KTM Duke 390 now available in ‘Midnight Black’ paint scheme


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Just two months after its world debut at the EICMA show in Milan, KTM has launched the Duke 390 in ‘Midnight Black’ colour in India today.

KTM DUKE 390 Midnight Black side profile press shot
The KTM Duke 390 in the new Midnight Black livery.

The KTM Duke 390 is priced at Rs 1,86,500 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) and will now be available in two colours – black and white. The Duke 390’s price went up by about Rs 7,000 in December last year after it was launched in June.

Mr. Rajiv Bajaj, MD and Mr. Amit Nandi, VP Probiking, Bajaj Auto Ltd. with the newly launched KTM Duke 390
The Duke 390 was launched in India in a white shade.

The Duke 390 was KTM’s launch in India after almost a year of launching the Duke 200 which managed to find plenty of takers. Bajaj’s manufacturing facility in Pune has also been exporting KTM Duke bikes to Europe. With the Duke 390, Bajaj had said earlier that it had achieved 95 percent localisation with some crucial components still being imported.

KTM Duke 390 Midnight Black side press shot
The KTM Duke 390 is available in as many as 115 stores across the country.

The Duke 390 is powered by a 43 bhp 375 cc four-stroke single cylinder engine that is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The same gearbox is shared by the Duke 200 too. The 390, understandably, gets a taller 6th gear to accommodate the extra power on tap. It can accelerate from 0-100 kph in just over 5.5 seconds and achieve a top speed of 168 kph.

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