KTM has announced that American market will soon (in 2015) get the popular entry level sports bikes Duke 390 and RC 390, recognising growing potential in the segment there.
KTM 390 Duke is a machine for hardcore street biking enthusiasts. It outmatches the competition with its rev thirsty engine, and as we Indians would seek, it comes in attractive price package. As simple as that, Duke 390 conquered the segment. KTM has now identified a fault in chain drive setup and has issued a recall notice.
KTM Duke 200 and 390 have found big time fans in India, and in a move that will bring a smile on the face of this ever growing, KTM India has decided to pass on the entire price benefit of new excise duty to customers.
Duke 390 was launched in India in 2013. While it does make a available a great bike to a larger number of people for a competitive price tag, the dangers of making available a powerful bike to inexperienced riders always looms near. The question being asked is whether or not riders who get on a fast bike have the maturity and restraint to actually ride it.
KTM Duke 390 was launched in June 2013 at an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.80 lakh. Though that was an introductory price, a price hike was always on the anvil. Finally, Bajaj has announced a price hike on their new superbike. Price of Duke 390 is now increased by Rs 6,500, on the ex-showroom price.
In a world full of color, it has been found that black and white are most popular, especially when it comes to vehicles. According to a survey conducted, Black, White, Silver, Grey and Red are the top five colors preferred by most two and four wheeler buyers.
Safe monster. That’s what I would like to call the bike after riding it for a good four days. Insane acceleration, and equally good braking. With the KTM Duke 390, you will be so confident on road, that you will keep pushing your limit, again and again. And guess what, the bike will be up for it, again and again without fail.
KTM, European Racing Legend held their third version of Orange Day in Delhi. Held at the parking area, near ATC Tower, at Indira Gandhi International Airport, the event also saw KTM 1190RC8-R, 350 SX-f and recently launched 390 Duke on display. Keys to the first owners of 390 in Delhi were handed over at the event in front of a large crowd.
Bajaj KTM introduced the new Duke 390 earlier this year. In India, the bike was launched last month with a starting price of Rs 1.8 lakh. Just like other Duke’s, this one too is a naked sports bike. So what about a version with full fairing at the front? Yes, that too is in the offing, but will take some time. Until then, a glimpse of the same can be seen in the new RC390, which will race at the ADAC Junior Cup in Germany.
Launched at an introductory price of Rs 1.80 lakhs, the new KTM 390 Duke is a dream package for almost every motorcycle enthusiast in the country. 373cc, 43.5 PS, 35 Nm, ABS, fuel injection, 6 speed, 300 PS/ton, and all this at just Rs 1.80 lakhs.
The differences between KTM’s racing bikes and street racers isn’t drastically apart ensuring most of what can be brought to the road is brought. With top speed of 160 kmph, the Duke 390 engine is not similar to that of Duke 200. It is 95% different, says Bajaj Auto. ABS is standard and disengagable. Price is Rs 180,000 ex showroom.