Priced at Rs 2.25 lakh (ex, Delhi), the 2017 KTM Duke 390 receives new body graphics, features and a few mechanical updates.
The long wait for the new 2017 KTM Duke 390 finally gets over, as the Austrian bikemaker has introduced the streetfighter in the Indian market. Priced at Rs 2.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the 2017 year model receives new body graphics, features and a few mechanical updates. Styling and bodywork of the new Duke 390 inspired by the KTM 1290 Super Duke R. Major updates include Ride-by-wire throttle, LED headlamp, TFT display and side-slung exhaust.
Power source for the new 2017 KTM Duke 390 remains the same 43bhp, 373cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder motor with a 6-speed gearbox. The new model offers the best-in-class power-to-weight ratio and dual channel ABS. Previewed at the 2016 EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, the new Duke 390 will face challenge from bikes like Honda CB300F, Kawasaki Z300, Benelli TNT 302 and upcoming BMW G310R in India. Read – 2017 KTM Duke 200 – All You Need To Know
KTM has managed to price the new KTM Duke 390 quite competitively, though it’s slightly more expensive than the old model. While the previous one was available at Rs 2.02 lakh, the 2017 model is being offered at Rs 2.25 lakh (all, ex-showroom Delhi).
New 2017 KTM Duke 390 Bookings
One can pre-order the bike at any KTM dealership across the country. KTM has confirmed that the deliveries will be commence within a week.
|Engine||373.2cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled|
|Acceleration (0-100kmph)||5.6 seconds|
|Emission Norms||Euro 4|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||13.5-litres|
The overall length, width and height of the new Duke 390 measure 2,002mm, 838mm and 1,274mm respectively. The motorcycle sits on a 1,357mm long wheelbase, and stands on 185mm of ground clearance. The fuel tank capacity of 13.5-litres ensures a long run.
New 2017 KTM Duke 390 Colours
Sitting on the steel trellis frame, the new Duke 390 features bold stance and a more aggressive design than the previous model. As mentioned above, the front fenders have been revised, and most of the design elements carried over from the 1290 Super Duke. The new split LED headlight with DRLs, new tank extensions and large shrouds in contrast colour, wide rear-view mirroes, UV resistant paint, black-painted handlebar and smaller rear section add more to its sporty appearance.
The updated 2017 model retains some of the design features such as Metzeler tyres, clear lens indicators, adjustable handlebar levers, black-colored rear view mirrors, split seats and LED tail light. Feature-wise, the new Duke 390 is richer than the new Duke 200 unlike their previous models that offer the same set of equipment. The updated version has an all-new coloured LCD instrument cluster and separate function forks – one for compression damping and other for rebound damping duties. However, both the Dukes share a bunch of features.
Power for the new-generation Duke 390 comes from the same 373.2cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine paired to a 6-speed transmission. The power and torque figures remain unchanged – i.e. 43bhp and37Nm respectively. Though, this powertrain now meets Euro4 emission and noise regulations. KTM has added a second balancer shaft to the engine’s cylinder head to reduce its vibrations and achieve better performance. The company has also worked on the heating problem. This 4-stroke engine now cools faster, thanks to faster heat dissipation.
The new 2017 KTM Duke 390 features aluminum side-mounted exhaust and Ride-by-Wire (RbW) as we have seen on its Europe-spec model. For performing suspension duties, there is WP upside-down upfront and monoshock rear setup. The braking system of the bike is comprised of 320mm front and 230mm rear disc brakes, coupled to Bosch 9MB two-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system) and slipper clutch.
Full colour TFT screen
LED front light
Larger 13.4-litre fuel tank
New WP upside down fork
New ride-by-wire throttle
Larger front disc – 320mm
Adjustble brake & clutch levers
In India, the new KTM Duke 390 takes on the Honda CB300F, Kawasaki Z300, Benelli TNT 302 and upcoming BMW G310R.
Front – WP upside-down
Rear – WP monoshock
Front – 320mm Disc
Rear – 230mm single-piston, floating caliper disc
Bosh 9MB two-channel ABS
Front – 110/70 R17
Rear – 150/60 R17
With some cosmetic updates and minor mechanical changes, the 2017 KTM Duke 390 is not much different from the pre-facelift model. It looks refreshing, though.