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KTM 390 Duke 2017 STD

Team OD  | Published: March 09, 2017, 03:38 PM IST
  • The 2017 KTM 390 Duke cuts a distinctive figure with the LED headlights. The handguards are going to be offered only in India because they're seen as a value item.

    The 2017 KTM 390 Duke cuts a distinctive figure with the LED headlights. The handguards are going to be offered only in India because they're seen as a value item.

  • The LED tail lamps are simple in outline and detailed inside.

    The LED tail lamps are simple in outline and detailed inside.

  • The 6-LED cluster uses the top two as the low beam while all six illuminate for high beam. There is also a (needless in our opinion) selectable DRL mode that illuminates the middle row at partial intensity. The white surround light is always on

    The 6-LED cluster uses the top two as the low beam while all six illuminate for high beam. There is also a (needless in our opinion) selectable DRL mode that illuminates the middle row at partial intensity. The white surround light is always on

  • The 2017 KTM 390 Duke cuts a dashing figure. The SuperDuke inspired panels and graphics look very nice. The side slung exhaust could have been made to look classier though

    The 2017 KTM 390 Duke cuts a dashing figure. The SuperDuke inspired panels and graphics look very nice. The side slung exhaust could have been made to look classier though

  • KTM RC 390 2017 Std

    KTM RC 390 2017 Std

  • KTM RC 390 2017 Std

    KTM RC 390 2017 Std

  • KTM RC 390 2017 Std

    KTM RC 390 2017 Std

  • The new split trellis as KTM likes to call it refers to the bolt-on rear subframe on the 2017 KTM 390 Duke. The angle of the tail is slightly different but the primary benefits of the subframe are in production and sourcing rather than riding. That said,

    The new split trellis as KTM likes to call it refers to the bolt-on rear subframe on the 2017 KTM 390 Duke. The angle of the tail is slightly different but the primary benefits of the subframe are in production and sourcing rather than riding. That said,

  • The pillion seat on the 2017 KTM 390 Duke appears a bit longer and is softer in feel. Not that the 390 is now a happy two-up motorcycle but it should certainly be more comfy than the outgoing bike

    The pillion seat on the 2017 KTM 390 Duke appears a bit longer and is softer in feel. Not that the 390 is now a happy two-up motorcycle but it should certainly be more comfy than the outgoing bike

  • The side-slung can is courtesy of Euro IV tuning and it's part of the 5Kg that the 2017 KTM 390 Duke gains over the old one. It's nearly finished and all but it does look just a bit too aftermarket

    The side-slung can is courtesy of Euro IV tuning and it's part of the 5Kg that the 2017 KTM 390 Duke gains over the old one. It's nearly finished and all but it does look just a bit too aftermarket

  • The new 373.6cc engine doesn't change displacement but the refinement levels are unprecedented. A smooth 100kmph cruise feels lovely and the larger new airbox gives the 2017 KTM 390 Duke a full 2Nm more torque at the peak.

    The new 373.6cc engine doesn't change displacement but the refinement levels are unprecedented. A smooth 100kmph cruise feels lovely and the larger new airbox gives the 2017 KTM 390 Duke a full 2Nm more torque at the peak.

  • The new open cartridge 43mm upside down forks on the 2017 KTM 390 Duke have 8mm less travel than before but they're vastly more sophisticated in feel and offer remarkably improved levels of control over the chassis at high speeds as well as over rough roa

    The new open cartridge 43mm upside down forks on the 2017 KTM 390 Duke have 8mm less travel than before but they're vastly more sophisticated in feel and offer remarkably improved levels of control over the chassis at high speeds as well as over rough roa

  • KTM RC 390 2017 Std

    KTM RC 390 2017 Std

  • KTM RC 390 2017 Std

    KTM RC 390 2017 Std

  • KTM RC 390 2017 Std

    KTM RC 390 2017 Std

  • The familiar switches don't get too much by way of an upgrade, just the headlight switch is now blanked out on the 2017 KTM 390 Duke. They're hiding the standard - and 390 exclusive - adjustable levers in this pic though

    The familiar switches don't get too much by way of an upgrade, just the headlight switch is now blanked out on the 2017 KTM 390 Duke. They're hiding the standard - and 390 exclusive - adjustable levers in this pic though

  • That's the four-button cluster that operates the menus on the non-touch TFT screen. The buttons feel a bit hard and the menus are easy enough to learn and navigate. Scope for refining the interactions remains though

    That's the four-button cluster that operates the menus on the non-touch TFT screen. The buttons feel a bit hard and the menus are easy enough to learn and navigate. Scope for refining the interactions remains though

  • KTM RC 390 2017 Std

    KTM RC 390 2017 Std

  • KTM RC 390 2017 Std

    KTM RC 390 2017 Std

  • KTM RC 390 2017 Std

    KTM RC 390 2017 Std

  • KTM 390 Duke 2017 STD

    KTM 390 Duke 2017 STD

  • KTM 390 Duke 2017 STD

    KTM 390 Duke 2017 STD

  • The chassis geometry of the 2017 KTM 390 Duke has not changed at all though it has new brakes, new suspension as well as the new H-rated Metzelers.

