2017 KTM Duke 390 launch confirmed for 23 February

16/02/2017 - 18:38 | ,   | Neelanjan Chakraborty

The 2017 KTM Duke 390 was officially unveiled at EICMA 2016.

KTM India has confirmed that the 2017 KTM Duke 390 will be launched on February 23, 2017. The bike gains several cosmetic upgrades, including a new TFT instrumentation console, as well as important mechanical updates.

2017 KTM Duke 390 front three quarters standstill
The 2017 KTM Duke 390 gains ride by wire, bigger front disc and a new TFT instrumentation.

The 2017 KTM Duke 390 is powered by a 373.2 cc single cylinder mill which is capable of producing 43.5 PS of maximum power and 37 Nm of peak torque (increased by 2 Nm). The bike continues to have slipper clutch and dual channel ABS as standard.

Additions to the 2017 KTM Duke 390 include a bigger 13.4-litre fuel tank, adjustable front brake and clutch levers, larger 330 mm front disc (up from 300 mm) and 185 mm ground clearance (up from 170 mm). The new Duke 390 also gets a side mounted canister exhaust which helps the bike be Euro 4 compliant. Ride by wire should also assist in delivering a crisper yet linear throttle response.

There are rumours that KTM might not bring the 2017 KTM Duke 200 to India and instead they will update the existing version with cosmetic changes. However, 2017 KTM Duke 200 only gains the design philosophy of the new Duke 390. It neither gets the new LED headlamp nor features like ride by wire. The mystery will persist till 23 Feb 2017.

2017 KTM Duke 390 front three quarters in motion
The 2017 KTM Duke 390 emerges as one of the most value for money propositions in the segment.

Expect the 2017 KTM Duke 390 to be at least INR 15,000 to 20,000 more expensive than the outgoing version.

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