2017 KTM Duke 390 unveiled at EICMA


KTM has taken the veils off the 2017 Duke 390 at the EICMA show that is currently underway in Milan, Italy. The new Duke gets cosmetic as well as technological updates.

As revealed by earlier spy shots, the 2017 Duke 390 gets sharper styling cues that appear to be inspired by the company's flagship naked - the Super Duke. The bike gets new split LED headlights with DRLs, a sharper steel fuel tank, and revised split seats. The all-new instrument cluster comprises of a coloured TFT screen, which can also be opted with a 'KTM MY RIDE' system that allows the rider to connect a smartphone to the system for hands-free operation and audio player. The new Duke also gets adjustable clutch & brake levers; something that was sorely missed in the earlier model.

The updated Duke 390 is built on a lightweight trellis frame that gets a new bolt-on sub-frame. It also gets a new die-cast aluminum swing-arm, inspired from the one found on the 690 Duke R. It gets a WP suspension at the front with up-side down forks and preload adjustment, while the rear gets a mono-shock. The bike also boasts of a 320 mm front disc brake with four piston caliper, which is further aided by the presence of dual-channel ABS.

The engine on offer is the same 373.2 cc single-cylinder liquid cooled unit that powered the previous bike, though it has been tuned to be Euro IV compliant. Power output remains unchanged at 43 BHP. This engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The under-belly exhaust has been bid farewell in favour of a conventional side-mounted unit.

India launch of the new Duke 390 is expected to take place by the second quarter of next year.

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