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KTM fires the hooligans responsible for abusing the new Duke 250 and 390 in the showroom.

KTM fires the hooligans responsible for abusing the new Duke 250 and 390 in the showroom.

The employees revved the bikes into the redline and danced around just for fun!!
KTM fires the hooligans responsible for abusing the new Duke 250 and 390 in the showroom.

Last week, an idiotic chap posted a live video on the social media site, Facebook, where a group of 5 who happens to be the employees at one of the KTM showrooms in Kerala, abused the newly launched Duke 250 and 390 bike.

The video went viral because of the heart-wrenching content that saw this group of hooligans revving the engine hard till the redline and playing with the headlight operating switches in a very harsh manner. To top it all, they were found dancing and shouting around just for the sake of the LIVE feed.

Take a look at it yourself, and hold a hand on your heart. It is painful.

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2017 KTM Duke 200

2017 KTM Duke 200

The baby Duke gets the AHO and BS-IV update along with new decals.
2017 KTM Duke 200
2017 KTM Duke 200
2017 KTM Duke 200
2017 KTM Duke 200
2017 KTM Duke 200
2017 KTM Duke 200
2017 KTM Duke 200
2017 KTM Duke 200

For the entry level performance oriented motorcycle enthusiasts, the KTM Duke 200 has been nothing short of a dream come true, for the motorcycle offers a perfect blend of performance and features at a price which makes it a true value for money motorcycle. At a price where others are offering motorcycles which are slightly dated and lesser equipped, this offering from KTM has created some great benchmarks which are tall and difficult enough to conquer.

In a very short span of time, KTM has created a reputation of being the most serious player in the performance-oriented segment of the Indian motorcycling scenario. It is playing a key role in the tremendous growth of motorcycles which are high on performance and are becoming the most obvious choices for those who are planning to upgrade from their 150cc-200cc motorcycles.

For 2017, KTM has refurbished its lineup of motorcycles for India. While the Duke 390 has received a much comprehensive facelift and the Duke 250 too making its way for the first time in India, KTM has decided to keep the Duke 200 alive in its portfolio for India, with carrying some minute but noticeable changes. Here’s our comprehensive review of the refurbished KTM Duke 200:-

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2017 KTM Duke 250

2017 KTM Duke 250

The quarter-litre naked segment gets a new zhar on the street.
2017 KTM Duke 250
2017 KTM Duke 250
2017 KTM Duke 250
2017 KTM Duke 250

When the first Duke hit the streets a few years ago, it was not here to make friends. The bike changed the game and re-wrote the rule books. A bold call to all to head to the straight narrow and embrace the life that lives at the very limit.

India got the first Duke 200 in 2013, and since then there has been no turning back for the Austrian Orange. Releasing the 390, they had completed the goal of leading the boards of the segment. But, looks like KTM had other things in mind for us.

Now in 2017 came a surprise from KTM when they launched the Duke 250 along with their updated 200 and the new phenomena called the 390 Duke. Although KTM had once rubbished news about the brand planning to get the Duke 250 to India, this launch has been a wild card. Meant only for Indonesia and Thailand, the 250 makes a scene on Indian roads too.

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The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25

The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25

Which should you bet your money on? The Austrian Orange or the Japanese Blue?
The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25
The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25
The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25
The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25
The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25
The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25
The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25
The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25

A match between the Austrian Orange and the Japanese Blue team was never on the cards. But with KTM launching the surprise wildcard Duke 250, the entire notion has changed.

It all started when Yamaha India launched the naked version of their quarter-litre Fazer motorcycle last month. Doing so, they have officially entered the segment of quarter-litres in India, surpassing the Yamaha R15.

Then came a surprise from KTM when they launched the Duke 250. Another naked that sits between the 200 and the mighty 390 Duke. Although KTM had once rubbished news about the brand planning to get the Duke 250 to India, this launch has been a wild card. Meant only for Indonesia and Thailand, the 250 makes a scene on Indian roads too.

