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New KTM 390 Duke Launched; All You Need To Know

In India, KTM has finally released the new KTM 390 Duke. It has undergone a major redesign as well as a modest price increase. The KTM 390 Duke has received changes from its design, engine, hardware, features, and mechanical departments. So, in this narrative, let’s have a look at all of them.

KTM 390 Duke Design

The 2017 KTM 390 Duke features a redesigned headlight and fuel tank. The boomerang-shaped DRLs remain, but the unit appears to be much wider. The LED configuration has also been adjusted in comparison to the prior vertical layout. The new bike has wider shrouds and a more pronounced cut and crease pattern. It appears to have a much more aggressive demeanor than its predecessor, as well as an exposed rear subframe. In addition, KTM has painted the bike in two new color schemes: Atlantic Blue and Electronic Orange Metallic.


KTM 390 Duke Features

In addition to LED lighting, the 2018 KTM 390 Duke features a completely digital instrument dashboard, launch control, and three ride modes (Street, Rain, and Track). Other features include smartphone connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, and call and audio management.

KTM Duke 390 Engine

The new KTM 390 Duke is powered by a bigger 399cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. It has 44.25bhp and 39Nm of torque and a six-speed transmission with a slip-and-assist clutch and a quickshifter. For comparison, the previous model had a 373cc single-cylinder engine that produced 42.9bhp and 37Nm.

KTM 390 Duke Hardware

The Austrian streetfighter is outfitted with new 43mm front USD forks with compression and rebound adjustment, as well as an adjustable offset monoshock. The brakes are also different, with the current iteration of the 390 Duke featuring a 320mm front and 240mm rear disc as well as dual-channel, cornering, and Supermoto ABS. These are set on lighter 17-inch wheels with Michelin rubber.

KTM 390 Duke Price & Rivals

The KTM 390 Duke is priced at Rs. 3.11 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This is around Rs. 13,000 more than its predecessor. The only bike that could compete with the new 390 Duke is the BMW G310R, the only premium liquid-cooled motorcycle in the segment.

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