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2016 KTM 390 DUKE LONG-TERM REVIEW - MOTORCYCLE.COM
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2016-06-27  · “The little 373cc Single powering the Duke 390 punches way above its weight class,” notes Content Editor T.Roderick, who was the last of the MOrons to put miles on the KTM. “Around town it motors away from stop lights like a more powerful bike (also thanks to its low 326-pound weigh-in full of fuel), but it’s at freeway speeds where the mini-Duke …
From motorcycle.com
Author Kevin Duke
Estimated Reading Time 7 mins
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LIGHTWEIGHT RIPPERS: 2019 KTM 390 DUKE VS. 2019 KAWASAKI Z400
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Author Troy Siahaan
Estimated Reading Time 7 mins
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KTM DUKE 390 RELIABILITY AND ISSUES (19700KMS) LONG TERM ...
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2018-09-05  · HeyYo Guy's!What is up?How y'all doing?so this is my long term review of my one year old ktm Duke 390. I have covered around 19600kms + and here's everything...
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KTM 390 DUKE REVIEW | MCNEWS
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2014-01-04  · The 11-litre tank is modest but KTM are claiming 3.4 litre per 100km fuel economy under the standardised EU testing regimen. That sounds too good to be true but it is likely the 390 Duke …
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Reviews 15
Estimated Reading Time 9 mins
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PUT UP YOUR DUKES! A KTM 390 CUSTOM FROM ELLASPEDE | BIKE EXIF
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2019-11-08  · Since its release in 2013, KTM’s 390 Duke has become a staple in the entry-level segment. It’s amassed a slew of awards but despite its plus points—a sub-330lb dry weight, modern reliability and high-end suspension—the little Duke …
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Estimated Reading Time 6 mins
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KTM 390 DUKE - LONG TERM TEST REPORT - ZA BIKERS
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2017-09-11  · KTM 390 Duke – Long Term Test Report. A few months ago, I was considering buying a daily run-around, come highway commuter bike. I work in …
From zabikers.co.za
Bore x Stroke 89 x 60 mm
Displacement 373.2 cm³
Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Power in KW 32 kW
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KTM 390 SERIES - WIKIPEDIA
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The KTM 390 Duke and RC 390 are 373.2 cc (22.77 cu in) displacement single-cylinder engine motorcycles assembled by Bajaj Auto, and KTM Asia Motorcycle Manufacturing, Inc. (KAMMI) for the Austrian manufacturer KTM. The bikes were developed under a joint program of Bajaj and KTM …
From en.wikipedia.org
Class Standard
Assembly India, Philippines, and Argentina
Manufacturer Bajaj Auto and KTM
Production 2013–present
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2016 KTM 390 DUKE REVIEW | MAYOR OF URBAN MOTORCYCLING
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2016-04-28  · When it comes to putting $5k on the table for a new bike, there’s really only one truly special street motorcycle in that price range—the 2016 KTM 390 Duke. 2016 KTM 390 Duke …
From ultimatemotorcycling.com
Reviews 1
Compression ratio 12.5
Bore x stroke 89 x 60mm
Displacement 373 cc
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2018 KTM 390 DUKE - ROAD TEST REVIEW | RIDER MAGAZINE
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2018-09-18  · Contemplating our next ride on the 390 Duke. 2018 KTM 390 Duke Specs. Base Price: $5,449 Website: ktm.com Engine Type: Liquid-cooled single, DOHC w/ 4 …
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Reviews 5
Estimated Reading Time 3 mins
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KTM DUKE 390 REVIEW: 13 THINGS THAT MAKE IT A TOURER, 13 ...
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2019-10-04  · The KTM Duke 390 is a really fun little bike that has both the looks and the performance to put a smile on your face. But the main question is, should you take it touring or not? Before I go ahead and do a review of the 390 Duke …
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KTM DUKE 390 PROBLEMS: ISSUES FACED IN KTM DUKE 390 ...
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2018-02-26  · The new KTM Duke 390, which was launched in Feb 2017 is causing a whole lot of issues for its owners. Owner shares his KTM Duke 390 problems and …
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KTM 390 DUKE (2013-2016) REVIEW | SPEED, SPECS & PRICES | MCN
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2014-03-21  · Version: 2014 KTM Duke 390. Year: 2014. I bought a 2014 390 Duke in 2015 and sold it in 2018, putting 23,000 kms on it over 3 years. It was bought to be a …
From motorcyclenews.com
4/5
Price Range £2,800 - £3,900
Offer Count 34
Annual servicing cost £260
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KTM 390 ADVENTURE (2020 - ON) REVIEW | MCN
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2021-01-12  · The KTM 390 Adventure, like the Sinnis Terrain 380, has an A2-ready motor, adventure-sized cast wheels, all-LED lights, clever colour clocks, semi-knobbly …
From motorcyclenews.com
4/5
Price Range £4,700 - £5,300
Offer Count 19
Annual servicing cost £110
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TOP SPEED KTM DUKE 390 : LONG TERM REVIEW : ISSUES : 1 ...
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#KTMDuke390 #BikeReview #Gakimoto21 is My KTM Duke 390 and after 1 year ++ , still doing great. Here's the low down on the bike, what I like about it and th...
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2018 KTM 390 DUKE REVIEW | MOTORCYCLIST
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2018-10-01  · KTM’s 373cc single gladly lofts the front wheel in second gear. Jeff Allen. The KTM 390 Duke, for the class that it's in—a lightweight, price-friendly bike—seems to exceed expectations and ...
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THE LITTLE WONDER - KTM 390 DUKE LONG TERM STAFF REVIEW
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2015-08-18  · The Duke 390’s front forks and the rear shock are built by WP, who makes all of KTM’s suspension goodies. This is probably due to the fact that KTM bought them up a few years back. Of course ...
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10 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE KTM DUKE 390

From moneyinc.com
Author Garrett Parker
Published 2019-01-01
Estimated Reading Time 4 mins
  • It didn’t get an upgrade in 3 years. The KTM Duke arrived in 2013. When the new improved version with its cool enhancements was announced, it had been almost three years since it had received any upgrades and KTM knew that it was time.
  • The wheels are over the top. When you first look at the 1290 Super Duke you’re compelled to take a second look because of the crazy looking set that carries it.
  • The bike has muscle. Part of the initial appeal of the Duke 390 is its aesthetic. The bike features angular housing for its vertically partitioned headlamp which is LED and the extensions on the tank give it a beefy and muscular look.
  • Stand it beside the Super Duke and they look like a family. The 1290 Super Duke is the flagship model of the brand and the Duke 390 has a similar appearance.
  • The chassis is exposed like eye candy. The Duke 390 features some of the bare parts of the chassis in an exposed state to give viewers something to see.
  • It was upgraded with larger brakes. To enhance the stopping ability of the Duke 390, it was given a larger disc brake on the front. KTM went with Brembo calipers and the bike is released with ABS as a standard feature.
  • It’ the first affordable smart bike for India. The KTM Duke 390 is the first bike for the Indian market that is designed with smart features. It comes with a MyRide interface for connecting to a smartphone through Bluetooth.
  • The Duke 390 has an enhanced range. The new steel fuel tank of the Duke 390 is a definite upgrade over the old plastic one. The design of the tank doesn’t increase the weight of the bike but it does up the value of the tank capacity.
  • It’s cleaner and greener. The new KTM Duke 390 is designed to be compliant with new emissions regulations. The catalytic converter is larger. It can more easily convert exhaust gases in a more efficient way.
  • The has a new screen. The 2017 KTM Duke 390 kicked off the inclusion of the new TFT screen that takes the place of the small console from the previous version.
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2017 KTM 390 DUKE - FIRST RIDE REVIEW | CYCLE WORLD

