Please wait

You’re being redirected to suzukimotorcycle.co.in

Reviews of KTM 390 Duke ABS [2013-2016]

Overall rating:

4.4
46 ratings 21 reviews
  •  5  30
  •  4  10
  •  3  3
  •  2  2
  •  1  1
KTM 390 Duke ABS [2013-2016] Reviews

KTM 390 Duke ABS [2013-2016]

Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 2,00,215

Rating Parameters:

  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Performance

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 4

    Service Experience

Bike Review Contest

Rate & write a detailed review to win Amazon vouchers worth ₹ 2,000

Reviews on 390 Duke ABS [2013-2016]

  •  4Owning a decent bike 4 years ago by Serene
    Be ready with a little extra cash for the little knock on the way. Although the bike has never let me stranded on the road, there are always niggles to be sorted out. Be ready for a bike with a character that mostly will not align with your own. Its service network is w...

    Be ready with a little extra cash for the little knock on the way. Although the bike has never let me stranded on the road, there are always niggles to be sorted out. Be ready for a bike with a character that mostly will not align with your own. Its service network is with popular motors and they are the worst. Maybe it's particular for the area, but, i wish ktm entrusted a better service centre in kochi. I hear it is really decent and much more responsive in trivandrum. But, a big thumbs down for popular and a huge thumbs up for ktm for bringing this bike out. Not the best in build quality, but, everything is forgotten when you twist your wrist. A good buy, any-day.

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 2

      Service Experience

    Read more
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  4Wroth of 2.5 lakh of money for the super bike... 4 years ago by Ujjwal Kumar
    Firstly i am comparing this bike with rc390 and dominar 400. I went to both bajaj and ktm showroom.I am see all the specification i think dominar buy because of lots and lots of difference in price. And i have only 2 lakh rupee i think i buy ktm duke 250.I am so confuse...

    Firstly i am comparing this bike with rc390 and dominar 400. I went to both bajaj and ktm showroom.

    I am see all the specification i think dominar buy because of lots and lots of difference in price. And i have only 2 lakh rupee i think i buy ktm duke 250.

    I am so confused.

    So finally i bought duke 390 under down-payment because of love of this bike. And trust me i am very very happy for that decision. This bike is superb. And you also see in most of the youtube will also bought ktm duke390 not rc 390.

    Duke 390 is durable in every condition.

    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 4

      Service Experience

    Read more
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      28 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  32016  4 years ago by Sudhindra
    The buying experience was really good. They delivered the bike within a day. Speaking about the riding experience the bike has got lot of power. What i feel is that the initial torque should have been better. Its jerky at lower rpms. Its a little pain to ride in the cit...

    The buying experience was really good. They delivered the bike within a day. Speaking about the riding experience the bike has got lot of power. What i feel is that the initial torque should have been better. Its jerky at lower rpms. Its a little pain to ride in the city at lower rpm. The bike comes alive only after 5000rpm. 7500rpm is the sweet spot. After 7.5k rpm the real pocket rocket pulls you. The seat is really hard. After riding for more than 2 hours you feel that you are sitting on a rock. The metzelers give awesome grip. But for Indian road i feel michelins are better. The bike is light weight so its pretty easy to maneuver in the city. If it has good low end torque it would have been awesome to ride in the city. Braking department is good. But not that good. It lacks the initial bite. I guess they should have added a option of dual disc brakes since this crosses 150+kmph easily. The abs gives good confidence to brake hard in any conditions . There have been some problems in my bike. 1) engine oil leaking. 2) fuel leaking from the fuel filter. Servicing the bike is easy. Just change the engine oil, oil filter, fuel filter , air filter, spark plug that's it. You can even do it at home. I had recently serviced my friends duke 200 by myself. 5000kms more to go for my bike to get serviced. The average mileage you get is around 22-25kmpl. My bike has done almost 3000kms and I've been continuously monitoring the mileage. I ride in both highway and city mixed. After third service ie once i cross 16k kms. I will be installing power tronic ecu. They say the bike gets smoother and will have good low end torque. It also unlocks the rpm limit.

    Pros: good mid and top end torque

    nice looks

    abs standard

    sticky metzelers

    digital instrument cluster

    Cons: vibrations

    low end torque

    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 3

      Service Experience

    Read more
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Occasional Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      26 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Ktm name is enough 4 years ago by Dev Kumar
    I personally feel awesome bike for racing and long tour ride .Even good mileage in traffic road too.I had a great experience with this bike.Guys for it ktm bike 390 abs braking system is also very powerful ..I drove this bike almost at 155 to 160 on highway continuously...

