Honda CB400X Vs. KTM 390 Adventure: Who Rules Better?

 Honda CB400X Vs. KTM 390 Adventure: Who Rules Better?

Recently, Honda has launched its 2022 edition of the CB400X in its home country Japan with very minor yet powerful modifications to the existing variant. Considering the purpose and the displacement, the India based KTM 390 Adventure is the closest rival to the Japan based CB400X. Here is a very useful Honda CB400X Vs. KTM 390 Adventure comparison.

Features

The KTM 390 Adventure possesses a clear edge in this department with the amazing goodies such as a bi-directional quick shifter and traction control. It also possesses a fancy full coloured TFT display that offers Bluetooth connectivity for pairing smartphones. On the contrary, the 2022 Honda CB400X offers an LCD display but unfortunately misses out on the trend of Bluetooth feature. The lightning setup is however full LED.

Engine

Considering the engine, Honda has always been a winner in this segment. The 2022 version of the CB400X offers an engine with its parallel twin cylinder setup. This makes Honda more smoother and more tractable than the single-cylinder mill of KTM 390 Adventure. The CB400X is powered by a 399cc liquid cooled engine that draws out 45.4bph of power at 9,000rpm and 38Nm of peak torque at 7,500rpm. In comparison, the KTM 390 Adventure is powered by a 373cc unit that draws out 42.3bhp power at 9,000rpm and 37Nm at 7,000rpm. The bike duos receive a six-speed gearbox bearing an assist and slipper clutch.

Additionally, the Honda has been equipped with a 17.7 litre fuel tank that is 2.67 litres larger than that of KTM. Thus, it can be said that on long journeys, you will not run out of fuel very soon with the Honda CB400X 2022.

Hardware

In this segment as well, Honda is a step ahead in terms of the cycle parts. Both the bikes enjoy upside down forks at the front, however, the Honda CB400X gets the preload adjustability that is lacking in the KTM 390 Adventure. Furthermore, Honda has equipped the CB400X with the dual disc brake at the front while the 390 ADV possesses a single disc brake at the front. The Honda CB is limited to the standard dual-channel ABS while the 390 Adventure receives the opportunity to switch off the ABS in the real wheel. 

Despite the fact that Honda features more premium components, it seems that the KTM’s latest variant is more agile and manageable owing to the fact that it possesses 177 kg of kerb weight which is nearly 20kg lesser than that of Honda CB400X. Additionally, the Honda’s variant has a low seat height and is more convenient for the shorter riders to touch the ground.

Price

The 2022 Honda CB400X is on the pricier side as compared to the KTM 390 Adventure by a huge margin. The former’s price starts at 8,58,000 Yen in Japan which is around INR 5.72 lakhs. The KTM retails for INR 3.28 lakh in India (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Honda CB400X Vs. KTM 390 Adventure: Difference In Specifications At A Glance

Specifications
2022 Honda CB400X
KTM 390 Adventure
Engine
399cc, in-line twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-valve motor
373cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-valve engine
Power
46PS @ 9000rpm
43.5PS @ 9000rpm
Torque
38Nm @ 7500rpm
37Nm @ 7000rpm
Gearbox
6-speed, slip-and-assist clutch
6-speed, slip-and-assist clutch
Frame
Steel diamond type
Steel trellis frame
Front suspension
41mm Showa SFF-BP (separate function fork big piston)
43mm WP Apex USD, 170 mm travel
Rear suspension
Monoshock
WP Apex monoshock, preload adjustable, 177mm travel
Front brake
320mm dual disc
320mm disc
Rear brake
240mm disc
230mm disc
Front tyre
110 / 80- 19
100/90 - 19
Rear tyre
160 / 60- 17
130/80 - 17
Wheelbase
1,435mm
1,430mm
Ground clearance
150mm
200mm
Fuel tank capacity
17.17-liters
14.5-litres
Seat height
800mm
855mm
Kerb weight
199kg
177kg
Traction Control
No
Yes
ABS
Yes
Yes
Quickshifter
No
Yes
Bluetooth Connectivity
No
Yes
Navigation
No
Yes
Charging Socket
No
Yes
Crash Protection
No
Yes
Price
JPY 8,58,000 (approximately Rs 5.72 lakh, excluding taxes)
Rs 3,28,443 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Verdict

Looking at all the specifications and the comparison between Honda CB400X Vs. KTM 390 Adventure, it can be stated that the Honda CB400X is a much more sturdy bike and has a better fuel capacity than the KTM 390 ADV. However, in some of the parameters the KTM 390 ADV is much more functional. But considering the price, the KTM 390 Adventure price is much more pocket-efficient than the Honda one. It depends on you to decide which one to go for and what to consider when purchasing it.

Loyiso Dlamini

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