READY TO #ADVENTUREMORE: 6 WAYS TO FURTHER ENHANCE YOUR KTM 390 ADVENTURE
The KTM 390 ADVENTURE is an exciting intro to light off-roading but there are six items in the KTM PowerParts catalog that will allow every rider to personalize their own machine ahead of their upcoming summer explorations. Read on and dare to resist temptation!
Commuting, kicking up dust for the first time or simply enjoying the rally-derived ergonomics and handling on the road: the KTM 390 ADVENTURE is a nifty and multi-purpose addition to KTM’s ADVENTURE portfolio. However, versatility may be further enhanced and personalized according to each rider’s personal requirements.
With these six small ‘extras’ from the specifically-engineered KTM PowerParts collection, the KTM 390 ADVENTURE takes on another dimension. So, what’s on the shopping list?
1. Take me down
The KTM 390 ADVENTURE seat sits at 855 mm above the ground for ideal suspension travel and ground clearance. Its height is all part of the off-road profiling-and-design to create the comfiest ride across any terrain or in any condition, but there is a way to drop the altitude for smaller motorcyclists. KTM and WP Suspension have forged a LOWERING KIT. The combination of three springs for the front and rear WP APEX suspension and a new side stand means a fairly easy piece of maintenance will lower the KTM 390 ADVENTURE seat by 25 mm making that saddle hop a little less taxing.
2. Fire me along
The KTM 390 ADVENTURE’s performance figures of 32 kW and 37 Nm ensure the motorcycle’s single cylinder packs a torquey punch. For those wanting even more payback from the Ride-by-Wire throttle, then the AKRAPOVIČ “SLIP-ON LINE” silencer is an easy upgrade to install. The titanium (outer sleeve) and stainless steel (internals) produce a discernible weight difference compared to the stock version. Performance and durability come through the high-quality and world-renowned workmanship by the Slovenian brand. As an added bonus, the trademark Akrapovic styling (and throaty new growl of your KTM 390 ADVENTURE) makes the Slip-on Line even more appealing.
3. Help me pack
Making the most of the Travel possibilities of the KTM 390 ADVENTURE means assessing the best way to transport any ‘stay-away’ essentials. Aside from the very capable TANK BAG and REAR BAG options, the SIDE BAG CARRIER (a steel tube ‘chassis’ that bolts onto the motorcycle with four screws) is the ideal solution in order to be able to fix the hard-shell SIDE BAG SET. These panniers are quick to clip in place as well as being light and scratch-resistant. They do not impede the position of the pillion and have integrated anti-theft devices for peace of mind.
4. Protect me
While the KTM 390 ADVENTURE is more than happy to cruise along the city or mountain side roads, the allure of the trail is keenly felt with this maneuverable motorcycle. Whether it’s a slow tumble or the unwanted presence of large rock, the CRASH BAR and SKID PLATE protector are utterly worthwhile to keep the single cylinder powerplant running and looking on-point. The CRASH BAR is fitted with the minimum of fuss to ‘cage’ the externals of the engine and carries a durable coating, so it endures as well as it shields. The SKID PLATE is made of light-grade aluminum and is a capable first buffer against any intruders that might challenge the KTM 390 ADVENTURES’s lower side.
5. Carry me faster
For many the experience of a QUICKSHIFTER+ is something that rapidly comes compulsory on a KTM motorcycle; once the effortless clutchless glide through a gearbox has been tasted then few go back. KTM fabricates a sturdy and reliable QUICKSHIFTER+ device for a variety of models and the KTM 390 ADVENTURE gets the same treatment.
6. Carry me better
The KTM PowerParts SEAT is a further token towards a desirable ride and is made to optimise offroading. The saddle marginally elevates the ride height another 18 mm but permits closer contact with the machine and a wider knee angle as well as more freedom to react to the path ahead.
For more information, please visit: ktm.com/powerparts