KTM Duke 390 Review : 6 Pros & 5 Cons

There are several design changes and new elements on the third-generation Duke 390. For starters, it gets a new Split Trellis frame with an aluminium subframe, which has brought about weight savings, without compromising on strength.

KTM Duke 390 Pros

  • Spectacular new 399 cc LC4C engine! Torque and power delivery will most likely outlast the road for most owners
  • A delight to handle on track as well as on the streets. Very nimble and flickable around the corners
  • Adjustable suspension settings are now available as standard for the front and the rear. Helps you customise your ride experience
  • Full suite of electronics. Has customisable ABS, Traction Control, Ride modes, and even Launch control!
  • Entire range of features like Connectivity features (calls, music, turn-by-turn navigation), Bluetooth pairing to Phone and even a wired/wireless Headset
  • Top quality build. Fit and finish levels are good too

KTM Duke 390 Cons

  • While the low-end torque has improved by almost 5 Nm, you'll continue to go 3-2-1 on the gears while within the city
  • The Quickshifter, while a huge leap from the outgoing model, still isn't textbook perfect during gear shifts
  • OEM tyres don't match up to the performance the bike is capable of
  • Narrow seat can get uncomfortable on longer journeys
  • Looks have generally been polarising on the KTMs

Read Team-BHP's detailed KTM Duke 390 Review.

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