KTM 390 Adventure X gets the same 373cc engine, developing close to 43 bhp of power and 37 Nm of torque
Team Orange has introduced a new variant of its popular 390 Adventure model. It is called 390 Adventure X and sits below the Standard model in pricing and equipment. The Austrian brand has cut some corners to achieve this lower pricing. The high-performance single-cylinder engine doesn’t get any revisions.
KTM 390 Adventure X – Less Features For Less Money
The new variant costs Rs. 2.8 lakh (ex-sh). This is an introductory price and is likely to change in the future. As opposed to Rs. 3.38 lakh for standard model with all the bells and whistles, 390 Adventure X costs Rs. 58,000 less (all prices ex-sh). Making it a tempting proposition for potential buyers.
Pricing is the most interesting factor in this development. KTM 390 Adventure X now costs Rs. 2.8 lakh (introductory, ex-sh). 390 Adventure X is now Rs. 58,000 less than standard model and Rs. 36,000 more than KTM 250 Adventure priced at Rs. 2.44 lakh. Bringing 250 Adventure to the equation lends new perspectives regarding this new lower-spec KTM 390 Adventure X.
The company has not cut corners where it matters the most. Potential buyers can rejoice. The 373.27cc single-cylinder engine is untouched. It still makes 42.9 bhp of power at 9000 RPM and 37 Nm of torque at 7000 RPM. The 6-speed gearbox and primary cycle parts are carried over.
Omissions to achieve a lower price point come in its equipment list. KTM 390 Adventure X is devoid of a slew of electronic aids. These include Traction Control System, Cornering ABS and a quick shifter. Dual-channel ABS (switchable rear) is retained with the newer model.
LED lighting all-around, USD front forks, ride-by-wire, slipper and assist clutch, 320mm front with 4-pot caliper and 230 mm rear with 1-pot caliper brake setup, tubeless tyres, 19” front and 17” alloy wheel setup and 200 mm ground clearance are carried over. KTM 390 Adventure X may not get a TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity as seen on the regular 390 ADV. It could instead get a display unit from KTM 250 ADV.
Value For Money Variant In KTM’s 390 Lineup
KTM 390 Adventure X will broaden the horizon for the brand, drawing in more buyers. A lower entry-level price point makes it a VFM proposition, considering everything it packs. It is currently the least expensive KTM offering with a 373cc engine. 390 Adventure X has a slew of rivals falling in similar ethos. Zontes 350T costs Rs. 3.67 lakh and BMW G 310 GS costs Rs. 3.2 lakh (all prices ex-sh, Delhi)
Royal Enfield Himalayan and Yezdi Adventure cost less and pose better value. Pound-to-pound, both these vehicles are less performant than KTM 390 Adventure X. Colour options are Orange and Dark Galvano. Spoke Wheel Edition and Low Seat-Height Editions are likely to launch at a later date.
Many prospective buyers will find the new lower-spec variant of 390 Adventure a tempting proposition. It is not sure whether KTM will implement a similar strategy with Duke and RC lineups. In contrast, 390 Duke costs Rs. 2.96 lakh and RC 390 costs Rs. 3.16 lakh (all prices ex-sh, Delhi).
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