KTM 390 Unveils in November 2012


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OFFICIAL: KTM DUKE 390 TO BE LAUNCHED IN INDIA BY MARCH 2013; NEPAL LAUNCH BY THE END OF MAY

Bajaj Auto will launch the KTM Duke 390 in India by March 2013 and this information comes from a top official of Bajaj Auto, Joseph Sebastian, who is the business head of the KTM and Kawasaki motorcycle brands in India. The 2013 KTM Duke 390, which will be launched in India, will indeed be the naked version of the motorcycle, bog similar to the motorcycle that was showcased at last year’s EICMA motorcycle show. While there has been talk about a faired Duke 390 being launched in India, our sources indicate that the naked version will be sold first, with the faired and touring variants of the motorcycle being launched in the later half of 2013.

Official: KTM Duke 390 to be launched in India by March 2013; Nepal launch by the end of May | IndianCarsBikes.in
 
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KTM 390 Duke India: Bookings Open, March-end Launch

The KTM 390 Duke will come kitted with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) for Indian bike market. The ABS unit on the KTM 390 is manufactured by Bosch and can be switched ON or OFF by the rider.

As is obvious, the KTM 390 Duke will be produced at the Bajaj-KTM manufacturing plant and the attractive price tag mentioned above is courtesy the high amount of localization.

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All you need to know about the upcoming KTM 390 Duke

KTM 390 Duke Technical Specifications:

Engine: 4 stroke water-cooled single cylinder

Engine capacity: 373.2cc

Torque: 35Nm at 7,250rpm

Power: 44HP at 9,500rpm

Transmission: 6-speed

Dry Weight: 139Kg

Power-to-weight ratio: 316.5PS/Tonne

Clutch: Hydraulic operated

Fuel system: Bosch EFI

Ignition system: Bosch EMS83


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KTM 390 Duke coming this June

KTM is ready to step up the excitement in the Indian market with their upcoming 390 Duke. While we wait for the official launch in June, some details regarding the baby Duke are coming to light.

A significant feature on the 390 Duke for India will be the inclusion of Bosch’s 9M ABS option. The sensors at the front and rear wheels will be connected to an independent ECU for the ABS function, that also monitor engine torque to optimise braking. This is certain to be a big boon as demanding Indian riding conditions are known to throw many uncertainties at street riders, all the more pertinent when the power on tap increases, such as with the 390 Duke. However, riders could also have the option of switching off the ABS system.

KTM 390 Duke with ABS coming this June | News | Autocar India
 
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KTM Duke 390 to be launched next month, deliveries to begin in June

The KTM Duke 390 has smitten most of the international motorcycling journalists who managed to get astride it.

The 375cc naked bike impresses with its 44bhp, a high power to weight ratio and a nimble chassis. Earlier, we brought you a video showing what the Duke 390 is capable of. The motorcycle accelerates from 0-100 kph in about 6 seconds and reaches 130 before 10 seconds! Review reports suggest that the bike manages a top speed of 160 kmph!

That is one hell of a performance from a bike which is expected to be priced around Rs. 2 lakhs. Thanks to the heavy localization, the Duke 390 gives its rivals a run for their money.

KTM has already announced that the Duke 390 will be launched in India by mid-2013. The motorcycle would be launched in 30-45 days time and the deliveries would begin in June. Bajaj has already started building the bikes at its Chakan facility near Pune.

While the KTM Duke 200 comes shod with locally produced rubbers, the Duke 390 employs extra grippy Metzler tires which are must to lay all the power on the road. The tires are expected to be made available in the KTM stores once you wear out the original set.

The KTM Duke 390 is easily the most anticipated bike of the year. With its class leading performance and reasonably good fuel economy, the naked sportsbike shows immense potential.


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KTM 390 Duke review, test ride

Hot on the heels of their successful Indian debut with the 200 Duke in 2012, KTM and Bajaj Probiking are all set to launch their second motorcycle in India, the 390 Duke. This is the first KTM bike ever to be sold in all 76 markets KTM today has a presence in. The big-single 390 is a naked, road going streetbike, produced at Bajaj's Chakan facility on the outskirts of Pune, India. Like the 200 Duke, the sporty 390 promises a lot on paper, with a star studded spec list, but everyones waiting to hear exactly what it feels like on the road?

And what better place to bring you this initial impression from, than behind the dashing looking 390's handlebars on top class roads around Salzburg, Austria, KTM's home turf.

