After launching the all-new generation RCs globally, KTM has updated its smaller-capacity adventure tourers, the 250 Adventure and 390 Adventure. Both the motorcycles get a couple of visual updates, with a major feature addition in the 390 Adventure. Both these updated motorcycles will come to India in 2022 and will witness a slight bump in their prices as well.
2022 KTM 390 Adventure and 250 Adventure – What’s new?
As expected, the most noteworthy update is the new dual-tone colour options for both motorcycles. While the KTM 390 Adventure gets blue with orange and black with orange, the KTM 250 Adventure now comes with orange with white and blue with white. Both these motorcycles also get new 10-spoke alloy wheels, instead of 12-spoke alloy wheels on the current versions. The new alloy wheels are said to be sturdier in general, which should enhance their stability on off-road terrains.
In addition to these visual tweaks, the KTM 390 Adventure also gets two new modes for the traction control, which can be changed from the instrument console – Street and Off-road. In the off-road mode, the rider gets an additional amount of rear-wheel slip to gain traction on loose terrains. In addition, the traction control will not stall or get reset whenever the motorcycle stalls, which happens in the current iteration of the motorcycle.
2022 KTM 390 Adventure and 250 Adventure – What’s remained unchanged?
There are no other design and mechanical changes to both the motorcycle. The 390 Adventure gets an all-LED headlamp with daytime running LEDs and a full TFT instrument console with switchable ABS and Bluetooth connectivity. On the other hand, the 250 Adventure is simpler in comparison, with it getting a halogen headlamp with daytime running LEDs and a less-fancier full LCD instrument console.
Both the motorcycles get an LED tail lamp, LED turn indicators, steel trellis frame, split seats and pillion grab rails, front transparent windscreen, 12V accessory socket, dual-channel ABS, 200mm ground clearance and 855mm seat height. The suspension combination is common on both the motorcycles as well, with WP-sourced 43mm upside-down telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. Both of them get the same set of tubeless tyres with block treads for mild off-roading.
The KTM 390 Adventure shares its engine with the 390 Duke, which is a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled 373cc engine that pumps 43.5 PS of maximum power and 37 Nm of maximum torque. On the other hand, the single-cylinder, liquid-cooled 248.8cc engine of the 250 Duke has been shared for the 250 Adventure, which here makes 30 PS of power and 24 Nm of torque. A 6-speed gearbox is common to both engines, with the 390 Adventure getting a bi-directional quick-shifter as well.