KTM has introduced particulars of the 2023 KTM 390 Journey, which will probably be obtainable in dealerships in March. The 390 Journey has been given a brand new look and elevated off-road functionality, for a motorcycle that KTM says provides “sheer usability, excellent energy, and extremely mild dealing with.”
In our evaluation of the 2020 mannequin, our reviewer stated the KTM 390 Journey was “lots of bike for the cash, with a powerful listing of normal options that make it a critical risk to value-oriented Japanese opponents just like the Honda CB500X and Kawasaki Versys-X 300, in addition to BMW’s G 310 GS.”
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The 2023 KTM 390 Journey nonetheless contains a compact 4-stroke DOHC 373cc Single with 4 valves, a balancer shaft, a PASC slip/help clutch, and digital gasoline injection. Two catalytic converters make sure the system breathes inside emission targets, and the vapor design of the three.8-gal gasoline tank additionally contributes to its eco-friendliness.
Additionally returning for the 2023 mannequin and contributing to the bike’s off-road persona is the Offroad experience mode (providing extra rear-wheel slip) and linked Offroad ABS (disengaged on the rear, decreased on the entrance), in addition to throttle-by-wire, Bike Traction Management, and cornering ABS. Stopping energy comes from Brembo BYBRE brakes (320mm entrance and 230mm rear discs with a 4-piston calipers on the entrance and single-piston within the rear), and the bike has adjustable WP APEX suspension.
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The KTM 390 Journey additionally nonetheless has 19-inch entrance and 17-inch rear wheels shod in Continental TKC70 tires, however for 2023 the wheels are spoked and have black anodized aluminum rims. The bike additionally comes with a two-tier seat that may be simply eliminated to disclose space for storing or swapped out for different fashions within the KTM PowerParts assortment, LED lights, and a windscreen with two positions. It has a claimed moist weight of 379 lb.
KTM says each the light-weight metal trellis chassis and the brand new 2023 colorway takes design cues from the corporate’s work at “the sharp finish of rally competitors.”
MSRP is $7,399. For extra data, go to the KTM web site.