The 2017 KTM Duke 390 made its global debut at the EICMA 2016 and is now on sale in India. The new generation 390 Duke looks all set to repeat the current model’s success story. It maybe noted that the 390 Duke has been the obvious choice of those seeking affordable performance and a world-class biking experience. So how far has the Duke 390 come in all these years? We compare the old and the new Duke 390 in our KTM Duke 390 Old vs New model comparison here. Also See- 2017 KTM Duke 390 India Launch Details
KTM Duke 390 Old vs New Model – Specifications Comparison
|New KTM Duke 390||Old KTM Duke 390|
|Engine||373.2 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder||373.2 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder|
|Max. Power||43 BHP at 9,000 RPM||44 BHP at 9,500 RPM|
|Peak Torque||37 Nm at 7,000 RPM||35 Nm at 7,250 Nm|
|Dry Weight||155 KGs||139 KGs|
|Wheelbase||1357 mm||1367 mm|
|Ground Clerance||185 mm||170 mm|
|Brakes||320 mm (front disc); 230 mm (rear disc)||300 mm (front disc); 230 mm (rear disc)|
The new KTM Duke 390 shares its engine with the old model. Power figure, at 43 BHP, is down by 1 BHP, but comes in at a lower RPM. However, the peak torque has seen an increase of 2 Nm. Max. power and torque are available at lower RPMs now. The 2017 Duke 390 gets a ride-by-wire system and a side-mounted exhaust. The ground clearance has increased by 15 mm. Dry weight has increased by 10 KGs and seat height has increased by 30 mm. The wheelbase has reduced by 10 mm and fuel tank capacity, at 13.4 litres, has increased by 2.4 litres. The front disc brake has grown in diameter by 20 mm. Most importantly, the 2017 KTM Duke 390 is 10 KGs heavier.
KTM Duke 390 Old vs New Model – Price Comparison
|New 390 Duke||Old 390 Duke|
|Ex-Showroom Delhi Price||Rs. 2.26 lakh||Rs. 1.96 lakh|
Price has gone up by 30,000 Rupees. Such an increment makes sense considering the new bike comes with more features and is also BS4 compliant.
KTM Duke 390 Old vs New Model – Design Comparison
We simply love the way the Duke 390 has evolved. The new Duke 390 looks sharper and a lot more modern. The highlight of the design has to be the LED headlight, which goes a long way to give this bike a really futuristic look. Another highlight is the colour TFT instrument panel, which again helps to make the bike feel more modern. The 2017 Duke 390 gets many new features. Here’s a detailed list-
2017 KTM Duke 390 Features
- LED Split headlamps (new)
- LED turn indicators
- Bluetooth smart phone integration (new)
- Riding Modes (new)
- Exposed Trellis frame
- LED pilot lamps (new)
- LCD instrument panel with color screen (new)
- Full metal fuel tank
- Dual channel ABS
- WP Suspension System
- Backlit switchgear
We never felt the Duke 390 is dated. But the new 2017 Duke 390 is definitely leaps and bounds ahead in terms of design and features. We look forward to the 2017 KTM Duke 390 India launch.
KTM Duke 390 Old vs New Model – Images Comparison
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