KTM fans brace up as the 2017 390 Duke will be launched in India today. The KTM 390 Duke has revolutionized the affordable performance bike segment and despite being present in India for over 4 years it still remains the undisputed king of the segment. Despite the above, KTM revealed the 2017 edition of the 390 Duke at the EICMA motorcycle show last year and the new generation Duke with mechanical and cosmetic updates lands on Indian coasts tomorrow. The major update is the styling of the new Duke 390. The new design has been motivated from the KTM Super Duke. The LED twin-split headlight, sharper looking tank, divided seats and small tail section makes the new 390 Duke even scarier looking. Also the bike sports conservative side-mounted muffler as different to the underbelly unit as seen on its predecessor. Other goodies on the motorcycle includes ride-by-wire throttle and full TFT dash which are segment first features. The Duke 390 also gets an optional MY RIDE multimedia interface. The optional system allows the rider to link his smartphone with the motorcycle and all the details get showed on the TFT display and you can toggle through the details via a new menu switch on the handlebar.
Powering the bike is the same 373 cc single-cylinder, liquid -cooled engine as seen on the old Duke. But the new motor is Euro 4 emission norm compliant and develops 44 PS which is related to its predecessor. The new bike sports a steel fuel tank with a capacity of 13.4 liter, a bump of 2.4 liter in volume. The frame of the 2017 KTM 390 Duke is also new to advance the handling performance of the bike which now weighs 149kg (a huge 10 kg more than the older KTM Duke). Cycle parts have also been updated as it sports new WP sourced USD forks that employs open-cartridge technology and suspension travel is now 142 mm as opposite to 150 mm. Ground clearance has been climbed by 15 mm which now stands at 185mm. Saddle height though has increased to 830 mm from 800 mm. The new KTM 390 Duke also gets prepared with a larger 320 mm front disc (300mm on the older model) brake sourced from Bybre while dual-channel Anti-lock Breaking System has been carried forward. The brake and clutch lever are now adjustable on the new Ktm Duke. We assume the 2017 KTM 390 Duke to be priced around Rs.2.2 lakh to 2.4 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). KTM will also launch the updated 200 Duke in India tomorrow. The new motorcycle will get revised graphics and a new Euro 4 motor. There is also speculation that KTM might spring a surprise and ride in the new Duke 250 in India as a replacement for the Duke 200, whether that happens or not is something we shall find out tomorrow. Follow our social media channels for more updates.