    I personally feel awesome bike for racing and long tour ride .Even good mileage in traffic road too.I had a great experience with this bike.Guys for it ktm bike 390 abs braking system is also very powerful ..I drove this bike almost at 155 to 160 on highway continuously 2 hour..I felt great experience with this racing bike

    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 5

      Service Experience

    Read more
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      37 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Orange rocket!! 4 years ago by Subodh G
    I have owned a passion & pulsar 180 before the duke 390.. After the pulsar, i wanted to upgrade, back then i always saw myself as a guy who would prefer a laid-back cruiser and just glide around.. :d and an obvious choice then was the 'thunderbird' (not surprised are yo...

    I have owned a passion & pulsar 180 before the duke 390.. After the pulsar, i wanted to upgrade, back then i always saw myself as a guy who would prefer a laid-back cruiser and just glide around.. :d and an obvious choice then was the 'thunderbird' (not surprised are you? ;) ) i got to know of the duke 390 from my friends who had it then (those were the ones w/o the slipper clutch) and during one of those "orange rides" (which ktms organize) i got a chance to ride both the duke 390 and the rc 390.. I was in awe of that power which i wasn't used to and that adrenaline rush, it took me a while to get used to that.. Let me honest, it did freak me out... Second encounter was during one of the rides to hp (shoja), i was on my pulsar 180 and the two friends of mine on their duke 390s; riding at an easy pace towards chd, those guys making sure i am on their trail.. But the moment we hit the himalayan expressway the two dukes took off like rockets dropping me like a stone..!!! it felt humiliating (face-palm)... That was the moment when i decided to buy this mean machine and nothing else.. Bought it in 2015 (that's when the slipper clutch came) and been riding it since.. Most of the kms clocked on the odo are from rides..

    The bike is very agile and light… and has the go-to-anywhere ability.. I have pushed the bike to its limit and what it does is takes me to my destinations in one piece… i had never imagined me leaning on the curves/apexes, but the duke 390 taught me those (courtesy those metzelers) and with each and every ride, i can feel i am getting confident.. The servicing – maintenance of the bike after such rides does not burn a big hole in your pocket at all, even when i have had certain incidents.. A major plus point.. I know how many times i have breath sigh of relief after seeing the bill.. The power delivery is spot on, that 43 bhp power is enough to give you goosebumps.. Even in traffic one can easily navigate at lower speeds..

    It’s a very distinct bike.. The ‘orange’ on it and the ‘sputtering firing’ catches everyone’s attention and people actually turn their heads to see.. On most of my rides, the locals come upto me enquiring about the bike, the tech specs and even asked to have their picture clicked with the bike.. Hahaha.. On a recent trip to mana (the last indian village in uttarakhand); one of the local boys excitedly comes to me and asks, “bhaiya kya ye duke waali bike hain?? maine suna hai iske baare me” (“is this bike the duke? i have heard about this bike!!”)

    The flip side what i can think of on the top of my mind would be the space for the pillion.. It’s a little too cramped.. So riding with a pillion would be slightly uncomfortable and other issue is the heat from the engine especially when you are in traffic, you can feel the heat coming onto your legs.. If you can look past that, nothing to worry about.. That’s all i can think off.. Summing it up, those who want an adventure machine, which will take you to almost everywhere without having to worry what damage it will do this is the machine to buy.. Most importantly all the goodies packed into this and at the price it’s at makes it totally a “value for money” buy..

    Happy riding! :)

    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 5

      Service Experience

    Read more
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  4Safe hot rocket !! 3 years ago by Bhanu
    It’s a great bike and the popular name ‘rocket’ suits so well. May not be a daily commute in mumbai and delhi kinda traffic but a great bike for fun ride on some days. Gets hot if driven with frequent brakes and slow moving traffic and radiator’s voice is uncomfortable ...
    It’s a great bike and the popular name ‘rocket’ suits so well. May not be a daily commute in mumbai and delhi kinda traffic but a great bike for fun ride on some days. Gets hot if driven with frequent brakes and slow moving traffic and radiator’s voice is uncomfortable at times. Bike is fun to ride on free roads and very safe because of awesome abs brakes. Stops like a tamed elephant. Super pick up and smooth gear shifts. Seat a bit better than previous version but still hard for long commutes. Over all good bike.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 3

      Comfort

    • 5

      Service Experience

    Read more
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Occasional Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      21 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Beauty beast ktm duke 3 years ago by Harsha Vardhan
    Actually i have been owning this bike for more than one year . I am using this as a daily ,touring and etc. It have been my best companion in my life.This is a such a great beast with more power. This have been my first bike in my life. For a beginners this may not be t...
    Actually i have been owning this bike for more than one year . I am using this as a daily ,touring and etc. It have been my best companion in my life.This is a such a great beast with more power. This have been my first bike in my life. For a beginners this may not be their first step. I am happy that i have spend money for worthy motorcycle.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 5