The 390 Duke shares a lot with the 200 Duke. New colours tell the two bikes apart, and theres more visual mass on the 390. The new KTM is very compact for its class, but looks purposeful. The 390 Duke shows off the same sporty KTM 'ready to race' DNA as on the 200, being a flamboyant, edgy and aggressive looking machine, with an unashamedly modern air.

Sharp angles and steep creases are everywhere. All parts have been lightened with excess material shaved off, helping to keep the bike light at an impressive 139kg. The 390 front mudguard is sporty and stubby, while both wheels look really smart in orange. Its powerful headlight sits in a futuristic looking bikini fairing. The near flat handlebar is tapered alloy, while the instruments remain a compact, digital readout that sadly still isn't the most readable in the business. Reading much of its information, specially the cascading rev counter is cumbersome. The 390 Duke palm grips could likewise have been better, offering nice grip, but feeling uncomfortably hard when riding without gloves. Crisp functioning and illuminated switches are standard on the bike, easy to get used to and good to the touch. There's also nice dog-leg shaped control levers and functional rear view mirrors.

The 390 Duke comes with a muscular tank, with nice indents for good thigh grip. Speaking of ergonomics, we found the rider’s ankle grip panels behind the footrests located much too low for any viable use.

The 390 Duke’s engine sits proudly exposed between a beefy, orange powder coated steel trellis frame, and its centrally located, smartly finished exhaust box peeps out from below the gearbox.

There’s decent space for the rider to move around in the firm feeling riding saddle. The KTM 390 Duke comes with a neat tail-fairing, slim brake warning light and outstretched number plate mount, almost identical to the 200 Duke.

Overall quality is acceptable, as are fit-finish and attention-to-detail on the new motorcycle.

The liquid-cooled 390 Duke comes with a four-stroke, 375cc, single-cylinder (bore and stroke, 89mm x 60mm) and fuel-injected engine with dual overhead camshafts driving its four-valves. Theres a forged piston and Nikasil coated cylinder. Engine weight is low at 36kg. Peak power output is a strong 44bhp at 9500rpm, while maximum torque produced is 3.57kgm at 7250rpm. The gearbox offers six-speeds, a one-down and 5-up, toe-shifted box with power delivered through an X-ring sealed drive chain. Gears shift with a smooth, well weighted feel, and all ratios are nicely spaced.

The 390 Duke does feels best when ridden hard, short-shifting up the gearbox to keep revs in the meaty bit of its powerband.

We touched an effortless, speedometer indicated 107kph flat out in third gear on the 390, an indicated 133kph in fourth and an indicated 157 in fifth, with KTM telling us the new bike is capable of a true 162kph top speed in sixth, at which point you see about 170kph on the speedometer. The clutch works with progressive feel, and is only a touch heavier than the 200 Duke. Throttle response is cracking, and the 390 enjoys a wide power band. There's an ample torque spread that allows you to run through a set of corners with minimal gear play, but the engine makes the best of its manic power towards the top, between 6000rpm and redline. Gas the 390 hard and you need to hang onto its handlebars properly, as the deceptively small motorcycle yanks on your shoulders with fierce tug.

The exhaust sounds about as good as it gets on a single-cylinder four-stroke bike, rorty, baritone and best served with a good helping of high revs. The 390 Duke is a smooth enough, willing performer with well sorted fuelling. It feels incredibly quick to 100kph from a standing start, although we're still to strap on our data logging system to test it for more data. Holding cruising speeds in the region of 130kph is a breeze on the new KTM, the 390 Duke purring along at 7000rpm in sixth at this speed, and a leisurely 5000rpm showing on the counter when at 100kph.

The 390 Duke sports a toughened, welded and orange powder coated steel trellis frame and seats its rider in a back upright, still sporty riding posture, with legs pushed aggressively back from below the knees, exactly as on the 200. The 390 Duke feels incredibly small and is a light motorcycle to pilot, commendable for its impressive performance and pace capability. This isn't the most forgiving of motorcycles to ride, and deserves to be handled with respect, specially for novice Indian enthusiasts who could be new to this level of performance.

Fat, 43mm upside-down front forks are standard, as are a handsome alluminium alloy swingarm and monoshock rear suspension. Ride quality feels a touch more firm than on the 200 Duke, taut at all times and allowing the bike to offer really sporty, sharp handling. Low-profile, tubeless Metzeler radial tyres are provided on both lightweight, alloy rims, providing exceptional grip throughout our extensive, often blisteringly fast paced ride, and good news is these will be standard kit on Indian bikes.

