KTM Duke 390 Old vs New – Comparison


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

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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

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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

What do you say about this KTM Duke 390 Old vs New Model Comparison? Leave your views in the comments section below.

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  1. […] Since their launch in India, the KTM Duke twins have been pretty popular among those looking for entry level performance bikes in India. And the fact that they are manufactured right here in India at Bajaj‘s facility in Pune ensures a relatively pocket-friendly price. The Austrian bike maker along with partner Bajaj Auto will be looking to carry forward the popularity of the Duke models with the introduction of the 2017 KTM Duke 390 in India. The new 2017 KTM Duke 390 India launch is expected to take place next year and prices are expected to hover around the Rs 2 lakh mark. Read on for more new 2017 KTM Duke 390 India launch details, spy shots, expected price and specifications. ALSO SEE- KTM Duke 390 – OLD vs NEW […]

  2. Older duke 390 was way better.. More simpler, lighter, nimble, n was value for money. Don’t know why they increased weight by10kgs?? Duke is known for its performance. There is no need for that TFT display, nor do there is need for heaver exhaust. If they gonna increase such weight of a motorcycle then whats difference between bajaj and ktm?? I wish, i would have bought the older 390 earlier. Now time to wait for bmw 310 or Akula…

  3. I Guess So Old Duke Was Much Better than The New One.
    KTM must have thought abt the Indian Squids So must have Under powered the Bike.Comparing The looks with the old BS3 model is BS4 has a sharped Body.Love tge old one

  4. The differentiating factor among the ktm models and other bikes was the underballey exhaust . Which ktm has thrownout …….thereby increasing the wt and decreasing the performance……


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