KTM 390 Adventure – Still worth your money?

KTM – Ready to Race The fastest-growing motorcycle brand has made an entry into India’s emerging Adventure biking segment by launching KTM 390 Adventure on January 2020.

If you are planning to buy this motorcycle in 2023 then this post will help you decide if it suits your budget, style and need. I will be reviewing KTM 390 Adventure in detail and let us see if this Adventure Tourer is Worth Your Attention!

In India, the motorcycle market is huge, and so is the base of enthusiasts who are keenly interested in Adventure Tourers.

After getting the 2 most affordable bikes in this segment i.e., Himalayan (from Royal Enfield) and Xpulse 200 (from Hero), KTM has sown the seed in the Indian market for its Adventure Tourer The new KTM 390 ADVENTURE.

It was launched in India keeping in mind the objectivity which was to provide an Adventure Tourer, it will directly compete against Himalayan.

Satisfy your restless spirit with the new KTM 390 ADVENTURE. This compact single-cylinder travel-enduro machine has a sporty design attitude, with comprehensive equipment and proven performance credentials of the KTM ADVENTURE range.

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.

The world these days has started focussing on the ADVs. The bikes which have started getting attention since famous MotoVloggers started using them for their touring purpose have seen a huge demand in the last few years. Many companies have started working on this segment, as it can prove to be popular among the influenced people.


Rider driving KTM 390 ADVENTURE



This bike is available in 2 colour options that are ORANGE & WHITE.

KTM 390 adventure orange colour

KTM 390 adventure orange colour

KTM 390 adventure white colour

KTM 390 adventure white colour


Torque 37 Nm @ 7500 rpm
Power42.9 bhp @ 9000 rpm
Fuel delivering systemElectronic Fuel Injection 
Fuel typePetrol
Engine coolingLiquid cooling
Bore89 mm
Transmission typeChain drive
Clutch TypeAssist and Slipper clutch
Gearbox typeManual Transmission
Number of gears6
Stroke60 mm
Number of cylinders1
Emission StandardBharat Stage – 6 (BS-6)
Valves per cylinder4


Fuel Tank Capacity14.5 Litres
Reserve Fuel Capacity2.9 Litres
Fuel Tank Range280-320 KMs(approx.)
Mileage20-25 km (May vary according to the usage pattern)


Tyre (front)100/90 – 19inch Tubeless
Tyre (rear)130/80 – 17inch Tubeless


KTM 390 adventure LED Head Lamp
Battery12V, 8Ah
Tail lampLED Tail Lamp
HeadlampLED Head Lamp

2.6: BRAKES :

Front Disc 320mm with ABS
Calliper TypeFront: 4 Piston Radial fixed
Rear: Single Piston Floating Calliper
Rear Disc 230mm with ABS
SuspensionFront: USD
Rear: WP APEX Monoshock


390 ADVENTURE Version Dimensions
Height1400 mm
Wheelbase1430 mm
Length2154 mm
Width900 mm
Saddle height855 mm
Ground clearance200 mm
Dry/Kerb weight177 Kg

#3: KTM 390 Adventure Pros And Cons

Since every bike has some positive and negative sides, here are certain points you must consider before making your decision of buying this machine.

3.1: PROS

  • Comfortable Ergonomics. In terms of ergonomics, it is expected from each and every Adventure segment bike to have a comfortable riding stance. This bike also scores pretty well in this department. You won’t face any issues with the riding posture, it is a comfortable tourer.
  • Latest Electronics On-Board. The technology department of this machine is well equipped with better technology and the latest electricals.
  • Good Service Experience. The Austrian brand promises to provide a top-class service experience. This is the area where KTM can win whenever compared with other brands.
  • A good combination of both power and affordability factor. The bigger tourers are still a dream for many but if you are a person who is going to hop on the saddle of an Adventure tourer for the first time, this bike can be an option to consider.

3.2: CONS

  • A bit overpriced. Even though it is cheaper than many of the other brands with bigger segment bikes, still it feels like a bit overpriced. If we compare this bike with Himalayan and G310 GS, you will feel it could have been a bit more affordable.
  • Low Mileage. Having such a powerful heart, expecting higher mileage might be not so practical keeping in mind that the power train has been borrowed from the 390 siblings i.e., Duke 390 and RC 390. You’ll get anywhere around 18-25 KMPL according to your riding style and usage pattern.
  • No Spoke Wheels. The standard ADV is expected to have spoke wheels, but this bike doesn’t get them. The off-roading can still be done, but not as much as it could’ve done with spoke wheels.
  • Limited Colour Options. The bike is available in 3 colour options i.e., Dark Galvano Black, Factory Racing Blue, and Atlantic Blue.

#4: FAQs about KTM 390 Adventure:

1: What are the colours available in KTM 390 Adventure?

This bike is available in 2 colour options that are Orange and White.

2: What is the ex-showroom price of the KTM 390 Adventure in India?

The ex-showroom price of the KTM 390 Adventure is from ₹3.38 Lakhs exshowroom.

3: What is the mileage of the KTM 390 Adventure?

It will give you anywhere around 20 – 25 KMPL(May differ according to the usage pattern)

4: Who are the Competitors of KTM 390 Adventure?

The competition for this bike is:
1. Royal Enfield Himalayan
2. Hero Xpulse
3. Benelli TRK 502
4. BMW G310 GS
5. Zontes 350T
6. Yezdi Adventure
Find more info on bikesquadron.com

5: What is the KTM 390 adventure seat height?

The seat height of the KTM 390 Adventure is 855 mm which is pretty decent among the adventure tourer motorcycle segment.

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