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2017 KTM Duke 200

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KTM Duke 200
  • Year: 2017
  • Make: KTM
  • Model: Duke
  • Engine: inline-1
  • Displacement: 199.2 cc
  • Top Speed: 93 mph (Est.)
  • Price: INR 143000

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

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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Its official. Bajaj will get Husqvarna into the country sometime in 2018.

Its official. Bajaj will get Husqvarna into the country sometime in 2018.

Bajaj will manufacture the 401 series in the Chakan plant and sell them alongside KTM bikes.

Since the time Husqvarna showcased its ‘Real Street’ Vitpilen 401 and the Swartipilen 401 concepts at the 2016 EICMA, the industry is abuzz to see some bonkers design unlike anything seen before on the streets. Ready to bring in the Swedish company’s name on the world stage, there were still speculations of where they will be made since Husqvarna is owned by KTM - a company that has Bajaj Auto as a shareholder.

Clearing the air, both Bajaj and KTM have released a joint press release and have confirmed that they intend to make the 401 models right here in India sometime in 2018 and sell them worldwide. Until then, however, the bikes will be made back home in Austria. But the Duke’s 390 engines that will run on these Huskies will be built right here in India by Bajaj.

July 4, 2017 03:06
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Featured BMW G 310 R vs KTM Duke 390 vs Benelli TNT 300 vs Mahindra Mojo

BMW G 310 R vs KTM Duke 390 vs Benelli TNT 300 vs Mahindra Mojo

Battle of the naked middleweights enters 2017. Get ready for a lot of flash-bangs.

Strap yourself up to your seat guys. Things are going to get wild here. 2017 saw the launch of the brand new KTM Duke 390 that is said to wipe out any competition there has ever been. Later in the year, the German brand BMW Motorrad will be launching its smallest motorcycle, the G 310 R which is manufactured here in India by TVS. These two machines will change the face of the middleweight naked sports segment which until now had the Mahindra Mojo and the foreigner Benelli TNT 300 from Italy.

We will sit down and chalk up a charge sheet to decipher the best machine you would want to invest in according to your needs and wish. Although the KTM is a notch above in all departments, we will have it here just for the sake of comparison. Mahindra is the least expensive of all and the Benelli is the only one with two cylinders and has that Italian flair that no one carries. The Beemer, on the other hand, is built for the world market and will remain to be a neutral contender in both style and performance compared amongst the rest here.

All the four motorcycles will have a condescending effect on the Indian two-wheeler market, and they have the fresh breed of entry-level naked performance motorcycles to blaze the much needed thrilling experience to enthusiasts and purists. Making motorcyclist get into a realm of more content and less bitter, here is all the help you would need to pick one for yourself:

April 6, 2017 08:30
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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!!

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.

March 25, 2017 04:00
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OVERVIEW 2017 KTM Duke 200

2017 KTM Duke 200

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

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:-

March 6, 2017 04:40
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OVERVIEW 2017 KTM Duke 250

2017 KTM Duke 250

The quarter-litre naked segment gets a new zhar on the street.

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.

March 1er, 2017 11:30
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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?

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.

February 28, 2017 03:00
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OVERVIEW 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

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.

February 24, 2017 07:34
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Featured 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.

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.

February 23, 2017 05:40
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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.

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.

February 21, 2017 01:00
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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’

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.

February 17, 2017 00:30
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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

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.

January 10, 2017 07:30
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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

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.

December 24, 2016 05:00
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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

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.

December 13, 2016 11:07
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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

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.

December 9, 2016 09:54
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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

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.

November 29, 2016 12:29
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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

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:-

November 17, 2016 08:35
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KTM To Introduce New Duke 390 In January 2017

KTM To Introduce New Duke 390 In January 2017

The launch will take place in the first month while the deliveries will only commence from April onward

According to the latest report on Motorbeam KTM has perhaps plans to launched the new and updated Duke 390 in India on January 2017. The bookings for the new 2017 model will also begin from later of January 2017. However the deliveries will only commence from March 2017 onward.

