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Title: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: ETS on March 18, 2020, 03:27:37 pm
https://www.facebook.com/alfiecoxracing2014/videos/525295978154214/?t=0
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: ETS on March 18, 2020, 03:29:57 pm
Alfie Cox loves it apparently!
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: LouisXander on March 18, 2020, 03:32:02 pm
Nee Bra, wag vd 490!!! Ek mag dalk net oranje crocs begin dra dan!!!


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Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: ETS on March 18, 2020, 03:34:05 pm
https://www.facebook.com/alfiecoxracing2014/videos/208682080344658/?t=31
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: ETS on March 18, 2020, 04:30:13 pm
Wonder if this bike wont suit me more than the 500.........
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: 73 Peanut on March 18, 2020, 06:56:38 pm
85k sounds tempting. 
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Crankshaft on March 18, 2020, 07:57:32 pm
85k sounds tempting.

85k??? Fuck you telling me itís cheaper than a plastic?  I doubt it....
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: 73 Peanut on March 18, 2020, 08:05:49 pm
Just saw a pic that Louis sent me and it looks just like a delivery bike with the guy on it .
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: LouisXander on March 18, 2020, 08:08:06 pm
Bit cramped for space here(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200318/3d594b1a03081996d66e92f205420648.jpg)
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: LouisXander on March 18, 2020, 08:09:14 pm
But this....could get me racing...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200318/224c2381956667327a5e92dc179272aa.jpg)
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Edgar on March 20, 2020, 10:57:50 am
The 390 Adventure is officially here, and I am going to go and test drive one later this afternoon. Will report back with some photos etc. Oh and yes the price is 86K, in my view, it's very well priced for what features you get on the bike.  :deal:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: BuRP on March 20, 2020, 11:09:46 am
I've heard that spoked wheels will be offered as options.
Don't think that's needed though, unless you plan to rocket over Baboon's Pass or Slide Your Ass or the like  ;)
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: LouisXander on March 20, 2020, 11:14:21 am
The 390 Adventure is officially here, and I am going to go and test drive one later this afternoon. Will report back with some photos etc. Oh and yes the price is 86K, in my view, it's very well priced for what features you get on the bike.  :deal:
Good price Edgar, especially thinking about Honda silly ass pricing of their failed CRF450L at R125k
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Edgar on March 20, 2020, 11:16:04 am
Spoked wheels would have been preferable, but I think they took cost into account, as well as the fact that as an "entry level" bike you would not be doing gnarly stuff on the bike. 
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Edgar on March 20, 2020, 11:17:24 am
The 390 Adventure is officially here, and I am going to go and test drive one later this afternoon. Will report back with some photos etc. Oh and yes the price is 86K, in my view, it's very well priced for what features you get on the bike.  :deal:
Good price Edgar, especially thinking about Honda silly ass pricing of their failed CRF450L at R125k

and better value for money compared to the BMW 310 GS
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: BuRP on March 20, 2020, 11:21:18 am
price is 86K, in my view, it's very well priced for what features you get on the bike.

I agree, and this puts H's 450 in even less complimentary light  :-[
Don't think it will be a runaway success here in SA though, but the - eminent! - 490 just may be!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: LouisXander on March 20, 2020, 11:22:44 am
Ja nee kyk, that 490 might get my juices flowing...
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 20, 2020, 11:26:17 am
Alfie Cox loves it apparently!

I am surprised, as he's not really a KTM guy.........

Guys, be careful for hype that is from the official importers/dealers themselves.

And a guy like the oke from ZABikers talking kak like; "the mag wheels, you're not going to break them" :eek7: :eek7:

Where you take a hit that puts a smiley in a rim, you throw away a "mag" rim, or you play with your own safety.
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: LouisXander on March 20, 2020, 11:28:32 am
Uncle Dan, het jy coronavirus?
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: IceCreamMan on March 20, 2020, 11:29:16 am
Alfie Cox loves it apparently!

I am surprised, as he's not really a KTM guy.........

 :biggrin: :biggrin: :laughing4:

I reckon the Versys 300 is a beter buy than this...
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 20, 2020, 11:29:41 am
Uncle Dan, het jy coronavirus?

This is the KTM390 thread?
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: LouisXander on March 20, 2020, 11:30:42 am
Presies, vertel hoe Alfie Cox ni ktm like ni?
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Edgar on March 20, 2020, 11:32:34 am
Alfie Cox loves it apparently!

I am surprised, as he's not really a KTM guy.........

 :biggrin: :biggrin: :laughing4:

The Kawa is a nice looking bike with spoke wheels.   




I reckon the Versys 300 is a beter buy than this...
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Lem on March 20, 2020, 11:33:42 am
Presies, vertel hoe Alfie Cox ni ktm like ni?

Daan is net bietjie sarkasties. Hy bedoel ons moet eintlik Alfie se entoesiasme met 'n knippie sout neem :thumleft:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: LouisXander on March 20, 2020, 11:33:51 am
Waas Dwerg? ......but does it have apple carplay? Or android ?
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 20, 2020, 11:35:28 am
Presies, vertel hoe Alfie Cox ni ktm like ni?

