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ADV NewsKTM Launches Full Range of Accessories for New 390 Adventure

KTM Launches Full Range of Accessories for New 390 Adventure

 An extensive PowerParts catalog makes the 390 ADV ripe for personalizing.

Published on 08.25.2020
KTM’s 390 Adventure hit US showroom floors several months ago and as you might imagine, owners who have already taken them out on summer adventures are starting to think about ways they can customize their new machines. As previously reported, the compact and capable KTM 390 Adventure comes well equipped from the factory, but there are always those who want to personalize their adventure bikes to suit their riding style and preferences. KTM gets that and recently released a range of purpose-built accessories for the 390 Adventure, giving owners new options to further extend this budget-friendly bike’s versatility.

The list of KTM PowerParts factory accessories for the 390 Adventure is fairly extensive, including heavy-duty guards, luggage systems, performance upgrades, comfort improvements, and more. We picked out a few of the more-interesting accessories from the catalog that caught our eye. We’ve also had a chance to try out several of these PowerParts products on our KTM 390 Adventure test bike, which we provide more insights on below. You can find these parts online or order through your local KTM dealer.

Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust

KTM 390 Adventure Accessories Akrapovic exhaust

For those who want to enhance the sound and look of their 390, while shedding some weight, Akrapovič has you covered. The high-quality workmanship is immediately apparent with one glance at the titanium sleeve and carbon fiber heat shield. It’s also a plug & play slip-on, with no engine re-calibration necessary, so even a novice mechanic can handle this job. Right away, we noticed a throatier growl in the lower RPMs and even a little extra grunt from the improved airflow. MSRP: $674.99

GPS Bracket

If you look  just above the TFT display on the stock 390 Adventure, there is a small plastic cover with the words ‘Remove for GPS Mount’ imprinted on it.  It’s an ideal location to mount a GPS being up high in your field of vision, just like the navigation towers on rally bikes. The KTM GPS Bracket comes with mounting holes drilled in a universal AMPs bolt pattern, allowing you to attach a Garmin or Tom Tom GPS, or use it with the iBracket, Ram or other compatible phone holder. Plus it’s made from strong Aluminum and mounts solidly, so your expensive device won’t go flying into the bushes if you take a big hit. MSRP: $59.99

iBracket Phone Holder

KTM 390 Adventure Accessories - phone holder

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The iBracket phone holder is a rugged and secure way to mount your phone for adventures. As mentioned above, it’s compatible with KTM’s GPS bracket and it places your phone right in an ideal position for navigating while you ride, without having to look down completely. We’ve been using the iPhone X/XS iBracket attached to the KTM GPS Bracket and the setup has worked well for both on- and off-road travel. The phone fits snugly into the mount and after pushing down on the 3D closure tab, it locks securely in place. The mount has a swivel feature as well that lets you rotate the screen into either portrait or landscape mode. Several mounts are available, each tailor made to fit specific phone models. MSRP: $159.99

Quickshifter+

KTM 390 Adventure Accessories Quickshifter+

One of the funnest upgrades we’ve added to our 390 ADV is the QuickShifter+. It enables smooth, crisp, clutchless shifts both up and down. It’s great for street riding, banging through the gears, throttle pinned, with instantaneous shifts. Off-road you can focus on the foot shifter and forget about the clutch and throttle movements, which is a big advantage when you are barely hanging on during a rocky hill climb. MSRP: $219.99

Headlight Protector

A good way to guard 390’s high-tech LED headlight against an errant kicked-up rock off-road is to cover it with KTM’s Headlight Protector. Made from Makrolon material – the same stuff used on KTM’s factory rally bikes – this sturdy cover is practically indestructible. And it’s virtually invisible, so it won’t detract from the look of your bike. MSRP: $93.99

Ergo Tall Seat

KTM 390 Adventure Accessories - tall seat.

The stock two-piece seat on the 390 Adventure isn’t regarded as one of the most comfortable saddles for longer-range travel. Plus the step up to the passenger seat can constrain movement when you are riding off-road. The Ergo Tall Seat helps raise taller riders up a bit to give them more leg room and the flat, one-piece design gives the 390 a more dirt-bike feel for off-road riding. The seat height is raised by 0.71 inches (18mm) and we’ve found the extra padding is a big improvement in comfort on longer journeys. MSRP: $179.99

Radiator Protection Grill

KTM 390 Adventure Accessories - radiator guard

One advantage of having a small, nimble bike like the KTM 390 Adventure is that it lets you take it into some pretty tight places and explore technical terrain you might not want to mess with on a big bike. If you like the idea of exploring in rough terrain, a little extra protection can give you peace of mind when you’re doing it far from home. Adding the KTM Radiator Grill gives your vulnerable radiator fins extra protection against being punctured or damaged by kicked up rocks or tree branch whacks. The high-quality aluminum protector gives a nice custom touch to the 390 Adventure as well. MSRP: $129.99

