CAUGHT! KTM’s 2019 390 Ad­ven­ture bike

Spy shots show­ing two ver­sions of the same bike leav­ing the fac­tory give an in­di­ca­tion of just how small but ca­pa­ble next year’s bike is.

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We’ve brought you pic­tures of the 2019 KTM 390 Ad­ven­ture un­der­go­ing test­ing be­fore, and to be hon­est these lat­est pho­tos from our man in the bushes don’t re­ally show us that much which is new; other than how much room there is for a pil­lion (and, in turn, that gives us a good idea of the over­all size of the mo­tor­cy­cle in ques­tion).

Our exclusive spy shots are two sep­a­rate ver­sions of the new mo­tor­cy­cle, one of them kit­ted with af­ter-mar­ket KTM en­gine bars and sub­stan­tial lug­gage rack in­clud­ing big pil­lion grab han­dles and one ba­sic ver­sion with none of the ex­tra bits bolted on. The lesser­spec bike is the one with the pil­lion on the back. On both we can see the 390 Duke-es­que body­work, ex­tended travel forks and more up­right rid­ing po­si­tion.

The mo­tor­cy­cle also gets a small screen and fa­mil­iar KTM wind­de­flect­ing see-through body­work parts mounted un­der the head­light. Both ver­sions of the bike snapped are run­ning with some snazzy hand­guards fit­ted too.

Pow­ered by the same 373cc liq­uid­cooled sin­gle cylin­der mo­tor as the Aus­trian firm’s 390 Duke naked road­ster, the bike shares many chas­sis and sus­pen­sion parts with the donor bike. Ex­pect it to make around 44bhp when the Ad­ven­ture ver­sion goes on sale early next year.

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