This, folks, gives us the official rivalry of the segment that starts to take the business seriously. Although both the bikes are made for different purposes, they run similar capacity engines, thereby pitting them against each other in a bitter rivalry that can take the other down not to be able to rise again. Read below and catch the action.

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2017 KTM Duke 390

2017 KTM Duke 390

The updated Duke gets its styling inspiration from the bad ass Super Duke and a new ride by wire throttle system
2017 KTM Duke 390

KTM surely knows how to impress their fans and enthusiastic motorcycle riders of the country alike. It’s been four years since KTM introduced the Duke series which consists of the entry level Duke 200 and the Duke 390. Since their launch, they haven’t received any big change except few cosmetic jobs which came in the form of new colour schemes. Yet, they sold like hot cakes.

Last year it was reported that the 2017 Duke 390 was caught testing in Europe first, then on Indian roads. Much later the new motorcycle was also caught undisguised at the Bajaj factory in Pune. Like we all expected, KTM unveiled the completely new 2017 Duke 390 at the EICMA motorcycle show last year, and it inevitably attracted all the attention because of its aggressive new sharper styling and plenty of exciting features.

The naked bike has gone through a decent amount of mechanical upgrades and surely has gone through a major overhaul regarding styling. The new Duke 390 has received its styling inspiration from the bigger and more aggressive Super Duke who happens to be the most powerful naked streetfighter.

For the first time since it came into existence, it also has received the ride by wire throttle system which makes sure that the throttle response is more crisp and accurate. There are plenty of other hardware upgrades which the Duke 390 received which comes in the form of a new 5-way adjustable clutch and brake lever, bigger disc brakes towards the front full LED headlamps and daytime running lamps and a new subframe.

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We take a deep look into the 2017 KTM Duke model range

We take a deep look into the 2017 KTM Duke model range

There is the all new 390, the updated 200 and a brand new 250.
We take a deep look into the 2017 KTM Duke model range
We take a deep look into the 2017 KTM Duke model range
We take a deep look into the 2017 KTM Duke model range
We take a deep look into the 2017 KTM Duke model range
We take a deep look into the 2017 KTM Duke model range
We take a deep look into the 2017 KTM Duke model range
We take a deep look into the 2017 KTM Duke model range
We take a deep look into the 2017 KTM Duke model range

When the first Duke hit the streets a few years ago, it was not here to make friends. The bike changed the game and re-wrote the rule books. A bold call to all to head to the straight narrow and embrace the life that lives at the very limit. In 2017, a whole new face hit the streets starting with the 1290 Super Duke R, the Beast Mode 2.0.

Today, KTM India officially launched the next iteration of the Dukes that are ready to take the streets and rule them. The all-new 2017 Duke 390, updated Duke 200 and a brand new model in the Duke lineup, the Duke 250.

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KTM has 'Duke-em' surprises for us in store ! A brand new 200 and a 250.

KTM has ’Duke-em’ surprises for us in store ! A brand new 200 and a 250.

KTM really knows hows to play the silent inspector game.
KTM has 'Duke-em' surprises for us in store ! A brand new 200 and a 250.
KTM has 'Duke-em' surprises for us in store ! A brand new 200 and a 250.
KTM has 'Duke-em' surprises for us in store ! A brand new 200 and a 250.
KTM has 'Duke-em' surprises for us in store ! A brand new 200 and a 250.
KTM has 'Duke-em' surprises for us in store ! A brand new 200 and a 250.
KTM has 'Duke-em' surprises for us in store ! A brand new 200 and a 250.
KTM has 'Duke-em' surprises for us in store ! A brand new 200 and a 250.
KTM has 'Duke-em' surprises for us in store ! A brand new 200 and a 250.

Last week we were enthralled about the news of the launch of a brand new generation of the KTM Duke 390 happening on the 23rd of this month, just a few days more. It is an iteration of the Austrian Orange streetfighters that started with the 1290 Super Duke R, the Beast Mode 2.0.

