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.