The new generation of KTM Duke 390 made its global debut at the 2016 EICMA in Milan on 8th November 2016. The new Duke street fighter adopts a super aggressive design which is highlighted by a futuristic bifurcated headlamp which appears to employ LEDs. New generation Duke 390 is sharper and more refined than the current Duke 390.
Design updates include – redesigned fuel tank and razor sharp extensions further accentuate the motorcycle’s character. There is also a new rear subframe and revised exhaust system. This has allowed KTM pass the stringent EURO 4 emission norms, allowing the bike to go on sale in Europe.
The motorcycle also receives a new instrument console. It is a full-colour TFT unit similar to the one seen on Duke’s flagship. It comes with bluetooth smartphone integration, which in KTM speak is called ‘KTM MYRIDE’. This will allow you to sync your bike’s data with your phone. Also, it will also use some phone apps, for example maps, and stream it on the bike’s console.
New Duke 390 also features new switch gears, riding modes and a new tail. On offer are two new colour themes – one is white and the other is orange. As far as equipment list is concerned, the Duke 390 will retain the dual-channel ABS, WP Suspension system. Tyres continue to be from Metzeler.
The 373.2 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which is hailed for its best-in-class performance has undergone tweaks to enhance refinement. The power output remains same at 44 PS, while torque output has been increased by 2 Nm to 37 Nm. The powertrain also benefits from ride-by-wire tech and slipper clutch.
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Bajaj’s Chakan plant would continue to be the global production base for the compact Dukes and RCs. Below are a few points to be noted –
Highlights of 2017 KTM Duke 390
– Priced from €5,898 (INR 4,44,457.65) in Austria.
– New trellis frame that features a bolt-on rear subframe
– Larger fuel tank of 13.4 litres (old had 11 liters)
– Side-mounted exhaust system
– Wheelbase reduced by 10 mm to 1,357 mm
– Ground clearance increased by 15 mm to 185 mm
– Seat height increased by 30 mm to 830 mm
– Dry weight increased by 10 kg to 149 kg
– Power 44 hp (same as before)
– Torque 37 Nm (2 Nm increased)
– Ride-by-wire, LED DRL, LED headlight, LED taillight
– Colour TFT instrument panel
– KTM MY RIDE for smartphone tethering
– Ride modes
– New Brembo braking system via Bosch 9MB two-channel ABS
KTM Duke 390 – Old vs New