The whole black variant of KTM 390 Duke 2017 has come into picture by spotting at a dealership in Bangalore. The pictures became viral on the facebook page of Bikeholic and seen in the black alloy wheels. The black color further extends to the headlamp and the fuel tank.
To distinguish from the black finish, it has a mixup of orange and white color power to give the trellis frame and rear subframe. The mentioning of ‘DUKE’ letter is different from the existing bike in color as existing has white color than KTM 390 Duke’s orange color. The tail section of the bike gets orange colored bodywork and the reflectors on the front fork are removed from the bike. There is a doubt about the color scheme that whether it’s a customised model by a dealer or official model of the bike.
It can be another color variant if the company launches the black color model. The company had sold out the white color in a limited edition in this April.
The KTM 390 Duke is powered by a 373.2 liquid-cooled, fuel injected, and single-cylinder engine. The bike is mated with 6-speed gearbox and the engine is able to churn out the maximum power of 43.5 PS at 9000 RPM and maximum torque of 37 Nm at 7000 RPM.
The new KTM 390 Duke 2017 has advanced features such as a slipper clutch and ride-by-wire technology. The bike is equipped with 43 mm upside down front forks and a monoshock setup at the rear with alterable preload. Concerning the brakes, it has a large 320 mm disc brake along with a 4-piston radial caliper at the front and a 230mm disc along with a single piston floating caliper at the rear ends. The bike is priced at Rs. 226,358 (ex-showroom, Delhi).