Kawasaki Ninja 300 vs KTM Duke 390

Kawasaki Ninja 300 Price starts at Rs. 3.37 Lakh which is Rs. 42,918 costlier than base model of KTM 390 Duke priced at Rs. 2.94 Lakh. The claimed mileage . In technical specifications, Kawasaki Ninja 300 is powered by 296 cc engine , while KTM 390 Duke is powered by 373.2 cc engine. Kawasaki Ninja 300 is available in 3 different colours while KTM 390 Duke comes with 2 colours. The Comparison Kawasaki Ninja 300 vs KTM 390 Duke can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

Kawasaki Ninja 300 vs KTM Duke 390 Summary

Basic Info Ninja 300 ABS390 Duke BS6
Brand Name Kawasaki KTM
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 3.37 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 2.94 Lakh View On Road Price
(259 Ratings)
(1094 Ratings)
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC
Max Power 39 PS @ 11000 rpm 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ninja 300 Colors
390 Duke Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Wheel Size Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Alloy
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Digital
Insurance Rs. 14,357 Ninja 300 Insurance Rs. 22,453 390 Duke Insurance

Engine Type
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC
Engine Displacement
296 cc
373.2 cc
Max Power
39 PS @ 11000 rpm
43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm
Max Torque
26.1 Nm @ 10000 rpm
37 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Emission Type
62 mm
89 mm
49 mm
60 mm
No Of Cylinders
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
Fuel Type
Contactless, Controlled, Fully Electronic Ignition System With Digital Ignition Timing Adjustment
Compression Ratio

Brakes Front
Brakes Rear

Mileage (City)
32.1 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
31.10 kmpl

Tyre Size
Front :-110/70-R17 Rear :-140/70-R17
Front :-110/70-17, Rear :-150/60-17
Wheel Size
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type
Radial Tyre
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)

Dry Weight
163 kg
Seat height
780 mm
830 mm
2015*715*1110 mm3
1405 mm
1357 mm
2015 mm
Ground Clearance
140 mm
185 mm
715 mm
Fuel Capacity
17 Liters
13.5 Liters
Kerb Weight
179 Kg
Tail Light
Front Brake Diameter
290 mm
320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
220 mm
230 mm

Additional Features
Heat Management Technology,
Full Control Over Incoming Calls and An Audio Player
Charging at Home
Charging at Charging Station
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp

Dual Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Sports Bikes
Sports Naked Bikes
Body Graphics
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Pass Switch
Trip Meter
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Low Battery Indicator
Stepup Seat
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Liquid Cooled

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

Kawasaki Ninja 300

  • Well priced compared to other twins
  • Creamy smooth engine

KTM 390 Duke

  • Electric acceleration
  • Sharp handling
  • Rich features list

Kawasaki Ninja 300

  • Could use more power and torque
  • Feels quite barren in terms of features

KTM 390 Duke

  • Suspension can feel stiff at times
  • Looks may not be to everyone’s liking

Is Kawasaki Ninja 300 Better Than KTM Duke 390?

50% users have chosen Kawasaki Ninja 300 over KTM Duke 390 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
Apart from this survey a total of 1773 users have also rated Kawasaki Ninja 300 and KTM Duke 390 on some really important factors like Mileage , performance, comfort, safety etc. and have given their personal opinions about these bikes.
As per the users experiences Kawasaki Ninja 300 is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for mileage and comfort in your bike. But KTM Duke 390 is better on the grounds of performance, maintenance and features.

Before making your decision you should also consider the unbiased and thorough analysis of these bikes on every aspect by our auto experts who have summarised the analysis in pros, cons and final conclusion..

Ratings Factor 390 Duke Ninja 300
Mileage 3.7 3.6
Performance 4.4 4.8
Comfort 4.6 4.3
Maintenance 3.2 3.7
Features 4.7 4.8
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Ninja 300 and 390 Duke Competitors

Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Which is better Ninja 300 or Duke 390?
  • Both are good in 2 different areas. Ninja is more of a sports tourer with very refined engine( Japanese bikes) Has higher top speed. Has good road presence. But lacks many of the techs found in duke 390.Duke 390 has less refined engine . But offers lots of tech like tft display which displays lots of information.
  • Ninja is much better than ktm as Kawasaki has many years experience in building refined and powerful engines and after price drop it is most affordable if we compare expense with its performance because in 300 cc segment it is the most powerful sports bike.
  • Ninja 300 is better because of their parallel-Twin Dual Cylinder Engine, Engine Smoothness, and capable to go Top-speed easily and also More Reliable than any other KTM bikes. For more Details Check out Article on nitinautoroids .com
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Q. I want a bike with seat height of 800 mm.
  • Go for Dominar
  • Go for Duke 390 or FZ 25
  • Nnm,
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Q. Is KTM Duke 390 better or RC 390 better in speed and economically
  • Both have same parts so maintenance on both is exactly the same. Only the faring on the RC will cost you more.Both have the same engine and power. Duke will win a drag race because of the lighter weight.RC will win on the track because it is more committed to the track, better top speed and better aerodynamics.Duke is a favorite on the streets because its more comfortable, better for touring, everyday commuting and has a bigger tank.
  • I think rc 390 for racing because it has windshield it is very helpful for riding on highway because if you ride bike on highway so fast many windblast came so windshield Stop them so i think rc 390 but i personally like duke 390 specially design and power both bike are good
  • Both the bike are different from each other. performance is almost same but RC is more stable on high speed as it had better aerodynamics, economically both the bike are same. though duke is lighter that RC so performance will be different of course
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Ninja 300 Vs 390 Duke Comparison FAQs

Which bike is best between Ninja 300 vs 390 Duke?

As per the users experiences Kawasaki Ninja 300 is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for mileage and comfort in your bike. But KTM 390 Duke is better on the grounds of performance, maintenance and features.

Which bike is cheaper Ninja 300 vs 390 Duke?

The KTM 390 Duke is cheaper than Kawasaki Ninja 300 by Rs. 42,918.

Which bike offers better performance Ninja 300 vs 390 Duke?

For the ABS version, 296 cc Petrol engine of Ninja 300 produces 39 PS @ 11000 rpm of power and 26.1 Nm @ 10000 rpm of torque. Whereas for the BS6 version, 373.2 cc Petrol engine of 390 Duke produces 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm of power and 37 Nm @ 7000 rpm of torque
As per the users experiences the Kawasaki Ninja 300 has better performance.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Kawasaki Ninja 300
  • KTM 390 Duke
  • I loved this bike it has awesome average in this price range not only average is some everything from handling to break system speed proper management of everything. value for money I am going to buy this bike as soon as possible.

    Ankit Ankit few weeks ago
  • Abs tops. Total riding pleasure. Great speeds. Excellent pick up. Beautiful looks. What a performance. Great buy. No comparisons, no choices, it is outrightly a winner, the best. Simply in love with it. Go for it with closed eyes.

    Shakti Mehta few weeks ago
  • Kawasaki ninja 300 very good condition bro . not a single strach . insurance running.new tyres . cal 70199 six 3 eght to 5

    Syed Tabrez few weeks ago
  • Mujhe yeh bike bhut pasand h so sweet and spicy and i love you so much kawasaki bike hai speed bike i love kawasaki bike

    Sadam Khan few weeks ago
  • All good but add usd forks in upcoming ninja 300.Also if all digital instrument cluster will be super for this bike.

    Rahul Raj few weeks ago
Ninja 300 User Reviews
  • First of all let me start with how smooth the bs6 390 engine is. It's super smooth compared to bs4 and an absolute heaven when compared to bs3. The underbelly exhaust took care of the heating problem pretty well. It's only your left foot that will get somewhat toasty that too in heavy traffic and your not moving. And with quickshifter I believe there's a common problem with the throttle regulator, to be frank it doesn't work that good🤦. Mileage shouldn't be your criteria if you are planning for 390, for me it gives about 26 to 28 on highway and 22ish in the city. The new colour scheme is a killer grey and black and white is good too.

    Predator Achal few weeks ago
  • Ktm duke 390 is the best bike in the given amount.As its good for city commutes, Its good for touring, Its good when the performance is demanded, And when it comes to looks it still the best.And the safety feature and technology used is so advanced for the price band they are offered in.So its the best bike in 3 lakh rupees.

    Piston Heaters few weeks ago
  • Duke 390 my dream bike et's a nice bike i am very excitement i also wanted this bike you delivery d me am very happy my barthday party give you super amazing bike this bike is also bs 6 bike i want very happy i'm no wards because ktm is always parminent bike i am very lucky my dream bike is caming

    Eppa Sai few weeks ago
  • I love this bike for what kind and performance it provides for a price and with blend of comfort which is enough for me I enjoy that quick responsive engine which makes me feel alive and I just enjoy everytime I ride because it does what I think in no time

    Abhit Sankhe few weeks ago
  • Everything feels good when you know how to handle and maintain your bike. Ktm has given a very good structure and ergonomics to the bike and the ride quality is really great!!!Can be stated as a great mid range naked sport bike

    SH few weeks ago
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