2017 KTM DUKE 390 launched at Rs. 2.26 lakhs

2017 KTM DUKE 390 launched at Rs. 2.26 lakhs

Since KTM Duke got launched in India, the Duke twins have been a perfect choice for the youth who are looking for an entry level performance bike. KTM has set a new standard and competition for performance bikes in India by keeping the prices low when compared to other performance bike manufacturers. One big reason behind it that the KTM bikes are manufactured in BAJAJ facility in Chakan, Pune. The Duke 390 launched as the second model from the KTM-Bajaj stable in India 3 years ago. Since then, the bike has gone on to become a popular choice for any biking enthusiast. Anyone who has been thinking of buying an affordable yet powerful performance bike in the past 3 years has had the KTM Duke 390 on their short list. In these years, the bike has also had some major updates, the most notable being the addition of a slipper clutch in 2015. Now, with the 2017 KTM Duke 390, the bike is getting its most comprehensive update ever. This time, it is not just the liveries that are changing, but the bike itself.

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BEAUTY & TECHNICAL MAKEOVER

In terms of styling, the KTM Duke 390 is inspired from the KTM’s one of the best Super Duke R. It’s now bigger in dimensions than its earlier generation. In terms of features, the 2017 KTM 390 Duke gets the new full-LED headlamp cluster that comes with an angular design complementing the bike’s profile, as well as a LED tail light and indicators. The ABS are standard in the Duke 390. This time the bike is EURO IV compliant for which the exhaust system is changed resulting in adding a few kilogrammes to the Duke’s weight. In terms of power, the new KTM 390 Duke continues to draw power from the same 373.2 cc single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. The new motor, though, KTM says is a lot more refined than the outgoing version and continues to produce 43 bhp of power. Torque has increased by 2 Nm at 37 Nm. The motor comes paired to a 6-speed transmission. You also get new split-function 43mm upside-down WP split front forks, an all-new mono shock suspension at the rear, while braking performance comes from the new front brake setup that now gets a larger 320 mm disc. The 230 mm disc at the rear remains the same.

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2017 KTM Duke 390 Features

  • LED Split headlamps
  • Sharper new generation styling
  • LED turn indicators
  • Bluetooth smart phone integration
  • Riding Modes
  • Exposed Trellis frame
  • LED pilot lamps
  • New fuel tank design
  • LCD instrument panel with colour screen
  • Full metal fuel tank
  • Dual channel ABS
  • WP Suspension System
  • Backlit switchgear
  • New LCD colour panel

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 KTM Duke 390 Specifications

Dimensions (Length x Width x Height) 2150  mm x 760 mm x 800 mm
Wheelbase 1357 mm
Dry Weight 155 KGs
Ground Clearance (Est.) 156 mm
Engine Displacement 373.2 cc single cylinder liquid cooled
Power 43.5 PS at 9,000 RPM
Torque (Est.) 37 Nm at 7,000 RPM
Transmission 6-speed (with Slipper Clutch)
Top Speed (Est.) 165 km/h
Suspension Front – WP Suspension Upside Down

Rear- WP Monoshock

Brakes Front – 320 mm Disc

Rear – 230 mm Disc

ANIKET KANDWAL

TEAM STICK SHIFT

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