In order to continue its race in the world’s sports bike segment, the KTM and Bajaj has revealed a new Duke model at the EICMA show, Milan. The new version bike is christened as KTM 390 Duke and it seems to be is a naked, sporty street bike which comes with a flamboyant and aggressive styling. The looks of the 390cc Duke is similar to the other small capacity bikes in this Duke lineage. The reports also stated that the new version bike will also built upon the same platform of the other KTM bikes. Till yet, there is no confirmation regarding the KTM 390 Duke price and release details, but it is expected to hit the Indian bike segment by mid-2013. Even, the sports bike looks like a fairly road going bike, but it even performs well on off roads as well. The latest rumours regarding this bike confirms that the sport touring vehicle can be priced in between Rs. 2 to 2.2 lakhs on road. The KTM Duke 390 pictures are currently available on company’s official sites in all 360 degree angles. The device comes with a 374 cc displacement mated with a Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, liquid-cooled engine. The powerful engine of KTM Duke 390 is capable to provide a maximum power of 44 BHP at 9500 rpm and a maximum torque of 35 Nm at 7250 rpm. The bike is packed with a claw shifted 6 speed transmission system for better rider convenience. The ignition system is mated with a fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment. For long ride the motorcycle is packed with brilliant liquid cooling system with continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump. Looks stylish as it is packed with a tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel with powder-coated. The rider will ensure a sporty riding posture with its upright seating position. For smooth ride,the KTM 390 Duke features with a fat upside-down front forks along with an aluminum alloy swingarm and monoshock rear suspension. The brake system is well designed as the front end comes with disc brake with four-pot brake caliper while the rear comes with disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs. It also comes with ABS braked system for high safety features. The ground clearance of this bike is around 170 mm and the seat height is to be 800mm while unloaded. The total fuel tan capacity of this sports bike is to be 11 liters which will be good option for long ride lovers.
[via Tech News India]
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