The top speed test of a bike represents its performance on a long stretch of road and highways.
Here is the top speed test of the 2024 KTM Duke 390. The Austrian two-wheeler manufacturer has introduced the latest version of the Duke 390 in our market. It has always been a product which has been revered by the riding enthusiasts. Its exquisite performance and striking bold looks are the most prominent reasons for its mad success. With the 2024 model, there are even more improvements to offer an even more engaging performance. Here are the details of the top speed test of the motorcycle.
KTM Duke 390 Top Speed Test
We got the opportunity to perform this test recently. But before we begin, we must warn our readers to never try to imitate this test. In our case, it was performed by professionals in a controlled environment. Therefore, you should never try to do this, especially on public roads. With that disclaimer out of the way, let us take a look at the details of this test. In our first attempt, we were able to hit 157 km/h. Confident about the performance, we made another attempt. This time around, the bike was able to hit the 160 km/h mark. That is a testament to the kind of performance one could get from this motorcycle.
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The 2024 390 Duke comes equipped with a brand new 398.7-cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, which now delivers 44.8 hp and 39 Nm of maximum power and torque. This engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, offering a slight improvement over the previous 373-cc single-cylinder engine that produced 43.5 hp and 37 Nm of power and torque. The engine’s specifications include an 89 mm bore and a 64 mm stroke.
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In terms of its mechanical components, noteworthy features include a 43 mm WP Apex front fork suspension with adjustable compression and rebound, offering 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. Furthermore, the front tyre now boasts a 320 mm disc, while the rear tyre is equipped with a 240 mm disc. Dual-channel ABS is standard across the entire lineup. These enhancements collectively improve the bike’s adaptability to various riding conditions. The bike has a weight of 165 kg, and the seat height is set at 820 mm. It is priced at Rs 3.11 lakh, ex-showroom.
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|Specs||390 Duke 2024|
|Power (PS)||46 @ 8500|
|Torque (Nm)||39 @ 6500|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||89 x 64|
|Front Suspension||USD – Comp + Reb Adj|
|Rear Suspension||Monoshock – Pre + Reb Adj|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||183|
|Seat Height (mm)||800|