Honda CB500X vs KTM 390 Adventure

KTM 390 Adventure Price starts at Rs. 3.00 Lakh which is Rs. 3.00 Lakh costlier than base model of Honda CB500X priced at Rs. To Be Announced. The claimed mileage of Honda CB500X is 28 kmpl whereas the mileage of KTM 390 Adventure is 30 kmpl. In technical specifications, Honda CB500X is powered by 471.03 cc engine , while KTM 390 Adventure is powered by 373 cc engine. Honda CB500X is available in 2 different colours while KTM 390 Adventure comes with 2 colours. The Comparison Honda CB500X vs KTM 390 Adventure can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

Honda CB500X vs KTM 390 Adventure Summary

Basic Info CB500X STD390 Adventure STD
8 reviews
89 reviews
Brand Name Honda KTM
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 5.79 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 3.38 Lakh View On Road Price
Engine Type 4 Stroke, SI Engine (Parallel Twin) Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, 4 V DOHC Engine
Max Power 47.58 PS @ 8500 rpm 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
CB500X Colors
390 Adventure Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Wheel Size Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Alloy
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Digital
Insurance Rs. 26,939 CB500X Insurance Rs. 26,899 390 Adventure Insurance
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Engine Type
4 Stroke, SI Engine (Parallel Twin)
Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, 4 V DOHC Engine
Engine Displacement
471.03 cc
373 cc
Max Power
47.58 PS @ 8500 rpm
43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm
Max Torque
43.2 Nm @ 6500 rpm
37 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Emission Type
67 mm
89 mm
66.8 mm
60 mm
No Of Cylinders
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
Fuel Type
Computer-Controlled Digital Transistorized With Electronic Advance
Compression Ratio

Brakes Front
Brakes Rear

Mileage (Overall)
28 kmpl
30 kmpl

Tyre Size
Front :-110/80-19 Rear :-160/60-17
Front :-100/90-19, Rear :- 130/80-17
Wheel Size
Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)

Dry Weight
162 kg
Seat height
830 mm
855 mm
2156*828*1412 mm3
2154*900*1400 mm3
1443 mm
1430 mm
2156 mm
2154 mm
Ground Clearance
181 mm
200 mm
828 mm
900 mm
Fuel Capacity
17.7 Liters
14.5 Liters
Kerb Weight
199 Kg
Tail Light
Front Brake Diameter
310 mm
320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
240 mm
230 mm

Additional Features
Emergency Stop Signal, Honda Ignition Security System, Gear Position Indicator, Hazard Lights, Engine Temperature Indicator
Toothed Footpegs, Turn-by-turn navigation (Optional),
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp

Dual Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Adventure Tourer Bikes, Off Road Bikes
Adventure Tourer Bikes, Off Road Bikes
Body Graphics
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Pass Switch
Trip Meter
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Stepup Seat
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Liquid Cooled

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

Honda CB500X

  • Creamy power delivery; Honda reliability; Low running and maintenance costs.

KTM 390 Adventure

  • Excellent ergos for touring
  • Retains on-road performance of 390 Duke
  • Packed with electronic goodies

Honda CB500X

  • PRICE! Seat height might be a tad too high.

KTM 390 Adventure

  • Lacks low down torque for off-road riding
  • 855mm seat height is too tall for average Indian riders
  • Traction control feels a little glitchy
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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. I am looking for the best bike for my needs. I want one i can drive in the city. My wife rides with my on my bike and wants something to handle to bad roads and speed breakers better. Also we want to ride on long road trips and bring luggage. Don't know which is best BMW G310GS, Himalayan, or the 390 Adventurer. I like the low seat on the Himalayan that my wife could drive it. However it seems too heavy and not enough power. The BMW looks great but seems the suspension is too soft and brakes are week and the electronic package is pretty lame. I don't want anything more than 200kg bike.
  • Himalayan will be better while considering all aspects. Since bmw service costs are always above 10K. adv390 is more powerful and it requires more skills to handle it. But in case of Himalayan it is more easier and budgetary.
  • If pillion comfort is the requirement, himalyan should be out consideration... BMW g310GS and 390 Adventure have theri respective pros and cons..Do teat ride bothe and decide for yourself
  • Be sure and go for bmw 310gs it got steel braided brake lines it wouldn't disappoint you great break best in the segment so far rear one can't compare to anyone
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Q. Which is better for long rides KTM Adventure 390, Royal Enfield Interceptor or Royal Enfield Himalayan - Duke 250?
  • I will give my vote to interceptor
  • Ktm
  • Which bile are you talking about??
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Q. I weigh 100kgs and losing more, a thought of new bike came to my mind is to buy a comfy bike like 650 Twin but 390 Adventure isn't bad either, I ride not on a daily basis but just for fun not speeding i couldn't decide 650 Twin or 390 Adv as I eventually will use the bike on rural bad road, please solve my query which one i should opt for or wait for himalayan650...?
  • As per your requirements, you may go for KTM 390 Adventure its spacious and comfortable ergonomics, its ability to tackle all kinds of roads and cover distances with ease will win it a lot of admiration and desirability. Aside from the tall seat height it should prove to be a great companion for city use too. Those of you waiting for an off-road machine to go seeking wild adventures on will have to wait a bit longer though. But if you are looking for a thoroughly capable and affordable tourer, you can’t go wrong with KTM’s 390 Adventure. If we talk about Himalayan 650 there is no official update from the brand for its launch and we don't expect its launch anytime soon. Do take a test ride in order to get better clarity. Check out authorised dealership details.
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CB500X Vs 390 Adventure Comparison FAQs

Which bike is cheaper CB500X vs 390 Adventure?

The KTM 390 Adventure is cheaper than Honda CB500X by Rs. 2.41 Lakh.

Which bike offers better performance CB500X vs 390 Adventure?

For the STD version, 471.03 cc Petrol engine of CB500X produces 47.58 PS @ 8500 rpm of power and 43.2 Nm @ 6500 rpm of torque. Whereas for the STD version, 373 cc Petrol engine of 390 Adventure produces 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm of power and 37 Nm @ 7000 rpm of torque

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Honda CB500X
  • KTM 390 Adventure
  • Love to have this bike for 5lakh price bracket...

    AshBhayana few weeks ago
CB500X User Reviews
  • This is a lot of bike for the money! the electronics package is fantastic, The motor far exceeds expectations, And it's very comfortable.I'm getting 78 mpg at moderate speed and just a little under at sport pace.My only letdown has been the poor performance of the quick shifter, Which i hope can be fixed with software next spring.

    Troy Miller few weeks ago
  • good adv..from ktm tall saddle but msneageble..bidirectional quick shifters ..switchable ABS ..but with a non adaptable suspension is a con...get metzeler tour tyres ...good grip. so is it a grand tourer or ADV?

    Jo few weeks ago
  • It's an Awesome Bike you can get in this price, lots of electronic features

    Gamer Kuttappan few weeks ago

    Unstoppabl3 Satarking few weeks ago
  • I love this bike and this one off the bike racing thanku

    Prasant Pradhan few weeks ago
390 Adventure User Reviews

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