KTM launches reasonably priced 390 Journey X in India, however with fewer digital aids

KTM India has made a shocking announcement by introducing the 390 Journey X variant of its journey tourer, which is priced at 2.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The X model is a extra budget-friendly choice for this ADV mannequin, costing 58,000 lower than the usual model. Nevertheless, the foremost disadvantage of the X variant is that it lacks a lot of the digital options discovered on the motorbike.

For the 2023 mannequin 12 months, the KTM 390 Journey X has saved some essential options akin to full LED lighting, dual-channel ABS with off-road capabilities, a slipper clutch, and a 12-volt USB port. Nonetheless, the bike lacks the TFT show that gives Bluetooth connectivity, and as an alternative options an LCD display screen. The digital rider help applied sciences, together with traction management, a number of driving modes, cornering ABS, ride-by-wire throttle, and a quickshifter, are additionally absent from this mannequin. There isn’t a official launch date but.

Regardless of missing in digital aids, the KTM 390 Journey X nonetheless options the identical 373.2 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that delivers 42.9 bhp at 9,000 rpm and 37 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The motorbike additionally boasts 43 mm USD entrance forks and a rear monoshock, and braking is offered by a 320 mm single disc on the entrance and a 230 mm single disc on the rear. The bike maintains its 14.5-litre gasoline tank capability and a weight of 177 kg.

With its stripped-down options and highly effective efficiency, the KTM 390 Journey X turns into an much more interesting choice for journey tourer fanatics. Moreover, the cheaper price level will permit the mannequin to compete extra strongly with the BMW G 310 GS. Nevertheless, it is value noting that the 390 Journey X variant now prices solely 36,000 greater than the KTM 250 Journey. It’s but to be decided whether or not it will lead to gross sales overlap between the 2 fashions.

Notably, KTM is planning to introduce a spoked wheel model of the 390 Journey later this month, that includes lowered suspension to higher cater to the wants of Indian riders. We anticipate an official assertion to be launched shortly.



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