2017-05-04  · A first ride review on KTM's updated 390 Duke. KTM's 390 Duke has always been a favorite here at Cycle World.We even went so far as to name …
From cycleworld.com
BORE & STROKE 89.0 x 60.0mm
ENGINE TYPE Liquid-cooled single-cylinder
DISPLACEMENT 373.2cc
SEAT HEIGHT 32.7 in.
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KTM ADVENTURE BIKE RELIABILITY: DO YOU NEED TO WORRY ...

2020-06-10  · The results shows that KTM is ranked in 8th position in terms of most reliable brand. According to owners, parts are readily available and most owners are satisfied with their KTM experience. The survey has also found that KTM’s dirt bike reliability is similar to the top Japanese brands. KTM dirt bikes are very reliable.
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THE KTM DUKE 390 OWNERSHIP EXPERIENCE THREAD - PAGE 422 ...

2019-02-07  · Not the Duke 390, but I use my RC390 to commute quite frequently to office 20+20 kms. with my wife as pillion. In my opinion the KTM 390 twins are just perfect bikes for the city. Quick, nimble and fun. But do look elsewhere if KMPL is an important consideration.
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REVIEW: 2017 KTM 390 DUKE - BIKE REVIEW

2017-10-26  · The KTM 390 Duke is a tiny bike, there is no arguing that, but surprisingly it is not at all cramped, with an 830mm seat height and tight but comfy ‘bar reach, the extremely narrow nakedbike feels like a mini streetfighter and it feels fun before you even start the engine. The new dash looks horn and the bike, in my opinion, looks fantastic in either Orange panels or White panels. The finish ...
From bikereview.com.au
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Estimated Reading Time 8 mins
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390 DUKE FOR SALE - KTM MOTORCYCLES - CYCLE TRADER

2021 KTM 390 Duke Factory Powersports Santa Rosa - 628 mi. away. Premium. $5,499. 2020 KTM 390 Duke Factory Powersports Santa Rosa - 628 mi. away. Premium. $5,499. 2020 KTM 390 Duke Factory Powersports Santa Rosa - 628 mi. away. Premium. $5,699 1 miles.
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’17-19 RC/DUKE 390 RELIABILITY ?!? : KTM

Would love to own a KTM (the little duke looks like a blast and is probably the most fun little bike in its class) but I’m afraid to stray away from the Japanese Big 4’s bullet proof reliability. Any duke or rc 390 owners care to share their thoughts on the bikes reliability from experience? 7 comments. share. save. hide . report. 100% Upvoted. This thread is archived. New comments cannot ...
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IS THE KTM DUKE 390 RELIABLE FOR LONG RIDES LIKE AROUND ...

A well maintained duke 390 is more than capable to complete 1000KM in a day. Its more about the rider. Be prepared to face leg cramps, sore butt, sore shoulder etc. I have did many long rides for continuous days and these usually haunt me. Drink p...
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KTM DUKE 390 2018 ENGINE IS RELIABLE OR NOT?

Is KTM 390 Duke suitable for long drive with pillion rider? 1.8K Views 9 Answers. Q. Is Duke 390 good for off roading? 2.1K Views 10 Answers. Q. Is KTM Duke 390 better or RC 390 better in speed ...
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KTM 390 DUKE - WHATS THE WORD ON THE STREET? : MOTORCYCLES

'17 KTM 390 Duke 3 years ago I've owned a 2017 for the last 4 months (note there are a lot of differences between the 2016 and 2017 models), and have put ~3K miles on mine without any issues. It is my first bike so I don't have much experience on anything else, but I have absolutely loved it so far - easy to ride around town, fast enough in the canyons, and I really like the aesthetics.
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IS THE KTM 390 DUKE VERY HIGH-MAINTENANCE FOR A MIDDLE ...

Answer (1 of 14): The short answer is yes. The long answer would be: Yes, the bike is a high maintenance vehicle. On top of that, while the service is not expensive, it’s not cheap either. I just got my 2017 Duke 390 serviced and the bill came to Rs3,000 and this is when the bike was in good con...
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2019 KTM 390 DUKE GUIDE • TOTAL MOTORCYCLE

2021-10-04  · 2019 KTM 390 Duke: The KTM 390 DUKE is a pure example of what draws so many to the thrill of street motorcycling. This Corner Rocket maximizes enjoyment and user value, taking the honors wherever nimble handling counts. Light as a feather, powerful and packed with state-of-the-art technology, it guarantees a thrilling ride, whether you’re fighting your way through the urban jungle or …
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DUKE 390 RELIABILITY | KTM DUKE 390 FORUM

2016-09-10  · Duke 390 reliability. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 5 of 5 Posts. Nimrod ... A forum community dedicated to KTM 390 Duke motorcycle owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about maintenance, modifications, troubleshooting, performance, and more! Full Forum Listing. Explore Our Forums . KTM Duke General Discussion New Members Introduction Appearance & Modifications …
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The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread

 
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DefaultRe: The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread

Thank you all for your responses.

Originally Posted by timuseravanView Post
But my total distance is 30km and mostly on highway or non-congested roads. Reliability wise, IMO the problems on Duke are overblown. It may not be as reliable as Japs but it is not like you need to visit SVC every other month.

But for 90km daily, I would suggest you go for RE Interceptor. You would be much more comfortable without sacrificing on power.
Similar situation as mine. NH 544 as commute. Mixture of 4 lane highway dotted with crazy set of people jumping in between. But not stop and go any time. Have never been enamoured by the Bullet for the fear of being stranded in the middle of an empty stretch or am i over-imagining issues.

Originally Posted by roy_libranView Post
Not the Duke 390, but I use my RC390 to commute quite frequently to office 20+20 kms. with my wife as pillion.
In my opinion the KTM 390 twins are just perfect bikes for the city. Quick, nimble and fun. But do look elsewhere if KMPL is an important consideration.
Wow! I am similarly in love with my Duke 200. No other bike gives me the excitement the Duke offers.

