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I have a 2014 KTM 200 Duke and I have been plan­ning an upgrade, one that’s more off-road wor­thy, for a while now. Un­til re­cently, my only op­tions have been the Hi­malayan and the Ver­sys X300. The former doesn’t at­tract me re­ally and the lat­ter is too ex­pen­sive. Your re­cent so­cial me­dia ac­tiv­ity in­di­cates that more op­tions could be on the hori­zon. The GS310 and the 390 Ad­ven­ture, both an­nounced within days of each other, have re­ally thrilled me! How­ever, the GS’ ru­moured price re­ported by you is a lit­tle steep. Any idea what the 390 could be priced at? Let me know, so that I may de­cide ac­cord­ingly.

Ken­neth Gomes, by e-mail Dear Ken­neth,

We’re as ex­cited as you are about the af­ford­able ad­ven­ture bikes. How­ever, there is no con­fir­ma­tion about the pric­ing of ei­ther at the time of writ­ing. As you said, we only have ru­mours re­gard­ing the BMW G 310 GS’ price and there is no word about the KTM’s as yet ei­ther. If it is one of these two bikes you want, you will have to wait for a while. BMW will launch the bike by the end of July, so you will get to know the price soon. The KTM is likely to follow the brand’s ag­gres­sive pric­ing ap­proach, but it won’t be launched un­til 2019. If you’re keen on that, you’ll have to wait a lit­tle longer.

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