KTM had just recently introduced the upgraded RC series in India with the introduction of the brand-new RC 390 and the RC 200. The company is now going to introduce the 2017 Duke 390 on February 23.
Understood as one of the best performance-oriented bikes in the country, the 2017 KTM Duke 390 pledges to be better than before, because of the host of brand-new features it comes packed with.
Revealed in Milan at the 2016 EICMA, the new Duke 390 sports same design language to the one followed by its oldest sibling– the SuperDuke. This includes sharper styling with an aggressive-looking split headlamp, that are indeed attractive.
It is anticipated to be powered by a 373cc single-cylinder engine that provides 43 horsepower and 37 Nm of torque, which comes mated to a 6-speed transmission. The model unveiled internationally featured a slipper clutch to prevent the locking of tires during aggressive downshifts and a brand-new suspension setup on board in addition to a bigger 320 mm front disc brake. The fuel tank has also been boosted to a capacity of 13.4-litres, as compared with the 11-litre tank capacity of the outbound design of the Duke 390. Other electronic helps consist of ride-by-wire and ABS as basic. It will be intriguing to see whether all these functions make it to the Indian-spec version of the Duke 390 or some of them are avoided in order to keep the price reasonable.
For becoming Euro IV compliant, KTM had adjusted the Duke 390 with a brand-new catalytic converter as a result of which, the bike gets a side-mounted exhaust rather an underbelly exhaust. This, in addition to the inclusion of a larger fuel tank could mean a weight gain of around 10 kilos for the new model, which implies the bike would be different in regards to the riding experience it provides.
Among the biggest attraction in regards to new functions is the TFT colour display screen.
When it pertains to the Duke 200, however, the company might just upgrade the existing model with a new paint plan, like it finished with the RC 200, to keep the cost low and have an accessible version for consumers who want to have a KTM from the Duke series of motorbikes in the country.