Ek was sarkasties. ETS het gese hoe mal Alfie oor die bike is, wel hy sal wees, hy verkoop hulle. :thumleft:

Het jy al ooit gesien dat Donford enige BMW kritiseer, of Honda n Honda? :pot:

Wat se die publiek van hierdie Bajaj? :peepwall:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 20, 2020, 11:36:29 am
Presies, vertel hoe Alfie Cox ni ktm like ni?

Daan is net bietjie sarkasties. Hy bedoel ons moet eintlik Alfie se entoesiasme met 'n knippie sout neem :thumleft:

Hoe se ou Johan Stemmet altyd" "Daarshy, daarshy, daarshy!!" :imaposer:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: LouisXander on March 20, 2020, 11:36:59 am
Ja ja. Moet net ni v Dwerg se dis n Bajaj ni...
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 20, 2020, 11:40:55 am
Ja ja. Moet net ni v Dwerg se dis n Bajaj ni...

Dwerg rol net sy oge vir my. :thumleft:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Edgar on March 20, 2020, 11:41:47 am
double post
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: LouisXander on March 20, 2020, 11:43:03 am
In kar terme sou di een seker n Crossover genoem word
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Dwerg on March 20, 2020, 11:46:24 am
Ja ja. Moet net ni v Dwerg se dis n Bajaj ni...

Moenie jy worry nie. Ek weet presies wat hy is en nie is nie  :thumleft:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: 73 Peanut on March 20, 2020, 11:53:24 am
You can call it a crossover but the fact still remains that it is a well priced little adventure bike that has a very good motor that has proven itself. 
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: BuRP on March 20, 2020, 12:02:00 pm
You can call it a crossover but the fact still remains that it is a well priced little adventure bike that has a very good motor that has proven itself.

"Daarshy!"  :lol8:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 20, 2020, 12:15:16 pm
You can call it a crossover but the fact still remains that it is a well priced little adventure bike that has a very good motor that has proven itself.

"Daarshy!"  :lol8:

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Edgar on March 20, 2020, 02:52:49 pm
Nice bike >:D
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 20, 2020, 05:57:34 pm
It does look nice!

Yours?
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Tyre kicker on March 20, 2020, 07:16:45 pm
Nice bike >:D
Sy wiele is nog warm uit die krat uit en jy toets bestuur hom al klaar.
Jy hou seker baie van 'n KTM?.
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: LouisXander on March 21, 2020, 11:31:29 am
Daai spy vs spy neus van di ktms kry my net onder.....
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 21, 2020, 11:45:02 am
Daai spy vs spy neus van di ktms kry my net onder.....

Ja, kan nie gewoond raak nie. :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on March 21, 2020, 11:49:00 am
Daai spy vs spy neus van di ktms kry my net onder.....

Ja, kan nie gewoond raak nie. :imaposer: :imaposer:
Ja daai bidsprinkaan look wat deesdae in is pla bietjie. :-\
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Jaakmh on March 21, 2020, 12:08:05 pm
Nice bike >:D
Some feedback asseblief? Hoe ry die outjie?


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Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: GravelFox on March 21, 2020, 12:12:49 pm
Daai spy vs spy neus van di ktms kry my net onder.....

Ja, kan nie gewoond raak nie. :imaposer: :imaposer:
Stem oor die insek oŽ. T7 se oŽ en selfs XTZ sn baie mooier.


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Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Battlestar on March 21, 2020, 02:23:24 pm
Test rode 1 at KTM Durban this morning. What a lekker little bike. Would never say itís a single itís so smooth with plenty power for its capacity and size. Perceived quality is excellent. One problem is the oem silencer needs to go and fast. I would most definitely buy one.
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 21, 2020, 04:13:31 pm
Test rode 1 at KTM Durban this morning. What a lekker little bike. Would never say itís a single itís so smooth with plenty power for its capacity and size. Perceived quality is excellent. One problem is the oem silencer needs to go and fast. I would most definitely buy one.

But are you?
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Battlestar on March 21, 2020, 04:44:24 pm
Test rode 1 at KTM Durban this morning. What a lekker little bike. Would never say itís a single itís so smooth with plenty power for its capacity and size. Perceived quality is excellent. One problem is the oem silencer needs to go and fast. I would most definitely buy one.

But are you?
My ďbigĒ bike days are done. I have a CRF250L for rougher stuff and something like this the G310gs or the Kawasaki 300 is on my Radar for longer rides. Need to ride out the Potential economic affects of COVID-19 before I pull the trigger but after todayís test ride itís a clear winner out of the other 3 and ticks all my boxes so I probably will :thumleft:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Edgar on March 21, 2020, 04:52:51 pm
The bike pulls lekker in all the gears, fast acceleration. Smooth gearbox and clutch. Very nippy for a small single piston engine. I like it very much. Wind protection could be better, but I guess you can fit an aftermarket screen. I am very tempted to sell my Dakar >:D
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Edgar on March 21, 2020, 04:54:03 pm
Oh, and the seat is quite hard.
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Edgar on March 21, 2020, 04:59:08 pm
Test rode 1 at KTM Durban this morning. What a lekker little bike. Would never say itís a single itís so smooth with plenty power for its capacity and size. Perceived quality is excellent. One problem is the oem silencer needs to go and fast. I would most definitely buy one.

