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Old 02-24-2014, 02:26 PM   #1
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390 Adventure!

So they can build a poxy 390 single "Adventure" but not a decent mid sized single or twin. Maybe the parallel twin 790/800 may make its way into an Adventurised bike?

http://www.motoroids.com/news/ktm-in...lot-coming-us/
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:28 PM   #2
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So they can build a poxy 390 single "Adventure" but not a decent mid sized single or twin. Maybe the parallel twin 790/800 may make its way into an Adventurised bike?

http://www.motoroids.com/news/ktm-in...lot-coming-us/
Don't write the 390 engine off as 'poxy' until you've ridden the 390 Duke.

Plenty of go, relaxed cruising, flexible engine, negligable vibration and fantastic fuel mileage. To me, it sounds ideal for a lightweight adventure bike.

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Old 02-24-2014, 11:30 PM   #3
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The perfect bike to go on an actual adventure with...
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:04 AM   #4
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How many more will there be?
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:18 AM   #5
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Yup I'm loving this bike concept so far.. A decent low cc dual sport that should be able to handle some abuse and isn't just a motocross bike with some lights crudely slapped onto it.. I'm just hoping it makes it way to North America and is going to be offered at a price comparable to others in its class..

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Old 02-25-2014, 06:27 AM   #6
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I hope they bring that over. Been looking for a potential replacement for my trusty XR6, and that would fit the bill of what I need. Trouble is, the price will likely be...slightly prohibitive for me. Imagine it being listed for $10,500, minimum here.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:32 AM   #7
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Done right, it could be over 100 pounds lighter than a KLR650, better performance, similar price. Needs larger than a 17" front tire, the new Bosch ABS as an option....doesn't need dual discs in the front unless it's a linked ABS system component....and 300 mile fuel range....oh..and proper mounting bosses for robust racks/luggage from the aftermarket providers, and long valve lash intervals
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:34 AM   #8
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Yup I'm loving this bike concept so far.. A decent low cc dual sport that should be able to handle some abuse and isn't just a motocross bike with some lights crudely slapped onto it.. I'm just hoping it makes it way to North America and is going to be offered at a price comparable to others in its class..

That bike in the picture is an 1190
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:36 AM   #9
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I hope they bring that over. Been looking for a potential replacement for my trusty XR6, and that would fit the bill of what I need. Trouble is, the price will likely be...slightly prohibitive for me. Imagine it being listed for $10,500, minimum here.
If it's priced like an austrian KTM, built with Indian labor rates, KTM will hit a new high in greedyness! Should be well priced like Honda's recent Thailand products. I'd guess $US 6500...max
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:39 AM   #10
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That bike in the picture is an 1190
That explains a lot of misconceptions! shoulda looked closer. Recent magazines are awash with road tests of that monstrosity.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:56 AM   #11
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Mods! Why not merge this thread with these
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=954357
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868542
and this from the Regional side
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856682
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:06 AM   #12
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The Duke 390 is approx. 6.800 $ in Austria - but we got emission-taxes and much higher VAT, so a price below 7.000 $ should be very likely for the Adventure 390.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:49 AM   #13
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Jan from Finland: Thanks for the connections to prior KTM390 Adventure threads....I've spread my personal opinions over there.
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:00 PM   #14
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Yup I'm loving this bike concept so far..
A perfect sized Round The World Bike, I hope it comes to fruition and in New Zealand
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Not that I care cause it's 300cc to small, but it's not going to happens anyway.

KTM Denies Launching Duke 390 Based Adventure Motorcycle


on AUGUST 22 2014, 3:47 PM
in KTM



If you have been long awaiting an adventure model based on the Duke, we must ask you to sit down first. KTM has denied the recent online reports that suggested of any development of a 390 Adventure entry-level tourer motorcycle that would be launched next year and was rumoured to be unveiled at the EICMA in Milan later this year. Answering the query issued by AdvPulse.com, the Austrian manufacturer responded stating that such a model is not foreseen by the company that would be based on the Duke platform.

Apparently, speculations surfaced online that KTM was working on an Adventure model based on the Duke platform and would be powered by the same 373cc single-cylinder engine. However, KTM clarified that the Duke platform has been designed to spawn naked and supersport models but a tourer would require a completely different package altogether and the Duke platform could not provide with the same. The manufacturer however, did not rule out the possibility of an entry-level adventure tourer but it was not on the cards for KTM in the short term.

Nonetheless, the sheer excitement created by the speculation should give enough confidence to KTM to create a 390 Adventure motorcycle, considering the firm now knows that there is a demand for such models across the globe. The middle-weight 400cc segment does not have many Adventure bikes and clearly, there is enough space for KTM to bring in its own model to kick start the segment. Currently, the manufacturer is concentrating on launching the RC 200 and 390 in India based on the Duke platform, both will be launched on 9th September in the country.


Read more at http://www.motorbeam.com/bikes/ktm/k...YR5FLXpZRIU.99
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