When KTM made this announcement, they were not at all hinting at something else hiding in store for us. But, according to a few sources buzzing on the internet right now, it seems KTM does have a surprise waiting to be unveiled on the 23rd along with the 390. And it comes in the form of 390’s younger siblings, the 200 and a 250.

Yes. That is two surprises on the same day.

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KTM will launch the "all-new" Duke 390 on the 23rd of February.

KTM will launch the "all-new" Duke 390 on the 23rd of February.

The bike is dawning on a theory to ’Duke-em’
KTM will launch the "all-new" Duke 390 on the 23rd of February.
KTM will launch the "all-new" Duke 390 on the 23rd of February.
KTM will launch the "all-new" Duke 390 on the 23rd of February.
KTM will launch the "all-new" Duke 390 on the 23rd of February.
KTM will launch the "all-new" Duke 390 on the 23rd of February.
KTM will launch the "all-new" Duke 390 on the 23rd of February.
KTM will launch the "all-new" Duke 390 on the 23rd of February.
KTM will launch the "all-new" Duke 390 on the 23rd of February.

When the first Duke hit the streets a few years ago, it was not here to make friends. The bike changed the game and re-wrote the rule books. A bold call to all to head to the straight narrow and embrace the life that lives at the very limit. In 2017, a whole new face hit the streets starting with the 1290 Super Duke R, the Beast Mode 2.0.

The next iteration entering the country streets is the 2017 KTM 390 Duke. On the 23rd of this month, this Austrian Orange is officially landing to take over the crown for the ultimate streetfighter in the segment. And almost everything is new on this motorcycle.

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2017 KTM RC 200

2017 KTM RC 200

The orange pocket rocket gets a spa treatement
2017 KTM RC 200
2017 KTM RC 200
2017 KTM RC 200
2017 KTM RC 200
2017 KTM RC 200
2017 KTM RC 200
2017 KTM RC 200
2017 KTM RC 200

The Austrian Orange launched the RC editions of the Duke series in 2014 and gave it full fairings and a different riding dynamics to their Duke counterparts. It handled much sharper and gave the rider better confidence due to the more sporty riding position than the upright in the Duke.

For 2017, KTM updated their RC range, both the 390 and the 200, giving them an edge from the other contenders in the segment. While the 390 received better visual cues and better mechanical equipment, the RC 200, however, was updated with only new liveries and a paint job.

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2017 KTM RC 390

2017 KTM RC 390

The Orange King is back to rule the roads.
2017 KTM RC 390
2017 KTM RC 390
2017 KTM RC 390
2017 KTM RC 390
2017 KTM RC 390
2017 KTM RC 390
2017 KTM RC 390
2017 KTM RC 390

There is hardly any fault regarding the overall packaging of KTM with their RC and its approach towards performance-oriented segments of motorcycles. But, KTM believes in remaining at the top of the podium. Which is why KTM has given their RC series yet another update for 2017, which now has better visual cues and better mechanical equipment, thus making it compliant to Euro-4 and BS-IV norms.

The brand launched the RC editions of the Duke series in 2014 and gave it full fairings and different riding dynamics to their Duke counterparts. It handled much sharper and gave the rider better confidence due to the more sporty riding position than the upright in the Duke.

KTM is having a ball in the Indian two-wheeler industry with all its products smashing the competition right out of the ballpark. They have been the epitome of thrill and fun being experienced on two wheels, especially for the young riders entering the arena.

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KTM updates its RC 200 and 390 motorcycles for 2017

KTM updates its RC 200 and 390 motorcycles for 2017

Gets visual and mechanical updates and KTM prices it aggressively.
KTM updates its RC 200 and 390 motorcycles for 2017
KTM updates its RC 200 and 390 motorcycles for 2017
KTM updates its RC 200 and 390 motorcycles for 2017
KTM updates its RC 200 and 390 motorcycles for 2017
KTM updates its RC 200 and 390 motorcycles for 2017
KTM updates its RC 200 and 390 motorcycles for 2017
KTM updates its RC 200 and 390 motorcycles for 2017
KTM updates its RC 200 and 390 motorcycles for 2017

KTM is having a ball in the Indian two-wheeler industry with all its products smashing the competition right out of the ballpark. They have been the epitome of thrill and fun being experienced on two wheels, especially for the young riders entering the arena.

