2023 KTM 390 Duke And 250 Duke Launched In India

Published on 11 Sept, 2023, 6:03 AM IST
Updated on 11 Sept, 2023, 6:03 AM IST

Pratik Rakshit
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Both the 2023 KTM 390 Duke and 250 Duke are built on a brand-new platform featuring a trellis frame with an aluminium sub-frame.

KTM India has introduced its highly anticipated Gen-3 Duke motorcycles, the 390 Duke and 250 Duke models, at Rs. 3,10,520 and Rs. 2,39,000 (ex-showroom, India), respectively, with bookings now open at an initial booking amount of Rs. 4,499, while deliveries will commence mid-September 2023 onwards. KTM says both the 390 Duke and the 250 Duke are set to redefine the premium sports motorcycle category with a range of upgrades, and enhanced technology.

Both the Gen-3 KTM 390 Duke and 250 Duke are built on a brand-new platform featuring a trellis frame with an aluminium sub-frame. These bikes are powered by the newly developed LC4c engines, boasting enhanced performance and a remarkable power-to-weight ratio. The 2023 KTM 390 Duke comes equipped with a 399 cc engine that develops 43 bhp @ 9000 rpm and 37 Nm @ 7000 rpm while the 250 Duke is powered by a 250 cc engine that produces 30 bhp and 24 Nm @ 7500 rpm. Both powerplants feature optimised cylinder heads and gearboxes for improved efficiency.

The 2023 KTM 390 Duke and 2023 KTM 250 Duke include key features such as Launch Control, Adjustable Suspension, Track Mode, MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) with Ride Modes, Cornering ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), Quickshifter+, SuperMoto ABS, and 5-inch Dashboards with Smartphone Bluetooth Connectivity.

In terms of styling upgrades, both the 390 and 250 Dukes draw inspiration from their larger sibling, the KTM Super Duke. Apart from a new metal fuel tank and premium surface finishes, these motorcycles have been designed with distinctive visual elements derived from the Super Duke. The frame is now complemented by a curved lightweight swingarm, which accommodates the offset rear monoshock.

The 2023 KTM 390 Duke boasts a range of advanced features, including WP APEX Adjustable Suspension with 5-click rebound and compression adjustable front forks, 5-click rebound adjustable, and 10-click preload adjustable mono-shock. It also includes MTC with ride modes, Cornering ABS, and Supermoto ABS. Other features encompass Track Screen, Launch Control, Quickshifter+, Ride-by-wire, slipper Clutch, a 5-inch TFT display with smartphone connectivity featuring turn-by-turn navigation, an 800 mm seat height with an optional 820 mm seat, a larger airbox for enhanced performance, an all-new steel trellis main frame with a pressure die-cast aluminium subframe, a right off-set rear mono-shock, and a Type-C charging port. It is available in two colour options: Electronic Orange Metallic and Atlantic Blue.

On the other hand, The 2023 KTM 250 Duke also comes with a range of notable features, including Quickshifter+, Ride-by-Wire, and a slipper clutch. It is equipped with a 5-inch LCD display with smartphone connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation. Other features include an 800 mm seat height with an optional 820 mm seat, a larger airbox for improved performance, an all-new steel trellis main frame with a pressure die-cast aluminium subframe, a right off-set rear mono-shock, a Type-C charging port, and it is available in two colour options: Electronic Orange and Ceramic White.

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