The entire country is eagerly awaiting the launch of the much publicized KTM Duke 390 that was unveiled at the last EICMA motorcycle show. The 390 Duke is sure to be a game changer of sorts and will make life tougher for Japanese bike manufacturers.
There have been many speculations and doubts regarding the KTM 390 Duke India launch. It is believed by many that the bike will be launched sometime in March this year.
It may be noted that we haven’t ever been appreciative of such rumors and always make it a point to take them with a fistful of salt. However, we recently reported that KTM India is readying itself to showcase a new ‘important’ motorcycle at the first edition of the Mumbai KTM Orange Day that will be held on 24th this month.
Now, anyone with an I.Q. greater than that of a cauliflower would agree to the fact that the 390 Duke is the most important motorcycle to the Indian market. This is the reason that compelled us to believe that the bike which will be unveiled will be none other than the all new KTM Duke 390.
Unfortunately, it has emerged that KTM India wishes to make us wait a little more before introducing the 390 Duke in our market. The bikes that will be unveiled on 24th February will be the KTM RC8 and 350 EXC.
Coming to the Mumbai Orange day, the event will be held at the Inorbit Mall parking space, Malad.
Like every bike aficionado, we at Motoroids are impatiently waiting for the new Duke to arrive in our market and are pretty sad about the fact that the probability of the 390 Duke’s launch on 24th turned out to be nothing more than a false alarm. Without coming out with another speculation, we would like to add that KTM India’s official facebook page recently commented on one of our stories that the KTM 390 Duke India Launch is indeed going to happen in March-April this year.
KTM RC8 SPECIFICATIONS
Displacement 1148 cc
Engine Two cylinder, 4-stroke
Maximum Power 210.74 HP @ 10000 rpm
Maximum Torque 120 Nm @ 8000 rpm
Clutch Wet Multi-disc clutch, cable operated
Valves per cylinder 4 (DOHC)
Transmission 6 gears
Bore 103 mm
Stroke 69 mm
Cooling Type Water cooled
Front Suspension Cartridge, upside down
Front Suspension Travel 120 mm
Rear Suspension mono shock, Swing arm
Rear Suspension Travel 125 mm
Curb Weight 210 kg
Dry Weight 188 kg
Ground Clearance 110.00 mm
Seat Height 805 mm
Fuel Tank 16.5 ltrs
Wheelbase 1430.00 mm
Front Brake 320 mm Twin disc
Rear Brake 220 mm Single disc
KTM 350 EXC-F Specs
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 349.70 ccm (21.34 cubic inches)
Engine type: Single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore x stroke: 88.0 x 57.5 mm (3.5 x 2.3 inches)
Fuel system: Carburettor. Keihin EFI, throttle body 42 mm
Ignition: Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
Lubrication system: Forced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps
Cooling system: Liquid
final drive: Chain
Clutch: Wet mDouble disk clutch / hydraulically operated
Driveline: 14:52 (13:52). Primary gear ratio 24:73.
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Frame type: Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing
Rake (fork angle): 26.5°
Front suspension: WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 MXMA PA
Front suspension travel: 300 mm (11.8 inches)
Rear suspension: WP Suspension PDS 5018 DCC
Rear suspension travel: 335 mm (13.2 inches)
Front tyre dimensions: 80/100-21
Rear tyre dimensions: 110/90-19
Front brakes: Single disc
Front brakes diameter: 260 mm (10.2 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 220 mm (8.7 inches)
Physical measures and capacities
Dry weight: 108.5 kg (239.2 pounds)
Seat height: 970 mm (38.2 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Ground clearance: 345 mm (13.6 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,482 mm (58.3 inches)
Fuel capacity: 7.50 litres (1.98 gallons)
Starter: Electric & kick
Color options: Orange/black/white