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KTM Duke 390 vs KTM RC 390

KTM 390 Duke Price starts at Rs. 2.57 Lakh which is Rs. 4,722 costlier than base model of KTM RC 390 priced at Rs. 2.53 Lakh. The claimed mileage . In technical specifications, KTM 390 Duke is powered by 373.2 cc engine , while KTM RC 390 is powered by 373.3 cc engine. KTM 390 Duke is available in 2 different colours while KTM RC 390 comes with 1 colours. 52% users have chosen KTM 390 Duke over KTM RC 390 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

KTM Duke 390 vs KTM RC 390 Comparison

Key Highlights 390 Duke RC 390
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.57 Lakh Rs. 2.53 Lakh
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Engine Displacement 373.2 cc 373.3 cc
Power 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm

KTM Duke 390 vs KTM RC 390 Summary

Specs 390 Duke BS6RC 390 BS6
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.57 LakhView On Road Price Rs. 2.53 LakhView On Road Price
Rating
4.2
(543 Ratings)
4.2
(387 Ratings)
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC
Engine Displacement (CC) 373.2 cc 373.3 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Transmission Type Manual Manual
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. 21,698390 Duke Insurance Rs. 21,599RC 390 Insurance

Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC
Engine Displacement (CC) 373.2 cc 373.3 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) 37 Nm @ 7000 rpm 36 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Emission Type bs6 bs6
Bore 89 mm 89 mm
Stroke 60 mm 60 mm
No Of Cylinders 1 1
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 4 4
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition Contactless, Controlled, Fully Electronic Ignition System With Digital Ignition Timing Adjustment ...
Compression Ratio ... 14.5:1
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 6 Speed 6 Speed

Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc

Mileage (Overall) 25 kmpl ...

Suspension-Front WP-Open Cartridge USD Ø 43 mm WP-Open Cartridge USD Ø 43 mm
Chassis Split Steel Trellis Frame Steel Trellis Frame
Suspension-Rear WP-Monoshock WP-Monoshock

Tyre Size Front :-110/70-17, Rear :-150/60-17 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 Tubeless Tubeless
Radial Tyre ...
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Alloy

Dry Weight 163 kg 166.8 kg
Length*Width*Height ... 2145*760*830
Wheelbase(mm) 1357 1340 mm
Length ... 2145 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 185 mm 178.5 mm
Height ... 830 mm
Seat Height 830 mm 820 mm
Width ... 760 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 13.5 L 9.5 L
Tail Light LED LED
Front Brake Diameter 320 mm 320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 230 mm 230 mm

Pilot Lamps ...
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp LED LED

ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Sports Naked Bikes Sports Bikes
Body Graphics
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Seat Type Split Split
Pass Switch
Speedometer Digital Digital
Handle Type ... Clip On
Trip Meter Digital Digital
Average Fuel economy ...
Distance to Empty ...
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Clock Digital
Low Battery Indicator
Stepup Seat
Low Oil Indicator ...
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights ...
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Liquid Cooled
Console Digital Digital
Odometer Digital Digital

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    Recently Asked User Questions

    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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    Q. If we compare rc390 & duke390 which one will be better for highways?
    • In terms of posture duke, in terms of sport bike dynamics and handling its rc. it all depends on your choice, both bike puts lots power to the rear wheel, but are also fairly comfortable, seat comfort and highway i would prefer the duke, but as a rc owner i can tell you, rc's are a blast on the highway , both are so much relatable. if you are driving way too long, and you don't know much about how to handle a sport posture bike like rc' like holding tank with legs- which gives you less pressure on your wrists. then i would recommend you go for duke. But when you buy an rc you can learn too and people have made trip to kanyakumari to kashmir in that . so they are versatile,and lastly you need to maintain your ktm bikes pretty good, meaning more service visits every 5k kms or 6 months whicever comes early. if you are in a more dusty region then every 4 months compulsory, then your bike will ride very very good. no probs. i am an owner of more than 5 years, people do have complains on the bike and its parts wearing off quickly , quite true, but then thats how you got the less price tag. enjoy your day. test ride that bikes.
    • To be honest... If you ask which is a better vehicle in terms of performance, handling, controlling and stability with road grip... RC390 is much better than Duke 390.Now, if you are looking for latest features such as TFT display, Bluetooth connectivity which allows you to receive and decline calls from handlebar itself.. change songs.. increase & decrease volume etc. then Duke 390 is the best choice... also, it offers you the sitting posture which is both commited also and relaxed as well... whereas in RC390 its only commited riding position which May give you back pain and wrist pain if you are not used to riding sport bikes.
    • RC390 handle wind blast but same way it have committed posture. with feed back from RC driver they feel comfortable while drive in handling same for me.though i am having D390 its near to safe and good for long term.
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    Q. WHICH BIKE TO BUY FOR CITY DUKE390 or RC390?
    • The KTM 390 Duke has always come across as a value for money product and the new variant takes the VFM quotient a notch up as it looks a lot more irresistible now. It gets an LED headlight unit and colour display that we like a lot and also handles beautifully with its aptly tuned suspension setup. Also, while it may not be as quick as the earlier 390, it certainly is a lot more refined. The 390 Duke is a wild beast and is meant for a lot more experienced riders and thrill seekers. On the other hand, if you are looking for a light, powerful, sharp-handling sportsbike, then the RC 390 is the right tool to opt for, especially considering its value-for-money quotient. The updates have made the new RC 390 friendlier with the addition of ride-by-wire technology and improved braking. However, the riding posture is very committed and the bike is more suited for track use rather than a tool for the daily commute. Related: - 2017 KTM RC 390: First Ride Review In Images: https://www.zigwheels.com/gallery/bikesslideshow/2017-ktm-rc-390-first-ride-review-in-images/27321/1 b - 2017 KTM 390 Duke: First Ride Review In Pictures: https://www.zigwheels.com/gallery/bikesslideshow/2017-ktm-390-duke-first-ride-review-in-pictures/27563/1
    • RC 390 is a fully faired bike with a front leaning stance. This may not be very comfortable for some riders. Besides, riding for a long time may result in a stiff back. Most importantly, the rider has to LEARN the skills needed to handle the bike in an emergency situation with regards to quick braking. I feel that the Duke with its upright driving position is a better choice. But it is imperative that you test drive and get a feel of the vehicle.
    • To be honest... If you ask which is a better vehicle in terms of performance, handling, controlling and stability with road grip... RC390 is much better than Duke 390.Now, if you are looking for latest features such as TFT display, Bluetooth connectivity which allows you to receive and decline calls from handlebar itself.. change songs.. increase & decrease volume etc. then Duke 390 is the best choice... also, it offers you the sitting posture which is both commited also and relaxed as well... whereas in RC390 its only commited riding position which May give you back pain and wrist pain if you are not used to riding sport bikes..
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