by Suman Gupta
Upcoming model to be forged by KTM’s unparalleled Dakar Legacy
June 2018: KTM confirms that the much awaited KTM 390 Adventure is slated for an India launch in 2019. The model will usher in the Adventure range of motorcycles from KTM in addition to the existing Streetfighter Dukes and Supersport RC.
KTM is the world’s No.1 off-road motorcycle brand and is undefeated at the world’s toughest race the Dakar Rally since 2001. In India, KTM is one of India’s fastest growing motorcycle brands with a CAGR of 45% since its launch 6 years ago. KTM is available across an exclusive dealer network of 430 showrooms in 320 towns spanning the length and breadth of the country.
The upcoming 390 Adventure will draw its lineage from the brand’s proud Rally-Racing history and from the flagship 1290 Super Adventure providing the motorcycle-touring community a state-of-the-art package to ride long distances and conquer any terrain.
Commenting on the upcoming launch Amit Nandi – President (Probiking), Bajaj Auto Ltd. said “KTM is a niche brand for a select few. With the 390 Adventure we would be making our long awaited entry into the niche premium dual-sport segment which is a very apt segment for Indian roads”