KTM has officially revealed the 2024 Duke 390 for the global market, marking the famous motorcycle’s third generation. This current version includes a slew of improvements, both cosmetic and mechanical.
The new 390 Duke is definitely iconic when it comes to single-cylinder engine bikes in India. However, it’s worth noting that there are new challengers in this class, like the Harley-Davidson X440 and Triumph Speed 400. Both are fierce adversaries, with the Speed 400 putting up a valiant fight against the 2024 KTM 390 Duke.
The new Duke 390 has larger LED headlights with boomerang-shaped DRLs. The fuel tank shrouds of this Duke are much larger, projecting further and giving it a more aggressive aspect than the previous model. The new-generation naked motorbike has a larger and more dominating appearance.
Performance of KTM Duke 390
The engine size of the new-generation Duke 390 has been increased to 399cc by KTM. This single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine now produces 44 horsepower and 39 Nm of torque, outperforming the previous engine’s statistics of 42.9 horsepower and 37 Nm. This increased displacement should result in better in-gear performance. Notably, KTM retains the slipper clutch, bi-directional quick shifter, and 6-speed gearbox found on the modern 390 Duke. The 2024 model, on the other hand, includes modern electronics such as launch control and three ride modes (Rain, Street, and Track).
Features of Duke 390
The new-generation Duke 390 is distinguished by its array of electronic rider aids, which includes three ride modes (Street, Rain, and Track). KTM is introducing launch control on the Duke 390 for the first time. A 5-inch TFT instrument display, smartphone connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, and Bluetooth connectivity for calls and audio control are all included. Riders can easily manage riding modes and other settings with this smart display.
While KTM has yet to officially release price for the new-generation Duke 390, it is likely to arrive in India soon. Overall, the 2024 KTM Duke 390 represents significant advancements in design, performance, and technology, making it an appealing possibility for motorcycle aficionados. As in the past, Bajaj Auto will manufacture the all-new series of small capacity KTM Duke motorcycles, including the 390, in India at its Chakan plant. Bajaj and India will continue to be a modest capacity KTM motorbike export hub.