Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has introduced the new 2018 Duke 390 in India with a new colour option and subtle updates. The 2018 iteration of the naked motorcycle comes with the same price tag of Rs 2.29 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi).
The second-gen KTM Duke 390 was launched in the Indian market in 2017 with an all-new design and a host of additional features. Now, the company has launched the 2018 model in the country.
Coming to the updates, the 2018 KTM Duke 390 is now available in white colour apart from the regular orange paint scheme. Previously in 2017, some dealers had delivered the white colour model to some customers. Later it was clarified that the export model was sold by mistake.
The TFT instrument display of the 2018 Duke 390 gets an updated software to support more features and connectivity options. The latest update also solves the headlight switching off issue. To keep the engine heat under check, the 2018 model features a faster radiator fan. The frame gets a plate to protect the rider's feet from coming in contact with the engine heat.
The 2018 KTM Duke 390 continues to draw power from the existing 373.2cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine producing 44bhp and 37Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox assisted by a slipper clutch for smooth downshifts.
The naked streetfighter is equipped with premium cycle parts such as WP upside down forks at the front and monoshock suspension at the rear. Braking duties are handled by 320mm disc up front and 230mm disc at the rear. ABS is offered as standard with a supermoto mode which allows the ABS to be switched off on the rear wheel.
Apart from that, the KTM Duke 390 is equipped with premium features such as TFT instrument cluster with KTM My Ride to tether your smartphone to the display. The display can be navigated through buttons on the switchgear. The motorcycle also gets full LED lighting with a bifurcated headlamp and sleek tail light.
When KTM launched the 2017 Duke 390 in India, the white colour was badly missed by the Indian buyers. But in 2018, KTM has introduced the new white colour option which will attract more buyers. The 2018 Duke 390 has started arriving at dealerships and deliveries are expected to commence by next week.