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KTM 390 Duke

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KTM 390 Duke Latest Updates

The 2022 KTM 390 Duke has been spotted testing overseas. Everything, except for a couple of components, has been changed. So you have all-new bodywork, a new sub-frame, a new swingarm, new wheels, and a lot more. Read all about it here.

KTM‘s future plans may include equipping the 390 Duke with radar cruise control. More details here. The streetfighter received its second price hike quite recently. The 390 Duke is now priced at Rs 2,70,554 (ex-showroom Delhi), Rs 13,628 dearer than its BS4 avatar. The 2020 model comes with new colours and a bi-directional quickshifter.

KTM 390 Duke Price

KTM 390 Duke price start at Rs. 2.70 Lakh (Ex-Showroom). KTM 390 Duke is offered in only one variant - BS6.

390 Duke Specifications

Powering the 390 Duke is the liquid-cooled 373.3cc DOHC single-cylinder mill that we’ve fallen in love with over the last 7 years. Despite meeting BS6 standards, output has been retained at 45PS and 37Nm, and the motor continues to feature ride-by-wire. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox via a slipper-clutch. Like most KTMs, the 390 Duke is held together by a trademark steel trellis frame. But while the first-gen bike featured a single-piece frame, the versions from 2017 onwards feature a main frame and a bolt-on rear subframe. This makes accidental damage repair cheaper and easier. The frame is suspended on a USD fork and preload-adjustable monoshock, both from WP, and stopping power comes from a 320mm/230mm disc brake combo assisted by dual-channel ABS. At 149kg dry, it continues to weigh exactly the same as its BS4 counterpart.

390 Duke Design

The 390 Duke received a major redesign in 2017 when it was endowed with the SuperDuke design language. This means an aggressive, sharp and edgy appearance characterised by the intentful LED headlight and long tank extensions. The bike still features a purposeful streetfighter stance thanks to its flat, wide handlebars, and the white bolt-on rear sub-frame adds some contrast to the design.

390 Duke Features

The 2017 update also brought with it a whole host of new features. Lighting is now LED all around, and the bike has been equipped with a colour TFT display. Bluetooth connectivity is standard, and like before, the bike also sports dual-channel ABS and a slipper clutch. New for the BS6 version is a bi-directional quickshifter offered as standard.

KTM 390 Duke Competitors

The KTM 390 Duke competes with other naked streetfighters such as the single-cylinder BMW G 310 R, Apache RR 310 and Honda CB300R, and twin-cylinder motorcycles like the Benelli TNT300. It’s also priced quite close to the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650.

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KTM 390 Duke Price List in India

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
390 Duke BS6
373 cc |
Rs. 2.70 Lakh
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Editor's View of KTM 390 Duke

  • Upside

    Electric acceleration, Sharp handling,Rich features list

  • Downside

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

  • Our Verdict

    If everyday performance is your top priority, nothing offers the same sort of explosive acceleration and razor sharp handling as the 390 Duke -- in this price range or in a segment above. Now more mature and refined in its latest form, the 2020 KTM 390 Duke still remains a well-rounded package tailor-made for thrill-seekers.


390 Duke Detailed Review

The KTM 390 Duke has always been a fantastic value for money proposition. You can use it either for your daily office commutes or for your grocery runs and you’ll have a wide grin plastered on your face throughout. And if you want to hoon around a track or show it some twisties, then the little 390 elevates your riding experience to a whole new level. Its crazy price to performance ratio and the ability to pretty much make every ride exciting is what made it so popular among the masses.

When the new-generation KTM 390 Duke was launched a couple of years back, it came with a tonne of segment-first features like a full TFT display, Bluetooth connectivity, slipper clutch and ride-by-wire. For its Rs 2.48 lakh (BS4 model) price point, this was a fantastic deal KTM 390 Duke BS6 Price.

With the BS6 update, KTM has increased the price by around Rs 5,000 and given the 390 Duke a couple of sweet new paint schemes. But if it was just a colour update, you would have already made up your mind the day KTM released the press images.

No, we daresay you’re here ‘cause you want to know if that new bi-directional quickshifter has changed the bike’s attributes any significantly. And more importantly, whether it makes the 390 Duke more of a must-have in your garage.

Q: Do they look as dope in reality as they did in the press images?

A: No, they do look stunning in real life. Especially the matte silver you see above. We also appreciate that KTM hasn’t gone overboard with the stickering, like they're sometimes wont to do. That said, we feel that KTM should have gone with the matte silver and orange frame instead of black. That would’ve made it that much more delectable.

Also read: Here’s What’s Different Between The BS6 And BS4 KTM 390 Duke

Q: So there’s just one difference visually?

A: Yes, apart from the new colour schemes, the BS6 390 Duke looks exactly the same as its predecessor.

Q: Ugh, fine, tell us about the quickshifter!

