The upcoming KTM 390 Duke ceases not to go out of news! Only a couple of hours back, we reported that the the KTM 390 Duke would come to us with a price tag that would be in vicinity of INR 2 lakhs and now it has emerged that the new bike would be launched in 30-45 days. What’s more? It is being said that the deliveries of the bike would commence in June. The launch of the upcoming KTM 390 Duke is easily among the most anticipated bike launches in India today and the upcoming 375cc variant of the Duke will not just cater to the naked street bike loving crowd but will also appeal to those who want maximum bang for their buck.
Regulars here would have already seen a video which gives us a hint about the 390 Duke’s performance. The video shows the bike hitting a speedo indicated 100kmph in less than six seconds and reaching 130kmph in around 10 seconds.
Going by the rave reviews from international media, the KTM 390 Duke benefits from a well sorted out handling package and is one really nimble bike. Combined with a peak power of 44 bhp, the new KTM 390 Duke should be one really fun to ride bike. This is not all as there are enough reports suggesting that the bike would have a really decent fuel efficiency figure.
The production of the new bike has already started at the Chakan manufacturing facility of Bajaj Auto Ltd, the India partner of KTM. The aggressive price tag at which the bike would come is courtesy heavy localization.
We can’t stop day dreaming about the day we will get to have a rendezvous with the upcoming bike. Stay tuned for more details.
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
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