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KTM 390 Duke: First Ride

We you an exhaustive ride report of the KTM 390

Having already been to the Duke 200 by KTM, many bikers have been with bated breath for the of the bigger 390 Duke. But it’s not the enthusiasts in the country who represent the bunch. In fact, its very own KTM Sportsmotorcycle AG too is sufficiently inclined to the more ferocious sibling to the

It is heavily banking on this as it prepares to launch the built-in-India not just in selective markets, it did with the younger siblings the 125 and the 200 but across 80 countries worldwide it will share dealership with all other KTM motorcycles. is a lot riding on the 390 Duke for KTM as the Austrian commences its onslaught on the street after having globally led the in the off-road segment for over decades now. Also KTM 390 Duke launched at Rs 1.80

KTM 390 Duke. ZigWheels First Pics!

We ride the latest from the stables of KTM in its heartland the 390 Duke

The 390 Duke is aimed at the gap between the 200cc and the 600cc bringing with it strong in a lightweight framework offering and function for the street

On the outside, the 390 Duke is identical to its sibling, the 200, barring changes to the graphics on the tank, white paint scheme and the and the steel trellis frame coated in trademark KTM orange

the starter and one can instantly figure the engine note is raspier and the is significantly louder over the 200

Unlike the 200 Duke wherein one had to in the short powerband of the machine in to keep the thrust handy, to the capacity hike and solid output, 390 Duke offers a powerband

A significant change will appeal to most biker junta is the tall gear ratio, which the 390 Duke with some touring capabilities for our roads

While the 200 Duke felt out of at 138km/h, the 390 Duke can reach a top upwards of 170km/h while triple digits cruising effortlessly in sixth gear

directions with minimal the 390 Duke was a hoot on the narrow roads carrying precise around corners thanks to its build backed by incredible of power and torque providing levels of excitement

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KTM has managed to a compact and lightweight 375cc which weighs only and allows them to use the same light steel trellis of the 125/200 even for the larger 390

The KTM 390 Duke employs Brembo Bybre 300mm disc with ABS on front

Unlike the 200 runs on MRF rubber, the cast 17-inch wheels on the 390 Duke come to India shod Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact employing a 110/70-17 on the front and on the rear

For the stunt crazy out there who prefer one wheeling two, the trick to turn off the ABS is to the motorcycle into the neutral while the engine is running and to the button pressed until the ABS on the display starts to blink. ABS

Turning is sharp on the 390, it is not and offers excellent road and stability even at speeds above 140km/h, which is attributed to the 1,367mm wheelbase – a 6mm over the 200 Duke

The saddle on the 390 is dropped by 10mm and it now measures at making it even more for short riders

Both the units are developed by KTM’s WP or White Power Suspension Austria and are made by WP’s partners, Endurance

To sum it up, the 390 Duke packs in a lot more firepower its younger sibling although adding more mass and not any extra efforts when on the

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