KTM unveiled the 2017 KTM Duke 390 at EICMA in November 2016, and the updated version of its faired sibling, the KTM RC 390, have both been showcased at the New York Progressive International Motorcycle Show last weekend.
2017 KTM Duke 390
The KTM took things a notch higher with the 2017 KTM Duke 390. Powering the bike is a 373.2 cc single cylinder liquid cooled, fuel injected mill coupled to a 6 speed gearbox. The engine is capable of producing 44 PS of maximum power. The corner rocket gets premium features like slipper clutch, ride by wire, switchable ABS, new LED headlamps and a new TFT instrumentation screen.
The KTM Duke 390 is suspended over 43 mm upside down front forks by WP and mono shock with presets in the rear. The side mounted canister exhaust system has helped the bike now have a higher ground clearance of 185 mm. Front wheel now gets a bigger 320 mm disc while the rear continues with a 230 mm unit. The fuel tank has an increased volume of 13.4 litre. KTM has priced the 2017 Duke 390 at USD 5,299.
2017 KTM RC 390
KTM RC 390, the faired sibling of the Duke 390, gains a new paint scheme for the year 2017. The powertrain is identical to the naked and the bike gains the new, bigger 320 mm disc. Shifting from the older underbelly unit, the side mounted canister exhaust is also new. Features like ride by wire, slipper clutch and switchable ABS are present in the KTM RC 390 as well. However, the instrumentation is the same LCD unit.
The front brake and clutch lever are adjustable. Ground clearance is 178.5 mm and the fuel tank remains the same 10 litre unit.
The 2017 KTM RC 390 retails at USD 5,499.