The fact that the much publicized KTM 390 Duke is less than a day from making it to the ever growing Indian bike market has us all excited and joyful. It may be noted that the 390 Duke has surely taken its fair share of time to come to us and we were fast to lose count of the no. of launch-related speculations that have been seen floating on the cyber space. To add, we’ve been seeing spy shots for quite some time now. But finally!
Regulars here would remember that Motoroids became one of the very firsts to report that the launch could happen on 25 June. We also reported when Bajaj sent us an invite to the launch event that will take place here in Pune tomorrow.
The hotly anticipated 375cc variant of the KTM Duke looks poised to open gates to an altogether new segment of the 250-400cc performance bike market in India. As we have been reporting, the bike would have a 0-100kmph timing of around 5-6 secs and would have a top whack of almost 160kmph. The KTM 390 Duke is also capable of hitting 130kmph in scant 10-11 secs.
The soon-to-be-launched 375cc Duke has a max power output of 44bhp and has a peak torque figure of 35Nm. The engine is mated to a 6 speed manual transmission that is derived from the 200 Duke’s transmission but comes with different gear ratios. (Check out the full technical specs at the end of this page).
The fact that the bike is known to have a well sorted out handling package makes the 390 Duke a sure shot recipe for fun.
There are good chances that the India spec KTM 390 Duke will come factory fitted with Metzeler M5 Sportec tyres. These tyres should give the 390 Duke really nice grip, even in the wet conditions (it’s already pouring). It may be noted that Metzeler is the premium brand of Pirelli and is known as the makers of one of the best two wheeler tyres in the world. The Duke 390 will be seen sharing its crankcase castings with the Duke 200. The 390 Duke’s 375cc engine benefits from forged piston and a chrome plated cylinder. The KTM Duke 390 will come to us with ABS as standard. This ABS system is build by Bosch and can be switched on or off by the rider. Visually, the KTM 390 Duke will be almost identical to the 125cc and 200cc variants, with the only change being KTM Orange paint on the trellis frame, alloy wheels and different decals.
KTM 390 Duke Technical Specifications:
- Engine: 4 stroke water-cooled single cylinder
- Engine capacity: 373.2cc
- Power: 44HP at 9,500rpm
- Torque: 35Nm at 7,250rpm
- Fuel system: Bosch EFI
- Ignition system: Bosch EMS83
- Transmission: 6-speed
- Dry Weight: 139Kg
- Power-to-weight ratio: 316.5PS/Tonne
- Clutch: Hydraulic operated
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