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.
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