A prototype mannequin of the upcoming KTM 390 Journey has been just lately noticed testing in India. That is the primary time that the bike has been spied within the nation, which suggests KTM India has already began native testing. The Indian prototype is basically much like the beforehand seen international take a look at mules, and this one, particularly, seems to be nearing manufacturing stage. Sadly sufficient, the prototype bike got here with alloy wheels, much like the 390 Duke, not like the worldwide take a look at mules that had been seen with spoked wheels. Whereas this may very well be a sign that KTM would possibly launch the bike in India with alloy wheels, like the prevailing ADVs on this section, we do hope the manufacturing mannequin will get spoked wheels, not less than as an choice.
The brand new KTM 390 Journey relies on the prevailing 390 Duke and can share a number of of its components with its bare sibling. The bike includes a comparable two-part headlamp unit with LED lights, whereas this one additionally will get a taller windscreen. Moreover, we additionally get to see equivalent tank shrouds, nonetheless, the design of the tank appears to have been altered to slot in the prolonged ADV-style seat. Contemplating that is an journey tourer, it’s fairly attainable that the gas tank capability could be elevated and the seat peak has additionally been elevated.
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As for different options, we additionally see the bike with a pleasant and compact engine guard, barely forwards-set foot pegs, a pillion seat much like the 390 Duke, a bit with longer seize rails, and a set of dual-purpose tyres. In contrast to the beforehand seen take a look at mules, this one will get a unique and greater exhaust, which seems to be a brief unit, whereas the manufacturing mannequin is more likely to get the brand new exhaust that’s provided with the prevailing 390s. The suspension setup additionally seems to be much like different take a look at mules, which seems to be an off-set WP unit with longer journey, fitted to journey touring.
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Powering the brand new KTM 390 Journey would be the identical 373 cc single-cylinder engine that powers the 390 Duke, however we anticipate the Journey model to have a unique state of tune to have extra low- and mid-range torque. General energy output, nonetheless, must be within the area of 44 bhp, and it’ll proceed to return mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
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The brand new KTM 390 Journey is slated to be launched in India someday within the second half of 2019, with a price ticket probably below Rs. three lakh (ex-showroom). Upon launch, it should compete with the likes of BMW G 310 GS and the Kawasaki Versys-X 300.