Thanks to a spotting at an official KTM dealership in Bengaluru, it appears that the new 2018 KTM Duke 390 has been silently launched into the market. The 2018 Duke 390 gets a new white paint option and a set of updates that make the motorcycle even more likeable. Other than the new white colour option, the Duke 390 gets an updated software for the digital speedo console, a heat shield on the trellis frame to protect the rider from the high levels of heat, and an updated radiator fan that cools the engine better. There have been no changes in the specifications. Even the price seems to be the same.
New 2018 KTM Duke 390 Price
|Ex-showroom Price (expected)
|Rs 2.40 Lakh
Prices of the new 2018 KTM 390 Duke white colour model aren’t known at the moment. However, we do expect the motorcycle to command a slight price premium over the earlier model. Expect the ABS-equipped Duke 390 Black colour model to cost roughly Rs 2.40 lakh.
As always, Bajaj will manufacture the new 2018 KTM Duke 390 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.
New 2018 KTM Duke 390 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 2018 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 2018 KTM 390 Duke putting on a few extra kilograms. The motorcycle will continue with ABS as standard fitment.
New 2018 KTM Duke 390 White Colour Option Images
New 2018 KTM Duke 390 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
New 2018 KTM Duke 390 Mileage
|2017 KTM Duke 390
Fuel efficiency will hover around the 25 km/l mark for the new model.
Stay tuned for the latest news updates on the new 2019 KTM Duke 390 that has just been launched with a white colour option.