    The chassis geometry of the 2017 KTM 390 Duke has not changed at all though it has new brakes, new suspension as well as the new H-rated Metzelers.

  • The extra torque of the new engine means you don't have to constantly redline the 2017 KTM 390 Duke. You can ride in the mid-revs smoothly as fairly high speeds too

    The extra torque of the new engine means you don't have to constantly redline the 2017 KTM 390 Duke. You can ride in the mid-revs smoothly as fairly high speeds too

  • The 2017 KTM 390 Duke is as confident a cornering machine as the old one. But the extra control from the suspension means you can commit more and it feels smoother too

    The 2017 KTM 390 Duke is as confident a cornering machine as the old one. But the extra control from the suspension means you can commit more and it feels smoother too

  • KTM 390 Duke 2017 STD

    KTM 390 Duke 2017 STD

  • The 2017 KTM 390 Duke is as confident a cornering machine as the old one. But the extra control from the suspension means you can commit more and it feels smoother too

    The 2017 KTM 390 Duke is as confident a cornering machine as the old one. But the extra control from the suspension means you can commit more and it feels smoother too

  • KTM 390 Duke 2017 STD

    KTM 390 Duke 2017 STD

  • The 2017 KTM 390 Duke cuts a distinctive figure with the LED headlights. The handguards are going to be offered only in India because they're seen as a value item.
  • The LED tail lamps are simple in outline and detailed inside.
  • The 6-LED cluster uses the top two as the low beam while all six illuminate for high beam. There is also a (needless in our opinion) selectable DRL mode that illuminates the middle row at partial intensity. The white surround light is always on
  • The 2017 KTM 390 Duke cuts a dashing figure. The SuperDuke inspired panels and graphics look very nice. The side slung exhaust could have been made to look classier though
  • KTM RC 390 2017 Std
  • KTM RC 390 2017 Std
  • KTM RC 390 2017 Std
  • The new split trellis as KTM likes to call it refers to the bolt-on rear subframe on the 2017 KTM 390 Duke. The angle of the tail is slightly different but the primary benefits of the subframe are in production and sourcing rather than riding. That said,
  • The pillion seat on the 2017 KTM 390 Duke appears a bit longer and is softer in feel. Not that the 390 is now a happy two-up motorcycle but it should certainly be more comfy than the outgoing bike
  • The side-slung can is courtesy of Euro IV tuning and it's part of the 5Kg that the 2017 KTM 390 Duke gains over the old one. It's nearly finished and all but it does look just a bit too aftermarket
  • The new 373.6cc engine doesn't change displacement but the refinement levels are unprecedented. A smooth 100kmph cruise feels lovely and the larger new airbox gives the 2017 KTM 390 Duke a full 2Nm more torque at the peak.
  • The new open cartridge 43mm upside down forks on the 2017 KTM 390 Duke have 8mm less travel than before but they're vastly more sophisticated in feel and offer remarkably improved levels of control over the chassis at high speeds as well as over rough roa
  • KTM RC 390 2017 Std
  • KTM RC 390 2017 Std
  • KTM RC 390 2017 Std
  • The familiar switches don't get too much by way of an upgrade, just the headlight switch is now blanked out on the 2017 KTM 390 Duke. They're hiding the standard - and 390 exclusive - adjustable levers in this pic though
  • That's the four-button cluster that operates the menus on the non-touch TFT screen. The buttons feel a bit hard and the menus are easy enough to learn and navigate. Scope for refining the interactions remains though
  • KTM RC 390 2017 Std
  • KTM RC 390 2017 Std
  • KTM RC 390 2017 Std
  • KTM 390 Duke 2017 STD
  • KTM 390 Duke 2017 STD
  • The chassis geometry of the 2017 KTM 390 Duke has not changed at all though it has new brakes, new suspension as well as the new H-rated Metzelers.
  • The extra torque of the new engine means you don't have to constantly redline the 2017 KTM 390 Duke. You can ride in the mid-revs smoothly as fairly high speeds too
  • The 2017 KTM 390 Duke is as confident a cornering machine as the old one. But the extra control from the suspension means you can commit more and it feels smoother too
  • KTM 390 Duke 2017 STD
  • The 2017 KTM 390 Duke is as confident a cornering machine as the old one. But the extra control from the suspension means you can commit more and it feels smoother too
  • KTM 390 Duke 2017 STD

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