The festive season is knocking at our doors and like always, various car and bike makers are gearing up to make the most of the increased demand for new cars and bikes during this period.
While most manufacturers in India will be seen coming up with various discount and exchange offers to promote their products, Bajaj will offer ‘on spot’ delivery of its KTM 390 Duke motorcycle during this season. It may be noted that the KTM 390 Duke is best thing to have happened to the Indian performance bike segment this year and the waiting period for the 390 Duke, which can be found at the very top of the wish-list of every performance biking aficionado in India, keeps getting longer with every passing day.
Launched for a starting price of just INR 1.8 lakhs (ex showroom, Pune), the new KTM 390 Duke offers a good amalgam of stonking performance and ultra-competitive pricing. Thanks to all of the above, such has been the response to the new Katoom that it managed to garner above 1500 bookings in just two months from its launch! Now, with the latest offer of ‘on-spot’ delivery, Bajaj-KTM India will attempt to lure the potential buyers who have been put off by the huge waiting periods for the flagship KTM.
The 375cc single cylinder motor of the 390 Duke 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. Talking about the bike’s performance, the 390 Duke can hit 100 kmph from standstill in less than 6 secs and has a genuine 160kmph-plus top whack. The KTM 390 Duke can hit 130kmph from standstill in scant 10-11 secs.
Our motorcycle specialists are mighty impressed with the bike’s powerful motor, which along with the nimbleness on offer, makes the bike quite a hoot. (Click here for a comprehensive KTM 390 Duke Review)
We won’t be even a bit surprised to see the KTM 390 Duke posting new sales records in near future, what with BAL’s ‘on spot’ delivery offer?
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
- Weight: 145Kg (Without fuel)
- Power-to-weight ratio: 316.5PS/Tonne
- Clutch: Hydraulic operated