Yes that silencer looks and sounds kak. But I see you can already buy an Akrapovic for the bike.
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Battlestar on March 21, 2020, 05:13:04 pm
Test rode 1 at KTM Durban this morning. What a lekker little bike. Would never say itís a single itís so smooth with plenty power for its capacity and size. Perceived quality is excellent. One problem is the oem silencer needs to go and fast. I would most definitely buy one.

Yes that silencer looks and sounds kak. But I see you can already buy an Akrapovic for the bike.
Just over 10k  :deal:

But worth it and looks fantastic. Other brands will eventually become available
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: boere on March 24, 2020, 06:33:08 pm
Geluk ou ETS met jou verjaarsdag.

mag daar nog vele meer wees my ou maat :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on March 24, 2020, 06:35:09 pm
Geluk ou ETS met jou verjaarsdag.

mag daar nog vele meer wees my ou maat :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Hy sÍ hy het net 49 mense genooi vir die braai vannaand, wil glo nie in die moeligheid kom met die law!! :deal: ;) :lol8:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: boere on March 24, 2020, 06:44:06 pm
 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: cocky on March 24, 2020, 06:48:20 pm
Geluk ou ETS met jou verjaarsdag.

mag daar nog vele meer wees my ou maat :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Dis sy dogter se se birthday, ou keer ma erg vir die manne, hulle wil net vat en skep.
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: BuRP on March 24, 2020, 07:41:46 pm
Dis sy dogter se se birthday, ou keer ma erg vir die manne, hulle wil net vat en skep.

Dit maak sin dat hy dan spesifiek cocky ouens wil weer, wil net se....
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Tyre kicker on March 25, 2020, 09:55:09 am
Dis sy dogter se se birthday, ou keer ma erg vir die manne, hulle wil net vat en skep.

Dit maak sin dat hy dan spesifiek cocky ouens wil weer, wil net se....

Ja neehou maar verby met die Cocky ouens. :eek7:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: KaTooMatt on March 25, 2020, 03:54:51 pm
Presies, vertel hoe Alfie Cox ni ktm like ni?

Ek was sarkasties. ETS het gese hoe mal Alfie oor die bike is, wel hy sal wees, hy verkoop hulle. :thumleft:

Het jy al ooit gesien dat Donford enige BMW kritiseer, of Honda n Honda? :pot:

Wat se die publiek van hierdie Bajaj? :peepwall:
Of Danie n Yamaha..
 :patch:
Van wanneer af smous jy Yamaha Danie
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 25, 2020, 06:04:22 pm
Presies, vertel hoe Alfie Cox ni ktm like ni?

Ek was sarkasties. ETS het gese hoe mal Alfie oor die bike is, wel hy sal wees, hy verkoop hulle. :thumleft:

Het jy al ooit gesien dat Donford enige BMW kritiseer, of Honda n Honda? :pot:

Wat se die publiek van hierdie Bajaj? :peepwall:
Of Danie n Yamaha..
 :patch:
Van wanneer af smous jy Yamaha Danie

Vir die matelose plesier wat Yamaha my in my leeftyd besorg het, skuld ek die maatskappy groot! :deal:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: LouisXander on March 25, 2020, 06:05:13 pm
Moenie worry ni, my DT180R ry net so lekker.
Title: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Noneking on March 25, 2020, 06:16:24 pm
@Just Blip It! recently took the 390 for a test ride

