2015 KTM Duke 390: List of 20 Changes

KTM is a manufacturer which has become the go-to brand when it comes to offering performance motorcycles at affordable prices. With the Duke 390 and RC390, it has literally taken the market by storm and the good thing is that it continues to evolve its products with betterments and constant upgrades!


Word about introduction of the slipper clutch in the Duke 390 has been trending for some time now and in an update, we have learnt that the new 2015 Duke 390 comes with a host of changes and not just the slipper clutch! One of our friend (Sri Harsha) has shared with us this comprehensive change log or the list of 20 differences and upgrades to the 2015 edition of Duke 390. Here is the list…

2015 Duke 390: List of all Changes

  1. Change in front fender design
  2. Rear fender changed with better structural material
  3. Sealed indicators to avoid water seepage
  4. Radiator fan assembly is changed to direct hot air towards the bottom
  5. Rear shock absorber with dust cover (the visible metal part inside the spring is covered with a plastic casing)
  6. Flap protector for rear spring
  7. Front seat assembly is stiffened to avoid touching air filter housing
  8. New hand grips like the ones on the RC series
  9. RH switch has been changed to better accommodate the new throttle grip angle
  10. Rear mud cover is wider in size, (like the one on RC)
  11. Chain cover height is increased to prevent slapping of chain
  12. Changes in belly pan mounts
  13. Changes in Speedometer logic to avoid abrupt zero position on the run and to accommodate a new service interval of 7500kms
  14. Silencer mounting rubber damper has been changed to reduce vibrations
  15. Spark plug gap is incresed to 1mm from 0.8mm
  16. Connecting rod now comes with a bush at small end for more strength
  17. Slipper clutch
  18. New sealed bearings to avoid oil leakage at output shaft
  19. New collar sprocket
  20. Oil seal output shaft diameter increased from 25 to 26 to accommodate new collar

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Please note that this is not an official list received by us from the manufacturer and only once we get to see the motorcycle, (a few of) these upgrades can be authenticated. But, at the very onset, it appears to be true and if we are to believe the common word out there in the market that KTM may not be charging anything extra for this (or a nominal amount, if at all), we are sure a lot of you prospects are already grinning!

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