KTM 390 Adventure in the USA?

Discussion in 'Hard. Core. (1090/1190/1290)' started by IndigoSwann, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. IndigoSwann

    IndigoSwann Pirate

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    Morning folks!

    After much excitement (and subsequent disappointment) of looking forward to KTM revealing the 390 Adventure model at EICMA 2018 I'm confident we will see it this year - finally!

    But speaking with people on various boards there seems to be disagreement on whether this will go on sale here in the US? I'm sure after launch at EICMA 2019 it's likely to be for sale for the Indian market with a 250 version for other Asian markets immediately or very soon after.

    Will it make it here in US? Is KTM going to release it here and possibly cannabilise sales of the 790 or like BMW with the 310 GS are they hoping to get us hooked on the KTM orange teet?

    Anybody heard or read anything as I cannot get a bean out of KTM officially.
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  2. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    Look at rally raids site and nomad... theres lots of motorcycle rally parts sites

    Why wait, have some thing better! And personalised to you
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  3. Barekat

    Barekat Looking to get dirty

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    My dealer told me the 390 adventure was coming.

    I joked with the shop owner asking who would want a 390cc adventure bike?? ...but he said it'll be the real deal with excellent suspension.

    I'm a believer.
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  4. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob Supporter

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    I hate to talk down KTM, but what I've seen is that the Indian sourced bikes are not ready for prime time USA.
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  5. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    I'm sure in the right hands it will leave a bigger twin for dead.. as it will be so easy to ride...


    You just gotta take the four stroke singles as a example, especially the much acclaimed 350, they are weapons
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  6. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    Is the exc350f not rated as one of the best all round enduros... ?? I'm sure there will be lessons learnt by ktm here


    I'd love a go on one for sure
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  7. TripleTriples

    TripleTriples Been here awhile

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    Same. I'm hoping for a smaller 690, to be honest. Something offroady, but with longer maintenance intervals.
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  8. thirsty 1

    thirsty 1 Rider Supporter

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    A 390 Adv bike would be Sweet!
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  9. CaptCapsize

    CaptCapsize Long timer

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    Advertising and reviews sound better than a Honda CB500X with the level 2 Rally Raid and less expensive. I have the Honda, but not the RR kit. Some how I feel if you have to make a nearly 30% cost change to a bike you have the wrong bike.
    I am curious when it will make it to the US
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  10. Saltboxlad

    Saltboxlad Long timer

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    Cast wheels though?
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  11. cman

    cman cman

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    Should be available in January 2020.
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  12. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob Supporter

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    After watching KTM for 15 years - I predict it will be available to Asia and Euro about then, but we will see small numbers about May-June.
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  13. cman

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    Not soon enough for me.:D
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