KTM has launched the new 390 Duke for the Indian market at Rs 3.11 lakh (ex-showroom). This new motorcycle is now available for booking at Rs 4,499 on the brand's official website, and deliveries are expected to begin shortly. The 390 Duke features a number of improvements, along with a larger engine. And thanks to its enormous tank shrouds, the motorcycle now has a more muscular appearance. In addition to this, KTM has also introduced the 250 Duke for Rs 2.39 lakh (ex-showroom). The 250 Duke offers several improvements over the previous model, just like the new 390 Duke. So, let's take a closer look at the new features, design, and other updates that the KTM 390 Duke offers.
KTM 390 Duke: Styling
The new 390 Duke receives an LED headlight, boomerang-styled DRLs, and more noticeable fuel tank shrouds. The two-wheeler manufacturer has modified the tank's design, giving the bike a more powerful and aggressive appearance than before. The new KTM 390 Duke is now available in two colour options – Atlantic Blue and Electronic Orange Metallic.
KTM 390 Duke: Engine, Features and Hardware
A bigger single-cylinder liquid-cooled 399cc engine powers the new 390 Duke. The engine produces 44.25bhp and 39Nm and is paired with a six-speed transmission. The bike also gets a slipper clutch and a quick-shifter.
Additionally, the bike now offers more rider aids, including a five-inch TFT, launch control, and riding modes (Street, Rain, and Track). Turn-by-turn instructions, smartphone connectivity, and call and music control are among other features.
In terms of hardware, the 390 Duke has a new steel trellis structure with powder coating. A set of 33mm USD front forks with adjustable compression and rebound and a mono-shock with adjustable preload and rebound handle the suspension duties. For braking, the motorcycle gets a dual-channel cornering ABS, with Supermoto, and a new 320mm front disc and 240mm rear disc. The bike rides on 17-inch alloy wheels shod with Michelin tyres.
KTM 390 Duke: Price
The new KTM 390 Duke costs Rs 13,000 more than the current model and is priced at Rs 3.11 lakh (ex-showroom). In our market, its sole rival is the BMW G310R.