A copy and paste from FB


Decided to take the new KTM 390 Adventure for a spin today. Climbing on the bike I was immediately comfortable as it adapts nicely to the general KTM riding position. It fits nicely even if you are a taller rider. The fancy little TFT screen is clear, legible and informative with the KTM my ride apps you can navigate, connect your phone and your helmet coms too! Changing settings of traction control and ABS is a simple to do. Out on the tar the bike feels nimble and ďchuckableĒ in the tight stuff. The engine revs freely and pulls very well through the rev range, actually quite impressive considering itís size! On the dirt it inspires confidence, the Offroad ABS works extremely well, the bike is well sprung for what it is, but you will have to tackle the rougher sections at a slower speed, the 19Ē front wheels steers efficiently and you can even get the back out with a bit of aggressive riding.
A beautiful warm sunny lowveld day inspired me to twist it a bit on the gravel, jumping a few jumps and bumps I was impressed at how stable the little bike was, a comfortable standing position too. Coming at speed around a corner I was suddenly face to face with a large cobra who was rather aggressive standing up high, head flat and ready to strike, thanks to the great brakes and agile handling I stayed out of his striking range and we both parted ways as suddenly as we met! The Adrenalin pumping I slowed down and 2km later just as my heart was coming out of the red what do I see crossing the road in again? A massive 2.5 to 3m rock python slithering gracefully across the road. I stopped and tried to get my phone out to get a shot of this majestic beauty. Unfortunately he was in a hurry and I missed getting a pic. Now rather shaken I continued cautiously for a while, before long i was at pace again. What a great little bike with a big heart, impressive for its size. I turned round and headed back toward the tar, not without encountering yet another green boomslang crossing the road again, by now I just wanted to get off the road! 3 snakes in 5 km was enough for one day! I arrived on the N4 in a cloud of dust and was quickly up to the national speed limit and beyond, 140 and 150 quite achievable. Returning back to KTM Nelspruit I handed the bike back to Hennie, what an adrenalin fueled ride, the lowveld roads always deliver great riding with some surprises along the way! In conclusion....... the 390 Adventure is fantastic value for your suffering Rand ( R85000) the bike is impressive for its size, a great little commuter that can adventure on weekends. It needs a performance pipe, but that all, it is what it is and it delivers well for what it is. Well done KTM!



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Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Mapog on March 25, 2020, 07:33:24 pm
Ek is seker die enigste een wat dink dit is n donnerse lelike kuiken die?

In fact, die laaste mooi KTM was die 990.
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: ETS on March 26, 2020, 08:13:06 am
Ek is seker die enigste een wat dink dit is n donnerse lelike kuiken die?

In fact, die laaste mooi KTM was die 990.

Ek verstaan daar is baaaaie wat dink hys fn lelik. Vir my gaan dit oor hoe hulle ry ::)
Anders, hoe sou sekere vrouens mans gekry het????
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: cocky on March 26, 2020, 08:30:17 am
Dis sy dogter se se birthday, ou keer ma erg vir die manne, hulle wil net vat en skep.

Dit maak sin dat hy dan spesifiek cocky ouens wil weer, wil net se....

Ja neehou maar verby met die Cocky ouens. :eek7:
Settle Oubaas
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: ETS on March 26, 2020, 09:20:00 am
Dis sy dogter se se birthday, ou keer ma erg vir die manne, hulle wil net vat en skep.

Dit maak sin dat hy dan spesifiek cocky ouens wil weer, wil net se....

Ja neehou maar verby met die Cocky ouens. :eek7:
Settle Oubaas

Huh??
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: cocky on March 26, 2020, 09:22:03 am
Dis sy dogter se se birthday, ou keer ma erg vir die manne, hulle wil net vat en skep.

Dit maak sin dat hy dan spesifiek cocky ouens wil weer, wil net se....

Ja neehou maar verby met die Cocky ouens. :eek7:
Settle Oubaas

Huh??
Ek praat mos nou nie met jou nie Oudste!
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Beethoven on March 28, 2020, 01:52:58 pm
Dis sy dogter se se birthday, ou keer ma erg vir die manne, hulle wil net vat en skep.

Dit maak sin dat hy dan spesifiek cocky ouens wil weer, wil net se....

Ja neehou maar verby met die Cocky ouens. :eek7:
Settle Oubaas

Huh??
Ek praat mos nou nie met jou nie Oudste!

I would appreciate hearing more about this bike so can the usual suspects please refrain from fucking up this thread.
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 28, 2020, 04:08:28 pm
Bajaj Dominar 400.
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Beethoven on March 28, 2020, 04:12:16 pm
Bajaj Dominar 400.

 :eek7:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 28, 2020, 04:14:37 pm
Bajaj Dominar 400.

 :eek7:

Indeed. An amazing thing is happening right in front of our eyes. The unpopular in the west Bajaj got a KTM sticker, and everyone wants one. :snorting:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Tyre kicker on March 28, 2020, 04:22:48 pm
Bajaj Dominar 400.

 :eek7:

Indeed. An amazing thing is happening right in front of our eyes. The unpopular in the west Bajaj got a KTM sticker, and everyone wants one. :snorting:

Praat jy nou twak of nie? ???
Hoekom sal KTM 'n nuwe kleiner adventure bike net na die KTM 790 launch met 'n Bajaj engine daarin?
Waar is die source wat dit bevestig asb?
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Beethoven on March 28, 2020, 05:00:47 pm
I want a commuter (20km per day) and weekend explorer so stayed away from 500 exc.  Possibly best to wait for Husky new 500 bikes.
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 28, 2020, 05:26:40 pm
Bajaj Dominar 400.

 :eek7:

Indeed. An amazing thing is happening right in front of our eyes. The unpopular in the west Bajaj got a KTM sticker, and everyone wants one. :snorting:

Praat jy nou twak of nie? ???
Hoekom sal KTM 'n nuwe kleiner adventure bike net na die KTM 790 launch met 'n Bajaj engine daarin?
Waar is die source wat dit bevestig asb?

