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New KTM 390 Journey noticed | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Revealed On Dec 07, 2021 01:31:00 PM

This might be an early take a look at mule of the 2023 390 Journey or a presumably a extra centered variant of the usual bike.

New pictures of a 390 Journey prototype present that KTM has a closely up to date model of the bike within the works. The photographs reveal that the bike has large adjustments relating to the ergonomics.

These pictures of the brand new 390 Journey have surfaced lower than per week after the 2022 mannequin was revealed. To recap, the 2022 390 Journey will get updates for its  traction management system, alloy wheel design and colors. This guidelines out the opportunity of the prototype within the pictures being the up to date 2022 mannequin. 

The prototype is almost certainly both an up to date mannequin that might arrive in 2023 or a brand new variant. One of many largest adjustments seen on the prototype is the revised front-end. The whole unit that encompasses the headlight and instrumentation now sits loads larger in an identical method as on KTM’s Dakar rally bikes. The instrument cluster itself can also be positioned larger and extra upright.

One other change comes within the type of the windscreen that’s loads bigger. One can count on considerably improved wind safety on this model. KTM has additionally reworked the ergonomics, with a taller handlebar and flat-mounted footpegs that aren’t canted ahead like the prevailing bike. 

Whereas the bike nonetheless seems to make use of the 19/17 inch alloy wheels, it appears like they’re paired to barely extra aggressive block sample tyres. The bike can also be lacking a bash plate, nevertheless it’s one thing that may most likely be seen on the manufacturing model. One of many two prototypes seen within the picture additionally seems to be operating a distinct exhaust.

Do you assume that is an up to date 390 Journey that may presumably debut in 2023, or a extra centered R variant? Given the alloy wheels and lack of clearly seen longer journey suspension, the previous seems to be extra seemingly. Tell us within the feedback beneath.

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