The KTM Duke 390 has done wonders for the Indian motorcycle enthusiasts. The flagship streetnaked from Bajaj-KTM plays a key role in making world-class motorcycling accessible at a relatively low price. In its second-generation now, the motorcycle has become even tastier and far more attractive than before. On sale at an ex-showroom price of Rs 2.36 lakh, the 2017 Duke 390 went on sale in India in the Orange colour combo. Finally, it now seems like the manufacturer is ready to launch the highly-anticipated black colour in the market. A 2017 KTM Duke 390 black colour model has been seen at a dealership in Bangalore. However, it’s yet to become known if the motorcycle sports just a dealership-level paint modification.
Till now, the motorcycle has been available only in the Orange paint scheme. Back in April this year, the company did offer a limited edition white colour model.Now, it looks like the company is about to roll out the Black colour edition.The motorcycle you see in the spy images here has a black-painted fuel tank, headlamp cowl, and alloy wheels. Also, while the regular Duke 390 has a white badge on the tank, this one has orange stickering. The 2017 KTM Duke 390 black colour model continues to have an orange trellis frame with a white sub-frame. The tail-section of this D390 gets the orange treatment.
2017 KTM Duke 390 Black Colour – Price
|Ex-showroom Price (expected)
|Rs 2.40 Lakh
Prices of the Black colour edition aren’t known at the moment. However, we do expect the motorcycle to command a price premium over the regular model. Expect the ABS-equipped Duke 390 Black colour model to cost roughly Rs 2.40 lakh.
As always, Bajaj will manufacture the 2017 KTM Duke 390 black colour model 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.
2017 KTM Duke 390 Black Colour – Specifications
|Dimensions (Length x Width x Height)
|2150 mm x 760 mm x 800 mm
|Ground Clearance (Est.)
|373.2 cc single cylinder liquid cooled
|43.5 PS at 9,000 RPM
|37 Nm at 7,000 RPM
|6-speed (with Slipper Clutch)
|Top Speed (Est.)
|Front – WP Suspension Upside Down
Rear- WP Monoshock
|Front – 320 mm Disc
Rear – 230 mm Disc
Obviously, there have been no changes in the specifications. Powering the 2017 MY Duke 390 is a reworked version of the same engine that powers the current bike. Which means it gets a 373 cc single cylinder engine that produces 43.5 PS. New additions to the bike include a new subframe and a new exhaust system to comply with BS IV regulations. This has also resulted in the new 2017 KTM 390 Duke putting on a few extra kilograms. The motorcycle will continue with ABS as standard fitment.
2017 KTM Duke 390 Black Colour – Features
- Black Paint Option with Orange Decals
- LED Split headlamps
- Sharper new generation styling
- LED turn indicators
- Bluetooth smart phone integration
- Riding Modes
- Exposed Trellis frame
- LED pilot lamps
- New fuel tank design
- LCD instrument panel with color screen
- Full metal fuel tank
- Dual channel ABS
- WP Suspension System
- Backlit switchgear
- New LCD colour panel
2017 KTM Duke 390 Black Colour – Mileage
|2017 KTM Duke 390
Fuel efficiency will hover around the 25 km/l mark for the upcoming 2017 model
2017 KTM Duke 390 Black Colour – Looks
The Black paint scheme does make the Duke 390 all the more attractive. It not only injects some freshness into the design of this motorcycle but the black colour also gives the bike a more aggressive look. Other than the new colour scheme, there is no change in the aesthetics. It retains the sharp creases and aggressive lines. In effect, it looks 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 is a full LED unit with a partition running down the middle. The LED headlamp unit also features daytime running lights. There are other interesting design elements including a sculpted fuel tank, attractive tail lamps, and the orange-painted trellis frame.
So, what are your views on the 2017 KTM Duke 390 Black Colour model? Do you find it more attractive than the Orange paint scheme? Share your views with us by penning them down in the comments section below.
Image Courtesy – bikeholic