Originally Posted by tarik.aroraView Post
Duke definitely has a better sitting position than the R3, which is more committed. If your route involves heavy traffic, forget the 390. It is a heating machine.
I am hoping highway rides were better. My situation is going to be Highway rides 6 days a week.

Originally Posted by neil.jerichoView Post
How about the Honda 300 instead if you want upright seating and Japanese reliability? The wrist pain you feel on a bike with committed seating can be addressed by grabbing the tank with your thighs and using your core.
I too have similar idea. Let me see if i can test ride the CB300 when it releases this week. My bet is it would be creamy and smooth and reliable, but a tad boring compared to even my Duke 200. I do not recall similar pain while riding the original R15. Maybe i was much younger back then or it was better suited for my short frame. This is the third thread that i am hijacking now, CB300R thread, and Bhpians Nkrishnap's onwership thread before that. I am hoping the mods dont kick me for doing this too often.

Originally Posted by sammyboyView Post
One question before i go into a gyan post, but when you say you found yourself too short for the R3, do you mean the seat height or that you had to stretch much more to reach the handlebar. Because if the seat height is a challenge for you on the Japs, the Duke is way taller. * Snip *
* Snip *In terms of performance, the KTM brings a smile to your face all day because of its madness, bouncing off the rev limiter all the time.
The jap is much more composed, and the fun majorly starts at 6kish rpm going all the way till the 14K rpm redline. The R3 might be better there than the Ninja with better rideability, but I havent experienced it.
Like i explained above, never felt this issue in the R15, i think i was struggling to reach the handlebar (I was fairly certain i was hugging the tank), but by god is the R3 smooth as Hot chocolate! Within 1 day of reading Bhpian Nkrishnap's ownership review, i ran to the Yamaha showroom for the test drive and understood why he loves the bike. Must have been the stop and go traffic, but i never felt too comfortable and ended up with the pain in the wrist. Getting back on the Duke was like a heaven-sent gift after that and made me realise how much i love my bike. I get the merits of the twins, but not sure if my body is built for riding such distances daily.

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2021 KTM 390 Duke [Model Overview]

The 2021 KTM 390 Duke: A Punchy Little Naked Street Beast

The 2021 KTM 390 Duke is branded by the Austria-based company itself as the ultimate naked corner rocket. Designed with the tight streets and crowded squares of many a European city in mind, it is no wonder that KTM themselves have positioned the bike at the top of the A2 license regulations in the UK and many EU nations.

Powered by a 373cc liquid cooled, 4 stroke, 4 valve single, the little bike punches hard with 44 HP and 27.5 lb-ft of torque. Coupled to a bike that weighs just a hair under 390 lbs wet, almost supermoto levels of power-to-weight are achieved. This means the 390 Duke is extremely flickable, and will happily carve any corner you stick its nose into.

In true KTM fashion, the 390 Duke does also have some motorsport and sportbike DNA in it, with its cousin being the KTM RC390 from 2020. WP Apex suspension, ByBre brakes, Bosch ABS, and a full color, easy to read TFT screen are just a few bits of technology shared between the models, and are tuned to each bikes’ specific intention.

The 2021 KTM 390 Duke starts at $5,599 USD / $6,099 CAD.

On this page:we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 KTM 390 Duke in one place.

2021 KTM 390 Duke


Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $5,599 USD / $6,099 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Dual-zone Bosch ABS with “supermoto” mode
    • LED lighting
    • Full color TFT display

Main Specs

  • Engine Type: 373cc liquid cooled, 4 stroke, 4 valve single
  • Horsepower: 44 HP
  • Torque: 27.5 lb-ft
  • Wet Weight: Approx 390 lbs (Approx 177 kg)
  • Seat Height: Not provided by manufacturer

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2021 KTM 390 Duke Specifications

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ENGINE

Engine373cc liquid cooled, 4 stroke, 4 valve single
Power44 Horsepower
Bore x Stroke89 mm x 60 mm
EMSBosch EMS with RBW
Power in KW32 kW
StarterElectric
LubricationWet sump

DRIVETRAIN

ClutchWet multi-disc clutch, hydraulically actuated
Transmission6-Speed
Chain520 X-Ring

CHASSIS

Suspension FrontWP APEX 43
Suspension RearWP APEX – Monoshock
Brakes Front320 mm
Brakes Rear230 mm
Tires Front
Tires Rear
ABSBosch 9.1MP Two Channel ABS (Supermoto ABS)
ColorBlack, Orange

ELECTRICAL

Ignition
Spark Plugs
HeadlightLED
Tail LightLED

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length
Overall Width
Overall Height
Wheelbase
Ground Clearance
Seat Height
Wet WeightApprox 390 lbs (Approx 177 kg)

WARRANTY

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2021 KTM 390 Duke Features

The KTM 390 DUKE engine not only delivers arm-wrenching torque and hair-raising acceleration, but also good manners in everyday use, all with outstanding fuel economy. This lightweight, compact engine really packs a punch and with 32 kW (44 hp) it’s one of the most powerful options out there for A2 riders. Thanks to the ingenious intake design and the meticulous fuel injection system, the KTM 390 DUKE is ready and waiting to tear-up the streets and the circuits alike.
A bike as compact and nimble as this one, deserves to pack a solid punch. With impressive power and a dry weight of just 149 kg 328.5 lbs, we did it justice. Thanks to the ingenious intake and exhaust system, the 46 mm throttle body and the meticulous fuel injection system, this strong stroker is ready to leave the rest of the traffic behind at the twist of your wrist.
Not only does the slipper clutch open when the engine back-torque becomes too high, it also assists when you open the throttle. The former prevents rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating – and gives the wheel just that bit of braking for a controlled rear wheel slide. The latter allows the clutch to be pulled and controlled with just one trigger-happy finger – saving you energy and offering greater control – just like the pros.
It’s the guarantee of a smooth throttle response, more than simply the absence of a throttle cable. The KTM 390 DUKE’s ride-by-wire ensures perfect delivery of the readily available and gut-wrenching torque. It also electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider into throttle valve positions, perfectly suited to the riding conditions, making this the perfect crossover bike for both road and circuit riding.
The KTM 390 DUKE comes as standard with ultra-lightweight, high-performance upside-down WP forks. Using the latest open-cartridge technology, these forks not only perform above expectations when pushed to the limits, but are also nice and easy to maintain. This makes them perfect for all aspects of riding, from relaxed cruising to hammering around on closed circuits and everything in between.
Hi-tech upright handlebars offer KTM 390 DUKE riders a controlled yet aggressive body position, allowing you to dominate in all aspects of riding. From destroying corners to pulling the perfect stoppie, these bars will give you the balance and confidence you need to attack the road like never before. Clutch and brake levers are fully adjustable, allowing you to customize your cockpit to suit your individual riding style.
As an absolute first in its class, the KTM 390 DUKE boasts an innovative multicolor TFT display, presenting all the data you need to go faster in a clear-cut, uncluttered way. As you rev the engine, the display bars change color, either spurring you on or telling you to back off when the engine’s still cold. The display also automatically adapts its color to best suit the light conditions around you. Innovation at its best!!!
The KTM 390 DUKE utilizes market leading technology to enhance your ride and provide you with all the assistance you need to help turn the streets into your own personal playground.

