The KTM 390 Duke is just minutes away from making it to Indian bike market and we are reporting LIVE from the event. Amidst tones of excitement, a rumor has suddenly cropped up that the KTM 390 Duke India price would be INR 2.3 lakhs in Pune.
Official word on the prices is yet to come out but the rumored figure is pretty close to what we are guessing the price to be. The low price tag could be courtesy a lot of component sharing between the 200 Duke and the 390 Duke.
Components sharing between the 390 and the 200 Duke
The KTM 390 Duke and the KTM 200 Duke share quite some components between them. Rather, it can be said that the 390 Duke takes several parts from the 200 Duke.
- KTM R&D Manager (Street) Sebastian Sekira has informed us that the KTM 200 Duke’s chassis is sufficiently capable of handling more loads. So, there is no surprise that the boffins at KTM simply took the 200’s chassis, made minor alterations, and used it for the bigger 390 Duke.
- Both the KTM 200 and the 390 also use the same trellis frame. As for the suspension, both the bikes have 43mm upside down forks at front and a direct mount monoshock at rear. The bikes, however, do have different suspension settings.
- The 390’s engine is largely based on that of the 200cc variant and both the bikes share the crankcase and the gearbox. However, the 390 does get different gear ratios.
From all this, what we mean to say is that the Austrian bike maker hasn’t invested a lot to take the leap from 200 Duke to 390 Duke. All this component sharing could translate into a reallymouth watering price tag for the country’s second and biggest Duke.
The much awaited 375cc variant of the KTM Duke is looking all set to kickstart a totally new segment of the 250-400cc performance bike market in India.
The bike has a 0-100kmph timing of around 5-6 secs and has a top whack of close to 160kmph. The KTM 390 Duke is also capable of hitting 130kmph in scant 10-11 secs.
The 390 Duke, which is powered by a 375cc single cylinder motor, has a max power output of 44bhp and has a peak torque figure of 35Nm. The engine comes mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. The 390 Duke’s 375cc engine benefits from forged piston and a chrome plated cylinder.
Our counterparts in the West have reassured us that the bike has a great handling package, which along with a powerful engine, makes the bike a pocket rocket.
Visually, the KTM 390 Duke is almost identical to the 125cc and 200cc variants. The only changes are usage of KTM Orange paint for the trellis frame and alloy wheels. The bike also gets different decals.
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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
Price courtesy- Saeed Akhtar from Bike India