The main reason for such quick launch here is India definitely being the production hub for the Duke 125, 200, 250 and also the 390. The new model was introduced globally and thus there is no more need for Bajaj Auto to keep manufacturing or keeping the old model alive. We are sure that KTM will adjust the production by discussing with the dealers. However you can expect long waiting periods for this particular model.

If we talk about changes then surely the new Duke 390 has received quite a few of them the first and the foremost being how it looks. The updated Duke390 gets a completely new much more aggressive styling. This is also the first time that it has received an all new LED daytime signature lamps alongside LED headlamps; the new Streetfighter has also received a completely new TFT instrument cluster as well. For the first time ever the new Duke390 has also received ride by wire throttle system as well. The Duke390 has also received a bigger 13.4 Litre fuel tank and also padded seats.

As far as the engine is concerned KTM has decided to retain the same 373.2 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder unit which produces about 32 kW (44 hp) at 9,000 rpm and 37 Nm of torque 7,000 rpm, and it’s paired to a 6-speed transmission. KTM has decided to upgrade the engine to make it Euro IV compliant.

For the safety of the riders there is also a duel channel ABS system as well. Expect the pricing of the new Duke390 to atleast 20, 000 more than the outgoing motorcycle.

November 15, 2016 07:00
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Comparison – Old KTM Duke 390 vs New KTM Duke 390

Comparison – Old KTM Duke 390 vs New KTM Duke 390

Find out what do you actually get in the new Duke390

When KTM introduced the Duke 390 for the first time in India back in 2013 and the officials announced the price of it, we all knew that it is simply going to revolutionize the entire entry level performance motorcycle segment, with its absolutely smashing price to package ratio. With its international design language, lots of kit on offer, brilliant performance and agile handling, the Duke 390 was a clear winner since from the start of its Indian innings.

However, as they say, change is the only thing permanent in this universe, which is why, to keep up with the changing times, KTM has introduced an all new Duke 390, almost three years after its launch in India. Unlike a common and periodic regular facelift with just new color options, the new Duke 390 is an entirely different and new motorcycle with much more comprehensive changes as one would expect.

The old Duke 390 was already a perfect motorcycle for both the amateur as well as seasoned riders. So what all changes are there on the new Duke 390 which separate it from the old Duke 390 and make it an even better package? Let’s find out:-

November 14, 2016 01:00
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OVERVIEW 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

Beast Mode v2.0. Pushing the envelope of the wild.

The Austrian manufacturer had a superlative field day at the EICMA in Milan, Italy. Taking the covers off the KTM 1290 Super Duke R, KTM shows of having no plans to be dethroned as the brand that gives us outright thrill seeking motorcycles along with being competitive.

When the flagship Super Duke was released in 2014, it blew us away and reigned supreme in the super naked market. It was a lethal weapon and had to be tamed. This time, it has got ton loads of updates for 2017 making this animal go berserk. KTM prefers it to be called ‘The Beast 2.0’.

November 12, 2016 03:00
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List of motorcycles launched by KTM at EICMA 2016

List of motorcycles launched by KTM at EICMA 2016

The KTM stall surely had everything for eveyone’s taste

In the Indian context, currently, there is no other manufacturer which is as serious and committed towards changing the scenario of performance motoring on two wheels, as KTM. This big name hailing from Austria did revolutionized the entry level performance oriented segments with the 200cc and 390cc Dukes and RCs. On the global platform too, the manufacturer did dropped many jaws, when it launched the updated range of adventure motorcycles and tourers at the recently concluded INTERMOT 2016.

However, in the EICMA 2016, KTM decided to focus more on its naked motorcycle portfolio, rather than adventure tourers or faired supersports. Featuring an all new sharper design philosophy, the new four naked motorcycles from KTM do show that what KTM has planned for the future. Considering the Indian context, the most significant motorcycle out of the KTM’s display models is the all new Duke 390, which is going to be the base of the forthcoming motorcycles from KTM for India.

Following is the list and brief description of all the four motorcycles which KTM had put up on show at the EICMA 2016. Here you go:-

November 11, 2016 03:45
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2017 will run hot on the 300cc category: KTM Duke 390 VS Kawasaki Ninja 300 Vs Yamaha YZF-R3

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

Find out everything you want to know about the new upcoming Streetfighter and its rivals

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 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. Let’s find out how by getting upto date with the spied and speculated information gathered from our automotive media sorcerers around the globe.

