For years about the only ‘adventure’ 125 you could buy was Honda’s Varadero 125 and it never really was a proper adventure bike. After having spent the previous three months stuck at home in COVID-19 lockdown, I was overjoyed to be testing a new bike once again. Giving you a leg up into the world of adventure bikes. In that case, the Adventure Bike Rider Festival 2021 is the place for you. I’d ridden there on the bike’s bigger brother, the KTM 790 Adventure, which is one of the most capable all-round adventure bikes I’ve ever ridden. Adventure Rider Radio has another motorcycle podcast called ARR RAW! No Spam. The Austrian manufacturer’s A2-friendly adventure version of the Duke may only have 43bhp on tap, but keep it singing in its sweet spot and it’s a hoot to ride, with pin-sharp handling, says Geoff, Our free email newsletter sends you the biggest headlines from news, sport and showbiz. Keep in mind that the easiest way to tell whether or not a bike is right for you is by trying it out. It does feel on the stiff side but I didn’t bottom out once. While it’s not a physically large motorcycle, the 390 Adventure manages to feel relatively substantial. Do you know roughly what you’ll need to budget to insure your adventure bike? Rugged: Big adventures don't have to mean a big bike, Neat: The TFT screen is small, but has all you need to know at a glance, Swift: It loves being kept in the 6-9000rpm sweet spot, Nimble: With light weight and wide bars, the handling is a hoot, Safe: It's got lean-sensitive traction control and cornering ABS, Fun: It's as much of a blast off-road as on, Subscribe to Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror newspapers, Zero SR/S review: Electric with sportsbike looks and performance could be a game changer, Kawasaki Ninja 650 review: Compact, frisky and fun middleweight, 'I resent my two-year-old and come up with excuses not to spend time with her', An anonymous mum has admitted she wishes she saw her daughter as "more of a blessing than I do right now" after revealing that having a fifth child "really tipped me over the edge", Why punters are staking £2 on the upcoming £5 million jackpot. With gleaming fleets of test bikes waiting to be ridden both on and off-road you’ll have the perfect opportunity to try before you buy. Rear; 230mm, single-piston floating calliper, I consent to allow Adventure Bike Rider to collect my contact information (required). Is KTM developing a small capacity adventure bike? In fact, the 390 Adventure’s seat height is 855mm. By providing big bike quality on a small machine, for just £5,499, KTM is offering a very tempting package and great value for money, especially when you consider I achieved around 200 miles between fill ups of the 14.5l fuel tank. You can unsubscribe at any time. I didn’t experience excessive knee bend and there was a relaxed, natural reach to the bars. Ever major manufacturer will be in attendance, all with a full range of gleaming test bikes just begging to be ridden throughout the day. The thrill of flying to a foreign land and being among the first people in the world to ride a new adventure bike never ceases to put a big, silly grin on my face. Note to KTM: a comfort seat option would also be nice, since the seat’s so firm that I needed a break after an hour.
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