The new 2024 KTM 390 Duke has been launched in India and we compare it with the outgoing model. The new iteration of this motorcycle boasts numerous enhancements compared to its predecessor. These updates encompass a larger engine, additional features, and various mechanical improvements. KTM’s objective with this 2024 model is to further solidify its supremacy in the 400-cc segment, for its high demand among performance enthusiasts. In alignment with this goal, the changes to the motorcycle by the Austrian manufacturer for 2024 emphasize a sporty driving experience. Let’s delve into a comparison between the new and old models to uncover what’s fresh.
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2023 KTM 390 Duke vs 2024 Model
The new model comes with substantial mechanical changes to make it more riding-friendly. This includes things like an all-new steel Trellis frame with a sub-frame made up of pressure die-cast aluminium and a new curved cast swingarm. Resultantly, the monoshock absorber for the rear suspension system is placed in an off-set position. That allows the exhaust pipe to be installed under the belly of the bike. This makes the overall stance of the motorcycle quite sporty indeed. Apart from that, there is a new LED headlamp with DRLs and a revamped rear end. Overall, the 2024 model looks much sharper and more aggressive than the outgoing model.
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The 2024 390 Duke gets a new 398.7-cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, which now produces 44.8 hp and 39 Nm of peak power and torque. It comes with a 6-speed manual transmission, offering a slight improvement over the outgoing 373-cc single-cylinder engine. It generated 43.5 hp and 37 Nm of power and torque. The engine’s bore measures 89 mm, and the stroke is 64 mm.
In terms of its mechanical components, notable features include a 43 mm WP Apex front fork suspension with compression and rebound adjustability, providing 150 mm of travel. At the rear, there’s a monoshock suspension with 5-step rebound and preload adjustability and 150 mm of travel. Additionally, the front tyre now features a 320 mm disc, while the rear tyre has a 240 mm disc. Dual-channel ABS is standard across the entire range. These adjustments collectively enhance the bike’s adaptability to various riding conditions. The bike weighs 165 kg, and the seat height is set at 820 mm.
|Specs Comparison||390 Duke Gen 2||390 Duke 2024|
|Power (PS)||43.5 @ 9000||46 @ 8500|
|Torque (Nm)||37 @ 7000||39 @ 6500|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||89 X 60||89 x 64|
|Front Suspension||USD||USD – Comp + Reb Adj|
|Rear Suspension||Monoshock – Pre Adj||Monoshock – Pre + Reb Adj|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||151||183|
|Seat Height (mm)||823||800|
|Fuel Tank (l)||13.5||15|
|Front Disc (mm)||320||320|
|Rear Disc (mm)||230||240|
|Price||Rs 2,97,475||Rs 3,10,520|
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Another area where we can observe substantial improvements is in the realm of modern technology and convenience features. The 2024 KTM 390 Duke now incorporates a 5-inch TFT display, offering smartphone connectivity for multimedia control and hands-free calling. It introduces a brand-new Launch Control feature, enabling revs up to 7,000 RPM for a potent start. Additionally, there are three distinct riding modes (Rain, Street, and Track), along with cornering ABS and Supermoto ABS for enhanced safety.
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Other notable additions include a USB-C charging port, an LED headlight with integrated split DRLs, Bluetooth connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, a redesigned fuel tank, a fresh underbelly exhaust system for a sportier aesthetic, and a host of other enhancements to elevate the overall riding experience. The new KTM 390 Duke will attract even new customers.