Since 2017, KTM has made a name for itself in the Indian market thanks to bikes like the KTM 390 Duke, that brings a motorbike built for high speeds at a modest cost.
The redesigned KTM 390 Duke 2019 has upgraded features like full LED headlamps, BSIV engine, ride-by-wire, and TFT instrument console with ABS, and a lot more.
Here are 10 reasons why the KTM 390 Duke is one of the best bikes in its class:
1. High-Speed Riding
The 390 Duke, although not a sports bike under 1 lakh, has a lightweight dynamic frame, making it easy for riders to achieve high speeds, and the engine, suspension, and tyres are all built for speed. The motorbike offers top speeds of up to 169 kmph and can go from 0-60 kmph in just 2.6 seconds. Also, the 17-inch cast alloy racing wheels add to the safety and provide riders with excellent grip in both wet and dry conditions.
The KTM 390 Duke 2019 can achieve 100 kmph in just 5.8 seconds, and the lightweight frame is easy to handle, making it a great bike for both experienced riders as well as beginners.
2. Best-In-Class Headlights
A good biker knows the importance of good lighting and the difference it makes, especially in bad weather conditions and night riding. To keep you focused in low light or dark conditions, the KTM 390 Duke sports an aggressively styled LED-SCHEINWERFER or headlights.
The practical yet stylish headlamp is assisted by parking lights, consisting of up to 20 LEDs, ensuring your bike is visible and thereby keeping you safe.
The headlamps also come with AHO, that keeps a section of the lights on during all times.
3. Ergonomic Design
To achieve high speeds and, at the same time, provide a great riding experience, the KTM 390 Duke comes with sharp overall designs. The expressions are sharp and resemble that of a superbike, while there is enough space on the ergonomically-designed seats to offer comfort both to the rider and the pillion.
The hi-tech upright handlebars also provide a comfortable riding position, perfect for giving balance and confidence to ride at high-speeds.
4. Powerful Brakes
The KTM 390 Duke comes with a best-in-class braking system, ensuring optimal safety even at high speeds. The bike houses 320 mm front and 230 mm rear disc brakes, while also offering dual-channel ABS from Botch, giving it enhanced control and safety.
5. Lightweight Frame
The KTM 390 Duke carries a unique frame, different even from the 200 Duke variants currently available in India. The new model has a lightweight steel trellis frame, giving it added manoeuvrability and precision. The 150 mm spring suspension also adds to the ride quality, thereby packing a racing machine in a safe, reliable, and stylish frame effectively.
6. Full TFT Console
Synonymous to every KTM bike, the KTM 390 Duke features a rectangular TFT display, offering all the important data in a host of different colours (that changes regularly) and adapts to suit the light conditions around it. The different modes and built-in assistance systems can be controlled using the menu switch on the left side of the handlebar, making it feature-rich and intuitive.
7. Unique Ride By Wire Feature
The ride by Wire features on the KTM 390 Duke offer riders various features like cruise control, traction control, and more, giving the bike added speed, fuel efficiency, and power as per the mode chosen. Additionally, the bike has SUPERMOTO mode, allowing the rider to push their riding skills as the system will control only the front brake, while the rider’s right foot takes control of the rear brake.
8. Technology Built For Riders
The innovative and ergonomic 13.4-litre steel fuel tank provides riders with perfect knee contact for attacking every corner effectively and safely and fuel efficiency that enables you to ride all day without worry.
The bike also comes with a handy option to tether the smartphone to the bike with the KTM MY RIDE app. The system provides riders with options to control incoming calls, play their favourite tunes, and manage everything from the menu switch.
9. After-Sales Services
The great thing about purchasing a KTM is the after-sales services that are offered. The spares required are cheap and reliable, making it easy for the biker to get the motorbike fixed without any worry whatsoever.
10. Value For Money
The KTM 390 Duke 2019 is available at an ex-showroom price of INR 248,000 and is a great performer in its class. In under INR 2.5 lakhs, the bike offers a 373 cc engine, lightweight chassis, ABS braking system, and a host of other features, making it a bike that’s value for money. The bike can be bought easily via a Two wheeler loan with Interest Rates being as low as 7.85%, for a tenure up to 36 months.