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KTM NORTH AMERICA ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR KTM 390 ADVENTURE

Posted on April 15, 2020 by Motorcycle Maniac.

KTM North America, Inc. is pleased to announce details of the highly-anticipated KTM 390 ADVENTURE, the next step in KTM’s incredibly versatile ADVENTURE lineup. As an introduction to the world of light offroading and wider adventure touring, this motorcycle is a pure class-leader, combining the most powerful single in the segment with unmatched technology.

The new KTM 390 ADVENTURE has harnessed the attributes and DNA from the popular and highly rated KTM 790 ADVENTURE, as well as the development information gleaned from nearly two decades of Dakar Rally success. A light, agile and confidence-inspiring entry model for riders looking to discover the world of adventure riding, this motorcycle offers added versatility for touring and light offroading. Using elements of the KTM 390 DUKE as a base, the KTM 390 ADVENTURE offers proximity to the feeling and performance found at the root of the all-conquering KTM 450 RALLY but with efficiency and comfort as part of the package.

A state-of-the-art, liquid cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke
373.2 cc engine powers this agile machine perfectly into KTM’s world of
ADVENTURE. The engine is equipped with an electric starter and achieves
impressive peak power with incredibly punchy torque. Twin overhead camshafts,
four valves and electronic fuel injection are integral to the KTM 390
ADVENTURE’s outstanding power and together with a balancer shaft, deliver an
incredibly smooth ride for all-day touring. Next-level rider aids include
lean-angle-sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) paired with a
class-leading PASC slipper clutch to keep the power to ground while pushing
limits on or off the asphalt. 

The low-maintenance, high-performance engine is housed in a flex
and weight optimized chassis fitted with premium, adjustable WP APEX suspension
offering 170 mm of travel in the front and 177 mm in the rear. Bringing this
machine to a stop is easy with the BYBRE brake calipers, two-channel ABS system
administered by BOSCH software and the standard OFFROAD ABS mode. Its versatile
ergonomics, smooth power delivery and innovative technology all come together
in a comfortable, lightweight package built for those wanting to fit more
adventure into their daily lives.

FEATURES

ENGINE 

  • Class-leading power-to-weight ratio
  • PASC slipper clutch 
  • Ride-by-Wire system
  • State-of-the-art engine management with EFI system
  • Oversized radiator

ELECTRONICS

  • Lean-angle-sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC)
  • Cornering ABS
  • OFFROAD ABS
  • TFT Display 
  • KTM MY RIDE

SUSPENSION

  • Fully-adjustable WP APEX front fork
  • Adjustable WP APEX shock absorber

CHASSIS

  • Steel trellis frame
  • Signature die-cast swingarm
  • Cutting-edge BYBRE brakes
  • Standard engine guards
  • Robust cast wheels with CONTINENTAL TKC 70 tires 

ERGONOMICS

  • Minimal, slim bodywork
  • Two-piece seat 
  • Tapered aluminum handlebars with offroad bend
  • Low, accessible seat height
  • Offroad footpegs with rubber inserts   

The 2020 KTM 390 ADVENTURE is slated to arrive in North American KTM dealerships in May. For more information on the 2020 model lineup and to view a complete list of KTM dealerships, please visit www.ktm.com/us/

KTM USA press release

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