Doen n bietjie navorsing op die internet, dalk stel jy liewer belang in die BAIE goedkoper Bajaj Dominar wat ook die 390 enjin gebruik.

As n man wakker is kan jy geld spaar.
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Fudge on March 28, 2020, 05:32:59 pm
(https://ic.maxabout.us/misc/infographics/dominar-400-vs-390-duke-updated.jpg)
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Beethoven on March 28, 2020, 05:55:34 pm
The adventure has different specs though doesn't it, and the 1 non-indian review I have found was quite good?
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Fudge on March 28, 2020, 06:18:01 pm
The adventure has different specs though doesn't it, and the 1 non-indian review I have found was quite good?

Yes, the 390 Adventure is based on that 390 Duke platform, they share the same engine and braking systems etc.

The adventure has a larger capacity fuel tank, higher ground clearance and seat height as well as longer-travel suspension and 19 and 17 inch wheels as well as more advanced electronics.

Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Beethoven on March 28, 2020, 06:22:29 pm
Thanks.  That concurs with what I have read.  Doesn't help me decide though.  Although I suppose I have some time for that  :) 
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Fudge on March 28, 2020, 06:33:57 pm
Looks like it might be a cracker bike.

I would like to ride the Versys 300 and the 390 Adventure back to back. I like the idea of a small twin, although this single appears not to be aware that it is in fact a single and behaves like a twin according to reports I've seen.
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: FlatSix on March 28, 2020, 06:45:43 pm
I was considering a scooter recently. Maybe something like this with a top box is a better option. Same value, same weight, better for potholes, pavements, traffic, performance... And I dont think KTM would put their name on it if it wasn't proper.
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: BuRP on March 29, 2020, 01:06:00 am
(https://ic.maxabout.us/misc/infographics/dominar-400-vs-390-duke-updated.jpg)

Different bike (sortof) but looks to be the same engine, just a different state of tune - well done Dan!
Are Bajaj's imported in SA?
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Tyre kicker on March 29, 2020, 05:00:41 pm
Bajaj Dominar 400.

 :eek7:

Indeed. An amazing thing is happening right in front of our eyes. The unpopular in the west Bajaj got a KTM sticker, and everyone wants one. :snorting:

Praat jy nou twak of nie? ???
Hoekom sal KTM 'n nuwe kleiner adventure bike net na die KTM 790 launch met 'n Bajaj engine daarin?
Waar is die source wat dit bevestig asb?

Doen n bietjie navorsing op die internet, dalk stel jy liewer belang in die BAIE goedkoper Bajaj Dominar wat ook die 390 enjin gebruik.

As n man wakker is kan jy geld spaar.

Danie help my gou uit hier asb. :biggrin:
SÍ jy die Bajaj Dominar kan moontlik net so goeie opsie wees soos die KTM390 Adventure wees maar net baie goedkoper of sÍ jy Bajaj vervaardig dieselfde enjin vir KTM wat hulle in hulle Dominar gebruik? ???
Ek weet die KTM Duke 390 en die nuwe KTM Adventure 390 het dieselfde engine maar het Bajaj op enige stadium vir KTM hierdie engine of engines vervaardig?
Laastens as hulle twee verskillende fietse is dan wil ek weet of die Bajaj net so goed as KTM is?
Word Bajaj Dominar hier in SA verkoop en deur wie? :thumleft:


Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: BuRP on March 29, 2020, 06:50:23 pm
Are Bajaj's imported in SA?

Let me answer my own question here...

https://africabajaj.com/

Yes, they are, and the Dominar 400 is too!
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: LouisXander on March 29, 2020, 06:56:55 pm
I had a work colleague who had a Bajaj 220i, somewhere around 2011. He travelled to Durban every second weekend on that Bajaj, when I met him it was on 89000km already
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 29, 2020, 07:46:10 pm
The Bajaj bikes are not bad, for an Indian bike, but be careful, as Indian clients are far less demanding than us.

They are far more "Africanised' when it comes to breakdowns, poor quality, etc.

One must just be careful nowadays for corporate dishonesty.

BMW tried it with an Indian bike, now KTM seems to be trying it too.

Not the same, but Mercedes met up against more discerning buyers, and had to scrap their blatantly dishonest bakkie.
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Jacobsroodt on April 16, 2020, 10:25:45 am
Just received the report from Denmark: "I did the first installation of the BoosterPlug on the new KTM 390 Adventure. Worked just as good as on the 390 Duke."
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: deapsquatter on April 17, 2020, 04:57:17 pm
First report of a bent rim https://youtu.be/H3O4l0D3Sj4?t=866
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: 2StrokeDan on April 17, 2020, 05:00:30 pm
First report of a bent rim https://youtu.be/H3O4l0D3Sj4?t=866

