Friday, November 16, 2012


We are salivating over the launch of the KTM Bajaj 390 Duke in India and so should you - 373cc, 44bhp, 139 kg (without fuel) and expected to cost between 1.8 lakh to 2.1 lakh. It looks the same as the 200 Duke, with the same WP suspension and chassis but a slightly larger tank, lower seat height and Bosch ABS braking. Expect it to launch around the middle of 2013.
Enjoy the video meanwhile...

Technical Specifications of the 2013 KTM Duke 390
Engine: Four-stroke liquid-cooled, 4-valve
Displacement: 373 cm
Bore x stroke: 89 x 60 mm
Compression ratio: 12.6:1
Power: Bosch injection
Lubrication: Wet sump
Frame: Steel trellis
Front Suspension: WP inverted fork Ø 43 mm
Rear Suspension: WP monoshock
Front Brake: disc 300 mm, 4-piston radial caliper
Rear Brake: 230 mm disc, 1-piston caliper
Tyres: front: 110/70 x 17, rear: 150/60 x 17
Angle: 65 °
Trail: 100mm
Wheelbase: 1367mm
Ground clearance: 170mm
Seat Height: 800mm
Weight: 139 kg dry, less than 150 kg at the curb
Tank: 11 litres