Australian Motorcycle Manufacturer KTM, folding up all the expectations and rumours, launched its all-new superbike ‘KTM 390 Duke’ at the ongoing event EICMA 2016 in Milan. While KTM was expected to bring up an updated variant of its existing 200cc bike, the surprising introduction of 390 Duke has created a jaw-dropping situation in the motorcycle market.
The new bike KTM 390 Duke with its aggressive designing, powerful features, fresh look, and stunning styling has already started taking the market by storm. Regarding price, the new bike of MTM is tagged with the range of 2.16 lakhs (Ex-showroom, New Delhi). As far as the styling is concerned, the new 390 Duke is quite similar to the existing 1290 SuperDuke. However, the most notable changes brought up by KTM include an improved edge alongside a 13.4 litres fuel tank which larger than the previous models of KTM. In addition, the headlamp of the new bike is also equipped with split styling which is giving it a more prominent look.
As far as the engine and power segment of the bike is concerned, 390 Duke features a 373cc single-cylinder engine that worn out 43 horsepower and 37 Nm of peak torque, which is empowered with a 6-speed transmission. In addition, the bike also has a new add-on of the slipper clutch which will thwart the locking of tyres throughout forceful downshifts. The fuel tank of the motorcycle has also increased from 11-liters to 13.4-litres from 11-litres in contrast to the previous flagship model. Other electronic assistants of 390 Duke include ride-by-wire and ABS as standard. 390 Duke 2017 weighs 149kg which is 10kg heavier than its predecessor.
In addition to these specifications, KTM also brings an update to the break section with the front end featuring a 320mm disc alongside a 230mm rear disc. The stature of the seat is also increased from 800mm to 830mm and also equipped with a side mounted fatigue system which is updated with a new 3-way catalytic converter. However, the coolest addition to this superbike is its TFT screen which is enriched with an optional MyRide multimedia interface that will allow the bikers to connect their smartphones to the bike.