The brand launched the RC editions of the Duke series in 2014 and gave it full fairings and a different riding dynamics to their Duke counterparts. It handled much sharper and gave the rider better confidence due to the more sporty riding position than the upright in the Duke.

There is hardly any fault regarding the overall packaging of KTM with their RC and its approach towards performance-oriented segments of motorcycles. But, KTM believes in remaining at the top of the podium. Which is why, KTM has given their RC series an update, which now has better visual cues and better mechanical equipment, thus making it compliant to Euro-4 and BS-IV norms.

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KTM To Launch RC200 & RC390 In India On 19th January 2017

KTM To Launch RC200 & RC390 In India On 19th January 2017

Both the motorcycles gets some cosmetic as well as mechanical updates as well
KTM To Launch RC200 & RC390 In India On 19th January 2017

KTM officially announced that they will be launching the 2017 RC200 and RC390 in India on 19th January 2017. The RC series motorcycles gets some minor cosmetic updates which comes in the form of new colour updates. While the more powerful RC390 gets some mechanical upgrades as well.

The KTM RC390 gets a slightly bigger 300 mm disc brakes towards the front and a completely new side mounted exhaust system which has been constructed of lightweight materials to keep the overall weight down. The RC390 is still powered by the same 373 cc, single cylinder liquid cooled engine which is capable of producing about 44 ps of peak power and 36 Nm of torque. The torque amount has been increased by 1 Nm. The engine is still paired to the same 6 speed gearbox.

The RC200 on the other hand is still powered by the 199.5 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled unit which is capable of producing about 25 Bhp of peak power and around 19 Nm of torque. This engine too is paired to a 6 speed gearbox. There has been no mechanical changes made to the RC200 engine however expect both the engine to be complaint to the BSIV emission norms.

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New 2017 KTM Duke 390 Spied Once Again On Indian Soil!

New 2017 KTM Duke 390 Spied Once Again On Indian Soil!

The new Duke 390 with all the added hardware and BSIV compliant powertrain will launch soon
New 2017 KTM Duke 390 Spied Once Again On Indian Soil!

The motorcycle is already launched in the markets of US and Europe and now it’s almost time for its India launch. We are talking about the much awaited new generation KTM Duke 390. The motorcycle was already quite being tested on the Indian road. But this is the latest spy pictures of the motorcycle available at this moment. Although the motorcycle is strictly covered in heavy camouflage but its unique shape does not hide away the fact that this is actually the upcoming 2017 KTM Duke 390.

The motorcycle was first unveiled at the 2016 EICMA show and apart from being sharper and more responsive the Duke 390 also gets plenty of new exciting hardware as well. To begin with the Duke 390 gets a completely redesigned headlamp cluster which features LED lights; the instrument cluster too is all new and looks bigger than the older unit. It also gets a new exhaust system which has replaced the underbelly unit seen on its predecessor. The new generation Duke 390 also gets a chiselled and sharper looking fuel tank. Some other hardware which are carried over from its predecessor include the upside down front forks and the rear monoshock unit. For the safety of the occupants the Duke 390 gets Abs as standard.

Powering the new generation Duke 390 is the same old 373 cc single cylinder fuel injected, liquid cooled unit which produces exactly the same 44 Ps of power and 37 Nm of torque (the torque amount has increased by 2 percent).The engine is paired to a 6 speed gearbox. The new engine with the new exhausts system is actually BSIV compliant.