November 9, 2016 00:49
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KTM Teases The New Duke in A New Teaser Video

KTM Teases The New Duke in A New Teaser Video

The Upcoming Streetfigher will get plenty of new changes and will perhaps be unveiled on November 8th

KTM has released a new video of what is looks like to be the new generation Duke. The teaser video although does not reveal anything about the motorcycle but it surely does tease a new motorcycle which actually gets the same headlamps which is expected on the soon to be launched new generation Duke Series. The teaser video not only teases the motorcycle but also reveals its unveiling date as well. The motorcycle will be unveiled on 8th November 2016.

The teaser video also does inform us that the new Duke will get Split headlamp styling while the current generation Duke390 gets conventional headlamps the upcoming Duke series is expected to get LED headlamps. The motorcycle will be unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show. The next generation Duke390 was spotted being tested on couple of occasions on the Indian road and you can expect this motorcycle to be launched here in the year 2017.

The upcoming Duke390 is expected to get plenty of new updates which might come in the form of a like we already mentioned above a new set of headlamp unit which is expected to be a full LED unit. The Motorcycle will also look a lot sharper than the current generation model, reports suggests that its styling has been inspired from the bigger Dukes. The biggest change however will come in the form of a new side exhaust which will replace the underbelly unit. The other smaller changes that you might notice in the New Duke series is that the ignition slot will not be positioned on the handlebar instead the ignition slot will be positioned on the fuel tan instead.

November 4, 2016 08:09
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Next Generation KTM Duke 390 Caught Testing On Indian Road Reveals New Details!

Next Generation KTM Duke 390 Caught Testing On Indian Road Reveals New Details!

new details revealed about this much anticipated streetfighter

Last time the motorcycle was captured in a spy image was inside the Bajaj factory in Pune. Now once again Overdrive was able to get a clear spyshot image of the new generation KTM Duke390 test mule which was caught testing and revealed few interesting new details.

The motorcycle is all set to launch in the Indian market in 2017 and will take on some other big names of this game. The motorcycle according to the reports on Overdrive gets a new repositioned key slot. This premium yet affordable motorcycle now gets the key slot positioned right towards the front of the muscular and chiselled fuel tank instead of the handlebar. The motorcycle apart from that also received a new integrated grab rail bar towards the rear. The motorcycle also received a new sub frame as well

What else also looks new in the 2017 Duke 390 is the newly redesigned instrument cluster. The instrument cluster looks slightly bigger which also means that it might also provide more information as well. The overall layout of the instrument cluster could also be changed as well and it might receive new fonts and perhaps a new backlit display.

The most important thing that you will also notice is that the rear pillion seat has also been redesigned which definitely means better comfort for the pillion rider. One another biggest change is the inclusion of side exhaust as well. The new Duke390 will get a fully fledged conventional exhaust instead of the underbelly unit.

October 24, 2016 12:34
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Exciting New Details Of The KTM Duke 200 & 390 Emerges

Exciting New Details Of The KTM Duke 200 & 390 Emerges

New technology & styling is what the new Duke will offer

News about the upcoming KTM Duke is all over the internet; recently we have seen some images and video of this updated naked streetfighter as well while it was being tested. According to some fresh new reports KTM surely have plans to introduce the new Duke in India in 2017. The overall styling of the smaller Duke’s are inspired from the bigger and more aggressive 1290 Super Duke R.

With that being said, the new Duke 390 will sport a completely redesigned fuel tank which looks identical to the ones found in the bigger Duke. The new tank capacity is unknown yet but you can expect the tank to be bigger than the existing models and what is even more interesting is also the fact that the new fuel tank will also use metal in its construction.

Talking about some new additions, expect both the Duke 200 as well the Duke 390 to be equipped with a bigger LCD instrument cluster. The new instrument cluster can also be integrated with the rider’s Smartphone as well; this instrument cluster will feature full TFT display and will use the user’s smartphone data to show direction on the instrument cluster via GPS. Apart from that the tachometer graph will also display different colours when the revs go up.

