New 2017 KTM Duke 390 India Launch in Offing; Will be Unveiled in November!


Since their launch in India, the KTM Duke twins have been pretty popular among those looking for entry level performance bikes in India. And the fact that they are manufactured right here in India at Bajaj‘s facility in Pune ensures a relatively pocket-friendly price. The Austrian bike maker along with partner Bajaj Auto will be looking to carry forward the popularity of the Duke models with the introduction of the 2017 KTM Duke 390 in India. Although there hasn’t been any official word from the company, images of the next generation model have surfaced online. The new 2017 KTM Duke 390 India launch is expected to take place next year and prices are expected to hover around the Rs 2 lakh mark. Read on for more new 2017 KTM Duke 390 India launch details, spy shots, expected price and specifications. new 2017 ktm duke 390 india launch - 2017 model KTM duke 390 spy shots

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New 2017 KTM Duke 390 India Launch

 Model Name Expected Launch Date
2017 KTM Duke 390 Official Unveil November 2016 (EICMA)
2017 KTM Duke 390 India Launch  Early 2017

The pictures here appear to be of a nearly production-ready prototype. They have been taken at Bajaj-KTM’s manufacturing facility in Chakan near Pune, or so the source claims. However, the official launch is still some time away and will not take place at least by the end of 2016. The new 2017 KTM Duke 390 India launch date could even fall in the first quarter of 2017. In all probability, KTM will unveil the bike at the EICMA 2016. The 2017 Duke 390 could also be accompanied by new models of its Duke and RC siblings. EICMA 2016 will take place between 8 and 13 November 2016 in Milan.

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2017 KTM Duke 390 Spied – Videos

The new 2017 KTM 390 Duke has been spotted testing in India for the first time. Here’s the video footage from this sighting-

2017 KTM Duke 390 Price in India

Delhi Rs. 2.3 lakh
Mumbai Rs. 2.3 lakh
Kolkata Rs. 2.4 lakh
Chennai Rs. 2.3 lakh
Bangalore Rs. 2.3 lakh
Hyderabad Rs. 2.1 lakh
Pune Rs. 2.2 lakh

Currently, the KTM Duke 390 retails for about 2 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) with ABS as standard fitment. The next generation Duke 390 will cost about Rs. 2.1-2.2 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) according to our estimates. We expect prices of the 2017 KTM Duke 390 to go up by around 10-20 thousand.

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2017 KTM Duke 390 Specifications

Dimensions (Length x Width x Height) (Est.)
2150  mm x 760 mm x 800 mm
Wheelbase (Est.)
1370 mm
Kerb Weight (Est.)
140 kg
Ground Clearance (Est.)
156 mm
Engine Displacement 373 cc single cylinder liquid cooled
Power (Est.)
45-46 bhp
Torque (Est.)
35-36 Nm
Transmission 6-speed
Top Speed (Est.)
165 km/h
Suspension (Expected)
Front – WP Suspension Upside Down

Rear- WP Monoshock

Brakes (Expected)
Front – 300 mm Disc

Rear – 230 mm Disc

Mileage -NA-

Powering the 2017 MY Duke 390 will be a reworked version of the same engine that powers the current bike. Which means it will get a 373 cc single cylinder engine that will produce upwards of 44 bhp and 35 Nm. New additions to the bike could include a new subframe and a new exhaust system to comply with Euro IV regulations. This could also result in the new 2017 KTM 390 Duke putting on a few extra kilograms. The motorcycle will continue with ABS as standard fitment. Based on our expectations and estimates, this is what the 2017 KTM Duke 390 Specifications sheet could look like.

New 2017 KTM Duke 390 India – Mileage

 Model Name Estimated Mileage
2017 KTM Duke 390 25 km/l

Fuel efficiency will hover around the 25 km/l mark for the upcoming 2017 model

new 2017 ktm duke 390 india launch - Current model KTM Duke 390
Current KTM Duke 390

2017 KTM Duke 390 Design

From the looks of it, the design of the 2017 model is an evolution of KTM’s current design language. It retains the sharp creases and aggressive lines. It will look like a smaller KTM 1290 Super Duke R. The 2017 MY Duke 390 sports a new headlamp design that seems to be split down the middle. Also, it appears to be a full LED unit with a partition running down the middle. The LED headlamp unit will also feature daytime running lights. There will be other new design elements including a new, sculpted fuel tank, new tail lamps and possibly more colour schemes. The motorcycle pictured here seems to be carrying KTM’s signature white and orange combination.

New 2017 KTM 390 Duke could look like a scaled down version of the 1290 Super Duke pictured here

As always, Bajaj will manufacture the 2017 KTM Duke 390 at its facility in Chakan near Pune and the high levels of localisation will help keep costs in check. Bajaj has benefitted a lot from this alliance with KTM and so has the Austrian bike manufacturer. The bike is expected to raise the bar in the entry-level performance segment when it gets launched at a reasonable price.


The new video that surfaced online a few weeks ago clearly shows multiple features of the upcoming KTM bike in India. The bike will receive a full-colour LCD panel in place of the current instrument cluster. Also, the headlamp is full LED, and so are the indicators and tail light. One of the most noticeable changes here is the side mounted tail pipe. In order to conform to Euro IV regulations, KTM has had to use a bigger pipe, one that cannot fit in the underbelly like the current model KTM Duke 390.

2017 KTM Duke 390 Features

  • LED Split headlamps
  • Sharper new generation styling
  • LED turn indicators
  • Exposed Trellis frame
  • LED pilot lamps
  • New fuel tank design
  • LCD instrument panel
  • Full metal fuel tank

The highlight of the above, however, has to be the new LCD instrument panel. This full-colour screen could offer varied information on engine behaviour. Like the 690, the new 390’s tachometer graph too could change colours at different revs. This new instrument panel will also enable the rider to pair his/her phone facilitating features like navigation. According to reports, this new KTM will feature a full metal fuel tank. This will make it easier for riders to mount magnetic bags.

KTM Duke 390 Images (Current Model)

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