Thinking Of Buying A Used KTM 390 Adventure? We Got A List Of The Pros And Cons!

KTM 390 Adventure

The KTM 390 Adventure was launched in January 2020, and quite a few used models are available in the market. So, here is a list of the pros and cons of buying a used KTM 390 Adventure.

It has been over two and a half years since the KTM 390 Adventure was launched in India. It has been a hit with those looking to buy a motorcycle that can tackle challenging terrain and is a comfortable highway cruiser. It is accessible and not as intimidating as bigger ADVs, even for the riders with less off-road experience, and yet be a strong enough off-road weapon in the right hands.

KTM 390 Adventure

But before buying a used KTM 390 Adventure, here is a list of some pros and cons you should keep in mind. 


  • The KTM 390 Adventure gets the same as the 390 Duke, so the 373cc, the single-cylinder engine, puts out the 43bhp at 9,000rpm and 37Nm at 7,000rpm.
  • There is a long travel hindrance from WP, a non-adjustable upside-down front fork with 170mm of travel. At the rear, too, the condition has a 10-step preload adjustability, with 177Nm of travel.
  • It also gets a long list of electronic rider aids-ride-by-wire-throttle, cornering ABS, switchable lean-sensitive traction control, no option to switch ABS on the rear wheel, and a standard quick shifter. And there is also the KTM My Ride Smartphone connectivity system; all managed through the entire colour TFT instrument console.
  • The alloy wheels are more prominent with a 19-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear wheel combination ad get tubeless tyres, built for both on-road and off-road usage, which are Metzeler Tourance units.
  • There is 200mm of ground clearance, an engine bash plate and off-road ready serrated foot pegs.


  • There is no bottom-end grunt, and you need to keep the engine spinning, particularly when trying to settle challenging terrain.
  • For off-road enthusiasts, the KTM 390 Adventure demands a higher skill set to extract the maximum performance out of the motorcycle. That may not be to everybody’s liking.
  • Again, a hard-core off-roader may have to look towards aftermarket solutions for wire-spoke wheels, as the KTM 390 Adventure has alloy wheels as standard. For regular use, long-distance touring and mild-off-roading, the aloe wheels are more than enough
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