, this engine delivers a maximum power output of 42.9bhp, while producing a peak torque of 35Nm. The 390 Adventure will share several components with its naked and fully faired siblings – 390 and RC390. Though, it will have better off-roading capabilities. It suspension system will be boosted with all terrain and longer travel assembly, including a visor, mounts for luggage boxes, knuckle guards, specialized tyres etc. The bike will feature a new headlamp, new side mounted exhaust, more comfortable seats and longer travel forks. KTM might re-tune power delivery and gear ratios for better off-roading performance.
Since the Duke family bikes are produced at Bajaj’s Chakan plant, the new Duke 390 Adventure will also be manufactured here. Along with the KTM Duke 390 Adventure, the Austrian bikemaker is also planning to launch a bunch of new compact sports bikes in India.
Source - Z