In April, 2023, KTM launched the 390 Journey X in India. Getting rid of fancy options and cutting-edge expertise, KTM was capable of worth the X way more affordably, catering to extra funds aware riders in search of a succesful and performance-oriented journey bike. This time round, KTM has launched yet one more iteration of its fashionable journey bike, the 390 Journey V.
What units the 390 Journey V other than the usual and X variations is its low seat top. To be able to obtain an approachable 830-millimeter seat top, KTM did not merely shave the seat and decrease the forks. They resorted to swapping out the bike’s complete suspension setup and set up the forks and monoshock of the 390 Duke bare bike.
The result’s an journey bike that is way more approachable than the usual mannequin, albeit nonetheless packing the identical stage of expertise. The one draw back right here is the lowered floor clearance – a invaluable asset when tackling technical off-road terrain. However, the low seat top will definitely attraction to shorter riders who beforehand struggled with the tall seat top of the 390 Journey.
When it comes to options, the 390 Journey V flaunts the identical subtle expertise discovered on the usual 390 Journey. As such, we discover fancy electronics equivalent to a full-color TFT show, cornering ABS and traction management. The bike can also be powered by the identical 373cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine producing 44 horsepower and 27.2 pound-feet of torque. In essence, other than the lowered suspension setup, the 390 Journey V is strictly the identical as the usual 390 Journey – it even has the identical graphics and colorways.
As for pricing and availability, KTM has but to announce the official pricing of the brand new 390 Journey V. Nonetheless, quite a few sources from India report that it is priced precisely the identical as the usual 390 Journey at Rs 338,746, or roughly $4,140 USD. For reference, within the US, KTM’s entry-level journey bike retails for $7,399 USD.