KTM Australia will release its LAMS-approved 390 Adventure priced from $8995 rideaway.
Based on the same platform as the 390 Duke, the Adventure uses a 373cc single-cylinder engine that produces 44hp (32kW) and 32Nm.
Tipping the scales at 172 kilograms (wet), the 390 Adventure boasts a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio and comes standard with a TFT dash, LED lighting and smartphone connectivity.
The bike also benefits from lean-angle sensitive traction control, off-road ABS and cornering ABS.
Suspension is handled by WP Apex with 170mm of travel at the front and 177mm at the rear, while braking is managed by Brembo subsidiary Bybre, with a 320mm disc at the front and a 230mm disc at the rear.
Other standard bits include adjustable handlebars and windshield, a 14.5L fuel tank and Continental TKC 70 tyres.
The KTM 390 Adventure will rival the likes of the BMW G 310 GS ($8199 rideaway) in the learner-approved adventure bike segment.
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