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New 2017 KTM RC200 & KTM RC390 Brochure Leaked Reveals New Details

New 2017 KTM RC200 & KTM RC390 Brochure Leaked Reveals New Details

Both the motorcycle gets significant updates
New 2017 KTM RC200 & KTM RC390 Brochure Leaked Reveals New Details
New 2017 KTM RC200 & KTM RC390 Brochure Leaked Reveals New Details
New 2017 KTM RC200 & KTM RC390 Brochure Leaked Reveals New Details
New 2017 KTM RC200 & KTM RC390 Brochure Leaked Reveals New Details

All of you should be well aware of the fact that KTM is all set to unveil the new Duke series along with the updated RC series in India towards the first half of 2017. Motoroids was able to get their hands on the leaked brochure of both the new RC series motorcycles.

Both the RC 200 as well as the RC390 will get a completely new paint scheme, while the more powerful RC variant amongst the duo will also get the ride by wire throttle system which will be carried over from the new Duke 390. Besides the ride by wire throttle system the RC390 also gets a completely new exhaust system which also gets a stainless steel underfloor pre-silencer and a rear aluminium absorption silencer containing the catalytic converter which has helped in reducing the overall weight. However compared to the earlier motorcycle the updated RC390 gains little more weight. The RC390 now weighs 170 kilograms which is actually 4 kilograms more than the current motorcycle.

Now the slightly less powerful RC200 continues with the same underbelly exhaust. However the sports motorcycle gets an updated graphics. The rear pillion seat on the other hand 12 mm thicker than in the old motorcycle. The motorcycle also gets a new Orange and White paint scheme.

Coming to the powertrains the RC390 gets the same 373.3 cc single cylinder liquid cooled, fuel injected unit. This engine is capable of producing about 43.5 PS of maximum power at 9,000 rpm and 36 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. The engine is coupled to a 6 speed gearbox. Although the engine hasn’t received any power upgrade but the torque amount has increased by 1 percent.

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2017 KTM Duke 390 Caught Testing On Indian Road After Official Unveiling

2017 KTM Duke 390 Caught Testing On Indian Road After Official Unveiling

The motorcycle will make its Indian debut towards the first half of 2017
2017 KTM Duke 390 Caught Testing On Indian Road After Official Unveiling

KTM unveiled the new Duke 390 at the EICMA motorcycle show and after its unveiling the motorcycle was caught testing for the first time on the Indian road courtesy Rushlane. Expect this new generation Duke to arrive in India by the first half of 2017.

Apart from some cosmetic change the new Duke 390 also gets some mechanical updates as well which comes in form of the powertrain getting EUROIV norms in Europe while in India it will get the BSIV update. The Duke 390 continues to be powered by the same 373cc, liquid cooled, single-cylinder engine which is capable of producing about 44 Hp of peak power and 37 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to the 6 speed gearbox.

The Duke390 has been fitted with upside down forks and same monoshock suspension setup. While to bring it to a stop the Duke 390 gets 320 mm disc brakes towards the front and 240 mm disc brakes towards the rear. The Duke390 gets a duel channel ABS setup as standard. In terms of new additions the updated streetfighter gets full LED headlamp setup complete with an all integrated LED daytime running lamps, a completely new digital instrument cluster and more aggressive styling and also the inclusion of ride by wire throttle for the first time.

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KTM 390 Adventure spotted testing

KTM 390 Adventure spotted testing

Or is it something else?
KTM 390 Adventure spotted testing
KTM 390 Adventure spotted testing
KTM 390 Adventure spotted testing
KTM 390 Adventure spotted testing

It is not a new news that KTM is developing a small displacement adventure travel/enduro series of motorcycle. And it has a very high possibility of it coming to the Indian shores.The web is now flooded with images of KTM testing their newest creation on roads and a few grabbed our attention too. Spied somewhere in Europe, these images have surfaced just after BMW and Kawasaki unveiled the G 310GS and the Versys-X 300 and both these machines are headed to India in 2017 and looking to create a niche to the whole segment that is currently only filled by the Royal Enfield Himalayan and maybe the Mahindra Mojo

Now, these images are proof that KTM is testing their prototypes on the road. With exposed frame welds, flat sheet plastic zip-tied bodywork and an information-gathering module in place of the instrument panel, this is clearly far from still hitting the production line. What is more interesting is that this test mule is not running on the same KTM Duke 390 mill as we all thought. .

