There is good news for all you KTM enthusiasts who enjoy power and speed – put yourself in an adventurous mode , cause the renowned Austrian motorcycle manufacturer, KTM, plans to release the Duke 390 Adventure bike in India by 2015.
Clubbing up with Bajaj Auto in 2012, the Austrian motor cycle manufacturer released their debut bike, the KTM Duke 200, in India , followed by the KTM Duke 390 in 2013. Just like Bajaj created a wave in the Indian bike segment with the Pulsar series , KTM Duke raced through the streets and acquired its spot in the Indian market .
With unbeatable power, speed, performance and its rugged bully look , the KTM Duke , shot sales up in the Indian market.Seeing how well the bike did , KTM has set out to release the RC variants , namely RC 200 and RC 390 fully – faired versions , with flatter tanks and dual headlamps this October.
But this is not enough;the Austrian manufacturers take the Indian market very seriously and will not rest till they release the KTM Duke 390 Adventure in 2015. The 390 Adventure will be powered by a 373.2cc , water cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder engine , which will yield maximum power 43.6PS at 9500RPM and maximum torque of 32Nm at 7250 RPM. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox, which once in gear…. will send you racing down any road.
The design and fabrication of the 390 Adventure will be borrowed from its bolder sibling ,the 1190 Adventure . The 390 Adventure will boast of a larger fuel tank, stronger suspension along with all- terrain tyres to handle on- road and off-road tracks. The 390 Adventure will also sport an upright riding position along with ABS , comfortable for long distance rides.
Priced at approximately Rs 2.5 lakhs (ex-showroom) a little more than the Duke 390 . The 390 Adventure should hopefully capture the dual purpose Indian bike market , unlike the Honda Impulse which failed to do so. We can wait and watch if this adventurous step by KTM will be successful or not.
Just a point to ponder upon, when KTM launched the Duke 200 ,Bajaj came with the Pulsar 200 NS . So do you think this 390 Adventure will benefit Bajaj in any way in the future ?