Austrian motorcycle firm KTM unveiled the 2017 Duke 390 at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan earlier this month. Now reports state that the new Duke 390 will be launched in India in January 2017.
KTM is speculating to launch the Duke 390 in the Indian market by January 2017 and deliveries will begin from April. It is expected that the new motorcycle will cost around Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000 more than the current price.
The KTM's Duke range of motorcycles includes Duke 125, Duke 200, Duke 250 and Duke 390 which are manufactured in Bajaj Auto's Pune plant for the global market.
So launching the Duke 390 in India will be an easy job for KTM. If it is the case then India will be the first market to get the new 2017 Duke 390.
The 2017 KTM Duke 390 gets a revamped edgier visual looks compared to the current model. The design cues are inspired from its elder sibling, the 1290 Super Duke. The motorcycle gets a new frame and WP suspension.
The major noticeable change is the new bifurcated LED headlamps which gives the motorcycle an aggressive look. The fuel tank also gets the new design with sharp extensions which overlaps with upside down forks.
The ignition key slot has been shifted to fuel tank. The pillion grab rail has moved to the front by integrating it to the fairing. The underbelly exhaust has been replaced by the full-size exhaust. The new Duke 390 also sports new more orangey livery.
Although the 2017 KTM Duke 390 doesn't get any upgrades in terms of technical figures. The motorcycle is powered by the same 373.2cc single-cylinder liquid cooled engine which produces 44bhp of power.
Apart from that, the new Duke 390 gets ride-by-wire throttle system, colour TFT instrument cluster, optional MY RIDE multimedia interface and ABS which comes as standard.
Expect the new KTM Duke 390 on the streets of India by April 2017, although there has been no exact info on the pricing of this new motorcycle.