- New KTM 390 Duke spied testing
- Gets a new under belly exhaust
- India launch expected early next year
Looks like KTM has been extensively testing its Duke series. On 15 April, we reported about the next-gen 125 Duke and 250 Duke which were spotted testing and now the images of the next-gen 390 Duke have surfaced on the internet.
From the images it can be seen that the next-gen KTM 390 Duke gets a split dual LED headlight section with DRL, slim LED indicators, USD front forks, an edgy fuel tank with tank extension on both sides, under belly exhaust and a lean tail section. The body work of the 390 Duke slightly resembles that of the latest 250 Duke. However, the 390 Duke can be seen having a dished section on its lower part for added aerodynamics.
KTM is expected to carry forward the same 373.2cc unit which produces 42.9bhp of power at 9000rpm and 37Nm of twist at 7000rpm. Some hardware seems to be shared with its next-gen 250cc sibling such as the five-spoke cast wheels, simplified trellis frame and a composite subframe. A new swing arm and disc brakes on both the ends can also be observed from the images.
The bike is expected to hit the Indian roads by early next year. It might also see a price hike over the outgoing model. As of now the bike competes against the Bajaj Dominar 400 and the BMW G 310 R in the Indian market.
Source : RideApart