- New KTM 390 Duke to launch in Q1 2024
- Will be unveiled at EICMA 2023
- Likely to get a new 399cc engine
The next-generation KTM 390 Duke is undergoing validations and testing for quite some time now. While the Austrian bike maker is yet to announce its official launch date, our highly placed sources reveal that the new KTM 390 Duke is expected to be launched in India in early 2024.
What is KTM 390 Duke’s Launch Date?
The source further reveals that the launch will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Duke range, which was first introduced in 1994 as the KTM Duke 620. Following KTM’s tradition, the next-generation 390 Duke will be unveiled at the 2023 EICMA show in November, followed by a market launch in Q1 2024.
Recently, the production-ready 2024 KTM 390 Duke was spied sans camouflage, complete with decals and a saree guard, hinting at its imminent launch. However, Bajaj Auto’s current focus is on launching the Bajaj-Triumph bikes, which are scheduled to be unveiled on 27 June.
What will be the engine specifications?
The next-gen 390 Duke will feature updated mechanicals. This will include a new liquid-cooled engine, which is likely to displace around 399cc. This motor could produce more power and better low-end torque delivery. This should help with better tractability in stop-go city traffic. The motor will continue to be linked to a six-speed gearbox, while an assist and slipper clutch will be standard.
What features will the new KTM 390 Duke get?
When it is launched later next year, we expect the new 390 Duke to set benchmarks in the segment when it comes to features and electronic rider aids. Besides the already available features like ride-by-wire throttle, dual-channel supermoto ABS, colour TFT display, quick shifter+ and LED lighting, we expect the 2024 KTM 390 Duke to come equipped with the traction control system, IMU-based lean-sensitive cornering ABS, and perhaps even riding modes.
Will it get premium cycle parts?
As far as hardware is concerned, we expect the 2024 KTM 390 Duke to get rebound and compression adjustability for the USD front forks, and rebound and preload adjustment for the rear mono-shock. Spy pictures have revealed that the motorcycle will ride on RC390-derived lighter 17-inch wheels while braking duties will be handled by disc brakes at both ends.