A: It works like a charm… is what we would’ve liked to say. But after testing it on Bajaj’s test track in Chakan we were a bit let down. You see, the main purpose of a bi-directional quickshifter is to offer seamless gear shifts without engaging the clutch -- basically full-throttle upshifts and quick downshifts without having to blip the throttle manually. Unfortunately, the quickshifter on the BS6 390 Duke is not the smoothest out there. The gear shifts are jerky and as you reach the redline (going from 4-5-6), the quickshifter just doesn’t work as it’s intended to.

In fact, it feels like a budget hack by KTM to keep costs in check. That’s because KTM is using a semi-mechanical system to sense upshifts instead of a pressure sensor. This whole process isn’t as quick as on a traditional pressure sensor, and that means it’s not fast enough to respond to upshifts at really high revs (near the redline).

And for downshifts, it just sprays a little extra fuel into the cylinder to try and increase the revs, instead of actually blipping the throttle. While the revs are bumped up slightly by this process, it doesn’t produce the same effect as an auto-blipper, and ends up relying on the slipper clutch to handle some of the load of rev-matching when downshifting. This makes for clutchless downshifts that can be described as clunky at best.

Q: Can it be fixed?

A: KTM India has confirmed that they can fix this system with just a software update, so let’s keep our fingers crossed! We have done a detailed story on this, which you can read here.

Q: Since it is the same bike as the BS4 model, can someone retrofit the quickshifter on their BS4 390 Duke?

A: We knew this was coming, and the simple answer is no! KTM India told us that it would require a different ECU map, different sensors and wiring harness. So a retrofit won’t be an easy affair by any means.

Q: What about its underpinnings? Are they the same as the BS4 390 Duke?

A: Yes. The 373cc motor, even though it is BS6-compliant, makes the same power and torque figures as before (43.5PS and 37Nm). The suspension and braking hardware is also identical to the older BS4 model. What has changed is weight and ground clearance. The former has gone up by 4kg while the latter has dropped from 175mm to 151mm (as the exhaust pipe now goes from under the bike instead from the side as seen on the previous model). So there are chances that you might scrape the Duke’s belly on big potholes. KTM has provided a bash plate to keep the exhaust components safe in case things do scrape.

Q: What about the performance? Has it gone down in the quest to emit less fumes out to the atmosphere?

A: Out on the track, we didn’t feel any drop in performance. However, we will reserve our judgement until we put it through a good ol’ VBox test.

Q: Finally, should you buy one?

A: Absolutely. You see, the ineffective quickshifter does not change the fact that the 390 Duke is still a great motorcycle. You can still change gears the traditional way. The quickshifter on the 390 Duke is just a bragging right as none of the motorcycles in its segment has one. Heck, the next motorcycle to come with a bi-directional quickshifter is its own big, mad cousin, the 790 Duke! In any case, while a quickshifter is a nifty thing to have on the race track, it usually isn’t a make or break factor when buying a motorcycle in this class.

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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying 390 Duke

Q. How to take gear in KTM 390 Duke?
  • KTM 390 Duke comes with a 6-speed gearbox via a slipper-clutch wherein you need to shift downwards for the first gear and for the other five gears you need to push the liver upwards.
Q. When will 2021 KTM duke 390 will get released?
  • The 2021 KTM 390 Duke is expected to launch by May 2021. However, there is no official updated available from the brand's end. Stay tuned for further updates.
  • What will be the changes form KTM 390 2020? Any Idea?
Q. When will 2021 KTM duke 390 will get released?
  • Amy new additions or colour changes?
  • Probably may 2021
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Q. My height is 5'4" will Duke 390 be comfortable for me or not?
  • Woow i see soo many people saying no , dude first of all go to show room n check for urself , secondly their are many shorter riders riding a tall bike depends on wether or not u will ride it in traffic or on highway , their is a way to stand still on a tall bike , u need to put ur left leg on the gear and right leg on the ground , thats how most of the shorter riders ride a adv as many of them are even 850mm above seat height , but if ur committed to ride i think nothing can stop u . Good luckAnd a word of advice for those geniuses who are advicing for change of suspension , i just hope u dont skid or bounce of ur bikePlease do not change suspension settings untill n unless ur on race track or adv track
  • If your a rider ull be fine... If its your first bike then prob not... im 5'7' and the duke was my first bike and it felt big and heavy when I first rode it, I was pretty scared I bought a bike that was maybe too big for me... a few months later the duke feels awesome. It is light and fits my height perfectly. I am ready for a larger bike. Perspective.
  • The KTM Duke is a rather high seated bike and reaching the floor would be a full stretch. Besides it is a heavy bike and handling it requires a certain degree of physical strength. Try it personally and find out for yourself.
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Q. My height is 5.3 can i purchase this bike - Duke 390?
  • Hey Abhishek, that depends on how much experience and expertise you have in terms of riding fast bikes.Duke 390 has a very high compression engine, in fact it’s the only fastest bike in India which is having highest pick-up and speed in the price range it is sold. There is no bike which can perform better than Duke 390 in terms of that price bracket.Hence, if you are a really good rider, Height shouldn’t be an issue. Still I would suggest you to take a test ride from showroom and test your limits. According to me, during the test ride you should be focused on riding the bike extremely slow and try to take U-turns in slow speed and check wether you are comfortable doing so ? If yes. Go for it.
  • Hey buddy, don't worry about the height because my height is also 5.3 and i own duke 390 bs6 version and the seat height is 830 but i can manage it very well because i was using duke 200 before. well i can touch the ground half from both side. it's not about height it's all about how you control the bike.
  • Hey Abhishek! Why dont you have a sit on it and check it out. But one word of advice - dont let height keep you from getting onto a bike - I have ridden bikes on which even climbing on was a pain.. but once you get going you get used to it. And with time you can figure out how to use just one foot to get the job done. for instance - while pushing the bike bac=k while sitting on it takes effort.. when on a tall bike, just hop off and push it back. And if you need inspiration - check this out - https://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsports/news/a24671/1985-peak-wtf-moment-a-tiny-belgian-won-dakar-against-all-odds/ Take care!
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Q. What is the height required to ride this bike - Duke 390?
  • Information given is incomplete, it has rear shock adjuster which can give rider from height 5.5 to 6 to adjust
  • Some riders legs are longer than usual.please take test ride and see it yourself.
  • 5ft5" and above height is good to control and ride this bike properly.
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390 Duke User Reviews

