The third generation KTM Duke 390 is an incredibly capable motorcycle as we discuss its most crucial aspects.
We recently reviewed the third-gen KTM Duke 390 motorcycle. The latest version of this motorcycle brings a host of improvements over its previous iteration. These enhancements include a larger engine, extra features, and various mechanical upgrades. KTM’s aim with this model is to strengthen its position in the 400-cc segment for performance enthusiasts. In line with this objective, the changes made by the Austrian manufacturer for the 2024 model year are geared towards delivering a sportier riding experience. In this blog post, we shall take a look at the 10 most important things you need to know about the bike.
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2024 KTM Duke 390 – Key Aspects
- The design of the bike is a lot more modern which enhances the overall appeal. This includes a new LED headlamp cluster with LED DRLs.
- The design of the alloy wheels is new. Moreover, they are even 1.5 kg lighter than the previous-gen model, thereby reducing its unsprung mass.
- Massive tank shrouds with lacquer coat applied over the Duke 390 body graphics.
- There are only two colours on offer – Orange and Metallic Blue. White paint shade unavailable for now.
- TFT Instrument Cluster with crisp graphics even under direct sunlight. It shows all sorts of information for riders including smartphone connectivity. It even offers turn-by-turn navigation.
- Side exhaust replaced by an underbelly exhaust for lower centre of gravity and a neater look.
- Lower seat height (800 mm) compared to the previous-gen model (823 mm) keeping in mind the average height of an Indian male. You could still get a higher seat as an accessory.
- It is underpinned by a brand new Trellis frame with an aluminium subframe and off-set monoshock.
- The new frame has been designed keeping in mind the ADV derivative it will spawn in near future.
- New Duke 390 has a 399-cc engine instead of 373-cc motor in the outgoing model. The performance is enhanced because this engine produces higher power and torque while the weight has slightly been reduced.
- For the first time ever, the D390 offers multiple riding modes – Street, Rain and Track.
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The 2024 390 Duke introduces a brand-new 398.7-cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, which now cranks out 44.8 hp and 39 Nm of peak power and torque. It is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, representing a slight improvement over the outgoing 373-cc single-cylinder engine, which produced 43.5 hp and 37 Nm of power and torque. The engine features an 89 mm bore and a 64 mm stroke.
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In terms of its mechanical components, noteworthy elements include a 43 mm WP Apex front fork suspension with adjustable compression and rebound, delivering 150 mm of travel. At the rear, there’s a monoshock suspension with 5-step rebound and preload adjustability, also providing 150 mm of travel. Moreover, the front tire now incorporates a 320 mm disc, while the rear tire is equipped with a 240 mm disc. Dual-channel ABS comes standard across the entire lineup. These modifications collectively enhance the bike’s versatility for various riding conditions. The motorcycle has a weight of 165 kg. The price is an attractive Rs 3.11 lakh, ex-showroom.