KTM Gives a Suprise To All Its Duke 390 Lovers
The introduction of the Goods and Service Tax has resulted in the price fluctuation of many vehicles. The bikes with engine capacity less than 350cc will be taxed 2% less while 1% more tax will be levied on bikes with engine capacity more than 350cc. DUKE KTM 390 is a 373.2cc bike so an increase in its price is obvious. But KTM has come up with a monsoon surprise for its buyers. It would increase Duke’s cost only by ₹628, keeping in mind the sale of the vehicle. The initial cost of the bike is ₹ 2,25,730 and after the introduction of the GST it would become ₹2,26,358 which the Duke lovers would not mind paying. Further, KTM has increased the price of all its motorbikes by ₹5,797 due to the GST.
KTM Duke has been the most popular bike amongst the youngsters and enthusiasts. With a sporty look, terrific performance and an appealing colour combo, this bike has always been in the wish list of bikers. Duke 390 is powered by a liquid-cooled 373.2 cc single cylinder engine which helps to achieve a maximum top-speed of 170 km/hr. A peak power output of 43 bhp and a peak torque output of 37 Nm is derived from the engine.
KTM Duke 390 2017 Price in India
The new Duke 390 has been launched at a price of Rs. 2.26 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This marks an increment of around Rs. 15,000 as compared to the outgoing model which was priced at Rs. 2.07 lakh.
2017 KTM Duke 390 Specifications
The engine powering the Duke 390 is the same old liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 373.2 cc unit. However, the same motor delivers a power output of 43 bhp. KTM also claims that the bike is now more refined, thanks to addition of rubber mounts over the engine block.
The bike also gets a new aluminium side mounted exhaust and RBW (Ride-by-Wire) technology. This makes it compliant with the stringent Euro IV emission norms. Suspension duties are taken care of by WP upside –down upfront and WP monoshock at the rear; while the braking duties are performed by 320 mm discs at the front and a 230 mm single piston, floating caliper disc at the rear. The bike is shod with 110/70 R17 tires at front and 150/60 R17 tires at the rear.
2017 KTM Duke 390 Mileage
KTM claims that the Duke 390 can deliver a fuel economy figure of 25 km/l in ideal conditions.
2017 KTM Duke 390 colours
No surprises here! The Duke 390 continues to be offered in three of its trademark characteristic colours: Black, White and Orange.
2017 KTM Duke 390 Design Review
As mentioned earlier, KTM has used the Superduke R as an inspiration for the new Duke 390’s design. As a result, the updated bike comes with a sharper headlamp which gets a twin-section layout. The headlights are all LED units and also house LED guidelights on the upper edge. Then there is the instrument cluster, which is basically a very nicely laid out multi-colour TFT screen that offers all kinds of information to the rider. It also offers the option to pair a smartphone to the bike for streaming music as well as accessing contacts, calls and messages through the dedicated buttons on the left handle bar. The side profile shows the new steel fuel tank that gets sharper extension, a new split-trellis frame, the side mounted exhaust and a new seat design. The rear continues to have a minimalist look that enhances the bike’s street fighter looks.