The KTM 390 Duke is no doubt a good street motorcycle, but the new 2017 Duke replaced the older generation vehicle. The difference is the BS4 compliant engine.
When the government banned sales of BS3 compliant models on April 1, 2017, dealers had a lot of stock of the older generation KTM Duke 390, and now, they are being sold. There is a catch though.
Dealers played it smart and registered the vehicles. So if you are buying one, it is a used KTM 390 Duke, but with 0km on the odo. The vehicles are new, and a customer also gets one year's insurance free.
Taking into the fact that the price, Rs 1.5 lakh on road, buying a BS3 variant Duke 390 is a steal. KTM Boisar is selling the BS3 KTM 390 Dukes for almost a lakh cheaper than the market price of a new motorcycle.
The 2016 KTM 390 Duke comes with the same engine that does its duty on the current generation motorcycle, a 373cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor that produces 44bhp and 35Nm of torque.
The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox, with the help of a slipper clutch. ABS is standard, and the street bike comes with inverted front forks and a mono-shock at the rear, along with LED tail lamp and turn signals.