Fans of small-displacement Adv motorcycles will be delighted to learn that the KTM 390 Adventure will receive some updates for the 2022 model year.
If we take a closer look, we can see that the 2022 KTM 390 Adventure is receiving a body redesign for the new model year, which includes new graphics and new color options.
However, it is the changes beyond the outer layer that are perhaps the most fascinating, as the Austrian brand has expanded its basic Adv offer with some important improvements and refinements.
The first point is that the KTM 390 Adventure 2022 now has a targeted traction control setting for on-road and off-road driving, which allows a different rear wheel slip on dry, loose or wet terrain.
The traction control is tilt-sensitive, and the TC settings are now maintained in the event of a rollover or engine stall, which facilitates quick access to the track after an accident.
The ABS is also tilt-sensitive, and in its Off-road setting, the ABS actuation of the rear brake can be disabled–as it should be for a dual-sport machine.
To address the complaints of the previous generation of machines, the cast aluminum wheels of the KTM 390 Adventure have been upgraded to be stronger and more robust for off-road use.
As a result, the wheels now use a five-spoke layout instead of the previous six spokes, which allows for increased rigidity and impact resistance, according to KTM.
According to the customer’s needs, the rear subframe is fixed with only four screws and can be easily replaced if it is bent beyond repair. KTM also boasts of its adjustable WP suspension, as well as its 3.8 gallons (14 liters) fuel tank, which can withstand up to 250 miles (400 km).
The centerpiece of the machine is the same 373 cm single-cylinder knocker, but now in a Euro5 configuration. The power is 43 HP with a torque of 27 lbs • ft from the tap.