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New KTM 390 Duke noticed testing in India for the primary time | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The subsequent-gen 390 Duke’s design appears to have been impressed by KTM’s flagship, 1290 Tremendous Duke R.

The subsequent-gen KTM 390 Duke has been noticed testing in India for the primary time. The 390 Duke was final up to date when the BS6 emission norms got here into drive, bringing emissions compliance, digital rider aids and up to date colourways to the desk. The bike is quickly anticipated to obtain a extra sizable replace with adjustments to most of its parts.

  • Subsequent-gen KTM 390 Duke to be primarily manufactured in India

  • Suspension set-up will bear adjustments

  • All-new paint schemes anticipated

Subsequent-gen KTM 390 Duke: visible updates

KTM’s flagship mannequin, the 1290 Tremendous Duke R, seems to have been the reference level for the visible updates to the design for the next-gen KTM 390 Duke. On the take a look at mule, the tank shrouds seem wider and sharper lending it a extra aggressive look than the outgoing mannequin. We anticipate all-new paint schemes extra in keeping with the up to date 390 line of bikes. 

Subsequent-gen KTM 390 Duke: {hardware} adjustments

Essentially the most notable change that may be seen in these spy photographs is the offset rear monoshock, which has been bolted to a model new asymmetrical swingarm. The exhaust system additionally sees an replace – although it retains the side-slung finish can of the present bike, the routing is totally different. Adjustments to the engine embrace a brand new design for the aspect covers, hinting at some inner tweaks as effectively.

Wheels and brakes look like similar to the not too long ago up to date RC line-up, which ought to contribute to lighter unsprung mass. A notable change is the shift of the braking {hardware} to the proper aspect of the wheel versus the left as is custom for all single-cylinder KTM bikes.

Subsequent-gen KTM 390 Duke: digital updates

The 390 Duke already will get a commendable electronics bundle for this section, with a Bluetooth-equipped TFT show, traction management and cornering ABS, in addition to a quickshifter. It is going to be fascinating to see what enhancements KTM could make on this space, if any.

India is the place this upcoming 390 Duke will probably be primarily manufactured, and the truth that it has been noticed right here signifies that the bike is inching nearer to manufacturing. The worldwide launch for the up to date mannequin is slated to occur on the finish of this yr, with India to observe early subsequent yr.

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