KTM makes adventure accessible with PH-made 390 Adventure

Published November 17, 2020, 6:16 PM

by Inigo Roces

Photo by Sebas Romero for KTM

Adventure is just a twist of the throttle away as KTM’s motorcycle designed to take on the unexpected is now available. The 390 Adventure is KTM Philippines’ bid to make touring riding more accessible to more Pinoys. For just PhP309,000, riders can go beyond paved roads on KTM’s new, Philippine-assembled 390 Adventure.

The new KTM 390 Adventure builds on the strengths of KTM’s larger “Adventure” models and nearly two decades of Dakar Rally success with its light and agile entry-level adventure bike. Ideal for riders keen to discover the thrills of riding beyond regular roads, this motorcycle offers added versatility for touring and light off-roading.

Photo by Sebas Romero for KTM

It’s built on the KTM 390 Duke platform using the same single-cylinder 373.2 cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled engine as the 390 Duke and RC lineup.

It features a WP front fork and WP Apex rear suspension with 170 and 177 mm travel, respectively. It’s also equipped with dual-channel ABS on its Brembo-made Bybre brakes. Besides the standard on-road ABS, there’s also an off-road ABS mode, and traction control. An up-and-down quick shifter is offered as an option.

Photo by Sebas Romero for KTM

Its seat height is relatively high at 855 mm, while the fuel tank can carry up to 14.5 liters of fuel. Nonetheless, its dry weight is a lithe 158 kilograms.

Photo by Sebas Romero for KTM

Riders will see pertinent ride info on its 5-inch full-color TFT screen with Bluetooth connectivity to smart phones.

Photo by Sebas Romero for KTM

The new KTM 390 Adventure is now available for reservation at all authorized KTM dealers.