KTM Duke 390 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan

KTM 390 Duke Price starts at Rs. 2.57 Lakh which is Rs. 71,095 costlier than base model of Royal Enfield Himalayan priced at Rs. 1.86 Lakh. The claimed mileage of KTM 390 Duke is 25 kmpl whereas the mileage of Royal Enfield Himalayan is 30 kmpl. In technical specifications, KTM 390 Duke is powered by 373.2 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Himalayan is powered by 411 cc engine. KTM 390 Duke is available in 2 different colours while Royal Enfield Himalayan comes with 6 colours. 61% users have chosen KTM 390 Duke over Royal Enfield Himalayan in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

KTM Duke 390 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan Comparison

Key Highlights 390 Duke Himalayan
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.57 Lakh Rs. 1.86 Lakh
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Engine Displacement 373.2 cc 411 cc
Power 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm 24.83 PS @ 6500 rpm

KTM Duke 390 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan Summary

Specs 390 Duke BS6Himalayan Snow White
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.57 LakhView On Road Price Rs. 1.86 LakhView On Road Price
(543 Ratings)
(89 Ratings)
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC Single cylinder, 4 stroke, SOHC, Air-cooled
Engine Displacement (CC) 373.2 cc 411 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm 24.83 PS @ 6500 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
0-60 kmph (sec) ... 3.87s
Wheel Size Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-533.4 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Spoke
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Analogue
Insurance Rs. 21,698390 Duke Insurance Rs. 16,637Himalayan Insurance

Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC Single cylinder, 4 stroke, SOHC, Air-cooled
Engine Displacement (CC) 373.2 cc 411 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm 24.83 PS @ 6500 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) 37 Nm @ 7000 rpm 32 Nm @ 4500 rpm
Emission Type bs6 bs6
Bore 89 mm 78 mm
Stroke 60 mm 86 mm
No Of Cylinders 1 1
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 4 ...
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition Contactless, Controlled, Fully Electronic Ignition System With Digital Ignition Timing Adjustment Digital Electronic Ignition
Compression Ratio ... 9.5:1
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 6 Speed 5 Speed

Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc

0-60 kmph (sec) ... 3.87s
Quarter Mile ... 15.97 sec @ 118.60 kmph
Braking (60-0 kmph) ... 23.42m
Braking (80-0 kmph) ... 46.41m
Braking (100-0 kmph) ... 67.24m
Mileage (Overall) 25 kmpl 30 kmpl
0-100 kmph (sec) ... 10.49s
Braking 60-0 km/h ... 23.42m

Suspension-Front WP-Open Cartridge USD Ø 43 mm Telescopic Forks
Chassis Split Steel Trellis Frame Half-Duplex Split Cradle Frame
Suspension-Rear WP-Monoshock Monoshock with Linkage

Tyre Size Front :-110/70-17, Rear :-150/60-17 Front :-90/90-21 Rear :-120/90-17
Wheel Size Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-533.4 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type Tubeless Tube
Radial Tyre ...
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Spoke

Dry Weight 163 kg ...
Length*Width*Height ... 2190*840*1360
Wheelbase(mm) 1357 1465 mm
Length ... 2190 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 185 mm 220 mm
Height ... 1360 mm
Seat Height 830 mm 800 mm
Width ... 840 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 13.5 L 15 L
Kerb Weight ... 199 kg
Tail Light LED Bulb
Front Brake Diameter 320 mm 300 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 230 mm 240 mm

Battery Type ... MF
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp LED Bulb

ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Sports Naked Bikes Tourer Bikes
Body Graphics ...
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Seat Type Split Single
Pass Switch
Speedometer Digital Analogue
Tachometer ... Analogue
Trip Meter Digital Digital
Average Fuel economy ...
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Clock Digital ...
Low Battery Indicator ...
Stepup Seat
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Air Cooled
Console Digital Analogue and 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. I am confused which bike I have to choose KTM Duke 390 or Honda SP 125?
    • Both the bikes are of different segments and come in different price ranges. If you want a commuter bike with sporty looks, you may go for Honda SP 125. On the other hand, KTM 390 Duke would be a better pick if you want a performance-oriented bike. You may compare both the bikes by selecting variants.
    • No comparison as such exists.
    • Duke 390 will be best
    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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