The junior member of the KTM Adventure line is not standing still. The 2022 KTM 390 Adventure gets a couple of features that enhance its off-road credentials. Let’s run down what’s new with the KTM single-cylinder ADV motorcycle.
Traction control now has two settings. Instead of one-size-fits-all, the 2022 KTM 390 Adventure gives the rider a choice of Street and Offroad traction control. The new traction control functions join the existing Offroad ABS setting, which turns off rear-wheel ABS and lowers the intrusion for the front wheel.
Speaking of wheels, the 390 gets new wheels this year. Though the sizes are unchanged—19-/17-inch pairing—KTM tells us that the new wheels are “stronger and more robust.” As before, the wheels have Continental TKC 70 tires mounted on them.
WP Apex suspension returns, as do Bybre brakes. The fork remains non-adjustable, while the shock continues to have adjustability for the rebound-damping and spring-preload. A 320mm disc is employed for braking in the front, along with a 230mm disc for the rear.
The short-stroke motor is back, unchanged. The fuel-injected DOHC 373cc powerplant is ride-by-wire, has a counterbalancer, a three-way catalytic converter, and a wet-multiplate clutch with assist and slipper capabilities. A quickshifter for the six-speed transmission is optional.
KTM has released neither a price nor an arrival date for the 2022 KTM 390 Adventure. We can check out the new colors and graphics, however. Rest assured that we’ll be testing it as soon as we can get out hands on the fun and capable little ADV motorcycle.
New 120th Anniversary H-Ds + Andrew Hewkin, Artist and philanthropist
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The new 120th Anniversary Harleys have been announced today, and in this week’s first segment Editor Don Williams takes us through the exciting updates to four models. The hero is probably the latest RoadGlide CVO with its spectacular 120th livery and badging.
In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with celebrated artist and philanthropist, Andrew Hewkin.
Andrew chats about his life of unusual coincidences which have taken him on an unexpected and entertaining journey. Traveling through more than one hundred countries, Andrew captured the flavor and essence of the world. He takes us through a few of his hair-raising stories of travel and intrigue that he has expressed visually through over fifty years of his art.
He is a regular contributor to Childline Rocks in his capacity as Cultural Attaché for the Sons of Royalty annual motorcycle ride, and paintings of Cuba, Marrakech, Mexico, and most recently Kerala in Southern India, have been auctioned off for the charity. His work has also contributed to ‘The Princes Trust’, ‘Heart on my Sleeve’, ‘Fight for Sight’, ‘Cancer Trusts’ and many others.
Andrew is a supremely talented, kind, and fascinating man.
So, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!
Andrew’s biography “Before the Paint Dries…” is available on his website AndrewHewkin.com