KTM Duke 390 gets a new all-black color
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The KTM Duke 390 reached dealers in India in late June this year. Launched with mouth-watering specs at a mouth-watering price, the Duke 390 in India is available in a single white color only. Now though, KTM has added an all-black color for the Duke 390 and here are the official images.
We checked KTM India’s website, which lists the black color in addition to the white. However, some pages of KTM India’s website are shared with pages from other international markets and as a result, even though the black color is listed on the website, it may not be available for India as yet.
To confirm, we called up KTM dealers who said that they have not received any announcement from the company about the new black color. On the sidelines, we were informed that the waiting period for a Duke 390 extends to only a month.
The Duke 390 is powered by a 373cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine that produces 43.5 PS and 35 Nm of torque. Mated to a 6-speed gearbox, the 390 tips the scale at 145 kg (without fuel). You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure out that the 390 has a power-to-weight ratio of 300 PS per tonne, enough to accelerate it from 0-100 km/h in under 7 seconds and hit a top-speed of 170 km/h.
Should KTM introduce this all-black color for the 390 in India? We think so.