After numerous rumors and stolen photos, the official confirmation came. KTM announced that the 390 Adventure will debut in India in a few months. The communication was made during the presentation of the RC 125/390 which took place a few days ago in India, during which the Austrian company anticipates that even the small Adventure will be built in the Indian plants, to be then exported all over the world.
KTM says that the 390 Adventure is a new model and not just a Duke 390 redesigned according to the style of the on/off family. It appears that, after trying to set up the bike starting from Duke 390, problems have emerged to create a model that did not disfigure the face of more Adventure sisters, so it was decided to start from scratch.
Only certain engine, the same single-cylinder 373 cm3, liquid-cooled, which is mounted on all the small models of KTM. As for prices, the 390 Adventure should position itself at the level of the Duke 390 and RC 390 which in India are sold, at Rs. 2.25 lakh.
Vitpilen Svartpilen 401 and 401 are ready to see the light. Husqvarna, a known brand of Scandinavian origin, who spent a few years ago under the KTM control is going to start production of two new models in India within the plants owned by Bajaj Auto partners, where the Duke 390 is already assembled, which does not shares the same engine/chassis platform with the two Husky 401 and also with Bajaj Dominar 400.
The Manufacturer has announced the start of production of the two motorcycles and at the same time revealed that the sourcing of components of the two bikes from local companies, mainly Bajaj Auto suppliers will be particularly significant, up to 50-60% in terms the total value of the bike. The news was then confirmed by Rajiv Bajaj.
The Vitpilen Husqvarna 401 is a simple and innovative urban street bike, which represents a new access road to the culture of motorcycle for a wider audience of potential riders. The model uses the same engine from 373 cc that equips the Duke 390 and the RC 390, capable of producing 43.5 HP of power level to 9,000 r/min and 37 Nm of torque at 7,000 r/min torque.
The bike has a dry weight of 148 kg and a braking system with 320 mm discs at the front and 230 rear. The Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 is basically its off-road version, with Pirelli Scorpion Rally wheels threatening apt rays tires and a smaller disk, 300 mm, for the front brake. The two models should be ready to enter the Indian market this year.