Austrian two-wheeler manufacturer KTM unveiled the 2017 390 Duke and 200 Duke at the EICMA show in November 2016. Emerging reports on the internet indicate that KTM is ready to launch the new 390 Duke and 200 Duke tomorrow.
KTM entered the Indian two-wheeler market back in 2012 by launching the 200 Duke. The motorcycle became so popular because it offered fun riding experience and raw performance. A year later in 2013, KTM launched the 390 Duke, an affordable piece of equipment that has class-leading horsepower and dual channel ABS.
The 2017 390 Duke will come with a number updates including a new LED headlamp, a TFT instrument console with a hands-free kit and audio player, and new bodyworks. Both the models will also feature new liveries.
The 2017 version of 390 Duke also gets new front forks, bigger brakes, larger tank, slipper-clutch and ride-by-wire throttle system. The motorcycle uses the same 373cc powerplant which does the duty in the outgoing model, but, it is now tweaked to meet the BSIV regulations thanks to a new catalytic converter and a new exhaust pipe.
The 373cc liquid-cooled motor on the new 390 Duke generated 44bhp of power and 35Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed transmission. The 2017 200 Duke is powered by a 200cc liquid-cooled engine that generates 25bhp of power and 19.2Nm of torque.
Some KTM dealerships have already started accepting bookings for the 2017 models for a token amount of Rs 20,000. Deliveries of the 2017 390 Duke and 200 Duke are expected to begin by the end of this month.