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KTM RC16 production racer with 240 bhp is coming in 2018

KTM RC16 production racer with 240 bhp is coming in 2018

Joining Ducati and Honda in giving us a taste of the MotoGP.
KTM RC16 production racer with 240 bhp is coming in 2018
KTM RC16 production racer with 240 bhp is coming in 2018
KTM RC16 production racer with 240 bhp is coming in 2018
KTM RC16 production racer with 240 bhp is coming in 2018
KTM RC16 production racer with 240 bhp is coming in 2018
KTM RC16 production racer with 240 bhp is coming in 2018
KTM RC16 production racer with 240 bhp is coming in 2018
KTM RC16 production racer with 240 bhp is coming in 2018

KTM is the brand new entry to the MotoGP championships and are touted to participate from the 2017-18 season. The Austrian company started developing their MotoGP spec motorcycle, the RC16, more than a year back and the company successfully conducted the tests by participating at this year’s Valencia GP in Spain.

From the very first day, KTM never made it a secret that the literal "Ready to Race" motto machine KTM RC16 will also be offered to the ’admiring the sport’ customers too.

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So This Is What The KTM 790 Duke Prototype Is Capable Of: Video

So This Is What The KTM 790 Duke Prototype Is Capable Of: Video

Watch with disbelief what this prototype is actually capable of
So This Is What The KTM 790 Duke Prototype Is Capable Of: Video

KTM showcased the 790 Duke prototype along with the updated Duke range at the 2016 EICMA Motorcycle show. The new prototype gets a 800 cc parallel twin-cylinder engine which has been bolted to the lightweight and extremely agile steel frame chassis. Reports are that that this new powertrain will also be shared with Husqvarna bikes as well. This new motorcycle will actually help in closing the gap in between the 690 Duke and the flagship offering 1290 Duke.

The production variant of the motorcycle is expected to debut in the year 2017. Although the power output details are not out yet but some reports states that the new powertrain will produce around 85 to 90 Ps of peak powr and will be paired to a 6 speed gearbox. The motorcycle will also get many modern technologies like ride by wire throttle and traction control as well.

Now watch what the rider actually does with the 790 Duke prototype, the motorcycle will get sharp handling characteristics, cornering ability and off course straight line stability at high speeds.

Although there are no details whether the production version of this middleweight monster will hit the Indian shores or not but if it does it will definitely be not before the year 2019 for sure.

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Watch How The 2017 Duke 390 Handles Corners In This New Promo: Video

Watch How The 2017 Duke 390 Handles Corners In This New Promo: Video

The Duke 390 will make its mark in the Indian market towards the first half of 2017 in India
Watch How The 2017 Duke 390 Handles Corners In This New Promo: Video

KTM unveiled the second generation Duke 390 recently at the 2016 EICMA motorcycle show. This streetfighter has received a complete overhaul in terms of overall design however what is disappointing is the fact that the motorcycle hasn’t actually received any change in terms of powertrain. As a result the new Duke 390 is still powered by the same 373.2 cc single cylinder, liquid cooled, fuel injected unit, this unit is capable of producing about 44 ps of peak power 37 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 6 speed gearbox while the new Duke also gets the slipper clutch as well. There is also a new ride by wire throttle system added for the first time in this baby Duke which provides different riding modes. For the safety of the rider the Duke 390 also gets a duel channel ABS setup as well.

As far as some other changes are concerned KTM has actually decided to reduce the overall wheelbase of the new motorcycle by almost 10 mm which has made the motorcycle more nimble machine. The result of that change is clearly visible in this new promo video of the Duke 390 where the motorcycle attacks corner quite efficiently. What else is also new is the headlamps that’s right the Duke 390 has received a full LED headlamps for the first time, while it also has received a new TFT instrument cluster as well. All these styling changes have actually made the motorcycle appear more aggressive than the earlier variant.

