A state-of-the-art, liquid cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke 373 cc engine powers this agile machine perfectly into KTM’s world of ADVENTURE. The engine is equipped with an electric starter and achieves a peak power of 32 kW (43 hp) with an incredibly punchy 37 Nm of 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 the highest levels of smoothness. Its lightweight and compact construction facilitates straight air intake channels, allowing for a shortened distance for air to flow into the combustion chamber, and beyond for gas flow to the two catalytic converters. Besides the faster movement of air and gases, this also allows the engine to warm up faster. Additionally, the two catalytic converters and the fuel tank ventilation system (EVAP system) improve emission values and prevent fuel vapors from being released into the environment, making the KTM 390 ADVENTURE extremely eco-friendly and compliant with the strict EU4 exhaust emission standards.
The KTM 390 ADVENTURE is a versatile travel motorcycle, well balanced and purposeful. It has super agile and sporty handling on the street and as well as the offroad capability to take on rougher dirt roads. Even with its large volume fuel tank, the design of the bodywork and the seat allow excellent ergonomics, freedom of movement and comfort. It offers a low seat height, while still providing sufficient ground clearance. The rugged, minimalist bodywork defines the identity of the bike and underlines its hardcore roots.
Similar to the race proven frame of the KTM 450 RALLY, the KTM 390 ADVENTURE features an ultra-lightweight, yet extremely stable trellis frame. It exceeds all requirements for stability and controllability and is the backbone of this nimble adventurer. The forgiving balance of flex and stiffness, combined with a wheelbase of 1430 (+/-15.5 mm) and a 63.5 degree steering head angle, clearly suggest an offroad oriented layout. It is also the basis of its outstanding straight-line stability and precise and agile steering behavior.
With many years of development in the toughest terrain, the KTM 390 ADVENTURE draws on WP’s renowned racing experience for a great handling package that is ready for more adventure. The fully adjustable WP APEX suspension in the front and rear, work together perfectly with the chassis to provide comfort, control and the clearance to venture down more challenging roads.
High-quality BYBRE brakes featuring a large 320 mm front brake disk and a 230 mm rear disk work perfectly with a 4-piston radially mounted front caliper and a 1-piston floating rear caliper, to provide the ideal mix of control and stopping power. In addition, a 2-channel ABS system made by BOSCH guarantees the highest safety standard when conditions get a bit trickier.
ERGONOMICS & COMFORT
The KTM 390 ADVENTURE has several optional features to enhance rider comfort, including a higher or lower seat option and adjustable handlebar height. With lessons learned from KTM’s Dakar Rally success, its performance-oriented, long-distance ergonomics were designed with comfort and control in mind.
As on the bigger-displacement KTM ADVENTURE machines, the KTM 390 ADVENTURE is fitted with a high-end, tapered aluminum handlebar that importantly, provides a comfortable riding position and maximum control. The left side features an easily accessible menu switch for the TFT display and for the selection of various different modes and connectivity features. Simply flick “up” and “down” through the menu, select the desired setting with the right button or go a step back with the left.
SOFTWARE & ELECTRONICS
The KTM 390 ADVENTURE provides you with all the information you need and allows you to ride with optimal control. Even when you’re pushing to extend your boundaries, KTM’s combination of the most advanced software and electronics allows you to maximize the thrill factor out on any ride. Its racy looks and performance are matched only by the ease-of-use that modern electronics offer. All you have to do is focus on the horizon – and chase it down.
KTM MY RIDE
With the KTM MY RIDE system, a smartphone can be tethered to the bike, allowing you to make phone calls, listen to music and use the optional turn-to-turn navigating app, all while keeping the adventure going.