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Ktm 390 adventure

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ErÑete, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2019 DL650XT Touring

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    The power the 390 makes is quite a bit more. Like nearly 100% more.

    22hp at the rear to maybe about 39hp at rear.
    The Hima does not have much left at 60mph.... But that is ok, gears 1-3 are tall, but 4-5 are short. So the RE is more for dare I post back roads and forest roads.


    The 390 with the 19" front will be more for, dare I post sporty riding on back roads... for the weight class and price range.
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  2. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2019 DL650XT Touring

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    Real head to head competition is the GS.

    But in every way the 390 beats her.
  3. BarryB

    BarryB Been here awhile Supporter

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    I know a lot of you know ED, (flyingdutchman177). He rented a 390 Duke in India and rode all over the place on it. He said he loved it! I think he rode it into Pakistan or Nepal, too. Don't quote me. My hope is, that if Ed was so crazy about it, it will surely be good enough for me. I do wish it had a little more suspension, though. Don't think I can wait for an R model. I am no longer interested in hard core single track, but cant wait to do the BDR's. My 97' KLR is enough of a pig, that I am no longer interested in wrestling it around off road.
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  4. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2019 DL650XT Touring

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    I wonder why the wheel base has a over under there?
    33.6 inch seat height is great.
    3.8 gallons is good. 3.5 is the least you need.
    56.3 wheel base is very good.
  5. Andylaser

    Andylaser Heavy Metal

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    I would take the KTM over the GS any day of the week.
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  6. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    My concern is that by the time you get bike prepped (engine guards, center stand, spoked wheels, etc) it won't be such a good value. I have looked at RallyRaid G310GS and ended up buying Superdual; 22 more HP, bigger tank and a couple hundred bucks wasn't worth of headache.
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  7. Andylaser

    Andylaser Heavy Metal

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    Probably changes depending on suspension compression.
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  8. Green Mtn Rider

    Green Mtn Rider Husky Rider

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    The + /- is the distance for chain adjustment
  9. afordableperformance

    afordableperformance Been here awhile

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    I always thought it is how much chain adjustment is available?

    Green Mnt Rider beat me to it!
  10. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    That's even more disappointing.
  11. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    What vintage RC? They fixed Duke engine for 2017 and RC was lagging behind for another year or two no TFT no engine updates IIRC.
  12. afordableperformance

    afordableperformance Been here awhile

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    My thoughts too, now I want to test ride a 390 Duke and see how it feels myself. Is a Duke tuned the same as an RC?
  13. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2019 DL650XT Touring

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    Not sure about the tunning.

    For those who have ridden Jap bikes and not a euro bike, Go to the 5:00 mark

    There are some contrasts:
    Keep in mind the 400 engine is better than this thumper in every way but has not been ported to the Versys platform yet.



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    I have a feeling the range will not be that great on the 390. Fuel tank size is fine. Most likely economy will not be.

    On my MIGHTY DR I could get 61mpg when site seeing around the National Forest of eastern Oregon.
  14. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    A 2016, but mine had a PC5 on it as the stock program it was stupid lean and fueled very poorly. The semi big singles/ EPA tune was pretty shatty to live with and it blew threw fuel and the tiny tank every 100 miles. I’m not into TFT or anything like that. It was a cable throttle and besides that I don’t the think they changed much in the engines besides a water jacket port to try and keep the head gaskets alive during or after 2017.
  15. cyclopathic

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    Roll to 4:15 mark for engine changes
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    So a Wings pipe and a Booster Plug and this Euro 5 motor should run well enough?
  17. cyclopathic

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    It wasn't maybe it is now? Should be same if it has TFT and drive-by-wire.
  18. JP4

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    My 390 Duke was always returning more than 60 mph no matter how hard I flogged it, hand calculated. The trip computer was always showing around 80mpg .
    Might be a few mpg less on the Adv due to slightly higher stance, but I'm guessing it will do 200 miles pretty easily.
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  19. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    Yeah, TBW, but it didn’t change the balance zone of the engine. Fueling was better but I had mine dialed and it fueled perfectly after mods. It still had poor engine balance down low, refused WOT with obvious protest under the midrange and if your hard on it or riding at high speeds it will suck fuel like a 1000cc sport bike.

    They improved the brakes, hand levers, the frame, the XY and Z but the engine was basically unchanged besides the TBW and longer exhaust route.

    It’s not an engine I was nuts about. If I only rode it on kart tracks it would have been a better match. As a street bike it gave up too much to the little twins like the R3 and even the Ninja 300 I had before that.
  20. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    From what I understand drive-by-wire fixed it.
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