Production years: 2023
In 2023, KTM announced its latest model, the KTM 390 Adventure SW, a bike that came from a family with all the performance, capability, and features that a rider will ever need. As an adventure machine, with its crisp power and light handling, the KTM 390 Adventure is the perfect machine for alternative unpaved paths.
The bike is one of the most versatile motorcycles in the KTM range, a dependable machine that could handle everyday rides and even off-road adventures, and a modern, race-derived all-rounder, with great engine performance, sharp looks, and enhanced off-road capabilities.
The new bike features tough yet lightweight wire-spoked wheels with black anodized rims that could handle more efficient roads with rocks and roots, which could easily end a journey for motorcycles with cast aluminum wheels.
Although the bike came with smaller dimensions and specifications than some of its bigger siblings, it doesn’t lack features essential for adventures, such as ride-by-wire, Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC), Cornering ABS, OFFROAD mode that allowed more rear wheel spin, and linked OFFROAD ABS.
As for power, the 2023 KTM 390 Adventure SW had its soul brought to life by a compact 373cc four-stroke single-cylinder engine with an electronic fuel injection system that delivered lots of power from such a compact unit.
Also, the bike featured a redesigned bodywork angled to protect some zones of the machine and place the rider in a full-control position, with a two-piece removable seat that revealed a storage compartment, LED lights, a two-position windscreen, and wide footpegs.