Based on an industrial logic very much in vogue at this time, the platform KTM 390 could give rise to a third declension this fall. Indeed, after the Duke and the RC, the salons of the re-entry should lift the veil on a small road trail promising: the KTM 390 Adventure.
KTM has made its small effect with its 390 Duke. We must recognize that the market lacks small cars affordable and fun. The effects of the economic crisis and the growing suppression no doubt made attitudes, which now leave room for less than 500 cc bikes, provided that they are not sad.
Designed according to the principle of platform, the Duke 390 first was declined in sports version, the RC 390, which should arrive in concession to next fall and back to the essay. But the winter shows may lift the veil on a trail version road with the KTM 390 Adventure.
A small trail multi-purpose to ride every day and depart on the railways over the weekend, with lightness as master asset. This could correspond to the expectations of adventurers of the newspaper – including the A2 license holders – who do not want to pay €15,000 in a big trail modern, certainly powerful but ultimately too heavy.
Pictures and information on the single-cylinder KTM RC390 sport bike sank the Canadian KTM website before the launch of the bike at EICMA in Milan in early November.
You will find in the details soon in coming days, but the essential facts include the bike 43bhp peak power and the weight of 147kg, which, according to KTM, it puts on the 0.2kW – limit of power-to-weight kg for the new class of licence A2.
Also, it seems absolutely breathtaking…