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
Ground clearance: 170mm
Seat height: 800mm
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
- Ride Review: KTM 200 Duke [Feb 2012]
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