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KTM Duke 390 Long Term Ownership Review - 50,000 Kms - Service, Reliability, Issues, Quality, Power

2021 KTM 390 Duke: Costs, Facts, And Figures

KTM has nailed it in terms of insane value for performance propositions. This rather subtle Austrian motorcycle manufacturer has painted the world orange in a record time period. And the KTM 390 Duke has played a crucial role in doing so. KTM had a rough history and is a well-revered name in the motocross arena. It is now slowly creeping up in Moto GP as well. KTM redefined entry-level motorcycling when they pitched the 390 Duke back in 2013.

Aptly called the pocket rocket and having a street cred in India, where it is manufactured primarily under Bajaj Auto. It provides the best possible power-t0-weight ratio of any entry-level offering and that remains its killer highlight. Packed with an impressive suite of riding aids, KTM has managed to get notable attention in the states among the likes of Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha, despite being a new-comer.

For 2021, KTM 390 Duke has not changed much, apart from two new color options - gray and white. 2021 happens to be the last year for the 1st Generation Duke 390 as well as RC 390. The next-gen models are in their final stages of testing and will replace the current ones in 2022. Currently, the 2021 KTM 390 Duke competes against the likes of Kawasaki Z400, its twin - the Husqvarna Swartpilen 401, and the Honda Cb300R.

The 2021 KTM 390 Duke remains unchanged and packs one of the best power-to-weight ratios in the segment, starting at an MSRP of $5,599.

2021 KTM 390 Duke Packs A 44 hp Single Cylinder And Is A Fiesty One

KTM has carried forth its fiesty single-cylinder pot for 2021 as well. We expect this year to be the last for the engine configuration as well, as there are rumors of it being heavily upgraded for 2022. It is a 373 cc. liquid-cooled high compression engine that churns out a segment-leading 44 hp @ 9,000 rpm and 27.3 lb-ft @ 7,000 rpm. It is coupled to a close-ratio 6-Speed manual gearbox that comes with a slipper clutch. It also comes with a hydraulic-assist for the clutch for seamless precise upshifts and downshifts.

Related: This Is Why The 500cc Motocross Open Class Ended

2021 390 Duke Does 0-60 Mph In Of 5.5 secs; Power-To-Weight Ratio Impresses

The 2021 KTM 390 Duke's killer highlight happens to be its power-to-weight ratio. This feather fellow comes in at a wet weight of just 329 lbs. This puts the orange monster at a serious weight advantage over its competition and helps it do 0-60 mph in a swift 5.5 seconds. The 390 Duke has a top speed of 99 mph and is quite the brute for a single-cylinder 400cc motorcycle, across the rev-band.

2021 KTM 390 Duke Remains A Nimble Motorcycle, A Well-stacked A2-Ready Option

KTM has designed the 390 Duke to be insanely agile. Nothing much has changed on the dynamics front for 2021, and the 390 Duke continues to be an addictive riding machine built for the urban jungle. It has a wheelbase of just 53.4-in and a steep 25-degree of rake. The suspension duty is taken care of by heavy-duty 43mm upside-down WP forks up front with 5.6 in of travel, and mono-shock at the rear with 5.9-inch travel.

The seating is upright and you seldom feel stressed because of the riding position. It sure is a bit leaned for added aggression but is still quite comfortable for an all-day ride routine. All of this combined provides for a drool-worthy riding layout which has made the KTM 390 Duke an instant favorite among beginners and experienced riders alike. It also is an A2-ready setup and fares well for new riders.

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2021 390 Duke Is Loaded With Riding Aids And Technology; Segment-Leading Aspect

There still isn't another motorcycle in this segment that packs the same level of riding aids and added electronics like the 390 Duke. For 2021, no new features are added here, as you require none more! It is one of the few motorcycles in the segment that comes with ride-by-wire. Another first in class is the TFT color instrument cluster of the 2021 390 Duke. It displays all of the data in a dynamics and simple-to-read layout.

You also get automatic screen adaptation for day and night. Also KTM MY RIDE is a near software that helps hook your smartphone to the TFT screen. Information like incoming calls, messages, and audio player is displayed on the instrument cluster. The switchgear on the left also houses the menu select layout which can be used to toggle through the various settings on the TFT display.

Tweaking the blipper rpm value can also be done on the go. Dual-Channel ABS by BOSCH is standard and can be toggled on or off in the settings with the Supermoto mode. There are no new additions for this year as KTM is planning on bringing out many segment-firsts for 2022 including traction control and cornering ABS.

Minimal Bodypanels And Sharp Design Cues - KTM 390 Duke Is An Aggressive Bike

The 2021 KTM 390 Duke continues to flaunt a minimal yet sharp body language and can find its sport as one of the best-naked motorcycles as well. It is highlighted by the bright orange shade that KTM is generally synonymous with. Two new shades are offered for 2021 - White and Gray. The 390 Duke continues to flaunt its aggressively angled LED headlamps. It along with the overall structural layout has been heavily inspired by its big bad brother - the KTM 1290 Super Duke R which happens to be one of the unruliest motorcycles out there.

The split-seat layout adds to its sporty appeal yet is comfortable for your daily hauls. Talking of reliability, there hasn't been any major reports from consumers, and KTM has faired well in this aspect. The 2021 KTM 390 Duke continues to come packed with a warranty of 2 years on all its street motorcycles that includes the 390 Duke.

Sources: Press.ktm.com, Ktm.com, Cycleworld.com, Ultimatemotorcycling.com, Totalmotorcycle.com

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KTM 390 DUKE (2017 - on) Review

MCN rating5 out of 5(5/5)

Owners' rating5 out of 5(5/5)

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Highlights

  • A2 licence friendly, great first big bike
  • High spec, superb attention to detail
  • Range of Power Parts tuning accessories

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Next up: Ride & brakes

5 out of 5(5/5)

Author: Michael Neeves

Published: 05 January 2021

Updated: 12 January 2021

The 2017 KTM Duke 390 raised the A2 licence bar. It’s one of the most fun to ride, involving and high quality machines in its class.  It’s refined, easy to live with, fast, comes with a high level of spec and superb attention to detail.

There’s a whole raft of official Power Parts accessories, too. If you plan for this to be your first ‘big’ bike you’re in for a treat, but even if you’re an old hand it won’t fail to impress.

KTM completely transformed the 390 Duke for 2017, turning it from merely a good low-capacity naked, to the best machine in the entire A2 licence category. Giving the bike its first major updates since its inception in 2013, the 2017 version offers an unparalleled level of fun, quality and performance for its size.

