Bajaj Auto Ltd today confirmed that its KTM brand will launch the 390 Adventure dual-sport motorcycle in India in 2019. The 390 Adventure will bring in the Adventure range of motorcycles from KTM, in addition to the existing Streetfighter Dukes and Supersport RC, the company said.
The upcoming 390 Adventure is said to draw its lineage from the brand’s rally-racing history, and from the flagship 1290 Super Adventure (in pic). This will provide the motorcycle-touring community a state-of-the-art package to ride long distances and conquer any terrain, KTM noted.
KTM said it is the world’s top off-road motorcycle brand, which is undefeated at the toughest race on the globe - the Dakar Rally, since 2001. KTM is claimed to be one of India’s fastest growing motorcycle brands, with a compounded annual growth rate of 45 % since launch six years ago. The brand is available across an exclusive dealer network of 430 showrooms in 320 towns across the country.
Amit Nandi, President (Probiking), Bajaj Auto Ltd, said with the 390 Adventure, KTM would be making its long-awaited entry into the niche premium dual-sport segment, which is a very apt segment for Indian roads.