#208 austrian gets lean-sensitive, switchable traction control and an aBs system with an optional off-road mode, allowing you to lock up and slide the rear wheel on the brakes. the rider interface is a five-inch full-colour tft display that automatically adjusts contrast for clear visibility in all lighting conditions. It features a large round tachometer, speed readout, and bar-type gauges for coolant temperature and fuel level. the pane on the left can be customized to display information you want at hand, including trip meters, fuel consumption, battery voltage, and more. the 390 adventure is also the only bike in its class to sport a quickshifter, although I found this to be occasionally stubborn and inconsistent, especially on downshifts. all the electronics are controlled by the four directional buttons on the left-hand switchgear and although these worked well, they felt somewhat plasticky, with hardly any tactile feedback. In comparison, the switchgear on the aforementioned Bmw feels a lot more upmarket. another component that could have been better built was the slim upswept exhaust which, although nicely shaped, lacked the finish levels that one would expect to see on a rs 3-lakh motorcycle. Ultimately, the Ktm 390 adventure is a rugged motorcycle that is extremely at home on the highway, and has the ability to take on broken roads and trails where most street bikes wouldn’t dare venture. sure, it has its flaws, but still makes for an excellent long-distance tourer that won’t flinch at the worst roads that India has to offer. Road test India 11112 Ground Clearance 200 mm Wheelbase 1430 mm Length 2154 mm DIMENSIONS Width: 900 mm Kerb Weight: 177 kg Battery: 12V / 8.0 Ah ENGINE SPEEDOMETER ERROR 15.34 metres/1.94 s 28.33 metres/2.51 s ACCELERATION Bash-plate could have been a little more comprehensive CHASSIS 16.18 10.31 6.78 4.56 2.94 1.97 1.11 The KTM 390 Adventure is a rugged motorcycle that is extremely at home on the highway and has the ability to take on broken roads and trails TIME (seconds) INDIA RATING 11112 11112 11112 11111 24 11112 11112 348 11112 Performance testing by: Anosh Khumbatta 35 July 2020 www.bikeindia.in Bike India
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