The 2022 KTM 390 Adventure receives a few modest yet significant upgrades. The adventure tourer, which costs Rs 3.35 lakh (ex-showroom), has undergone some cosmetic and functional changes.
With the inclusion of Street and Offroad modes for Traction Control, the 2022 KTM 390 Adventure has more riding modes to choose from. What do these two traction control modes do, then? Well, when you switch from Street to Offroad, the 390 Adventure will have more rear-wheel slip, making it simpler to ride in slick or rainy conditions. One can push it to its limits, and if the conditions get the best of the rider, the Offroad traction control will stay on in the event of a stall or tumble.
However, the powertrain on the new 390 Adventure remains unchanged, with the adventure tourer powered by a 373cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, which produces 42 bhp and 3.77 kgm of peak torque. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and comes with a standard bi-directional quick-shifter.
This time, KTM has added more durable cast wheels on the 390 Adventure, and its components are built with five rather than six spokes, which gives the rims more stiffness and resistance. We can only comment on its stiffness once we get to ride it.
As far as visual updates go, the 390 Adventure is available in two unique colour options — KTM Factory Racing Blue and Dark Galvano Black. Do stay tuned for our review on it.