Dark hole of Calcutta, is where your money will go.......
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: sidetrack on April 17, 2020, 06:19:38 pm
First report of a bent rim https://youtu.be/H3O4l0D3Sj4?t=866
Cast rims will never match decent spoked ones.
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: ultraflight on July 16, 2020, 11:58:44 pm
I upgraded from a KLR685 to the 390 Adv at the beginning of June. Just under 3000km completed already.
Yes, it really is an upgrade.
More power, much better acceleration, far more agile, phenomenal stopping power, and it feels like it can sit at 140kph all day with ease. Smaller 14.5 liter tank but better fuel range than the KLRís 23 liter tank. I seem to be averaging around 32 km/l of fairly aggressive riding.
Tubeless tyres. I took it up Hell Se Pas near Vanrhynspas, hitting those huge ledges at speed without any fear of touching the cast rim to stone. The high profile front tyre probably helps there (100/90-19), as does the light mass and the superb front suspension (fully adjustable compression and rebound dampening).
Offroad switchable and cornering sensitive on both traction control as well as ABS.
Bluetooth to phone and to intercom for music, calls, navigation, with all the appropriate info displayed on the very bright TFT screen, and 4-way control switch on the left handlebar, no need to ever take your hand off the handlebar to answer calls, change music, set volume, etc.
12V socket on the dash, plus 2 pairs of spare 12V female spade terminals under the instrument panel for accessories, one pair keyed to the ignition switch, the other always live direct from the battery (Both fused), and the same again under the pillion seat for accessories. I fitted a USB socket to the always live connector under the seat, where there is a neat cavity to store and charge my intercom or phone at a stopover, safely locked away.
Fully adjustable front suspension (compression and rebound damping), with the rear offering pre-load and rebound adjustments.

However, we must come back to the ride...
That is what its all about, not so?

Well, I cannot fault the ride. Well sprung, comfortable, stable, amazingly agile.
Difficult to believe this is a single cylinder. And difficult to believe it is a 400cc class engine.
It is smooth with impressive response from the ride-by-wire throttle.
The power-to-weight ratio is right up there.
This engine loves to rev up eagerly with enough performance to not need gearing down to overtake on the freeway.
I still get surprised when I glance down and often see the speedo reading 140+

If I had to look for negatives, I could name only two:
Stock tyres are road-biased TKC70. I found them surprisingly good on loose gravel, rocky terrain and dirt roads, but when you hit the deep, soft sand, that rear tyre just does not have the push needed to keep the speed up, it spins away, gradually losing speed then ends up digging itself in, even at 1.2 BAR pressure. The front tends to weave a lot more than I expected in the sand, but that is still manageable. The more offroad orientated TKC80 would probably be a much more suitable choice. I hear that the KTM steering geometry favours a TKC80 front in soft sand, so I intend to fit one in front very soon. For the rear, I might got for the superb Anlas Capra X.
The second negative, and this not a biggie, is the less than expected low-end torque. The over-square, short-stroke piston, needs to be kept above 4000 RPM, otherwise the engine feels a bit reluctant. It took a while to adjust, coming from the KLR thumper with its massive low-end grunt, but now I am thoroughly enjoying how playful and eager this engine is once you get it purring in the higher RPM band.
All in all, I am one very happy customer.
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: windswept on July 17, 2020, 03:18:41 am
A well written objective report.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Edgar on July 17, 2020, 08:23:52 am
I upgraded from a KLR685 to the 390 Adv at the beginning of June. Just under 3000km completed already.
Yes, it really is an upgrade.
More power, much better acceleration, far more agile, phenomenal stopping power, and it feels like it can sit at 140kph all day with ease. Smaller 14.5 liter tank but better fuel range than the KLRís 23 liter tank. I seem to be averaging around 32 km/l of fairly aggressive riding.
Tubeless tyres. I took it up Hell Se Pas near Vanrhynspas, hitting those huge ledges at speed without any fear of touching the cast rim to stone. The high profile front tyre probably helps there (100/90-19), as does the light mass and the superb front suspension (fully adjustable compression and rebound dampening).
Offroad switchable and cornering sensitive on both traction control as well as ABS.
Bluetooth to phone and to intercom for music, calls, navigation, with all the appropriate info displayed on the very bright TFT screen, and 4-way control switch on the left handlebar, no need to ever take your hand off the handlebar to answer calls, change music, set volume, etc.
12V socket on the dash, plus 2 pairs of spare 12V female spade terminals under the instrument panel for accessories, one pair keyed to the ignition switch, the other always live direct from the battery (Both fused), and the same again under the pillion seat for accessories. I fitted a USB socket to the always live connector under the seat, where there is a neat cavity to store and charge my intercom or phone at a stopover, safely locked away.
Fully adjustable front suspension (compression and rebound damping), with the rear offering pre-load and rebound adjustments.

However, we must come back to the ride...
That is what its all about, not so?

