The KTM 390 Duke is easily among the most anticipated motorcycle launches of recent times. Every biking enthusiast in India is looking forward to the launch of the new Duke. There have been various speculations regarding the launch date of the bike abounding on the web world.
Many of these reports state that the bike would be launched as soon as in Mar-Apr this year. However, it has now emerged that the bike won’t be here anytime before early June. Regulars here would remember that we reported in detail when a set of spy pics of KTM 390 Duke surfaced on the web world. These spy pics showed that the on board fuel economy calculator of the bike read an amazing 38kmpl and the bike sported Metzeler tyres. However, safely expect the real world fuel economy figure to be in the region of 24-28kmpl. Also expect the Metzeler tyres to be replaced by the cheaper MRF Zappers. The KTM 390 Duke would get optional ABS unit that can be switched on or off by the rider. The KTM 390 Duke’s ABS unit is manufactured by German biggie Bosch.
The all new KTM 390 Duke is expected to be launched at a price of around INR 2 lakhs. At this price, the new Katoom is sure to kick open the gates to an all new segment of Indian performance biking.
KTM 390 Duke Technical Specifications:
Engine: 4 stroke water-cooled single cylinder
Engine capacity: 373.2cc
Torque: 35Nm at 7,250rpm
Power: 44HP at 9,500rpm
Dry Weight: 139Kg
Power-to-weight ratio: 316.5PS/Tonne
Clutch: Hydraulic operated
Fuel system: Bosch EFI
Ignition system: Bosch EMS83