4.2 /5
1836 reviews
  • Performance
    4.8/5
  • Comfort
    4.3/5
  • Features & Styling
    4.8/5
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    3.7/5
  • Mileage
    3.6/5

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  • 4.6

    Buy a power commander or a fuel controller.The duke has to have one, Or 1st and 2nd will feel like your riding a horse.

  • 5.0

    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

  • 4.2

    The over all performance of the motorcycle is beyond words.But mileage is main drawback but off course that is something we have to cope with if we are in need of the beast.The maintenance is ok-ish.

  • 5.0

    it's my dream bike i love this bike this bs6 engine and powerful launched and her screen the digital screen very special for me

  • 5.0

    i love this bike it's my dream bike

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  • 3.8

    I am using this bike for only one thing, thrill. I will not talk about the other aspects, like heating, heaviness on the handle, etc. All I will recommend is that if you are someone new and starting out for the first time please rethink your investment in the 390 , this is a very powerful machine. My idea of thrill is to go out twice a week with full gear and go racing around the city. the reason i do this is my limitations to go out on the highway as I don't make much time. I say my prayers each time I gear up because only I know how I ride, that being said the 390 is a beast and it's hard to tame for even experienced riders. I don't promote what I am doing but I want to share this especially with new riders.

  • 4.2

    it is great for this price range and you cannot expect naked bikes with such low weights in this price segment. it's mileage is average because it is kind of a street race bike. the console you get on this bike cannot be given by another company. but it's price range is bit high for middle class people. you cannot expect best seat comfort in a race bike but the riders seat is above average it has compact space and it wont be fit for fat people both in seat and looks. the pillion seat is not so comfortable. it has trellis frame and the console has Bluetooth connectivity. you can research in YouTube for more information like max speed test and mileage test etc.

  • 5.0

    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.

  • 4.2

    Excellent bike as performace is top notch.Have very good accelaration and bike will move as rocket as you twist the wrist.Do not recomend for a beginer rider.Very good for the long ride as well.Though wife complained of hard seats afetr 850km done in one day, I didnt feel a thing.Rider seats are much softer and wider than the pillion.Mainatance can get pretty expensive when need to chagne the parts and need stock original products ex: tyres!! rims will get bent in every 15k km lol, Chain and sprocket extras.Even after all this till date i am enjoying each day my bike.Adrenaline rush.

  • 4.6

    Superb bike q: should you buy one? a: absolutely.You see, The ineffective quickshifter does not change the fact that the 390 duke is still a great motorcycle.You can still change gears the traditional way.The quickshifter on the 390 duke is just a bragging right as none of the motorcycles in its segment has one.Heck, The next motorcycle to come with a bi-directional quickshifter is its own big, Mad cousin, The 790 duke! in any case, While a quickshifter is a nifty thing to have on the race track, It usually isn’t a make or break factor when buying a motorcycle in this class.

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390 Duke FAQs

What is the price of KTM Duke 390?

The ex-showroom price of KTM Duke 390 is 2.70 Lakh. Check On Road Price of Duke 390. .

Does the KTM Duke 390 have ABS?

Yes, ABS feature is available in KTM Duke 390. View full specification of Duke 390.

Which is better KTM Duke 390 or TVS Apache RR 310?

KTM 390 Duke Price starts at Rs. 2.70 Lakh which is Rs. 20,564 costlier than base model of TVS Apache RR 310 priced at Rs. 2.49 Lakh. Compare KTM 390 Duke vs TVS Apache RR 310 on the basis of price, specs, features, reviews.

What is the EMI of KTM Duke 390 in Delhi?

The EMI for the base variant of KTM Duke 390 in Delhi is Rs. 7,408 per month @ 6% for a tenure of 36 months.

What are the colours available in KTM Duke 390?

KTM Duke 390 is available in 2 colour : White Black and Grey Black. View colour images of Duke 390.

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