The updates to the 2018 model come at no additional cost. The 2018 KTM 390 Duke is priced at Rs. 2.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
KTM has given its popular Duke 390 some minor updates, most which are based on customer feedback.
For 2018 model, the 390 Duke officially gets the white colour option, which is a welcome addition to the bike’s range. Until now, it was only available in a single, all-orange colour. If memory serves right, the white 390 Duke was delivered to a few customers in India in April 2017, however, KTM later clarified that it was a mistake, as the white colour back then was only manufactured for export markets.
New shade aside, the 2018 390 Duke gets a few important updates that aim to iron out a few issues that the customers had with this bike. First up, the all-digital infotainment screen gets a software update that solves the headlight issue on the 2017 model – some owners had complained that their bike’s headlight would automatically turn off.
The 2018 model also gains a heat deflector plate, which is mounted on its trellis frame. This plate’s function is to deviate the hot air from the cooling fan away from the rider’s legs. The cooling fan of the radiator now also operates faster to make engine cooling more effective in start-stop traffic.
Apart from these changes, the 2018 390 Duke remains unchanged. It is powered by the same 373.2cc single-cylinder, liquid cooled motor that pumps a segment leading 42.9bhp of power and 37Nm of torque. The engine is mated to 6-speed gearbox, with slipper clutch offered as a standard equipment.
The 2018 KTM 390 Duke has already started to reach KTM showrooms nationwide.