KTM brings in the much awaited 2017 390 Duke and 250 Duke. The 200 Duke has also received a midlife update.
The much awaited 2017 KTM 390 Duke and updated 200 Duke have been launched in the country. What’s more interesting, though, is that KTM has also brought in the 250 Duke as a surprise addition to the current range of orange hooligans. The 200 Duke is now priced at Rs 1.43 lakh, followed by the new 250 Duke at Rs 1.73 lakh, while the range topping 390 Duke carries a price tag of Rs 2.25 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
2017 KTM 390 Duke
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The 2017 KTM 390 Duke is an all-new model of the motorcycle and comes with a raft of updates. As you can see in the pictures, the new 390 Duke is more aggressive and sharper looking than its predecessor. Among the design highlights, the new model features a split-design LED headlamp with LED daytime running light, a more angular design, bolt-on subframe, new tail section and a side-mounted exhaust as opposed to the underbelly exhaust of the previous model. It also comes with a bigger 13 litre fuel tank that replaces the old bike’s 11-litre tank. The 2017 390 Duke also comes with a new TFT multi-colour display and ‘KTM My Ride’ Bluetooth connectivity system.
The powertrain of the 390 Duke does not receive any major changes – apart from the fact that it’s now Euro 4 compliant. It’s the same liquid-cooled 373.2cc single-cylinder engine that develops 43bhp @ 9,000rpm along with a peak torque of 37Nm – up by 2Nm bump over the previous model. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox. Slipper clutch, ABS, Ride-by-wire throttle are also part of the kit.
KTM 250 Duke
The 250 Duke is a surprise addition to the range, but we’re not complaining about it for sure. On the aesthetic front, it’s largely similar to the aforementioned 2017 390 Duke. However, compared to its bigger brother, the 250 Duke doesn’t get split LED headlights, meaning it’s fitted with a more conventional halogen setup. Also, the 250 Duke misses out on the new TFT instrumentation cluster - it gets an orange backlit LCD screen instead.
The engine of the 250 Duke is a liquid-cooled 248.8cc single-cylinder engine that develops 30bhp and 24Nm and is paired to a six-speed transmission. It comes with a dual-channel ABS and slipper clutch, although it doesn’t get the Metzeler tyres and comes with the MRF Revz instead.
KTM 200 Duke
Unlike the above two models, the new KTM 200 Duke is just a refreshed version of the older bike. This means it only gets a few cosmetic updates - new graphics, actually. The powertrain is unchanged, albeit it now meets BS IV norms. It’s a 199.5cc liquid cooled single-cylinder engine that churns out 24bhp and 19.2Nm of torque. Power is transferred to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox. The 200 Duke doesn’t get ride-by-wire or slipper clutch or ABS.
Here are the prices (ex-showroom, Delhi) of the new models,
KTM 390 Duke: Rs. 2,25,730
KTM 250 Duke: Rs. 1,73,000
KTM 200 Duke: Rs. 1,43,500
Also read: 2017 KTM RC390 and RC200 launched