3rd-gen KTM 390 Duke launched at Rs 3.11 lakh

The Gen-3 KTM 390 Duke has the highest power-to-weight ratio of 270 BHP per tonne.

KTM has launched the third generation of its 390 Duke in India. The streetfighter is priced at Rs 3,10,520 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The 3rd-gen 390 Duke gets several updates over its predecessor. Starting with the engine, which is a new 399cc single-cylinder block dubbed LC4c. It features a newly optimized head and gearbox.

The new 399cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine delivers 45.37 BHP and is paired with a 6-speed gearbox via slipper clutch and a quick-shifter.

KTM has also updated the frame, wheels and brakes, which has resulted in significant weight savings. These upgrades have allowed the Gen-3 bike to achieve the highest power-to-weight ratio of 270 BHP per tonne.

The 390 Duke is based on a steel trellis frame. The bike rides on an adjustable 33 mm upside-down front fork and a mono-shock at the rear. Braking is handled by a 320 mm front disc and a 240 mm disc at the rear supported by dual-channel ABS, cornering and Supermoto ABS.

KTM has made a few styling updates as well. The 390 Duke gets a redesigned fuel tank with aggressive shrouds on either side, an LED headlamp with boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lights and a split seat. The bike is equipped with a 5-inch digital instrument console, offering smartphone connectivity with turn-by-turn navigation, launch control and three riding modes โ€“ Street, Rain and Track.

The 2023 KTM 390 Duke is available in two colour options: Atlantic Blue and Electronic Orange Metallic.

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