There’s a four-pot, radial mounted single 300mm rotor disc in front and 230mm rear disc brake, the 390 Duke going a big step-up on its smaller siblings to offer the safety of ABS braking. This Bosch 9MB, twin channel braking system did a perfect job throughout our ride, never intruding on riding pleasure, working smoothly in tandem with the powerful feeling brakes only when required, to react with lightning quick response, making amends for any over enthusiastic pressure on the rear brake pedal, and keeping you safe on any road condition. The instruments console has a button that gives you the option to switch ABS off.

The 390 Duke loves to corner, and does so with fluid ease. The new KTM turns in fast, the chassis and suspension working as one well integrated package to help you ride hard. The 390 steers with neutral feel, going exactly where you point it. This feels a stable bike at all speeds despite being so light.

You shouldn't be considering a 390 Duke if looking for fuel economy, but do look out for our upcoming road test for more detail on that.

The 390 Duke is a sharply focussed, sporty street bike that offers mega wallop. It's expected to cost in the region of Rs 2,25,000 when launched in India this June, and there's nothing that comes anywhere close to offering you this serious a level of performance for that kind of money in India. The bad news is, your 200 Duke just became obsolete, and has officially been blown into the weeds by the 390.

The 390 Duke is a winner that's sure to gain a strong and faithful following in our country, where performance starved bike enthusiasts have always longed to ride a potent machine such as this, without having to go mortgage the house.

KTM 390 Duke review, test ride | Review | Autocar India

Jalex any plans to trade in your 200 for this?
 
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KTM Duke 390 up for its Indian launch this May

Super performance bike KTM Duke 390 has been launched in its home turf of Austria last week. In India, motorcycle enthusiasts would have to wait till May 2013 for this bike, when it will be officially launched at an expected price around Rs. 2 lakhs. Currently, its younger sibling, the KTM 200 is available for Rs. 1.33 lakh (prices ex-showroom New Delhi).

As expected, the KTM 390 is more powerful than the KTM 200. It has a new 375 cc engine, which generates a maximum power output of 44 bhp. The new engine weighs only 39 kg and the bike comes with a supreme power-to-weight ratio of 339 bhp/ton, which is 199 bhp/ton for the KTM 200. In terms of performance, the KTM 390 accelerates from 0-100 kmph in under 6 seconds with its top speed recorded at160 kmph. It is easily able to maintain grip on the slippery and cold roads of Austria, due to special high-grip Metzler tyres.

The new KTM 390 will be built in partnership with Bajaj Auto, which is one of the top motorcycle manufacturers in the country. Competitive pricing of this performance bike has been possible due to localisation of various spare parts. This bike is being built at the Bajaj Auto plant in Chakan near Pune. From this factory, KTM 390 will also be exported to different markets of the world.

One of the bikes that would also fall in the same category is the Kawasaki Ninja 300 that has already been released. In the near future, Bajaj Auto may also launch a 300 cc version of its flagship bike, the Pulsar. Such performance bikes augur well for the growth of the Indian premium motorcycle segment. However, with great power comes great responsibility and riders must remember this while riding such powerful motorcycles.

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Wow wonderful videos, their are talks in the automotive world that different variants of 390 will make it to our market in the future, and i am sure the off-roader will be a part of that list.
 
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production spec ktm duke 390 spotted at pune

KTM Duke 390 street fighter motorcycle at Pune. We’re close to the launch of the KTM Duke 390 in the Indian motorcycle market, now that the first ride events have been completed for motoring reporters from across the globe, India included. India will be the production hub of the KTM Duke 390, a motorcycle that will be built at Bajaj Auto’s Chakan factory, alongside the likes of the Duke 125 and 200 motorcycle models. Like the Duke 125 and 200, the Duke 390 features a heavy amount of locally sourced parts, stuff that’s expected to make the motorcycle’s ownership easy on the pocket when it comes to long term ownership and maintenance costs.

The Duke 390 will be exported to countries across the globe as an entry level streetbike designed to thrill both novices as well as experienced riders. The motorcycle features a 373cc single cylinder engine that is liquid cooled, that runs a 4 valve-DOHC layout and that’s mated to a six speed manual gearbox. The KTM Duke 390 is expected to be available with ABS as standard and the ABS system on the Duke 390 can be switched on and off through a switch. This is a handy feature for folks such as stunters and off road riders, who might want the ABS disengaged for specific reasons. Visually, there isn’t much to distinguish the Duke 390 from the likes of the Duke 125/200.

ICB Exclusive: Production spec KTM Duke 390 spotted at Pune - Indian Cars Bikes : Indian Cars Bikes
 

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