KTM has finally pulled the wraps off their most anticipated motorcycles-duke 200 and duke390. Both of them were much awaited but KTM pulled out another surprise for their customer and played a well-planned gamble by launching a KTM 250. Although the KTM duke 200 didn’t get any major update.Styling and bodywork of the new Duke 390 inspired by the KTM 1290 Super Duke R. Major updates include Ride-by-wire throttle, LED headlamp, TFT display and side-slung exhaust. KTM duke 250 is something which mix of both 200 and 390. It has got the best styling but lost ride by wire feature. But what is it about the KTM 390 that make them stand apart from the crowd?
We list 5 features about these KTM 390 that you ought to know-
- Design inspiration
The KTM duke 390 are designed on the lines of KTM’s purebred superbikes — the KTM super Duke 1290. The manufacturer has incorporated all the major elements of super Duke into the new bikes, making them highly enthralling and tempting for prospective buyers. From the fairing to the sharp and sporty rear end, the bike simply looks impeccable.
KTM Duke 390 are powered by mono-cylinder, 4-stroke, water-cooled engine with a displacement 373.2cc respectively. This machine is the most powerful options available in sub 500cc category. The Duke 390 dishes out an astonishing 45bhp of power.
- All new headlight
390 Duke now carries a Super Duke inspired headlamp assembly with LED lights. The structure has been divided into two parts and 6 LEDs have been used in total. The pass may activate both at the same time, throwing a strong beam of crystal clear, focused light on the road. The surrounding of the headlight is actually a horn-shaped DRL on the motorcycle. Even the low beam would be always on like the current series of KTM motorcycle.
- Full TFT Instrument Console
Unlike the current generation’s full digital instrument console, the 2017 KTM 390 Duke features rectangular, colored display with more ease in terms of readability and content. It will enable the rider to even pair a smartphone through optional KTM MY Ride package. The buttons on the left handlebars are actually placed for easy operation of the console.
- Ride by wire system
Introducing Ride by Wire on the new KTM 390 Duke was the best thing KTM did to the favorite bike in their Indian lineup. They have no yet provided extensive features based on the same, including cruise control or traction control but the effect can be seen in the way the motorcycle rides in its 2017 version. It will sip the right amount of fuel and deliver power smoothly across the rev-band. It even opens the future possibility of using riding modes in the motorcycle of such class.
The bike has become safer and practical. Ride by wire has enhanced the performance. Although this new bike is 10kg heavier than the previous one and also there is a reduction of 1.5bhp but the increased torque has made this bike super fun to ride. So this motorbike is enough to ride to increase the adrenaline.