July 5, 2022

The KTM 390 Journey is among the most enjoyable bikes within the entry-level ADV area. It made its debut at EICMA 2019, nevertheless it looks like it’s already in retailer for an replace. Zigwheels has shared photos of a check mule, revealing some relatively vital adjustments.  

Picture Supply: Zigwheels, KTM

Earlier this week, the 390 Journey obtained some relatively notable updates in its residence market. These embody a revised traction management system — now has an off-road mode — and adjustments to the alloy wheel design and new coloration schemes. 

Autocar India studies that the prototype in these footage will doubtless go on sale in 2023 or be added to the present lineup as a brand new variant. Probably the most notable adjustments is with the entrance finish. The headlight unit that additionally homes the instrumentation litter sits visibly larger on the bike than on rally-spec Dakar bikes. 

A shot of two KTM 390 Adventures' riding on tarmac

Alongside the identical strains, the check mules sport a extra substantial windscreen, leading to significantly better wind safety. Contemplating the 390 Journey’s tarmac-biased setup, the added wind deflection will likely be vital on the freeway. The report additionally mentions that KTM has revised the ergonomics of the upcoming variant with a taller handler and flatter footpegs.

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A shot of two KTM 390 Adventures' riding through the dirt

One other change is to do with the tires. Whereas the 19-inch entrance and 17-inch rear wheel setup appear the identical, the wheels are shod in tires with a extra outstanding block sample. This leads us to consider that this mannequin might be a extra off-road biased iteration or variant of the present bike. 

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Solely time will inform if that is the following technology of the KTM 390 Journey or a brand new variant. Contemplating that the adjustments are fairly minimal, the latter does appear unlikely.