Gone is the slightly lack lustre quality and styling and in its wake comes a 5.2in full colour dash, illuminated switchgear, brilliant panel fitment and deep glossy paint. Claimed dry weight is just 149kg dry, meaning its 44bhp single-cylinder engine has more than enough poke to achieve a decent level of performance.

For a thumpy single, the engine is impressively long-revving

At the front, the new non-adjustable WP forks are well damped and the four piston radial calipers bite hard, offering enough bite to inspire confidence in the corners. For a thumpy single, the engine is impressively long-revving and remains near-silent in traffic, but at high rpm it transforms into the snarl of a throaty crosser.

Despite its new-rider-friendly ergonomics, the 390 is serious fun. It’s capable of a genuine 100mph, you can tempt the Duke into the occasional wheelie and it will back into corners when the ABS is switched to Supermoto mode. To comply with the new stringent Euro4 emission laws, KTM have given this bike a ride-by-wire throttle and a bigger airbox.

A side-mounted exhaust also replaces the old stubby underslung unit. This year’s bike keeps its slipper clutch, which was added in 2015, and a new chassis also gives the 390 its sharp handling.

Once you've read this review and our owners' reviews, you may want to join an online community to meet likeminded people. There's a popular owners' club for this bike at the KTM Duke 390 Forum.

Ride quality & brakes

Next up: Engine

4 out of 5(4/5)

As well as a smoother power delivery and more grunt, the new KTM Duke 390 also has sharper handling and more precise steering thanks to a new chassis. The steel trellis frame, which now has a bolt-on subframe and a 690 look-a-like lattice swingarm, has racier geometry and a slightly more canted-forward riding position that shifts more weight on to the front end.

As a result, there’s extra feel for what the front end is doing in the corners, but the KTM is still roomy, comfortable and with its straight bars, still has an aggressive, supermoto feel to it.

It’s nimble through traffic and has a natural new-rider-friendly riding position for riders big and small. New riders will find it simple to get on with and it’s still an impressive machine for the more experienced. 

Adding to the sense of big-bike quality is the new WP 43mm upside down forks and single rear shock. KTM reckon they’ve spent a lot of time developing these units for the new machine and you can tell. Braking is also improved with the old model’s four-piston radial Bybre (a subsidiary of Brembo) caliper now gnawing a single disc that’s grown from 300 to 320mm.

Engine

Next up: Reliability

5 out of 5(5/5)

To keep up with Euro 4 regs, the 390 Duke’s four-valve 44bhp, 373.2cc single-cylinder motor now has ride-by-wire, a side-mount exhaust, replacing the old stubby underslung item and a bigger airbox. KTM says it makes 5.7% more torque at low rpm.

You also get a slipper clutch (added to the 390 in 2015). It might be small, but the engine is smooth, punchy and there isn’t much it can’t do in the real world, especially with just 149kg (dry) to push along. It has performance to keep you interested long after you’ve jumped through the hoops needed to get your full licence.

Reliability & build quality

Next up: Value

4 out of 5(4/5)

In June 2017 KTM issued a recall of their 125 and 390 Duke motorcycles after it was found that there were some issues with the headlight. The recall will address the issue by carrying out a software update that addresses the issue.

Only time will tell if the new 390 Duke will be more durable than the original, which suffered some reliability and quality issues. The new machine’s build quality, paint finish and level of components is much improved, so the signs are good.

Our KTM 390 Duke owners' reviews shows the bike is a lot of fun, but a little costly to run due to expensive servicing and maintenance. 

Value vs rivals

Next up: Equipment

4 out of 5(4/5)

With a vast improvement in build quality, more expensive-feeling components and lots of snazzy standard equipment, the 390 Duke offers the best value for money in the A2 licence class.

A new one will set you back £4699, and used examples are already coming onto the market at a little under £4000.

If you fancy an A2-friendly naked but the KTM isn't your cup of tea, you should consider the Honda CB300R, Kawasaki Z300, BMW G310R or Benelli BN302.

A2 group test: KTM Duke 390 vs Kawasaki Ninja 400 KRT Edition vs Honda CBR500R

First published in MCN 16 May 2016 by Adam Child

Kawasaki Ninja 400 vs KTM Duke 390 vs Honda CBR500R

When did A2 bikes get so appealing? Turn the clock back 20 years and entry-level bikes were about as exciting as Antiques Roadshow. Remember Honda’s CB400 Superdream in the 80s or Suzuki’s GS500E in the 90s? I rode those bikes and still shudder now. But today new riders have a plethora of bikes to choose from and with Kawasaki recently launching their new Ninja 400 they’ve made the decision even harder. So we chose to put it against our class favourites from last year, Honda’s

CBR500R and KTM’s naked 390 Duke, and subject all three to the unforgiving examination of the MCN250 test route.

And the verdict? There are many reasons why the Kawasaki should win this test. It’s the quickest, therefore the most fun. Most preferred its sporty looks and it handles far better than its price suggests. But the catch is that it doesn’t have the all-round capabilities of the Honda.

The CBR feels like a bigger bike. Its dimensions are normal-size and it’s comfortable, refined, and smooth, offering a huge tank range and excellent fuel economy. If I had to pick one bike to do it all again, I’d pick the CBR. The KTM is tempting, fun and punchy and more

importantly it’s over a grand cheaper than the Honda, but if you want a bike for daily use and long trips it falls behind. The Honda wins.

Kawasaki Ninja 400 vs KTM Duke 390 vs Honda CBR500R tested group test

Equipment

4 out of 5(4/5)

It’s the KTM Duke 390’s first major overhaul since its launch in 2013 and KTM have left no stone unturned. As well as new styling the fuel tank capacity is up from 11 to 13.4 litres and there’s a new two-piece seat, handlebars, adjustable levers, riding modes, ABS and a new 1290 Super Duke R-style LED headlight.

It also has a multi-function glass-fronted 5.2” TFT dash with Bluetooth connectivity. With its superb panel fit and deep paintwork, the Indian-built 390 Duke is every inch the baby 690 Duke R or 1290 Super Duke R.

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Specs

Engine size373cc
Engine typeLiquid-cooled, 4v, single
Frame typeTubular steel Trellis
Fuel capacity13.4 litres
Seat height830mm
Bike weight149kg
Front suspension43mm WP forks, non-adjustable
Rear suspensionSingle WP shock, adjustable for preload
Front brake320mm disc with Bybre four-piston radial caliper.
Rear brake220mm single disc with single-piston caliper.
Front tyre size110/70 x 17
Rear tyre size150/60 x 17

Mpg, costs & insurance

Average fuel consumption-
Annual road tax£45
Annual service cost£200
New price£4,699
Used price £3,200 - £4,600
Insurance group -
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Warranty term-

Top speed & performance

Max power44 bhp
Max torque27 ft-lb
Top speed105 mph
1/4 mile acceleration-
Tank range-

Model history & versions

Model history

  • 2013: KTM first launched the 390 Duke in 2013. The 373cc single-cylinder A2-licence-friendly machine is an overnight success for KTM.
  • 2017: Model updated.

