KTM is currently owned by Bajaj Auto and jointly they have developed several motorcycles in a short span. The Austrian based brand is currently developing products in Chakan, Pune.
Entire RC and Duke range has been developed and manufactured in India. KTM and Bajaj have developed quality products together, which are currently offered in international markets.
Now KTM has imported its 390 Adventure motorcycle to India, for research and development purpose. The motorcycle will share several components with 390 Duke and RC390 from KTM.
It is most likely that KTM will provide their Adventure motorcycle with the following engine:
- Engine: 373.2cc single-cylinder, liquid cooling
- Horsepower: 43
- Torque: 35 Nm
- Gearbox: 6-speed transmission
Engineers will be tweaking the suspension setup and travel on the Adventure bike. They will also be tweaking gear ratio for a different riding experience, as the motorcycle will be used on both tarmac as well as on off-road conditions.
It is unclear if Bajaj will actually produce the Adventure 390 for KTM at its Chakan facility. The R&D team could be using the motorcycle for various purposes it could also be just for manufacturing a few components to cut down costs.