The promo video of the Duke 390 shows the rider is riding his motorcycle and taking on the corners with ease.

Expect the all new 2017 KTM Duke 390 to hit the Indian market in 2017 and it will be priced slightly higher than the existing variant.

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2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300

2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300

2017 will run hot on the 300cc category
2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300
2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300
2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300
2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300
2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300
2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300
2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300
2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300

Buckle up because it is going to be a wild ride. 2017 will see the launch of the brand new KTM Duke 390 that is said to wipe out the competition. The Australian company decided to give the already successful KTM Duke 390 a revamp and what we’ve noticed is that the naked version is up for a spotlight rather than the full faired RC edition. It made its global debut at the EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show in Italy and post its debut, will make way into the Indian market in 2017.

The Yamaha YZF-R3 was released in 2016 and it made the rest of the 300cc line-up shake by winning the coveted Bike of the year for 2016 and it threatened the rule of the RC 390 as well because of its all-round package. Then there was the Kawasaki Ninja 300 which although it was trumped by the other two in many categories it has earned the reputation of being a reliable, well built, and refined offering in this class.

All the three motorcycles have had a condescending effect on the Indian 2 wheeler market and they got in the fresh breed of entry level fully flaired performance motorcycles to blaze the much needed thrilling experience to enthusiasts and purists. Now with speculations running high of the Duke 390 Facelift, it will definitely try to bring havoc in the sales of its competition and make motorcyclist get into a realm of more content and less bitter.

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KTM Duke 390 vs Benelli TNT 300

KTM Duke 390 vs Benelli TNT 300

find out two of the most exciting bikes under 2 lakhs and who stands where
KTM Duke 390 vs Benelli TNT 300
KTM Duke 390 vs Benelli TNT 300
KTM Duke 390 vs Benelli TNT 300
KTM Duke 390 vs Benelli TNT 300
KTM Duke 390 vs Benelli TNT 300
KTM Duke 390 vs Benelli TNT 300
KTM Duke 390 vs Benelli TNT 300
KTM Duke 390 vs Benelli TNT 300

If you are a nineties kid or a youngster from the nineties, remember the times when we used to dream about our first bike? Though, our wishes and hearts allowed only the most premium and sporty motorcycle available in the market to go for. There was a time in the early beginning of the 21st century, when the particular segment of 150cc motorcycles used to be the most perennial one, as those were the motorcycles which used to trigger the strings of the hearts for being the most ‘powerful’ motorcycles available in the market to satisfy our hunger for performance.

However, the tables have turned and with the progress which the Indian two wheeler industry has been witnessing in terms of maturity, customer awareness and inflow of money, different manufacturers have started experimenting with different kinds of segments. One such experiment was conducted by KTM back in 2013, when it introduced the Duke 390 in India. With the Duke 390, KTM initiated the segment of 200-400cc entry level performance motorcycling, with which it created new records, owing to the fantastic price to package ratio which the Duke 390 offered. It was the Duke 390 which offered the thrills of riding a big bike without being too intimidating.

Witnessing the success of the Duke 390, many new manufacturers started their onslaughts in the middleweight segment of motorcycles. One such name is Benelli, a relatively new and unknown name for the Indian market. This bike maker from Italy started its Indian operations with its entire lineup, ranging from the TNT 300 to the range topping TNT 1190 R. Though in today’s time, the single cylinder TNT 25 is the most affordable motorcycle from Benelli, it was the TNT 300 which used to hold the tag before the advent of the former.

Both the Duke 390 as well as TNT 300 seem to be similar in size, but then there are some differences which set them apart. On paper, the single cylinder Duke 390 is more powerful from the twin cylinder TNT 300. With so much similarity in size and proximity in price range, currently the Duke 390 and TNT 300 are the only two viable competitors in the 200-400cc performance segment. The question arises that which one of the two offers itself as a better package over the other. Here’s our comprehensive comparison review to find out:-

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