      Service Experience

    Read more
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      21 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  4Street hooligan as they say 2 years ago by Amitava
    Well let me start with negative points.1) engine vibration- right from start, all the time you sit on it. 2) sound- horrible, if you stay in a busy neighborhood, you will be ashamed to start the bike.3) engine heating - it will burn your thigh and knee area, if you get ...
    Well let me start with negative points.1) engine vibration- right from start, all the time you sit on it. 2) sound- horrible, if you stay in a busy neighborhood, you will be ashamed to start the bike.3) engine heating - it will burn your thigh and knee area, if you get stuck in traffic. Also engine shuts down sometimes because of heating. Pretty embarrassing.4) my own bike has starting problem from very first day. Even after servicing parts.5) seat is rock hard. Up to 60-70 speed you will feel almost every pebble on the road. Shock-absorber is non existent up to those speeds. So barely you can sit on it little more than an hour.6) there is some issue with fuel pumps. They do not last long and they will cost around 4000 rs. Now about positive points 1) mind boggling acceleration. If you are not strong and fit, this is not the bike for you. In traffic signals, when light goes green, few times i twisted the throttle to full and every other bikes, cars faded away, every time. 2) gearing ratio is ok. Although first gear is too short, almost never used it. In third gear you can leave the throttle, eat pizza and roam around the city at ~25 kph. Cruising is possible fourth gear at 40 kph , in fifth gear 50 kph and in 6th gear 60 kph.In 6th gear from 60 to 100-110 kph vibration is minimum, you can cruise for long hours (only the hard seat will not let you), although not as good as a perfect cruiser but manageable.3) if you can ride a bicycle then with this you can hit the corners like motogp racers (that is the feeling you will have). This is the thing, i guess the bike is made for,4) the engine braking along with actual braking is decent enough and it saved my life few times. 5) mileage - !!! yes it is mileage. In city i consistently got 26 kpl. And in highway tour, which i have made only one, i have got more than 37 kpl. But this is from calculation, not exact reading (reading gave 32 kpl in last 100 km, in that i believe 40 km was inside city and rest on highway).This is a damn good engine for touring. That is what exactly bajaj did, they made dominiar 400 with this engine.Just an advice- if you own a car or a bike, you need to treat it as a living being and take care accordingly.
    • 3

      Visual Appeal

    • 2

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 2

      Comfort

    • 2

      Service Experience

    Read more
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Occasional Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      31 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  4Best in the segment on power & looks 2 years ago by Kamlesh Deshwal
    - i was struggling between re gt 535 and this bike initially. But, buying this bike was pretty awesome. Got it in 12th day since booking, tough i wasn't in hurry (was told to wait for atleast a month). - king of highways, no doubt. Crosses 100kmph within seconds. I like...
    - i was struggling between re gt 535 and this bike initially. But, buying this bike was pretty awesome. Got it in 12th day since booking, tough i wasn't in hurry (was told to wait for atleast a month). - king of highways, no doubt. Crosses 100kmph within seconds. I liked how it zoom passed many bikes. Have ridden this machine 765kms in a day and comfort was unexpected (in a good way). - this mean machine is famous for its power & looks. Honestly, it attracted me with its looks. Performance wise it is preferable for highways as in mumbai traffic i have experienced atacama heat. I have also ridden it in chocked up traffic with shorts & slippers on, and trust me you don't want to experience hellfire. - service cost cost is on moderate side in terms of cost. Replacement of tyres in 12000-15000kms will cost you around rs.16500 - rs.19000. After completion of free services it costs you around rs.3700/- to 5000/-approx.Only problem i faced is the screw from the engine guard broke thrice, i tried replacing it with good quality s.S. One but even that comes loose (it depends on bike to bike as my friend with duke 250 didn't faced this problem at all) - pros: looks, power & comfort - cons: mileage (19-22 in city congestion & 22-27 on highways), tft screen - it turns off suddenly sometimes. Also it is pretty costly.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Reliability

    • 4

      Performance

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 5

      Service Experience

    Read more
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      25 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Thunder 1 year ago by Abin
    SuperbNice bikeSuper brake High-speed Light weightFashionSuper DRL Good seatSuperb indicators sound made from the radiator is ver sound the fuel capacity is increased to 13.5 litres larger tank came with the new design is very goodThe new changes also increased 7kg to t...
    SuperbNice bikeSuper brake High-speed Light weightFashionSuper DRL Good seatSuperb indicators sound made from the radiator is ver sound the fuel capacity is increased to 13.5 litres larger tank came with the new design is very goodThe new changes also increased 7kg to the overall weight of the duke390
    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 5

      Service Experience

    Read more
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      26 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

Why do you want to report it abuse?

Comment

Report

Rate your bike

Share your experience about this bike

Expert Reviews on 390 Duke ABS [2013-2016]

Read all expert reviews
}

Why do you want to report it abuse?

Comment

Report