Other versions

The KTM 390 Duke is part of a range of machines to cater for riders of all levels and licences. The KTM 125 Duke is the learner legal version, but still has a big bike feel. Above the 390 you find the KTM 690 Duke, a fully-grown version with 72.5bhp but the same lightness and flickability as the others.

Read more about the full KTM Duke range

Owners' reviews for the KTM 390 DUKE (2017 - on)

6 owners have reviewed their KTM 390 DUKE (2017 - on) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

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Summary of owners' reviews

Overall rating: 5 out of 5(5/5)
Ride quality & brakes: 4.5 out of 5(4.5/5)
Engine: 4.7 out of 5(4.7/5)
Reliability & build quality: 4.7 out of 5(4.7/5)
Value vs rivals: 3.8 out of 5(3.8/5)
Equipment: 4.3 out of 5(4.3/5)
Annual servicing cost: £200
5 out of 5The best little bike on the block.

05 July 2021by Lee Etherington

Year: 2020

Giant killer ! On real roads this little gem will show a clean pair of wheels to many a bigger bike.

Ride quality & brakes4 out of 5

More than adequate brakes, handling slightly upset on bumpy roads due to unadjustable budget forks and shock, but great for the price.

Engine4 out of 5

Great performance when ridden hard, but slightly uneven at low speeds.

Reliability & build quality5 out of 5

Excellent build quality, has not missed a beat.

Value vs rivals4 out of 5

Equipment4 out of 5

Good TFT screen, excellent lights, Bluetooth connection.

Buying experience: Bought from Jim Aime KTM in Essex. Great deal , price matched with extras thrown in.

5 out of 5Easily the Most Fun bike for the price

23 May 2021by Frank

Version: Orange

Year: 2020

I worked in the MC industry and have demoed all sorts of naked and supermoto bikes over the years, from CRF250s and 701SMs to Tuonos and Superdukes. I wanted a fun bike for the city and I can honestly say that for around town at semi legal speeds to about 100kph this is probably the most fun bike I’ve ever ridden. When cost is taken into account there is no comparison.

Ride quality & brakes5 out of 5

Best for blasting around the city by yourself for a couple of hours. My favourite features are the light weight and fun punchy engine, firm handling and slick gearbox. A city supermoto for half the price of a 450 SM conversion and won’t vibrate you to death on the highway.

Engine5 out of 5

Punchy and very smooth to redline. No real vibes. Pretty amazing really. Super slick shifting easy clutch pull and slipper clutch.

Reliability & build quality4 out of 5

Seems to have a glitch with the oil pressure sensor coming on and off occasionally. Some oil seep but no leaks. Not perfect but no sign. issues so far. 2 yr warranty here so I wouldn’t be worried.

Value vs rivals5 out of 5

Oil change and check at 1000km

Equipment5 out of 5

Really nicely equipped even compared to some middleweight naked. Upside down forks, radial front caliper, slipper clutch, light controls, ride by wire, great TFT screen, LEDs, trellis frame, awesome styling, orange wheels!!I didn’t by a small bike to get attention but it get thumbs up all the time from riders and non riders because of the distinctive looks. Pretty cool considering again it’s price.

Buying experience: Bought used as a 3 month trade from a new rider who wanted something bigger...Saved about $2500 after freight, fees and taxes on a like new bike with 1300 km so I was really happy.

5 out of 5Great things come in orange

11 May 2021by Paxo

Year: 2020

Delivers the same fun as my old Monster, its comfortable, fast enough, good value and would highly recommend.

Ride quality & brakes5 out of 5

Just been out on it for 5 hours and only had one very brief stop. No numb bum, room to move around on the seat and could have ridden it all day.

Engine5 out of 5

Enough poke to put a smile on my face up to 70/80 mph and happy to cruise at 65/70 and enjoy the ride.

Reliability & build quality5 out of 5

I keep it in the garage and only use it for fun in the dry and after a 1,000 miles its still like new.

Value vs rivals4 out of 5

Had to pay for its 1st service at 600 miles after running in. Cost £160 which i think is high.

Equipment4 out of 5

In this country shouldn't all bikes have heated grips as standard !

Buying experience: Bought from Cooperized KTM in Feltham on pcp for £4,290

5 out of 5Want big fun on a small budget. Get a KTM 390 Duke

17 April 2021by Fowlers Rides

Year: 2017

Annual servicing cost: £200

I fell in love with the little 390 when I first saw the latest model and at the time I owned a Fireblade and was looking to change to a naked bike. Not knowing if this was the right thing to do I bought the little KTM and kept the blade as well. Instead of buying a larger naked bike. All I can say is 4 years on I still love the little KTM and I've replaced the blade with a more comfy Z1000SX but for most rides it's the 390 I want to be. It's just so much fun. If you can only afford one bike just for blasting around local back roads or commuting look no further. It's that good

Ride quality & brakes4 out of 5

It is a good all round bike but I've changed the seats to the ergo ones to make it more comfy on long trips which it is(a bit) With a pillion you do need to work it a bit to make fast progress but it's more than capable. I'm even thinking of doing a tour on it to see how it copes. being a naked small bike it's not great on duel carriageways or motorways. Over 70 the wind pressure is pretty bad on my chest. I added a powerparts small screen but this was no help.

Engine5 out of 5

For it's size the engine is great it fly's on and makes you want to hammer it everywhere too. it does run out of puff about 100mph though but the wind pressure stops you getting to that speed anyway.

Reliability & build quality4 out of 5

It still looks good but as the bike lives outside I have noticed a few tiny spots of rust starting to appear. Also had trouble staring it recently but after a battery charge all was good again which I'm glad of as the TFT was saying all sorts of issues were happening.

Value vs rivals3 out of 5

I think the last service was over £200 and I'm not quite sure what was done for that money but I like to keep a main dealer service history up if I can.

Equipment5 out of 5

I paid £4600 new and was amazed what you get with this good looking little bike. The TFT is great and I've got it connected to my phone too.(you have to pay extra for this feature) and the suspension and brakes may not be top quality but work fine. I own a little fiesta ST which is a great fun car and this really is the motorcycle equivalent.

Buying experience: No issues. Sadly the dealer I bought from no longer sells KTM but there's on in Exeter now where I take it to be serviced

5 out of 5KTM 390 it's an animal

02 October 2020by KTM oldy

Year: 2018

So light and nimble

Ride quality & brakes4 out of 5

Brakes fantastic, ride bit choppy on front but sure footed. Changes direction easily gives lots of confidence on lanes but can be bumpy on front and through handlebars

Engine5 out of 5

For a single pot it's brilliant, goes well bit of an animal.

