2023 KTM 390 Adventure First Look Preview
KTM announced an update to increase the off-road ability of its 2023 390 Adventure: spoked 19/17-inch wheels. This “spoked wheel edition” does not completely replace the cast-wheel version. According to the official press release, the Austrian brand continues to offer both for the 2023 model year, though it’s unclear if there are price differences between the two or if both will be available on the US market. KTM’s US website only lists an MSRP of $7,399 with the spoked wheel version depicted.
Other changes on the 2023 390 Adventure are purely aesthetic. There’s a new black/orange option (in addition to the returning blue/orange) and new graphics.
Mechanically the compact ADV is unchanged. You’ll still see the Euro 5–compliant single within the steel trellis frame. The 373cc single-cylinder engine (that’s also seen in the 390 Duke and RC 390) produces a claimed 44 hp and 27 lb.-ft. of torque.)
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The 390 Adventure includes traction control with a new-for-2022 off-road ride mode and off-road ABS (rear ABS is disengaged and front ABS intervention is reduced). The 390 Adventure is equipped with ride-by-wire engine control, lean-angle-sensitive traction control, and a 5-inch full-color TFT display.
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In traditional KTM fashion, suspension is comprised of WP components: a 43mm WP Apex fork and WP Apex shock. Both are adjustable and offer more than 6 inches of travel.
We’re thrilled to see KTM massage its 390 Adventure into an even more off-road-capable machine. It’s a model that makes adventuring more accessible to a wider scope of riders. Keep it coming, KTM.
2023 KTM 390 Adventure Technical Specifications and Price
|ENGINE:||373cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled single-cylinder|
|BORE x STROKE:||89.0 x 60.0mm|
|FUEL DELIVERY:||Fuel injection|
|CLUTCH:||Wet, multiplate; mechanically operated|
|CLAIMED HORSEPOWER:||44 hp @ 9,000 rpm|
|CLAIMED TORQUE:||27.3 lb.-ft. @ 7,000 rpm|
|FRONT SUSPENSION:||43mm WP Apex fork, compression, rebound, and preload adjustable; 6.7 in. travel|
|REAR SUSPENSION:||WP Apex shock, compression, rebound, and preload adjustable; 7.0 in. travel|
|FRONT BRAKE:||320mm disc w/ cornering ABS|
|REAR BRAKE:||230mm disc w/ cornering ABS|
|WHEELS, FRONT/REAR:||Cast aluminum/spoked; 19 in./17 in.|
|TIRES, FRONT/REAR:||Continental TKC 70; 100/90-19 / 130/80-17|
|SEAT HEIGHT:||32.7 in./33.7 in.|
|FUEL CAPACITY:||3.8 gal.|
|CLAIMED DRY WEIGHT:||355 lb.|