- Production-ready model seen with paintwork and decals
- Spotted with a saree guard
- India launch likely next year
A production-ready 2024 KTM 390 Duke was recently spotted in India, giving a detailed look at the complete product. This particular motorcycle was seen with the final graphics along with mandatory accessories such as the saree guard. It seems to have been photographed inside the factory of Bajaj Auto, sharing the space with Pulsar motorcycles.
Previously, we saw a production-ready model with all the decals and paintwork in Europe. This particular motorcycle, too, features similar graphics and paint. However, we can spot additional styling cues such as the orange panel between the rider and the pillion seat in the new picture. Further, this new spy photograph also gives another glimpse at the instrument cluster of the upcoming 390 Duke. While the details about the display are not available yet, its design is noticeably different from the unit on the outgoing version. We may see additional information on the display too.
Other elements clearly visible in these spy photographs include the muscular fuel tank, split-style seats, split-style pillion grab-rail, and five-spoke wheels. This version will also receive hardware updates in the form of a new chassis, a sub-frame, and an asymmetrically-mounted rear mono-shock. Additionally, it appears to pack adjustable front forks – a feature that is currently available on the international-spec KTM RC390.
Apart from the updated hardware, KTM is also likely to revise the mechanical specifications. Thus, this upcoming model is expected to use a 399cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine as against the 373cc unit on the current version. With the higher displacement, we can expect a bump in power and torque figures as well, and the numbers could be marginally higher than the current version’s 43bhp and 37Nm figures.
KTM India is yet to make a launch announcement of the updated KTM 390 Duke. However, sources indicate that the updated model could arrive in early 2024.