Well, I cannot fault the ride. Well sprung, comfortable, stable, amazingly agile.
Difficult to believe this is a single cylinder. And difficult to believe it is a 400cc class engine.
It is smooth with impressive response from the ride-by-wire throttle.
The power-to-weight ratio is right up there.
This engine loves to rev up eagerly with enough performance to not need gearing down to overtake on the freeway.
I still get surprised when I glance down and often see the speedo reading 140+

If I had to look for negatives, I could name only two:
Stock tyres are road-biased TKC70. I found them surprisingly good on loose gravel, rocky terrain and dirt roads, but when you hit the deep, soft sand, that rear tyre just does not have the push needed to keep the speed up, it spins away, gradually losing speed then ends up digging itself in, even at 1.2 BAR pressure. The front tends to weave a lot more than I expected in the sand, but that is still manageable. The more offroad orientated TKC80 would probably be a much more suitable choice. I hear that the KTM steering geometry favours a TKC80 front in soft sand, so I intend to fit one in front very soon. For the rear, I might got for the superb Anlas Capra X.
The second negative, and this not a biggie, is the less than expected low-end torque. The over-square, short-stroke piston, needs to be kept above 4000 RPM, otherwise the engine feels a bit reluctant. It took a while to adjust, coming from the KLR thumper with its massive low-end grunt, but now I am thoroughly enjoying how playful and eager this engine is once you get it purring in the higher RPM band.
All in all, I am one very happy customer.

I agree, it is a nice bike. The only negative for me was the hard seat.  :thumleft:


Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: LouisXander on July 17, 2020, 08:30:56 am
And the 19" front,
And the alloy wheels.
And the shorter travel than a 310GS wheel travel......
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Edgar on July 17, 2020, 08:55:35 am
And the 19" front,
And the alloy wheels.
And the shorter travel than a 310GS wheel travel......

The KTM 390 Adventure is a way better bike than the 310GS full stop.

As far as the wheel size, alloy wheels and suspension travel is concerned, it's not meant to be a hard core offroad bike. If you want that, buy the Honda CRF Rally or a MX Plastic bike.  :deal:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: LouisXander on July 17, 2020, 09:01:04 am
You see Edgar, thats the point I want to make.

When the 310 came out, those were all the complaints against it, it was slaughtered for those reasons, but with ktm its fine, its not meant to be an off roader bla bla blaah :peepwall:

Double standards I'd say old chap.

And please take note, I'm not saying it was you saying that, that was the general concensus between sayers. :imaposer:

Cue: enter the ktm captain....
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Edgar on July 17, 2020, 09:08:09 am
On that I agree with you. Being a DS Forum I can understand guys here tearing these bike apart, but one should be realistic as well. It is what it is.  :thumleft:

Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: LouisXander on July 17, 2020, 09:10:33 am
But, being an 1150GSA owner, I'm anxiously awaiting that 490....

May just be my last bike ever bought
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: sidetrack on July 17, 2020, 09:18:26 am
We know the 390 is meant to be entry level but how hard could it have been to just increase the wheel size with spokes and give it suspension we know KTM puts on almost any bike of theirs. It would have made a good bike even better. Unless there will be a 390 Rally on the horizon but I doubt it with the 490 lurking. I understand it will also be built in India hopefully this time it will be kitted properly.
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: RiaanH on July 17, 2020, 09:22:20 am
I just bought one for my wife and agree with ultraflight on everything. Its an entry level bike that punches way above entry level
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: sidetrack on July 17, 2020, 09:23:29 am
But, being an 1150GSA owner, I'm anxiously awaiting that 490....

May just be my last bike ever bought
Ek sien uit na :

T7 (surprise surprise)
Aprilia Toureg (if it ever gets to SA)
KTM 490
Honda Africa Twin 700 / 750
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: LouisXander on July 17, 2020, 09:23:39 am
True Sidetrack, they could've used parts from the EXC or Freerides, no extra design costs etc
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: windswept on July 17, 2020, 09:26:33 am
You see Edgar, thats the point I want to make.

When the 310 came out, those were all the complaints against it, it was slaughtered for those reasons, but with ktm its fine, its not meant to be an off roader bla bla blaah :peepwall:

Double standards I'd say old chap.

And please take note, I'm not saying it was you saying that, that was the general concensus between sayers. :imaposer:

Cue: enter the ktm captain....

Yep, the redneck trolls came out and had a field day.  ::)
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Tyre kicker on July 17, 2020, 09:51:47 am
True Sidetrack, they could've used parts from the EXC or Freerides, no extra design costs etc

KTM sal hulle linker knaters gee om julle as hulle eie 390 Adventure design engineers te gehad het. :biggrin:

Wat my altyd die lekkertse laat lag is as mense so veel oor iets weet en te sÍ het maar nog nooit eers die bike gery het nie en nog minder een besit het nie. :ricky:

Die manne met die meeste posts is nie noodwendig die wat alles waaroor hulle lees en  skryf self ervaar het nie en om vir te luister nie aangesien hulle die meeste tyd voor die keyboards spandeer en nie noodwendig op die bikes nie soos byvoorbeeld die manne wat al self so fiets besit,  :pot:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: LouisXander on July 17, 2020, 10:11:45 am
Viva keybord warriors Viva!!! :peepwall: :imaposer:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: sidetrack on July 17, 2020, 10:19:52 am
Dreams vs reality
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: KaTooMatt on July 17, 2020, 10:48:19 am
First report of a bent rim https://youtu.be/H3O4l0D3Sj4?t=866

Dark hole of Calcutta, is where your money will go.......
Danie I watched the video. The best part for me was the off the shelf air filter that worked correctly. No after-market filter required. Apparently designed in India. So quite possibly the excess of engineers in India might help KTM to solve some of their traditional problem areas.

