Duke_390 ABS

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.

KTM 390 Duke ABS 2013

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
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  1. Whatt…!Read this from this post.I can’t stop laughing!!!
    “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.”
    It’s the same capacity yaar…and you tell that the fuel tank is changed!

  2. Kinda makes me feel sorry for KTM because Bajaj has committed a serious crime by toning down the standard ECU mapping of the KTM Duke200 to make its performance on par with its cheap pulsar 200. This baby too will be on its next list. i have heard nothing but complaints about the neutered ECU map of new batch of Duke 200 owners. KTM NEEDS to setup an independent manufacturing and production facility here in india while the labor is cheap.For every innovative and radical small capacity motorcycles made by the Austrian,Bajaj will go “i want that engine too” !

  3. Small fuel tank is a big disadvantage . I wished it be different . But comparing in terms of performance . It will make ninja 300 and cbr 500s to shiver . Watch out japanese manufacturers . I heard the price range is near 2.5 . Well if thats gonna be true . This bike will dominate like its brother 200 does . Lets wait and see . P.S so the new duke gets the same design , so will the pulsar 375 from its 200ns . And for god sake stop adding more spark plugs and concentrate on fi .

  4. man.. I dont have money for duke390,, 🙁 ,, but guess what,i’m happy.. Coz duke200 looks the same.. i know,some lame happiness it is..


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