KTM has unveiled the all new Duke 390 at the EICMA 2016 in Milan, Italy. What’s more exciting that the company has already listed the all new motorcycle on its Indian website, that indicates India is likely to be the one of the first markets to get this product.
The all new Duke 390 gets a new design and additionally a host of mechanical and technological upgrades for the 2017 model year. This time around the all-new Duke 390 has got new trellis frame that has a bolt-on rear subframe in contrasting colours, a bigger and more sculpted petrol tank that can hold more fuel with 13.4 litres of capacity, against 11 litres of the existing model. This time the underbelly exhaust has been replaced with a newer side-mounted exhaust system, better rider seats and seating positions.
The already compact motorcycle is now more compact, with 10 mm wheelbase reduction. However Austrian company has done a good job to increase the ground clearance, which has been increased by 15 mm to 185 mm and the seat height has also been increased by up to 30 mm. The street bike is also a bit heavier with 10kgs more weight.
The new Duke 390 has gets an updated 373.2 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that produces same amount of power at 32 kW (44 hp), but better torque at 39 Nm, an increase of 2 Nm. Moreover, the engine is compliant to the Euro IV emission norms. It is further connected with a 6-speed transmission system for optimum performance. Other features are ride-by-wire system, LED headlight, LED DRLs, instrument panel with colour display, KTM MY RIDE feature for smartphone tethering etc.
The stopping power comes from a new braking system, that is co-developed with Brembo. The front is equipped with a big 320mm disc brake, and the rear wheel has a 230 mm disc brake. The bike is also equipped with dual channel ABS for better safety.