2015 KTM Adventure 1050 (3)

An article by Indian news site rushlane.com carrying an unconfirmed report has said that Austrian manufacturer KTM, purveyor of machines such as the Super Duke R and X-Bow, together with Indian partners Bajaj, will produce Adventure versions of its 200 and 390 single-cylinder bikes as quickly as April or May 2016.

No further information is available, save that the two new Adventure models are likely to be produced in KTM’s Chakan, India plant where the KTM Duke 125, 200, 390 and KTM RC 125, 200, and 390 are currently being produced. KTM’s 200 and 390 series of motorcycles are popular across South-East Asia, where the bikes affordable pricing and good handling performance have won over many fans.

The KTM 200 is a single-cylinder displacing 199 cc, producing 25 hp fed by EFI, while the 390 displaces 373 cc and produces 42.9 hp. Both engines come as naked bikes in the Duke series, and as full-fairing sports bikes in the RC supersport series.

Likely to resemble the KTM 1050 Adventure, which retails in Malaysia for RM68,888, the rumoured Adventure versions of the 200 and 390 could be an interesting addition to the KTM quarter-litre range.

GALLERY: 2016 KTM 1050 Adventure

GALLERY: 2016 KTM RC 390

GALLERY: 2016 KTM Duke 390

GALLERY: 2016 KTM RC 200

GALLERY: 2016 KTM Duke 200