KTM 390 Adventure vs Royal Enfield Himalayan specification comparison

Let’s begin this by saying that the Impulse set the tone for small capacity adventure tourers in India. Due to its cc deficit, it lost out but paved the way for others. By this, we mean the Royal Enfield Himalayan and the ilk. The Himalayan quickly rose through the ranks and became a favourite. There is now the BS-6 version available. This one has got new colour schemes, an updated engine, switchable ABS as well as a three year warranty. The power output is still rider friendly and so is the price.

Royal Enfield Himalayan vs KTM 390

Rider friendly the KTM 390 Adventure definitely isn’t. Or at least as much as the Himalayan. It has got more rider aids than even the significantly expensive BMW G310 GS. There is switchable ABS, TFT display, cornering ABS, quickshifter and many more. The engine is again BS-6 and powerful as well. However it’s off road capability is still a doubt given the alloys. How do these two fare out in a specifications war? Check the spec table closely. Our choice is the RE Himalayan.

390 Adventure
Royal Enfield
Engine Specification
TypeSingle cylinder, liquid cooledSingle cylinder, Air cooled
Engine capacity373.2cc411cc
Valvetrain4 valves4 valves
Compression ratio12.6:19.5:1
Max power44PS@9,000rpm24.3PS@6,500rpm
Max torque37Nm@7,000rpm32Nm@4,000-4,500rpm
LxWxH (mm)2,154X900X1,4002,190X840X1,360
Wheelbase (mm)1,4301,465
Ground clearance (mm)200220
Fuel tank capacity14.5 litres15 litres
Kerb weight (kg)NA199
FrontWP Apex 43mm Upside downTelescopic, 41 mm forks
RearWP Apex Shock AbsorberMonoshock with linkage
Front320mm disc300mm disc
Rear230mm disc240mm disc
Price (ex-Mumbai)2.99 lakh1.86 lakh


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