Big news of out KTM for adventure riders and prospective adventure riders, with the announcement of the 390 Adventure model, using the powerplant from the 390 Duke and offering an entry level adventure-touring option that looks to ensure there’s a road-orientated dual-sport option that can compete with the likes of the Versys X 300, V-Strom 250 and G 310 GS.
Details also suggest the 2020 390 Adventure will be a bit of a beast, featuring that 32kW liquid-cooled single with 37Nm of torque, and being A2 and LAMS compliant in regions with beginner restrictions.
Ride-by-Wire on the 390 Adventure will also allow the adoption of a traction control system, with cornering ABS also mentioned in the documentation provided, alongside a full colour TFT display and KTM MY Ride connectivity.
Suspension is high spec adjustable WP Apex options, with 43mm forks and a mono-shock rear, with a steel trellis frame and bolt-on sub-frame featured, alongside a die-cast open-lattice swingarm.
Overall the 2020 KTM 390 Adventure looks to offer a much higher spec small capacity entry level adventure machine, capable of touring, commuting and getting adventurous off-road, with just the price remaining to be seen, to see how it compare to some of the more bare-bones options that prove popular due to accessible pricing for new riders.