KTM 390 Adventure, 250 Adventure with low seat height, lowered suspension coming soon

    A KTM 390 Adventure with wire-spoke wheels is also expected soon.

    Published On Apr 06, 2023 11:31:00 AM

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    One of the biggest deterrents that some prospective customers of the KTM 390 Adventure and 250 Adventure face is the 855mm seat height. It’s quite tall for anyone with an average height and some have to resort to tip-toeing, which isn’t exactly confidence inspiring, especially on loose surfaces. KTM has a solution in the form of a new variant with low-seat height that is expected to go on sale soon.

    1. New low-seat height variant
    2. Lowered suspension at both ends
    3. Expected to be priced at par with current 390/250 ADV

    KTM 390 Adventure and 250 Adventure low seat height variant details

    KTM has been working on developing a low-seat-height variant of the 390 Adventure and 250 Adventure for some time. In fact, KTM had installed lower rear suspension units on a few customer bikes to test them out and gather feedback. Recently, an avid Autocar India reader spotted the bike at KTM Andheri, Mumbai; which appears to be one of the first showrooms to have received the bike. 

    However, we've now learnt that unlike the lowered monoshock height bikes that were earlier being tested, the production versions will have lower suspension at both ends. The travel and spring rates will be different from the standard bike and we are told that ground clearance hasn't been affected much.

    Our sources say that the seat height, as a result of the lower suspension, has been reduced and it has made the 390/250 ADV more accessible. However, we are yet to know the exact height and specifications of the lowered variant and we shall update this story as and when we get information about the same. 

    KTM 390 Adventure wire-spoke rim variant

    Besides the low-seat-height variant, KTM is also preparing to launch the 390 Adventure in a new wire-spoke-wheel-equipped version. The said bike was showcased in international markets recently and it answers the prayers of those who wanted a more off-road capable KTM 390 Adventure. This variant of the bike also comes with adjustable suspension in international markets, however, it is too early to say that KTM will offer the same in India as well. 

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