Tuesday, 27 November 2012

KTM Duke 390 coming soon to India - says KTM website



The Austrian based bike maker KTM has indicated that the Duke 390 will soon be coming to India. As we have already indicated this to our fans many times, an official confirmation has always been pending from the Austrian bike maker.

The KTM's Duke 390 will be manufactured at Bajaj Auto’s Chakan manufacturing facility, sources close to the development have also said that the Duke 390 is expected to come with heavy levels of localization, much akin to the smaller engined 200 cc model.

The Duke 390 is powered by a 373.2 cc single cylinder, four stroke engine. The engine produces a peak power of 44 Bhp while peak torque is rated at 35 Nm. This liquid cooled engine uses a four valve, DOHC layout and is mated to a six speed manual gearbox, with taller ratios than that on the Duke 200. The taller gearing is expected to give the Duke 390 a higher top speed even as the motorcycle is expected to retain the typical street fighter appeal with the initial ratios being short enough to give it explosive acceleration. A 160 Kph top speed and a 0-100 Kph dash in about 6 seconds are figures that the Duke 390 could achieve comfortably.

Click here to view Video of KTM Duke 390.

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