The same way the Aussies helped the Americans build a better Ranger.
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: BuRP on July 17, 2020, 12:43:31 pm
Ek sien uit na :

Honda Africa Twin 700 / 750

Sien uit is reg maar moenie gaan wag nie, jy sal stokoud of al ses voet onder wees.....  ;)
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Tyre kicker on July 17, 2020, 03:20:16 pm
Viva keybord warriors Viva!!! :peepwall: :imaposer:

Ek is so bly 'n mens kan bietjie jou been trek sonder om jou moering te maak!!!1 :imaposer:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Tyre kicker on July 17, 2020, 03:23:05 pm
Dreams vs reality

Die Padda wat in 'n Prins verander of is dit nou 'n Prinses!!! >:D
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: LouisXander on July 17, 2020, 03:23:09 pm
TK, weet jy hoeveel kundigheid jet hierdi einste forum verlaat oor keybord warriors.
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Tyre kicker on July 17, 2020, 03:24:39 pm
TK, weet jy hoeveel kundigheid jet hierdi einste forum verlaat oor keybord warriors.

Ek weet ou maat!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: Dwerg on July 17, 2020, 03:37:09 pm
Dreams vs reality

If you look at the top engine cover, it actually looks more like a lc8c than the 390 (clutch cover, water pipe angle)
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: 2StrokeDan on July 17, 2020, 04:37:50 pm
True Sidetrack, they could've used parts from the EXC or Freerides, no extra design costs etc

KTM sal hulle linker knaters gee om julle as hulle eie 390 Adventure design engineers te gehad het. :biggrin:

Wat my altyd die lekkertse laat lag is as mense so veel oor iets weet en te sÍ het maar nog nooit eers die bike gery het nie en nog minder een besit het nie. :ricky:

Die manne met die meeste posts is nie noodwendig die wat alles waaroor hulle lees en  skryf self ervaar het nie en om vir te luister nie aangesien hulle die meeste tyd voor die keyboards spandeer en nie noodwendig op die bikes nie soos byvoorbeeld die manne wat al self so fiets besit,  :pot:

Ek het tot op datum nog nie n BMW 310 van naby gesien, laat staan nog gery.

Maar as "keyboard warrior" het ek op hierdie forum vreeslik te velde getrek teen hierdie fiets, en laat ek jou gou verduidlik waarom.

Soos jy seker weet word die 310 in India gebou, en tot op datum was daar geen Indiese fiets wat as langtermyn belegging kon beskou word, oor goeie redes.

Ten spyte van vreeslike verduidelikings van BMW fanboys oor hoe BMW se "toesig" oor die 310 se bou hom "die beste D/S bike in die wereld" gaan maak, het die eerste model se sidestand op die showroom

vloer afgebreek. Swak Indies produk met n Duitse prys. :eek7:

Wag tot jy so 50 000km op jou 390 gery het voor jy sing oor hoe "goed" hy is.

Dit sal n geweldige kopskuif verg om Indiers te laat fietse bou wat die Japanese se ou sokkies kan ruik.

Indiese kontrakte blyk altyd n klousule te bevat wat Bajaj/TVS, ens die regte gee om dieselfde enjins binne Indie se landsgrense te mag bemark, en omdat Indiers n arm nasie is, kan hulle nie KTM pryse

betaal nie, dus word kortpaaie op baie areas geneem.
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: LouisXander on July 17, 2020, 04:40:50 pm
Daai 310 is massief Jac, ek kon ni glo hoe groot hy was toe ek hom sien ni.

Waars di dae van die 250Djebels, die Honda XLR, die Yamaha TTR's.
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: sidetrack on July 17, 2020, 04:56:13 pm
Daai 310 is massief Jac, ek kon ni glo hoe groot hy was toe ek hom sien ni.

Waars di dae van die 250Djebels, die Honda XLR, die Yamaha TTR's.
Nee jong outdated, hoe groter hoe beter. Viva cast wheels en 100mm suspension travel Viva
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: LouisXander on July 17, 2020, 04:58:42 pm
Jy kap die spyker op di kop Broer!!
Title: Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
Post by: 2StrokeDan on July 17, 2020, 07:36:32 pm
Daai 310 is massief Jac, ek kon ni glo hoe groot hy was toe ek hom sien ni.

Waars di dae van die 250Djebels, die Honda XLR, die Yamaha TTR's.
Nee jong outdated, hoe groter hoe beter. Viva cast wheels en 100mm suspension travel Viva

Hulle bou die goed so groot, enigiets meer as 100mm travel en dit raak n bubbeldekker......