After a huge confusion that 2017 range of Duke motorcycles will make in Indian market or not, finally, KTM has cleared it by making an official announcement that the launch of the new generation Duke 390 and its younger sibling Duke 200 will be added to the existing lineup on February 23, 2017. Showcased at the last year EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, the KTM Duke range are manufactured at Chakan, the Pune-based manufacturing unit of the Bajaj Auto.
If talks about the 2017 KTM 390 Duke, following a new and more aggressive design language, the bike features a bifurcated LED headlamp with DRLs, which looks stunning. Moreover, it also adorns a host of attributes which comprises of a new TFT Instrument console, KTM My Ride, Smartphone Integration, ride by wire technology, and much more. However, the ABS integration is not clear.
Rides on new open-cartridge front forks, the new KTM 390 churns propelling power from a 373cc single-cylinder engine that has been tuned to meet the BS IV regulations.The updated mill will generate the maximum power of 44bhp and transmits 35Nm of torque (rotational power) to the rear wheel through the armed a six-speed transmission with a slipper clutch.
On the other hand, the Duke 200 facelift is going to receive updations majorly on the aesthetics end as it will get new paint schemes along with new striking graphics stickers and a distinct halogen lamp assembly at the fascia.The engine assembly will continue to be the same as the outgoing model, besides, it will fulfill the impending stringent BS-IV emission norms. With these only cosmetic modifications, the price of the bike will remain closer to the current one.
Whereas, the new 390 Duke will get a marginal price hike of around Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000, and be priced at INR 2 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Individuals, who are desiring to own out of these, could place their bookings, as bookings have been started at the selected KTM dealerships at the token amount of INR 20,000.