Adjustable Breakaway Brake and Clutch Levers

Even when you have wrap around hand guards on your adventure bike, it’s still possible to break a lever if the guard flexes or a protruding rock gets in between the handlebar and the guard. Dealing with a busted brake or clutch lever on the trail can be no fun and even leave you stranded. These PowerParts levers are CNC milled from high-strength aluminum for increased durability over the cast aluminum stock levers. They are also adjustable so you can get the perfect ergonomic fit for your hands. Plus they come with a tough black anodized finish for that custom look. Best of all, they have a hinge that allows them to fold upwards in the event of a fall, so broken levers will be one less thing to worry about. MSRP: Clutch Lever $119.99; Brake Lever $119.99 

Heavy Duty Aluminum Skid Plate

skid plate KTM 390 Adventure Accessories

One of our biggest concerns while testing the 390 Adventure in rugged terrain has been with the protection offered by the stock skid plate, which is primarily made of plastic. It’s holding on pretty good so far, but we’ve already seen some witness marks to the abuse we’ve put it through. KTM now offers a more-robust aluminum skid plate that will give any 390 Adventure rider more protection riding in rocky terrain. It includes a cut out panel for easy maintenance and large side openings to make flushing out mud and debris easier after a muddy ride. MSRP: $189.99

Rekluse Radius X Auto Clutch Kit 

Want to make your 390 Adventure stall proof on those gnarly hill climbs and loose descents? A Rekluse Auto Clutch is the perfect rider aid for technical terrain. It ensures stall free riding and super smooth automatic clutch operation that can be overridden at any time if you think you can do it better (more often than not you can’t). Torque Drive disks boast greater longevity and increased power transfer as well. But this isn’t just for new riders new to a clutch. Experienced racers swear by their Rekluse clutches because it provides smooth delivery of torque in just the right amounts, saving them time and energy.  MSRP: $713.99

Metal-Braced Hand Guard Kit

It’s nice that the KTM 390 Adventure comes with handguards from the factory but like so many stock adventure bikes, they are on the soft and brittle side. A well-placed tip over on a rock is all it takes to snap them, leaving you with a broken or mangled lever. For real off-road protection, optional KTM guards have a sturdy aluminum bracket that wraps around the bars. Also, the plastic guards offer some extra coverage compared to the stock units, which provides improved protection for your hands from the elements, flying rocks or branches. MSRP: $155.99

Rear Rack

Any proper adventure bike needs a top rack to carry your gear and this essential accessory is sorely missed on the KTM 390 Adventure from the factory. One of the first upgrades you might consider to improve your carrying capability is the KTM Rear Rack. Robust steel tubing with a black finish matches the crash bars or optional side carrier racks. The large top plate includes a multitude of different notches to make strapping on a top duffel easier. Or it comes with notches that are designed to work with KTM’s optional top case. MSRP: TBD

Side Bags and Side Carrier Racks

KTM 390 Adventure Accessories - side bags

When assessing whether you should run hard or soft luggage, there are many pros and cons to consider. Although, KTM’s new semi-rigid side bags makes this decision process easier by bringing some of the best features of both worlds to the 390 Adventure. A set of robust steel tube side carrier racks hold the bags firmly in place, away from the hot exhaust, while the soft-shell bags are pliable enough to flex in a fall, lessening the likelihood of leg injury. They’re much lighter than hard boxes, yet they are made of a durable material that resists scratches and won’t dent like aluminum. Wrap-around zippers make loading and unloading fast and easy, while security loops can be padlocked to dissuade opportunistic thieves. The bags have a combined carrying capacity of 35 liters and fit snugly if you use your 390 for lane splitting. Just add a top duffel or the matching top case and you’ve got room to carry all your gear for several days of camping on the road. MSRP: Side Rack $209.99; Side Bags $349.99

Author: Rob Dabney

Rob Dabney started a lifelong obsession with motorcycles at the age of 15 when he purchased his first bike – a 1982 Honda MB5. Through his 20’s and 30’s he competed in off-road desert races, including the Baja 250, 500 and 1000. Eventually, his proclivity for exploration led him to dual sport and adventure riding. Rob’s never-ending quest to discover what’s around the next bend has taken him on Adventures in Mexico, North Africa, Europe, and throughout the American West. As a moto journalist, he enjoys inspiring others to seek adventure across horizons both near and far.

Author: Rob Dabney
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3 thoughts on “KTM Launches Full Range of Accessories for New 390 Adventure

    • Not that easy to just swap over. You would also need another fender, check if the tire hits the radiator at full suspension travel and probably reprogram the ABS / traction control. Sadly they did not do an R version from the beginning.

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