DSK-Benelli Working on India-Specific ‘Duke 390 Rival’; Reveal at Auto Expo

Benelli Duke 390 rival is already under certification process…

In a very interesting turn of events, Shirish Kulkarni, DSK Motowheels Chairman has revealed something to Car and Bike, which should take your interest levels in the brand sky high. At the launch event of the faired 302R, he said that DSK along with Benelli are preparing a new entry-level motorcycle…

Benelli Duke 390 Rival Details

Here are some quick details of the upcoming motorcycle in pointers…

  • It will have a single cylinder engine between 300-400 cc.
  • The yet-to-be named motorcycle is being developed by Benelli and will have inputs from DSK’s R&D department.
  • It will be an India-specific motorcycle and parts will be sourced from the domestic market.
  • It is expected to adorn the form of a street naked.

Considering that the new motorcycle is expected to carry over the family’s design DNA, the new motorcycle could share its looks from the TNT 750 which was spotted at a dealership earlier this year (more details).

Benelli Duke 390 Rival TNT 750 pic
The new motorcycle could share its design from this Benelli TNT 750

Benelli Duke 390 Rival’s Launch

Mr Kulkarni revealed that the Duke 390 rival is under homologation and certification process and announced that it will be introduced at the upcoming Auto Expo in February 2018. Though the report says that it will be launched at this point of time but we believe it will just be the unveiling of the motorcycle and it will hit showrooms sometime later.

You should note that DSK Benelli has already confirmed the very interesting TRK 502 and Leoncino for our market.

Benelli’s new 150 cc with premium features was spied recently. Click pic for details…

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So, if BMW’s announced delay of the G 310R – which could have been the first true rival against Duke 390, has caught you disappointed, here is something for you to cheer. And considering Benelli’s other offerings this motorcycle’s exhaust note is also expected to be music to ears…