KTM has a reputation for having a cult status and refined technology in the Indian bike market. Their latest KTM 390 Duke model is all set to be unveiled this year in Italy. Due to the leaked information, now the launch of the bike is the drag to early 2017 with an estimated sale price of somewhere between Rs.15000 to Rs.20000.
The spy image of the latest KTM Duke revealed in December last year has a lot to say to its fans in India. When the image of the latest KTM prototype leaked from its manufacturing plant in Spain, the happy customers knew no bounds. First and foremost the picture revealed that there are a lot of major visual improvements in the latest bike. It has a newly shaped fuel tank and an all new update seat unit. The leaked picture also shows an improved design of the head lights which seems to be a lot similar to the leaked shot of the Bajaj Pulsar CS400.
The latest duke has also been seen to be tested across Europe since quite some time now and its performance is equipped to par excellence. The rear section is a bit shorter than the previous models along with an all-digital instrument console suspected to have been inspired from Duke 690. Regarding its cylinder head, it is expected that the KTM Duke 390 will have a second shaft in the cylinder head that would help in decreasing the vibe from the motor. What remains the same are the USD forks, mono shock suspension, braking hardware, Metzeler tires and slipper clutch.
On the other hand, what is new is that the bike has lost its earlier mid-panel and replaced it with a naked trellis frame and an all new sub frame. It also has a new header pipe design and the latest design will not only give more power to the bike but will also increase the fuel economy, an added benefit to the user. This type of engine is reported to have been upgraded keeping with new Euro-4 regulations