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New KTM Duke 390 spied testing ahead of launch this year

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New generation KTM Duke 390 will be launched in India this year. Ahead of launch, the bike has now been spied testing on Indian roads.

The new generation KTM Duke 390 made its global debut at the 2016 EICMA show last year. Already launched in the US and Europe, the new gen Duke 390 will arrive in India by March 2017. Ahead of that, the bike continues to undergo road test in India.

Sharper and more responsive than before, the new KTM Duke 390’s engine delivers more torque than before. In addition to that, it also gets a completely new exhaust system to meet BSIV norms in India and EUROIV norms in Europe. India-spec KTM Duke 390 is spied wearing Michelin tyres. It also features a saree-guard in some spy shots below.

Apart from a new exhaust system, other changes include, a revised headlamp cluster with LED lights, LED side indicators, LED tail light, new fuel tank design, extensions on the tank, new digital instrument cluster, new exhaust system, and a larger disc brake in the front. What will be carried forward from current Duke’s – upside down forks in the front, monoshock at the rear.

Below are the highlights of the new generation 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

Watch the new KTM Duke 390 take on corners like a boss in the video below.

KTM Duke 390 – Old vs New

Photos from EICMA 2016

Press Photos

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A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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