Nov 15, 2012

11 KTM unleashes the 390 Duke.!! 125/200/390 Duke gets ABS

KTM 390 Duke joins its 125 and 200 siblings..

Made in India.. for the world

Just before the curtains go up on the 2012 Milan Motorcycle show (also known as EICMA), images and details of the next big iteration of the India developed/India made KTM Duke series has been made public. The 390 Duke is here..!!

Identical Twins-Triplets (?): In terms of styling the 390 Duke is not too different from the 200/125 Duke. Only the color scheme on the 390 gets a different treatment along with the trellis frame getting dipped in orange. By the way the 125/200 and 390 Duke gets ABS for 2013 (in Europe).

Pocket Rocket: But the biggest news here is the new 373.2 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine which belts out 44 Ps of power and 35 Nm of Torque. Coupled with a ultra light weight 139 Kgs (dry weight) along with the trademark KTM genes should make the 390 Duke the scariest motorcycle to have ever manufactured in India.

Made in India, for the world (and India): The best piece of news about the 390 Duke is that like the 125/200 Duke, even this Duke has been developed in India by Bajaj Auto R&D and will be manufactured in India by Bajaj Auto.

Developing and manufacturing in India means huge costs savings for KTM. But the best part of it is that Indians get these orange machines at price which bikers outside India can't even imagine in their wildest dreams..!!

Pricing & Launch date in India: Not yet announced.. but expect a price that will make bikers not residing in India get a deeper shade of Green.

KTM 390 Duke: Specifications

Engine type: 4-stroke single cylinder liquid-cooled 4-valve DOHC
Engine capacity: 373.2cc
Bore x Stroke: 89mm x 60mm
Compression ratio: 12.5 : 1
Horsepower: 44PS at 9,500rpm
Torque: 35Nm at 7,250rpm
Starter: Electric
Wheelbase: 1,367mm
Ground clearance: 170mm
Seat height: 800mm
Weight: 139kg
Tank capacity: 11 Liter
Brakes (Front): 300mm disc
Brakes (Rear): 230mm disc
Tyres (Front): 110/70 - ZR 17 M/C
Tyres (Rear): 150/60 - ZR 17 M/C

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Sid Soni said...

Quite amazing. Bajaj+KTM are really doing amazing work and throwing all excuses of India being this market/that market out of the window. Scorching pace and remarkable products. Hats off!

Anonymous said...

Watch this video of super duke 1290. After watching it i dont think anyone will be interested in this duke 390 :d

Anonymous said...

Once again, The Combined powers of India and Austria that Shall Give the Japanese a Run For Their Money :D

Anonymous said...

ilike the bike but wish the back section was redesigned & made a bit longer for better looks as well as pillion comfort.

Melville said...

Excited and disappointed. This takes the Duke's strengths to an altogether new level but doesn't address any of its weaknesses.
- Fuel tank capacity has been increased by a HUGE 0.5 L
- The wheelbsae can actually accommodate a longer tail for a decent-seized pillion seat. Instead we get the same ludicrous mile-long plastic number plate holder
- I'm assuming that the soundtrack hasn't changed wither so we'll have to listen to that same funny exhaust note

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Two Wheelers India said...

ilike the bike but wish the back section was redesigned & made a bit longer for better looks as well as pillion comfort.

Anonymous said...

All Hail !!!
The "Duke" of Bollywood.

Anonymous said...

Hi Satadal, since KTM 390(375) would be launched soon, expecting 375 ns/fs to be launched soon as well. So delaying purchase of 200ns, say what?

Payeng said...

@Above, not really.

My heart and head still tells me to go for the 200NS

Anonymous said...

The only thing I dont like about the 200NS is the exhaust note, its over-refined, ktm produces note of something... roaring to go as fast as it can!.

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