Presently, the KTM Duke 390 sold in the Indian market can be ordered in only one colour, that is white. From February end, KTM India will offer another colour to the Indian buyers of the Duke 390. The new black colour KTM Duke 390 will be available for sale from the end of February. The black coloured Duke 390 is already being sold in the European market. All KTM Duke 390s are made in India with Bajaj Auto’s Chakan factory producing the motorcycle, apart from other KTM models like the Duke 125 and 200 versions. The Duke 125, 200 and 390 are exported from India to many international markets.
The Duke 390 is the most powerful motorcycle in KTM’s Indian range. The bike features a 373cc four stroke engine that pumps our 43 Bhp of peak power and 35 Nm of peak torque. Liquid cooling and fuel injection are standard on this engine that features 4 valves and dual overhead camshafts. The engine gets a 6 speed manual gearbox as standard. The Duke comes with upside down front forks and a monoshock rear suspension. The frame is a trellis unit and is painted in an orange shade. Anti-lock braking system is standard on the bike and this feature can be turned on and off as and when the rider desires.
The Duke is the fastest motorcycle to be produced in India with a 5.5 second 0-100 Kph timing and a 160 Kph top speed. Since the Duke 390 is affordable at about 2 lakh rupees, sales of this motorcycle has been brisk. Later this year, KTM will introduce the fully faired version of the Duke 390 called the RC 390. The RC 390 is a sportsbike that will be priced above the Duke 390 since it gets a full fairing and a different rear sub-frame. The RC 390 will be joined by the RC 200, a similarly styled sportsbike based on the Duke 200. The KTM RC 125 will also be built in India, but only for export markets.