Reliability & build quality5 out of 5

Keep an eye on oil levels, no leaks but does use oil, even from dealers insufficient oil in bike, no dipstick just sight glass and no easy to see. Be aware of dash faults (condensation) and fuel metering set too lean ,can cause stalling when new, dealers have no cure and no software upgrades

Value vs rivals3 out of 5

As usual dealers are expensive and confusing in regard as to what should be carried out at services. KTM are no help as they refer you to dealers

Equipment4 out of 5

Needs centre stand, hazards, handguards.

Buying experience: Dealer 4995 , did a deal on 2.

5 out of 5KTM Duke 2:year test

10 April 2020by 390oldie

Year: 2018

Great fun , bit of an animal, light, love it if

Ride quality & brakes5 out of 5

Choppy on front end, too stiff? Brakes brilliant.

Engine4 out of 5

Needs to be smoother at bottom of rev range, possible too lean to meet current regs Needs different engine maps avaiable.

Reliability & build quality5 out of 5

Value vs rivals4 out of 5

Tappets , shims, at 3000 expensive.

Equipment4 out of 5

No hazzards, switch gear clunky,

Buying experience: Dealers

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Should u buy a ktm duke 390 or not

2 years ago by Yash3,771 views

Buying this bike was the best day since the ktm showroom greeted my happiness with celebration Ktm has done a best job in making a best pickup engine in this price Fascinating pickup and speed with digital meter helps a lot about to know more about this bike. Of-course service is not much cheap but its ok if u r owner of this beast.Frankly telling as a user this bike heats a lot in traffic jams. And this can lead to sometimes disadvantage.

Tips for KTM 390 Duke

If u r a daily user then u should change a oil after every 2000km. If not then at least make a ride to service station in every 4 months to clarify some problems.

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  •  5So nice bike 1 week ago by Pavane Preset Ham

    This bike is so powerful. It has 390cc and it's value for money bike. And the suspension was so smooth and the tires have better grip. The abs was perfectly working good and The total screen is nice the features better....

    This bike is so powerful. It has 390cc and it's value for money bike.
    And the suspension was so smooth and the tires have better grip.
    The abs was perfectly working good and
    The total screen is nice the features better.
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  •  5Best Bike under 400cc 1 month ago by Binoy Sarkar

    This bike is really amazing. Acceleration is too fast as compared to Dominar 400. Also advanced meter console. Braking is good enough. The headlight unit is too Sharp, its look like a Beast. I already ride 3000kms. No any problems with this 390. Servicing & maintenance ...

    This bike is really amazing. Acceleration is too fast as compared to Dominar 400. Also advanced meter console. Braking is good enough. The headlight unit is too Sharp, its look like a Beast. I already ride 3000kms. No any problems with this 390. Servicing & maintenance is on the higher side but its worthy.
    Cons : Pillion seat not comfortable.
    Price is very higher side.
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  •  5Awesome runs on the road like a monster 2 months ago by Deepak Urade

    Best bike we can use this bike as a monster, looking bike with all moods and if I have this bike then I will ride it for touring purpose also very good front and back lights and it takes reasonable service charges and also gives not more but it's ok like 25 to 35 mileag...

    Best bike we can use this bike as a monster, looking bike with all moods and if I have this bike then I will ride it for touring purpose also very good front and back lights and it takes reasonable service charges and also gives not more but it's ok like 25 to 35 mileage.
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  •  5Pocket rocket  2 months ago by Ruthwik

    The showroom staff treated us very good. It is a pocket rocket it has a next level performance it was above my expectations. It is a great looking bike with some sharp cuts trendy looks. Servicing and maintenance is very easy and cheap gives better performance and milea...

    The showroom staff treated us very good. It is a pocket rocket it has a next level performance it was above my expectations. It is a great looking bike with some sharp cuts trendy looks. Servicing and maintenance is very easy and cheap gives better performance and mileage than the dominar 400.The pros of this bike is amazing power, cheap and easy maintenance, easy to ride in cities ,service quality is excellent. Nothing bad about this bike best in segment. We can do any Desi Jugaad on this bike without any worries.
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  •  5Pocket Rocket Bike . Accelerated to much aggressively. 2 months ago by Pratik Chandekar

    The overall bike is good . Quality of Bike is also amazing. The acceleration of bike is amazing compare to other bike like Dominar the acceleration is more powerfull. I already review this bike on my YouTube channels....

    The overall bike is good . Quality of Bike is also amazing. The acceleration of bike is amazing compare to other bike like Dominar the acceleration is more powerfull. I already review this bike on my YouTube channels.
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  •  23.30 lakh for a bike is too much. 2 months ago by Venom

    3.30 lakh price is too much, 3.15 lakh is value for money...

    3.30 lakh price is too much, 3.15 lakh is value for money
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  •  2In July ! The bike price has got expensive 2 months ago by Aniket Sarkar

    3 lac 39 thousand for Duke 390? What the!! Why Duke 390 ex showroom price is getting high ! I'm very sad ! I hardly saved 3 lac for this bike but price got hiked ! Why ktm why! If Duke 390 is your dream Bike! Bro wait some day! The price will automatically reduced if bi...

    3 lac 39 thousand for Duke 390? What the!! Why Duke 390 ex showroom price is getting high ! I'm very sad ! I hardly saved 3 lac for this bike but price got hiked ! Why ktm why! If Duke 390 is your dream Bike! Bro wait some day! The price will automatically reduced if bike sales reduce.
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  •  5Lion 3 months ago by Shivam Kumar

    Super moto, I think this is most powerful bike in this range and so bold & attractive look of this bike, this bike is like a lion. I love this bike and my family status is not good and I am a college student I want this bike this is my dream bike please help me anyone t...

    Super moto, I think this is most powerful bike in this range and so bold & attractive look of this bike, this bike is like a lion. I love this bike and my family status is not good and I am a college student I want this bike this is my dream bike please help me anyone this is my dream bike 1st and last request guy's.
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  •  5Read before you decide !!! 3 months ago by Pradeep

    I own a duke 390 bs4 version for 2+ years now covering 16000 kms. I must say, it is an awesome everyday companion. Riding experience:- I ride my bike to office and home every day covering 80 kms/day. I also do occasional tours ranging from 200-300 kms. The ride quality ...