September 16, 2016 06:00
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Walkaround & complete details Of the 2017 KTM Duke 390: Video

Walkaround & complete details Of the 2017 KTM Duke 390: Video

The motorcycle will be launched here in 2017

Remember the first image of the KTM Duke390 clicked inside the Bajaj plant? Well things surely have taken a step further since then. We have also provided you a video of the new Duke 390 while it was being tested on the road.

A recent walkaround video of the new Duke390 surfaced online and this video provides all the information about this upcoming motorcycle which has received quite a lot of new updates.

KTM has definitely included plenty of new updates to the new Duke 390. To begin with the new 390 now gets a slight change in the overall styling. To begin with the new motorcycle now gets different styled split headlamps. Apart from the headlamp unit the Fuel tank too now appears to be a lot different than the existing motorcycle because it gets an extended cowl towards the front suspension setup.

The rest of the styling looks identical to the current Duke. The exposed trellis frame, the wider rear tyres all adds to the aggressive character of the motorcycle. Apart from the styling change the motorcycle also get a completely new instrument cluster as well which definitely will provide more information and looks bigger than the existing one.

September 14, 2016 06:45
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2017 KTM Duke 390 Caught Testing On Indian Road: Video

2017 KTM Duke 390 Caught Testing On Indian Road: Video

Expected launch in 2017

We have seen few spy images of the 2017 KTM Duke 390 already and the some reports on the internet also stated that KTM will be introducing the new generation Duke in the year 2017 here in India. From what it looks like KTM is definitely on the schedule because recently in a new video the Duke 390 was caught testing on Indian roads.

This will be the second generation Duke which was caught testing. The updated Streetfighter gets few design changes. Towards the front the 2017 Duke 390 gets a split headlamp setup, while the tank cowl too has been extended towards the front suspension. Apart from these changes the rest of the motorcycle perhaps won’t receive any major change. The new generation Duke390 will continue with the same chassis as its predecessor which definitely provides an impressive ride and handling characteristics.

As far as the powertrain is concerned, the 2017 KTM Duke 390 will continue with the same 373 cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which is capable of producing about 44 Hp of peak power and 35 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 6 speed transmission. However the good news is that this engine will be revised completely and if you are lucky you possibly can also see some jump in power or torque output figures as well.

September 9, 2016 04:50
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Upcoming BMW G 310R & KTM Duke 390: What Do We Know So Far

Upcoming BMW G 310R & KTM Duke 390: What Do We Know So Far

Two of the most anticipated entry level performance motorcycles will be here soon

We all are eagerly waiting for the two of the most anticipated entry level performance motorcycles of the Country one is from the very popular Austrian manufacturer KTM while the other motorcycle which will be launching soon is from a popular premium two wheeler brand BMW. For those who do not have an idea of what we are exactly talking about here KTM will be launching their updated Duke 390 next year while BMW too has plans to launch their entry level performance motorcycle in the Indian market within the next couple of months.

Although we have covered everything about these upcoming motorcycles but today we decided to add some more updates which are available at this moment about these upcoming motorcycles. Now According to some reports on the internet BMW too has started producing the G310 R at the TVS plant which actually indicates that they will perhaps launch their new product within the next couple of months in India. As far as the updated Duke 390 is concerned expect it to make it to the Indian market only towards next year end.

Today we have gathered some information about this upcoming motorcycle and provided you their details below

July 8, 2016 13:00
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From Bangalore To Munnar On Duke 200: Video

From Bangalore To Munnar On Duke 200: Video

The Road passes through some beautiful valleys covered with clouds

India is a land of diversity and there is almost everything available in India starting from mountains to oceans and plain lands to sea. If you are an explorer by heart then there is absolutely nothing which can stop you from going places. Here in this video you can watch a group of riders ride from Bangalore all the way to Munnar which is actually a town situated in Western Ghats in the state of Kerala.

Towards the beginning of the video you can watch these riders are actually riding in a group started their journey from Bangalore and they were riding towards Munnar which is about 475.8 Kms away. The routes and the scenic beauty were absolutely amazing. The entire journey was shot with a Go-pro camera which means that you can all take a clear look of what is happening on the road from the rider’s point of view. The road passes through some stunning valleys which has some beautiful tea gardens. The cloud covered roads and mountains definitely look stunning.

