At ADV Tribe, we always try to get you all the details on the biking world, so that you can make an informed decision on what to buy and what not to buy.
We will go into the nitty-gritty of both these bikes, from the look and feel of it to the technical details. This is a fun exercise that will help you decide on what bike you should go for, based on your personal requirements.
Honda CB350 & KTM 390 Adventure Comparision
- KTM 390 ADV
The 390 Adventure is considered the elder sibling of KTM’s 250 Adventure, and both of these bikes have quickly become quite popular within the biking community, making KTM a well-known and trustable brand all over the world. The ADV 390 packs a solid punch and is a great off-road bike that is fully equipped with modern technology and world-class equipment that sets it apart from the other bikes in its class. It also has the classic KTM look that has become synonymous with quality and trust.
- Honda Highness 350
Coming from one of the biggest bike manufacturers in the world, the Honda Highness CB 350 is touted as royalty from the brand, hence the name. It is considered as the perfect amalgamation of the old-school charm and modern-day equipment. The bold look and shape of the bike is the perfect example of Japanese quality and craftsmanship. One of the key features that sets the Hness 350 apart is the classic thump from the exhaust, which announces that the bike is here to stay.
- The Engine
While the ADV 390 comes with a 373.2 cc, 4 Valve, Liquid-cooled engine, the Honda Highness 350 comes with a 348.36 cc 4 stroke engine that is air-cooled. The Honda packs a power of 20.78 bhp @ 5500 and the KTM carries a powerful 42.90 bhp @ 9,000 rpm with a torque of 37 Nm @ 7,000 rpm. It should also be noted that the ADV 390 comes with digital ignition.
Speaking of transmission, the KTM ADV comes with a 6-speed manual and the Honda comes with a 5-speed manual transmission.
The KTM ADV 390 comes with a PASC anti-hopping clutch that’s mechanically operated, the Honda Highness CB 350 comes with a multi-plate wet clutch.
While both of these bikes run on petrol, the Honda Highness CB 350 gives you a mileage of 26 kmpl. But the KTM ADV 390 takes away the cake here with a mileage of 42.8 kmpl.
|Features||KTM 390 Adventure||Honda Highness CB 350|
|DRLs (Daytime running lights)||Yes||NA|
|Mobile App Connectivity||Yes||Yes|
|GPS & Navigation||Yes||Yes|
|USB charging port||NA||Yes|
|Front storage box||NA||NA|
|Under seat storage||NA||Na|
|AHO (Automatic Headlight On)||Yes||Yes|
|No. of Tripmeters||2||1|
|Low Fuel Indicator||Yes||Yes|
|Low Oil Indicator||Yes||Yes|
|Low Battery Indicator||NA||Yes|
|Digital Fuel Guage||Yes||Yes|
|Start Type||Electric Start||Electric Start|
|Battery||12 V 8 AH||12V, 6.0 Ah|
|Headlight Type||LED Head Lamp||LED Headlamp|
|Brake/Tail Light||LED Tail Lamp||LED Tail Lamp|
These were just some differences between the KTM Adventure 390 and the Honda Highness 350, and it should be noted that the price points of both of these bikes vary by quite a bit. The KTM costs around Rs. 3,62,000 depending on your location and the Honda costs around Rs. 1,92,000. Based on these prices, obviously, there are going to be some major differences between the two. As mentioned above, choosing a bike is a thing of the heart and we’re just here to provide you with all the details you need to make an informed and effective decision.
No matter what choice you make, choose ADV Tribe to get all your biking accessories and make your on-road experience safer and much more enjoyable! Stay tuned to our blog for more information and details about the biking world.