    I own a duke 390 bs4 version for 2+ years now covering 16000 kms. I must say, it is an awesome everyday companion.
    Riding experience:-
    I ride my bike to office and home every day covering 80 kms/day. I also do occasional tours ranging from 200-300 kms. The ride quality and reliability is good. First and foremost is safety. You feel more comfortable and safe in the corners and during high speed braking. The acceleration is sublime and it does that without breaking a sweat. I generally don't prefer carrying pillion so i can't really comment on that but i can say this is not a comfortable bike for a married-family man having the purpose of riding to nearby shops, carrying pillion partner etc., this is best experienced when riding solo.
    Looks & performance :-
    Bs4 and now the bs6 looks very similar except the color and decals. Looking stunning.
    After a couple of tours, I realized the engine, braking performance were great. The enormous grip generated by the stock 'h' rated Metzeler are even more superior. I'd say this bike has got all the best performance components.
    Servicing and maintenance :-
    I was a royal enfield owner previously and i don't feel any difference in maintaining duke 390 in terms of costs and wear n tear parts. I do general service once in 4 months and oil service once in 8 months or 7500 kms whichever earlier. General service cost a 3-digit figure and oil service costs me approx. 2000-3500 depending on the additional components like air filter, brake pads etc.,
    The stock 'h' rated Metzeler lasted in my bike for a straight 15,000 kms (manufacturer claims a mere 8000 kms). I ride my bike in nh and neat tarmac of bangalore so i was able to stretch the life of those tires twice than usual. Replacement tires 'h'-Metzeler (or) 'h'-Michelin (or) 'w'-Apollo will cost you around 11,000 to 13,000 Rs. and they have different life span and ride quality. You may have to explore and find the right choice among these. Chain sprocket costs around 4000 Rs., and mine is still in good condition (at 16000 kms). Regular cleaning and lubricating (every 500 kms or 2 weeks whichever earlier) has stretched the sprocket life as well.
    With all the above, you may have some understanding on the maintenance and costing involved.
    I use my bike only for daily commute to office and occasional touring as said above. I constantly get a mileage of 32 kms/litre. I don't revv up a lot and shift gears at approx. 5500 rpm and maintain uniform speeds averaging 70-85 km/h.
    Pros:-
    High efficient braking and safety
    Reliable engine
    Touring ride quality
    Cornering and excellent tire grip in dry and wet conditions (with Metzeler)
    Cons:-
    Frequent chain clean and lube maintenance
    Less tire life
    High wear n tear of small parts and minor replacement costs (air filter etc.,)
    Suitable for solo only (personally I did not feel this bike comfortable for duo rides)
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KTM Duke 390 Review

KTM Duke 390

KTM Duke 390 Review

Wolf in sheep's clothing

It really is a street bike and it's designed for paved roads. If you are a rider trying to decide between a 300cc machine and a 500+cc machine, the duke may also fit that role nicely.

Pros

Great engine with more power than usual beginner bikes

Can pass on the freeway and small enough to split lanes easily

A fun bike and great for the track

Cons

No hazard flasher button

Gas tank is a little small for touring

Nothing much to look at

The KTM Duke 390 is a beast of a motorcycle. It’s lightweight, easy to handle, yet it has the torque you need to make it fun on the streets and safe on the freeway. It might just be in the top 5 best beginner motorcycles out there.

Duke 390 Is a Lot of Fun for the streets

The Duke 390 is the ultimate wolf in sheep’s clothing. It’s single cylinder engine comes in at a respectable 373cc’s, a bit larger than both the Ninja 300 or the the CBR 250, giving you more grunt when passing at higher speeds. With a single cylinder engine you expect more torque down low, and while the Duke 390 does have some, it really begins to shine in the mid range and higher RPM’s.

This is one bike that you can be a bit of a hooligan on. It will pull power wheelies if you give it a good helping of throttle and drop the clutch. Not many beginner bikes can say that!

Duke Is a Great Learner Bike

Even though this bike encourages you to be a bit of a hooligan, it really is set up perfectly for new riders. It doesn’t have excessive plastic fairings so it will be able to survive a drop much better than something fully faired. The way that the engine delivers power is also predictable and gives you practice shifting through the gears.

The bike is also lightweight, as most bikes in this class are. That REALLY helps when you are doing some low speed maneuvers and you get off balance. It’s much easier trying to save a smaller bike like this from a drop than it is some 600+ lb Harley Davidson.

Weird and Bad things…

The Duke 390 is a great all around bike, but there are still a few things that are far from perfect. The first is the play in the throttle. Most of these smaller Dukes have a bit of play in the throttle before it actually starts engaging the engine. That’s not a huge thing, and it could be fixed with a little bit of wrenching on the owners part. Still, it sucks having to fix something on a brand new bike, even if its not critical to riding.

The most glaring thing about this bike is the absence of hazard indicators. It has turn signals and they work great, but there is no button that I can see that lets you put on your hazard flashers. That seems odd that they would forget or even choose not to include one.

Some riders also complain about the alloy wheels being fragile if you are going off road or traveling on heavily potholed streets. This may be the case, but the alloy wheels are designed specifically for racing in order to be light weight. If you ride on decent roads and avoid taking your bike in the dirt (which it’s not design for), then you will be more than fine. These wheels make it a great bike to take to the track.

Is the KTM Duke 390 for You?

That really depends on what type of rider you are. If you are a new rider and you want a bike that is safe, reliable, inexpensive, and stylish, I think the Duke 390 could fit that bill. It works especially well if you know you have a bit of a wild side and you are nervous about getting bored with a smaller bike. You won’t get bored with the duke!

If you are a rider trying to decide between a 300cc machine and a 500+cc machine, the duke may also fit that role nicely. It has a bit more power than many of the 200-300cc bikes out there, and the fact that it is so light weight really helps that power ratio. It cruises well on the freeway and it has the power to pass people even at higher speeds.

The duke wouldn’t be for you if you really don’t like the look of it. It’s a unique looking bike and it’s not as sporty or sexy as the Ninja 300 or the Yamaha R3. It’s more utilitarian, and in my opinion, a bit more badass. It also wouldn’t be the best bike if you wanted to do a lot of off road riding. It really is a street bike and it’s designed for paved roads.

Pros

  • Great engine with more power than usual beginner bikes
  • Can pass on the freeway and small enough to split lanes easily
  • A fun bike and great for the track

Cons

  • No hazard flasher button
  • Gas tank is a little small for touring

KTM Duke 390 Specs

  • ENGINE: Liquid-cooled single, four-stroke
  • DISPLACEMENT: 373.2cc
  • BORE & STROKE: 89mm x 60.0mm
  • HORSEPOWER: 43 hp at 9500 rpm
  • TORQUE: 25.8 lb.-ft. @ 7250 rpm
  • TRANSMISSION: Six-speed
  • CLUTCH: Wet multiplate
  • IGNITION SYSTEM: Electronic, with digital timing adjustment
  • FRAME: Tubular-steel space frame, powdercoated
  • FORK: Inverted WP fork
  • SHOCK ABSORBER: WP Monoshock
  • FRONT SUSPENSION: 5.9 in.
  • REAR SUSPENSION: 5.9 in.
  • FRONT BRAKES: 300mm disc brake with four-pot brake caliper
  • REAR BRAKES: 230mm disc brake with one-pot brake caliper
  • STEERING HEAD ANGLE: 65°
  • WHEELBASE: 53.8 in.
  • GROUND CLEARANCE (UNLOADED): 6.7 in.
  • SEAT HEIGHT (UNLOADED): 32.5 in.
  • FUEL TANK CAPACITY: APPROX.2.9 gal.
  • DRY WEIGHT: 306.4 lb
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