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Old KTM 390 Adventure will get new riding modes via software update

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Written by Rohit Tonapi

KTM India recently launched the 2022 390 Adventure in the country with new colours and tougher wheels. Another major change was the inclusion of two riding modes. KTM made all these changes without a major price bump compared to the older model. The two new riding modes are – Street and Off-Road. The modes change the traction control settings, and users can choose one that suits the terrain they are riding. And now, old KTM 390 Adventure owners will soon be able to get this feature as well.

Old KTM 390 Adventure Gets New Riding Modes

KTM will soon be adding the ride modes to the older 390 Adventure bikes. The new information comes via a notification sent to all the KTM dealers. According to the leak, KTM will provide the dealers with a revised ABS software file. Also included will be the SOPs and instructions to follow for the installation. After the dealers flash the new ABS software onto the old bike, it will get the riding modes. 

This is a great move by KTM as it provides the old 390 Adventure owners with more value. The adventure tourer already comes with the necessary hardware for the riding modes. Thus, only a software update is needed. The dealerships will notify old 390 Adventure customers when they bring in their bikes for service about it. Also, there is a possibility that KTM might contact the owners directly and ask them to carry out the software update. 

2022 KTM 390 Adventure – Price & Highlights

KTM updated the 390 Adventure for 2022, which is now available for INR 3.34 lakh ex-showroom. The adventure tourer also gets two new colours for two new colour options – KTM Factory Racing Blue and Dark Galvano Black. The other updates include tougher wheels and new riding modes.

Mechanically, the bike remains the same. Thus, it uses the 373cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder motor that makes 43 PS and 37 Nm of torque. The 373cc engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox with a slip and assist clutch. The bike uses WP APEX suspension at both ends and rides on a 19-inch front and a 17-inch rear wheel. 

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