KTM bolsters 390 Adventure with more free-roaming spirit

SETTING the benchmark in the smaller cylinder segment for outstanding power-to-weight, technology, and riding agility, the KTM 390 Adventure is getting a fresh look and some key upgrades for 2022.

Further enhancing its potential to take riders to places far beyond the ordinary paths, the new model’s extensive list of electronic features has been amplified with the addition of Street and Off Road modes for traction control.

Selecting either mode will give the KTM a degree of rear wheel slip to enable even easier use of the bike in loose or wet terrain. As a result, the 390 Adventure can be taken and pushed to the extreme.

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Should conditions momentarily get the better of the rider – Off Road traction control will remain activated in the event of a brief stall or fall. The additional capabilities mean it’s easier to get even more exploratory too.

KTM has also given the 2022 KTM 390 Adventure a set of even more robust cast wheels. The construction of the components is based around five spokes instead of six and this configuration permits increased stiffness and resistance for the rims.

For 2022, the visual identity of the bike brings it even closer to the race-winning machines in the dunes and deserts around the globe. Available in two distinct colour versions, both options highlight the sharp lines of KTM’s ultra-versatile adventurer.

Enviable power is provided by the state-of-the-art, single cylinder, 4-stroke Euro5 motor gunning 32kW of power and 37Nm of torque. Additionally, the frame provides the right blend of flex, stability and control in straight line performance.

The bike’s famed agility is combined with the carefully considered ergonomics that place the rider right at the heart of the bike’s movements. For that reason, the 2022 KTM 390 Adventure can be steered like an off-roader or cruise long highway stretches.

Other highlights of the new model include enhanced electronics, including lean-angle sensitive ABS, a removable steel trellis subframe fitted with just four screws, and WP APEX adjustable suspension.

Dependable BYBRE brakes with 320 and 280 mm discs, and a 14.5-litre fuel tank (with a range of up to 400km), complete a package that also includes a two-part seat and crafted bodywork for superlative ergonomics.

The 2022 KTM 390 Adventure will be landing at authorised KTM dealers in Australia and New Zealand starting May 2022. Pricing will be announced closer to its arrival.

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