KTM India has organized recently at Buddha International Circuit a ‘track day’ for its 390 Duke owners/riders. The idea was to impart basics of track riding and racing tips through classroom training and practical sessions on the F1 race track.
The 6-speed, 43 PS 390 Duke is the most powerful bike that the Austrian has for India at the present time. Although not exactly a track racing machines, the naked Dukes (200 and 390) are known for their meaty power delivery and quick off-the-line performance.
The compact and agile 390 is aided by its 17-inch cast light alloy wheels, grippy Metzeler tires, as well as the lightweight tubular space frame. The upside-down telescopic in the front and the die-cast light alloy swingarm with mono at the rear keeps the 390’s progress stable and precise.
The KTM 390 Duke customers were guided by experienced and race-winning riders. After the classroom and practical training sessions, the riders were provided with timing equipment to gauge their progress over the day. More than 100 KTM customers from Delhi and Noida attended and got benefited from the event which helped them realize the true potential of their bikes in a regulated environment and under expert guidance.
KTM plans to host more such events for its customers in the coming months. Hopefully, we will see the more suitable track machines in the form of RC 200 and RC 390 by then. The more powerful 690 Duke is also said to be tugging impatiently at its leash and an expeditious launch is expected.
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