The most noticeable change for 2023 on the KTM 390 Adventure is the addition of spoked wheels. The spokes are set within black-anodized aluminium rims with front and rear diameters of 19 inches and 17 inches, respectively.
The specifications for the 373cc single-cylinder engine remain the same as in previous versions, with a DOHC configuration, EFI, 44 horsepower, and 37Nm. It also has two catalytic converters to meet Euro5 standards.
A ride-by-wire throttle, traction control, cornering ABS, a ‘Offroad’ riding mode that allows more rear wheel slip and reduces ABS intervention, and a five-inch TFT display are among the other features on the bike.
It’s no surprise that the 2023 390 Adventure retains a steel trellis frame, or that WP supplies the suspension – specifically the Apex line, with adjustable rebound, compression, and preload.
Adventure riding is also not limited to a solo effort, thanks to the 390 Adventure’s two-seat saddle, height-adjustable windscreen, and Brembo’s Bybre brakes (320mm front disc with four-piston calliper, 230mm rear).
Finally, KTM has completed the refreshment of the 390 Adventure for 2023 with an updated colour scheme, which KTM says comes from its “racing background”.
After the 1290 Super Adventure S, 1290 Super Adventure R, 790 Adventure, and 890 Adventure, the 390 is the fifth bike in KTM’s 2023 Adventure lineup.
The ‘Demo Mode’ on the 790 and 890 versions was one of the more contentious features. That does not appear to be available on the 390.