Bajaj to launch KTM Duke 390 in India on 25th June 2013?
KTM Duke 390 is highly anticipated in the two wheeler segment today. It is expected to arrive in India later this month on the 25th June 2013, thanks to the teaser image revealed. Sporting a 373cc liquid cooled engine, capable of 44 bhp power and 35 Nm torque.
The sports naked bike has an unmatched power to weight ratio of 340 PS/ton (Duke 200 is at 200 PS/ton). Duke 390 weighs 139 kgs and comes in with brightly colored orange alloy wheels and a stark white fuel tank sporting a distinctive 390 sticker. The new sports bike will be sold through KTM stores across the country while it will be serviced by trained engineers at Bajaj Auto service centers.
Once launched, 390 Duke will become the most expensive two wheeler in the Bajaj KTM range in India. It will sport Metzeler M5 Sportec tyres which are slated to have better grip under both wet and dry weather conditions. Most bike parts will be sourced locally which is what gives the vehicle an edge where pricing is concerned (expected: Rs 2-2.5 lakhs). The Duke 390 will be manufactured locally at the Bajaj Auto plant in Chakan near Pune, while it will be exported to a large number of countries across the globe.
KTM 390 DUKE ABS 2013: ONE FOR ALL
The 390 Duke breathes life into values that have made motorcycling so amazing for decades. It combines maximum riding pleasure with optimum user value and is superior everywhere where really nimble handling counts. Light as a feather, powerful and packed with state-of-the-art technology, it guarantees undreamed of dynamic fun, whether you’re in the urban jungle or a forest of bends. 390 Duke– nowhere will you find more motorcycle per price.
|Performance||32 kW (43 hp)|
|Secondary gear ratio||14:45|
|Frame||Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated|
|Fork||WP Suspension Up Side Down|
|Shock absorber||WP Monoshock|
|Suspension travel Front||150 mm|
|Suspension travel Rear||150 mm|
|Brake system Front||Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper|
|Brake system Rear||Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs|
|Brake discs – diameter Front||300 mm|
|Brake discs – diameter Rear||230 mm|
|Chain||5/8 x 1/4” (520) X?Ring|
|Steering head angle||65°|
|Wheel base||1,367±15 mm|
|Ground clearance (unloaded)||170 mm|
|Seat height (unloaded)||800 mm|
|Total fuel tank capacity approx.||11 l
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
|Weight without fuel approx.||139 kg|