Dealers contacting 2017 KTM Duke 390 owners for headlamp software update


Neelanjan Chakraborty,

Motorcycle Nut, will ride, preferably race anything on two wheels!

The 2017 KTM Duke 390 is the most affordable motorcycle in India to get ride by wire technology.

The 2017 KTM Duke 390, along with the 2017 KTM Duke 125, was recalled in Europe last week. KTM India has not announced any such recall which was confirmed by dealerships in the national capital and Pune. Dealers, however, have contacted some customers of the 2017 KTM Duke 390 in India and requested them to bring the bike to service centers where a software update is being pushed out to rectify the headlamp rebooting issue.

KTM Duke 390 side view at launch
The headlamp reboot issue was rectified with a software update, as confirmed by several KTM India dealers.

Owners complained of the headlamp flickering and switching off during riding. The issue has been rectified with the software update.

The new headlamp console of the 2017 KTM Duke 390 and 2017 KTM Duke 125 (which is not retailed in India) gets LEDs. The 2017 KTM Duke 250 and 2017 KTM Duke 200, which get a halogen headlamp, remain unaffected by the problem.

The 2017 KTM Duke 390 also gets a new TFT instrumentation console with smartphone connectivity. Other features gained include ride by wire, bigger 320 mm front disc and a new side mounted exhaust canister. The front brake and clutch levers are adjustable and the motorcycle also gets a new bolt-on sub-frame.

Powering the 2017 KTM Duke 390 is a 373.2 cc single cylinder, liquid cooled, fuel injected mill which is assisted by a slipper clutch. Coupled to a 6-speed gearbox the engine is capable of producing 43.5 PS of maximum power at 9,000 rpm and 37 Nm (up by 2Nm) of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. It boasts of a power-to-weight ratio of 267 PS/tonne.

KTM Duke 390 headlamp at launch
The LED headlamp console of the 2017 KTM Duke 390 faced rebooting issues because of which the bike was recalled in Europe.

IAB awaits a reply to an email written to the KTM India on this matter.

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