2017 KTM Duke 390 – everything you need to know about it!
KTM has been an automaker that has shown that no matter how new a brand is to the customers, if the product has potential, it will succeed in the market. No one knew KTM around 5 years back. And now, with a product portfolio of 5 very enticing bikes, KTM is among the top players in the budget performance biking segment. To further establish its brand name and enhance its market presence, the Austrian automaker has introduced an updated version of its most popular bike – the KTM Duke 390 along with its younger siblings the 2017 KTM Duke 250 and KTM Duke 200.
The 2017 Duke 390 comes with a host of changes, both in the cosmetic as well as mechanical departments. It features a new design that is largely inspired from the big daddy – the Superduke 1290 R. Additionally, KTM has added a few more features to the Duke 390’s already aptly laden feature list, making it one of the best bikes in its price range.
While the engine on offer with the 2017 KTM bike is still the same, it now uses a new side-mounted exhaust setup with an additional catalytic converter. This change has helped KTM engineers to make the bike compliant with Euro IV emission norms.
KTM Duke 390 2017 Price in India
The new Duke 390 has been launched at a price of Rs. 2.25 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.