The KTM 390 Duke India launch has been in news since quite a few months now. Only yesterday, we reported that the bike would come to us within a matter of 30-45 days and today, more details of the bike have emerged on the cyber space. These details come from the good folks at Overdrive who were recently invited to a press unveiling of the KTM 390 Duke at Austria.
The bike is really close to being launched in India and the hotly anticipated 375cc variant of the Duke is sure to open gates to an all new section of entry level performance bikes in our country. As we reported earlier, the bike would have a 0-100kmph timing of just 5 secs and would have a top whack in the vicinity of 160kmph. The KTM 390 Duke is said to be capable of hitting 130kmph in scant 10-11 secs and would come with a really well sorted out handling package. The bike would have a max power output of 44bhp and a peak torque figure of 35Nm. (Scroll down to check out the technical specs). The engine would be mated to a 6 speed gearbox with revised gear ratios.
The India spec 390 Duke will wear Metzeler M5 Sportec tyres that should give the bike really nice grip, even in the wet. Metzeler is the premium brand of Pirelli and is known as the makers of one of the best two wheeler tyres. The Duke 390 will be seen sharing its crankcase castings with the Duke 200. The 390 Duke’s motor 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.
The KTM 390 Duke is expected to be priced around INR 2 lakhs and would become the flagship product of KTM India. The mouth watering price tag is courtesy high level of localization.
Good times ahead for Indian bike aficionados. No?
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