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EICMA 2016: KTM announces new 390 Duke, looks sharper and meaner

Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has revealed the new 390 Duke motorcycle at the ongoing EICMA show in Milan. While we were expecting an update to the 200cc version, it seems that the company will announce it at a later period.

The new bike looks quite aggressive and offers a bunch of new features, mostly in the design department,  trying to mimic the 1290 SuperDuke. The most prominent changes include a retouched frame as well as the fuel tank which is now larger (13.4 litres). The headlamp now comes in a split styling.

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The brakes also see an update with the front end having a 320mm disc while the rear gets a 230mm disc. The seat height is increased from 800mm to 830mm and now there is a side mounted exhaust system which gets a new 3-way catalytic converter. One of the coolest features is the all new TFT screen that comes with an optional MyRide multimedia interface. With this, you can connect your smartphone with the bike.

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As for the engine, it remains the same as the previous version. So you get the same 373.2cc engine that produces 44PS of power. There is no confirmation of the torque but it should remain the same at 35Nm.

Expect the new 390 Duke to launch in India by next year. No confirmation about the pricing but it shouldn’t be different from the price tag of the current generation of the bike.


Published Date: Nov 09, 2016 11:48 AM | Updated Date: Nov 09, 2016 11:48 AM

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