August 8, 2022

The KTM 390 Journey is without doubt one of the most fun bikes within the entry-level ADV house. It made its debut at EICMA 2019, however it looks as if it’s already in retailer for an replace. Zigwheels has shared pictures of a check mule, revealing some somewhat vital modifications.  

Picture Supply: Zigwheels, KTM

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

Autocar India stories that the prototype in these photos will possible go on sale in 2023 or be added to the prevailing lineup as a brand new variant. Probably the most notable modifications is with the entrance finish. The headlight unit that additionally homes the instrumentation muddle sits visibly larger on the motorbike than on rally-spec Dakar bikes. 

A shot of two KTM 390 Adventures' riding on tarmac

Alongside the identical traces, 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 probably 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.

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 distinguished block sample. This leads us to consider that this mannequin might be a extra off-road biased iteration or variant of the prevailing 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 modifications are fairly minimal, the latter does appear unlikely.