2020 KTM 390 Adventure

KTM are set to introduce a 390 Adventure model to the Australian market early in 2020 to widen their adventure-touring portfolio with a new light-weight learner legal machine.

KTM Adventure
2020 KTM 390 Adventure

Tipping the scales at 158kg (172 kg complete with a full 14.5-litre fuel tank), and boasting 44 horsepower it will be an attractive option for a new rider.

KTM Adventure
2020 KTM 390 Adventure

The KTM 390 Adventure should prove extremely comfortable and practical in a commuting role during the week, then be ready for adventure come the weekend.

KTM Adventure Action
2020 KTM 390 Adventure

The 373.2cc engine is borrowed from the highly successful KTM 390 Duke and RC390 models to pull all-roads touring duty in the new 390 Adventure.

KTM Adventure
2020 KTM 390 Adventure

It is a high-tech EU4 spec’ high-compression engine that spins hard and is fuelled by a Bosch EFI system via a 38 mm throttle body that is controlled via a ride-by-wire system.

KTM Adventure
2020 KTM 390 Adventure

A single 320mm disc with radial caliper and 230mm rear disc are connected to a Bosch 9.1MP ABS system that can be turned off when negotiating more extreme off-road tracks.  Traction/stability control systems are also standard.

KTM Adventure
2020 KTM 390 Adventure

KTM state that the chassis and ergonomics are derived from the 790 Adventure in conjunction with feedback from the KTM 450 Rally program.

KTM Adventure
2020 KTM 390 Adventure

The trellis frame has been tuned for controlled flex to provide feel to the rider and the 390 Adventure rolls on a 1430 mm wheelbase.

KTM Adventure
2020 KTM 390 Adventure

WP provide their Apex spec’ suspension with inverted 43mm forks that are adjustable for both compression and rebound damping via easy knobs on top of the fork tubes, compression in one leg and rebound in the other. The WP Apex shock is adjustable for preload and rebound.

KTM Adventure
2020 KTM 390 Adventure

Suspension travel is a generous 170 mm at the front and 177 mm at the rear.

KTM Adventure
2020 KTM 390 Adventure

The 390 Adventure has a handy 200 mm of ground clearance while keeping the seat height to a reasonable 855 mm. KTM state that due to the slim proportions of the machine and a sculpted seat getting on and off the bike is easier than the seat height might suggest.

KTM Adventure
2020 KTM 390 Adventure

A full-colour TFT dash can connect to your phone via Bluetooth and the KTM My Ride navigation app to facilitate on-dash navigation prompts while you ride.   An up-down quick-shifter will be an optional extra.

KTM Adventure Action
2020 KTM 390 Adventure

2020 KTM 390 Adventure Specifications

Specficiations
Engine
Engine Type Single cylinder, 4-stroke
Displacement 373.2 cc
Bore / Stroke 89 / 60 mm
Power 32 kW (44 hp) @ 9,000 rpm
Torque 37 Nm @ 7,000 rpm
Compression Ratio 12.6:1
Starter / Battery Electric starter / 12V, 8 Ah
Transmission 6 gears
Fuel System Bosch EFI (throttle body 38 mm)
Control 4 V / DOHC
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil Motorex Formula 4T 15W/50
Primary Drive 30:80
Final Drive 15:45
Cooling Liquid cooling
Clutch PASC™ slipper clutch, mechanically operated
Ignition / Engine Management Bosch EMS with RBW
Traction Control MTC
Chassis
Frame Steel trellis frame, powder coated
Subframe Steel trellis frame, powder coated
Handlebar Aluminum, tapered, Ø 26 / 22 mm
Front Suspension WP APEX, Ø 43 mm, adjustable compression / rebound
Rear Suspension WP APEX shock absorber, adjustable rebound and spring preload
Suspension Travel Front / Rear 170 / 177 mm
Front Brake Single piston, radially mounted caliper, brake disc Ø 320 mm
Rear Brake Double piston, floating caliper, brake disc Ø 230 mm
Abs Bosch 9.1MP Two Channel (disengageable)
Wheels Front / Rear Cast aluminium wheels 2.50 × 19″; 3.50 × 17″
Tires Front / Rear 100/90 × 19; 130/80 × 17
Chain X-Ring 520
Silencer Stainless steel primary and aluminium secondary silencer
Steering Head Angle 63,5°
Trail 98 mm
Wheel Base 1,430 ± 15.5 mm
Ground Clearance 200 mm
Seat Height 855 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity Approx. 14.5 litres / 3.5 litres reserve
Dry Weight Approx. 158 kg (without fuel)
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