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Sellers face provide scarcity for KTM 390 Duke | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Most sellers attribute the shortage to scarcity of the TFT display screen that the motorbike comes geared up with.

Semiconductor points proceed to plague the trade, with February 2022 posting significantly gloomy gross sales numbers. The difficulty is affecting premium bikes particularly and KTM sellers are going through provide points for the KTM 390 Duke. Dealerships in Mumbai ,Chennai, Delhi and Bengaluru, all reported lack of availability for this motorbike and are quoting ready durations of as much as 45 days for supply.

Sellers say that the primary offender is the TFT show used on the 390 Duke, which isn’t obtainable as a result of international semiconductor scarcity that continues to rage rampant. Whereas this TFT is shared by each, the Duke 390 and the 390 Journey, KTM seems to be within the tough scenario of getting to ration out its restricted semiconductor provide between fashions. At  current, the up to date 390 Journey and RC 390, which is able to quickly be launched, are taking priority over the 390 Duke.

The 2022 390 Journey is simply across the nook and we count on it to obtain up to date color schemes, amongst different issues. In the meantime, the brand new RC 390 has acquired a much more complete replace, and we count on it to lastly be launched in India in direction of the tip of this month. 

Not like the opposite 390s, the 390 Duke shouldn’t be in line for updates anytime quickly, and the scarcity of provide shouldn’t be linked to a mannequin 12 months replace arriving anytime quickly. KTM is, nevertheless, engaged on the next-generation 390 Duke, and has been noticed testing a considerably up to date motorbike with extra complete modifications, particularly within the chassis division. However this subsequent era continues to be a while away, and the earliest you’ll be able to count on to see it’s on the finish of 2022.

The KTM 390 Duke comes with a 373.2cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 43hp and 37Nm of torque. 

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