Monday, January 2, 2017

New Adventure Motorcycles - KTM 390 Adventure Dual Sport

Adventure bikes and Dual Sport Motorcycles are finally getting the attention they deserve...

Motorcycles that can go anywhere and are still street legal have been around for a long time but they have long been limited to only a few models. With the rise in popularity of Adventure motorcycling (big props to the documentary series Long Way Round for boosting public interest, see below) new street capable dirt bikes are being brought to market almost weekly. Many if not most are aimed squarely at the beginning or intermediate riders in hopes of building the segment even further.

Arguably the most anticipated new adventure motorcycle is the KTM 390 Adventure. 

This is not the final production bike, just some youtube D-Bag's attempt to fake it and get hits... Close though.

The KTM 390 Duke will be the base for the 390 Adventure
Here's a prototype spy photo

KTM 390 Adventure Specifications (Expected)
Engine373.2 cc
Peak Torque37 Nm
Transmission6-Speed Manual
Kerb Weight160 KGs
1 more row

Here's some other bikes currently in the entry level Dual Sport range:
Honda CRF250L
DRZ400S (intermediate/expert)

Yamaha WR250R
Kawasaki KLX250S (discontinued)

Here's some ride footage with a CRF250L, KLX250S and DRZ400S

.. and a shorter 'highlight' edit of a KLX 250s and CRF 250L..  🏍 #🏍 OmahaBikeNight

As mentioned above.. If you haven't seen The Long Way Round watch it now.

New KTM 390 Adventure

🏍 #🏍 OmahaBikeNight