Another new motorcycle that the Philippine market was anticipating before the pandemic was KTM’s 390 ADVENTURE. It was earlier announced that it will be launched this May, with reservations having started as early as March.
Perfectly sized for Filipinos and relatively affordable to most riders, it is heralded to be the perfect KTM motorcycle for the Philippine market.
The baby adventure bike is based on the company’s locally manufactured 390 Duke. It is a global product that will hopefully maintain KTM’s number one position as the biggest European motorcycle brand in the world.
In stock form, it is meant for road touring and light off-roading. It features an ultra-lightweight, yet extremely stable trellis frame, White Power suspensions front and rear, cast wheels (17-inch rear and 19-inch front) and powered by a 374 cc, single cylinder engine that develops 43 horsepower.
We were able to reach Mr. Dino Santos, President and C.O.O. of KTM Philippines and KAMMI, for the latest on the 390 Adventure.
“We are targeting the bikes to be in the dealerships by September with an SRP of P309,000. We are very glad that the 390 Adventure has been getting a lot of interest and we can see it with the number of reservations that we now have in our dealers and our in online channel as well. Reservations can be made in Lazada as well as in our Lazmall page KTM Philippines,” said Mr. Santos.
He also added some updates to other projects for KTM Philippines. “Availability of the 790 Duke, 790 Adventure S and R as well as possibly Husqvarna will also happen in the last quarter of the year.”
We also asked him about some other exciting KTM products in the pipeline like the exciting twin-cylinder the Duke 499.
“KTM is continuously working to give the market the best performance motorcycles. There is no official announcement by KTM at this point. We presume that concept bikes are part of the brands continuous developments.”
“With our factory, our partnership in place, we can expect more bikes to be made here in the Philippines. As we ease into our new normal, one of the ways to help our economy is to patronize Philippine made products and we are happy and proud that through KTM Asia Motorcycle Manufacturing Inc. (KAMMI), we are able to assemble the 200 Duke, 390 Duke, RC200 and RC390. We are adding more to this line up and we will make this announcement soon.”
Thank you Sir Dino and we look forward to hopefully see you in person this coming September.
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