The 2017 KTM 390 Duke has been quietly recalled in India as part of the ‘Monsoon Fitment Kit.’ The recall is compulsory for all the new 390 Duke owners, and the company will fix the bikes free of cost.
Although KTM is not calling it a ‘recall,’ it will call customers of the 2017 and 2018 KTM 390 Duke to address the issues. As part of the 'Monsoon Kit Fitment,' KTM will replace a few parts like pillion seat damping bushes, a new ECU bracket, and a solution for the headlamp vibration issue. Moreover, the company will also install a new software update on the motorcycles to curb the problem of random headlamp switch-off faced by many owners for more than a year.
In June 2017, KTM dealerships addressed the headlamp software issue by personally contacting each owner. That said, the new ECU bracket features a cover that protects it from water seepage, while the pillion seat damping bushes are redesigned to increase the gap between the rear seat and the taillight. The company has also reinforced the headlamps bracket to curb the headlamp vibration issue.
In January, dealer sources said that the 2018 KTM 390 Duke received a few technical updates for the instrument cluster along with an increased idle rpm of 1,200-1,800 rpm from the earlier 1,200-1,600 rpm. The bikes also received a redesigned radiator shroud to better dissipate heat.
Powering the KTM 390 Duke is a 373.2 cc, single-cylinder, 4-valve, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine with fuel injection that is tuned to produce 43.5 bhp of maximum power at 9,000 rpm along with a peak torque of 37 Nm at 7,000rpm, paired to a 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch. Anchorage comes from 320 mm front disc brake with a radially mounted four-piston calliper, and a 230 mm rear disc brake with a single-piston floating calliper, while switchable dual-channel ABS is standard.