After a number of rumours anticipations, the much-expected 2017 KTM Duke 390 hit the International market last week, and now the focus is centring the Indian launch of this high-end and much-rumoured bike. According to a report from MotorBeam today, 2017 KTM Duke 390 is slated for January 2017 to arrive in India, while the shipping of the bike is reported to start from April 2017.
As per the reports of MotorBeam, pre-order for the second generation 2017 KTM Duke 390 in India will be commenced in the latter half of January 2017, making India the first markets to take delivery of the new bike. However, the customer deliveries of the high-end bike will be starting in April 2017, the report suggests.
As far as the specifications are concerned, the 2017 KTM Duke 390 will have a redesigned, Euro IV-consistent 373.2 cc fluid cooled, a single-barrel motor coupled with a 6-speed transmission which is capable of delivering 32 kW (44 hp) at 9,000 rpm and 37 Nm of torque 7,000 rpm. The bigger fuel tank stores 13.4 litres (+2.4 litres) of fuel.
If you are concerned about the underbelly fumes being inadmissible amid downpours of the existing Duke model, then, let me clear you that, the upgraded model is fitted with a traditional side-mounted fumes framework along with a 320 mm front and 230 mm raise circle brakes to give the ceasing power. LED headlights, LED daytime running lights comprising of 20 LEDs, KTM MY RIDE for mobile tying, shading TFT instrument board, and Bosch 9MB two-channel ABS are also comprised in the 2017 KTM Duke 390, giving it a refined and high-end functionality. It also highlights a ride-by-wire system, along with an Indian-spec adaptation.
With the addition to around Rs. 20,000 in the price range of the existing model, the 2017 KTM Duke 390 is expected to cost around Rs. 2.45 lakh (on-road, Mumbai) for the Indian market.