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ADV NewsKTM Releases Availability and More Details on 390 Adventure in US

KTM Releases Availability and More Details on 390 Adventure in US

New details announced ahead of the KTM 390 Adventure's arrival in America.

Published on 04.16.2020

KTM has released more details for the highly-anticipated KTM 390 Adventure coming to North America. The long-awaited 390 machine harnesses DNA from its big brother KTM 790 Adventure, which it shares a strong resemblance with (minus the low bulbous tank). And with nearly two decades of competing in Dakar Rally racing, we expect KTM incorporated R&D information gathered from its long-running success.

According to the orange marquee, the new 390 Adventure is an agile, entry-level model designed with both touring and light off-roading in mind. Using elements of the KTM 390 Duke platform as a base, while incorporating performance cues from the KTM 450 Rally, the 390 Adventure was “created with off-road capability and impressive road manners as part of the package,” says KTM.

At the heart of the 390 Adventure is a liquid cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke 373.2 cc engine equipped with an electric starter, pumping out 43 hp with a punchy 27.3 ft-lbs (37 Nm) of torque. Twin overhead camshafts, four valves and electronic fuel injection are integral to the KTM 390 Adventure’s power and together with a balancer shaft, deliver high levels of smoothness for all-day touring. Next-level rider aids include lean-angle-sensitive ABS and Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) paired with a class-leading PASC slipper clutch to keep the rubber to ground while pushing limits on or off the asphalt. 

KTM 390 Adventure suspension
The 390 Adventure features fully adjustable WP APEX suspension in the front and rear.
KTM 390 Adventure subframe
The removable, steel trellis subframe was developed to be compact and lightweight, but strong enough to carry a passenger and luggage,


The low-maintenance, high-performance engine is housed in a flex and weight optimized chassis fitted with premium, adjustable WP APEX suspension offering 6.69 inches (170 mm) of travel in the front and 6.97 inches (177 mm) in the rear. Bringing this machine to a stop is easy with the BYBRE brake calipers, two-channel ABS system administered by BOSCH software and the standard OFFROAD ABS mode. Its versatile ergonomics, smooth power delivery and innovative technology all come together in a comfortable, lightweight package built for those wanting to fit more adventure into their daily lives.

KTM 390 Adventure seat
The two-part 33.6 in (855mm) seat is narrower in the front, making it easier to reach the ground.



  • Class-leading power-to-weight ratio
  • PASC slipper clutch 
  • Ride-by-Wire system
  • State-of-the-art engine management with EFI system
  • Oversized radiator
KTM 390 Adventure comes to North America


  • Lean-angle-sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC)
  • Cornering ABS
  • TFT Display 


  • Fully-adjustable WP APEX front fork
  • Adjustable WP APEX shock absorber
2020 KTM 390 Adventure shock
The WP APEX shock absorber provides 177 mm of travel. The adjustable spring preload and rebound damping can be fine-tuned to the riders needs.


  • Steel trellis frame
  • Signature die-cast swingarm
  • Cutting-edge BYBRE brakes
  • Standard engine guards
  • Robust cast wheels with CONTINENTAL TKC 70 tires 
2020 KTM 390 Adventure comes to North America
The triple clamp is developed for a 63.5° steering head angle. The rider can also adjust the handlebar height with different mounts available in the KTM PowerParts catalogue.


  • Minimal, slim bodywork
  • Two-piece seat 
  • Tapered aluminum handlebars with off-road bend
  • Low, accessible seat height
  • Off-road footpegs with rubber inserts   
2020 KTM 390 Adventure footpegs
Footpegs come directly from the offroad models. Rubber inserts can be easily removed for more grip when heading off the beaten track.

The 2020 KTM 390 Adventure is slated to arrive in North American KTM dealerships in May with an MSRP of $6,199 USD and $6,799 CAD. Stay tuned for ADV Pulse’s First Ride Review of this all-new model coming soon!

KTM 390 Adventure Specs

ENGINE TYPE:Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, DOHC
BORE/STROKE:89/60 mm
POWER:43 hp ( 32 kW )
TORQUE:27.3 ft-lbs (37 Nm)
STARTER:Electric; 12V 8Ah
FUEL SYSTEM:Bosch EFI, 46 mm Throttle Body
COOLING:Liquid Cooling
CLUTCH:PASC Slipper Clutch, Mechanically Operated
IGNITION:Bosch EMS with Ride-By-Wire
FRAME:Steel Trellis
SUBFRAME:Steel Trellis
HANDLEBAR: Aluminum, Tapered, Ø 26/22 mm
SUSPENSION TRAVEL FR./RR.:6.7 in (170mm) / 6.9 in (177mm)
FRONT/REAR BRAKES:Disc Brake 320 mm/230 mm
FRONT/REAR WHEELS:2.50 x 19”, 3.50 x 17”  
FRONT/REAR TIRES:100/90-19”; 130/80-17” 
WHEELBASE:1,430 mm ± 15.5 mm / 56.3 ± 0.6 in
GROUND CLEARANCE:7.8 in (200mm)
SEAT HEIGHT:33.6 in (855mm)
TANK CAPACITY:3.8 gal (14.5 L)
DRY WEIGHT, APPROX:348.3 lbs (158 kg)
WET WEIGHT:379 lbs (172 kg)
MSRP:$6,199 USD/ $6,799 CAD

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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franco Prezioso
franco Prezioso
April 16, 2020 9:51 am

i thought it was already released here ?

April 16, 2020 11:45 am

No, only outside North America. Won’t hit dealers here until May.

April 17, 2020 6:18 am

Does it also include the ill-designed lugs on the steering head that support the headlight pod?

Laughable at best…


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