KTM has updated its entry-level adventure steed – the 390 Adventure – with more technology for 2022.
Headlining the updates for the 2022 390 Adventure is the addition of rider modes for the traction control system – the 390 still being the only bike in the lightweight adventure class to feature traction control.
The TCS system now has the option for a Street mode or an Off-Road mode which KTM says give riders a degree of rear-wheel slip to enable even easier use of the bike in loose or wet terrain.
Importantly, KTM has fixed a major gripe many riders had with the 390 and now the Off-Road TCS setting will remain on if activated, even in the event of a stall. The same can be said for the Off-Road ABS setting which deactivates the rear ABS completely and dulls front-wheel intervention when active.
The engine itself remains the same 373cc single-cylinder, 4-stroke with a class-leading 43 hp and 37 Nm of torque.
In terms of physical updates, the 390 Adventure now sports tougher cast-alloy wheels – spoked wheels remain a Powerparts option – with the construction based around five spokes instead of six. KTM says this configuration permits increased stiffness and resistance for the rims.
The colourways have also been updated to reflect the latest in KTM's big-bore hero bikes with two new colour options for 2022.
We’re awaiting word from KTM NZ on when we can expect the new 390 Adventure to arrive in dealers and what pricing might look like. We’ll update this post once we do.