7 things you must know about upcoming 2017 KTM Duke 390

As already reported earlier, KTM is ready to introduce the updated versions of Duke family. The 2017 KTM 390 Duke will be introduced worldwide at the 2016 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy
KTM lovers and enthusiasts are already curious about the upcoming 2017 KTM Duke 390-street fighter which is expected to be launched in the year 2017. Although 2017 KTM Duke 390 is not launched officially, there are some reports & spied video of motorcycle being tested at their manufacturing plant.

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KTM Duke390 was recently shot inside a parking lot,where some interesting details got revealed, which show that the upcoming KTM Duke 390 will be even more futuristic &  loaded with many more new features than the existing KTM Duke version.


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Earlier  reports reveal that the new 2017 Duke street fighter comes with a super aggressive design which ismost highlighted by its futuristic bifurcated-headlamp which is fully equipped with LED’s. The 2017 KTM Duke 390 is most expected bike which is expected to be built on a lighter and a more rigid chassis/frame, which also is expected to be more powerful, sharper and more refined than the existing KTM Duke 390.

Here is  another exciting news about the upcoming motorcycle, which is the 2017 KTM Duke 390.

  • New split headlight
  • Revised fuel tank
  • Exposed trellis frame/chassis
  • Larger tank
  • Repositioned  & new instrument cluster
  • Black-painted handlebar
  • Smaller rear section
  • High-mounted LED blinkers

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The upcoming KTM Duke 390’s feature:

  • Performance:

    In terms of power, the 1-cylinder liquid-cooled engine will be retained on the upcoming 2017 KTM Duke 390, upgraded with new significant changes including improved peak power and torque output. The new engine will get a second counter-balance shaft like the updated Duke 690, which will help in reducing vibrations from the engine, while the new ECU will also receive charming updates. Improved cooling system to resolve its heating issue and exhausts are also said to be in place on the new Duke 390.

  • New instrumental console:

    The all new 2107 KTM Duke 390 is equipped with  full-colour unit, Likewise, the digital display will have changing its colors for the tachometer when the revvs climb!!. Besides this, a lot of information can also be displayed on the dashboard of 2017 KTM Duke 390,which is also seen first time on motorcycle which is too seen only on top trim cars!!. 2017 KTM Duke will add instrumental cluster with new graphics and fonts for a speedometer and tachometer.

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  • Smartphone’s Bluetooth integration

    The Bluetooth integration will allow the rider to sync his mobile data with the motorcycle.The instrumental console will be completely different from the present model. As already said, the cockpit/console will featured with Bluetooth connectivity that will help the rider connect his mobilephone/any other device to the bike. With this feature, some of the mobile application of the rider like Maps on the smartphone can be directly streamed to 2017 KTM Duke 390’s instrumental console. This is very beneficial when the rider will see the GPS data on the 2017 KTM Duke 390 Dashboard.This feature would be tremendously useful on long rides,where GPS helps our way.

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  • New USD forks:

    According to the report, the 2017 KTM Duke 390 will also equipped with separate function forks at the front,known as dual-function forks one for damping and a other for doing a rebound individually depending upon the direction over which the bike has been leaned..Which is only used to come in high-end sports bikes till the date. The new forks 2017 KTM  Duke 390 will give good benefits to on corners due to the fact that the two units in the separate  dual-function forks.


  • LED headlight:

    2017 KTM Duke 390 will underline LED elements in the headlight enclosure. As a motorcycle is also expected to launch in grown markets in Europe, and several other developing markets in Asia where LED headlights have already been rolled out on 2-wheelers, a new Duke/RC is to underline a high-tech lighting.


  • Ride-by-Wire technology:

    The spyshots of 2017 KTM Duke 390  shows some sans cables/wires, hinting that the street-fighter will get the long-rumoured ride-by-wire technology. Along with this technology we can see a toggle button indicating that riders will be able to choose riding modes in the spyshots and walk-around video.



  • Smooth & responsive acceleration
  • Improved fuel economy
  • Enables rider with new system such as Cruise Control & Traction Control
  • Enables ride mode control switches.

  • Kerb weight:

    The weight of the2017 KTM Duke 390 weighs 4-5kgs more than old KTM Duke 390,because KTM has removed its under-belly Exhaust and replaced it with side exhaust(as u see in most of the bikes),which is regular exhaust canister to reduce emissions.

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Engine 373.2cc, 1-cylinder, liquid-cooled
Maximum Power 44Bhp (apporx.)
 0-100kmph 5.5 seconds
Top Speed 169kmph
Transmission 6-speed Manual with slipper clutch.
Indian Emission Norms Euro 4 /BS-VI




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