EICMA 2012: Check out KTM DUKE 390 Full Details with Promo Video

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Finally, the wait is over for KTM Duke 390. KTM has unveiled Duke 390 at the 2012 EICMA Show in Milan, Italy. Duke 390 has got 373 cc single cylinder, 4-stroke, four valve, liquid cooled, DOHC engine which is capable enough of generating 44 bhp (32 KW) at 9,500 rpm and 35.25 Nm (26 lb-ft) at 7,250 rpm.  Despite having bumper performance figure Duke 390 weighs only 139 Kg (150 Kg with full fuel tank).  With power to weight ratio of 317 bhp/ tonne (293 bhp / tonne with full fuel tank), Duke 390 is nothing but a pocket size rocket.

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Promo Video of KTM Duke 390

Duke 390 is expected to have 25-30% better top speed compared to Duke 200, which means 170-180 Km/ hour is not so far. Despite having staggering performance figure and power to weight ratio, Duke 390 has got extremely fuel efficient engine too.  Duke 390 engine weighs only 36 kg despite having 373 cubic capacity. It has also got a state-of-the-art Bosch 9M ABS which means a safer ride in all kind of condition. You can also switch off the ABS as and when require.

Duke 390 shares the same style, chassis, tyres, suspension, brakes and digital dashboard speedometer except some very minor changes like fuel tank capacity and seat height.  At first glance, it’s just engine size and 390 symbol makes difference between Duke 390 and Duke 200.  It appears that Duke 390 will give very tough fight to Honda’s CBR 500R in the international market.

Duke 390 will be produced at Bajaj Auto’ state-of-the art Chakan facility and will be exported to the worldwide.  It is expected to be launched by March 2013 in India with the ex-showroom price of 2 – 2.5 lakhs.  Here are the complete technical specifications.

-Mahavir Kothari



Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, liquid-cooled


373.2 cm³


89 mm


60 mm


32 kW (44 hp)

Starting aid

Electric starter


6-speed, claw shifted

Engine lubrication

Forced oil lubrication with 1 rotor pump

Primary gear ratio


Secondary gear ratio


Cooling system

Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump


Clutch in oil bath / mechanically operated

Ignition system

Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment



Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated


WP Suspension Up Side Down

Shock absorber

WP Suspension Monoshock

Suspension travel Front

150 mm

Suspension travel Rear

150 mm

Brake system Front

Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper

Brake system Rear

Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs

Brake discs – diameter front

300 mm

Brake discs – diameter rear

230 mm


5/8 x 1/4” (520) X-Ring

Steering head angle


Wheel base

1,367±15 mm

Ground clearance (unloaded)

170 mm

Seat height (unloaded)

800 mm

Total fuel tank capacity approx.

11 l
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)

Weight without fuel approx.

139 kg