Towards the end of the video the riders reaches the Kundala Lake which also looks stunning covered by mountains on all the sides. There is no doubt that the Bangalore to Munnar journey via motorcycle is definitely one of the most beautiful Indian roads for those motorcycle riders who wants to escape from their daily city life.

July 3, 2016 15:00
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Drag Race: Harley Davidson 48 Vs KTM Duke 390: Video

Drag Race: Harley Davidson 48 Vs KTM Duke 390: Video

Find out who wins this ultimate and unusual drag race

We all know cruiser is no match when it comes to streetfighter and today we have got just a video which actually proves everyone wrong. In this video you can watch a Harley Davidson 48 takes on a KTM Duke 390 on a highway in a drag race and you will actually be shocked to see the result. Towards the beginning on the video you can watch the Harley Davidson rider actually leaves the Duke 390 far behind. The Harley Davidson could reach a top speed of over 180 km/h mark where the Duke 390 can do about 160 mark in real life situation.

So the outcome of the drag race for the Duke 390 and the Harley Davidson 48 was that Harley Davidson left the Duke 390 far behind. The next race which they conducted was actually a 0-100 km/h race and as you all are very much aware of the fact that the Duke 390 produces an impressive power output and it is also lighter in comparison to the Cruiser but the HD really does the unthinkable it produces an impressive amount of torque and thus the Streetfighter was no match to the Duke 390 even when it comes to 0-100 km/h sprint.

Watch and enjoy the video and watch till the last for some real surprise.

July 3, 2016 02:00
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Bajaj Pulsar CS400 Vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 Vs KTM Duke 390

Bajaj Pulsar CS400 Vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 Vs KTM Duke 390

Find out where the upcoming CS400 stands when we talk about some serious competition

Bajaj has definitely won plenty of hearts when they showcased the Pulsar CS400 concept at the 2014 Auto expo. It was one of the best concepts of the show and also will be Bajaj’s most powerful Pulsar ever launched by Bajaj. The other factor which also attracted everyone’s attention is also the fact that the CS400 did not looked like the regular Pulsars, Bajaj will be pitching their most powerful motorcycle yet as a sporty cruiser. The ‘CS’ in the CS400 stands for Cruiser sport and the best thing is that it was caught number of occasions while it was being tested on the Indian roads for the past few months. All the test mules which were caught during testing looked almost identical to the concept motorcycle which gave us all a clear idea that the production variant of the CS400 will look identical to the concept apart from few significant changes.

Now that the launch date of the new sports cruiser from Bajaj is almost here so today we have decided to give you all the details of the Bajaj CS400 and some of its competitors which it will face as soon as it hits the Indian market. The CS400 as you all should be aware of will be powered by a 373 cc engine which will produce an impressive amount of power and torque. This engine will actually be borrowed from the Duke 390 but Bajaj definitely will add their own technology like DTSI and triple spark to it. So the closes competitor of the CS400 will definitely be the KTM Duke390 and the most trusted and well established 3500 cc Classic cruiser from Royal Enfield.

Click past jump to know the differences between all these three motorcycles and also where exactly the soon to be launched Bajaj Pulsar CS400 stands amongst its competitors.

June 28, 2016 01:53
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OVERVIEW 2016 KTM Duke 390

2016 KTM Duke 390

An affordable & powerful streetfighter

When we talk about entry level performance oriented motorcycles there is no denying in the fact that KTM products definitely stays on top of the list. Their entry level offering includes the Duke 200 and the Duke390 which were introduced couple of years ago. Bothe the Duke 200 and the 390 were later followed by the RC series which were sportier faired variant of the Duke series. KTM recently updated the Duke series for the year 2016 while they also have plans to introduce t6he new generation Duke towards the year 2017.

Today we will be talking about the Duke 390 which is actually one powerful streetfighter from the Austrian two wheeler manufacturers. Report suggests that KTM actually wants to sell their old stock of their Duke series before actually introducing the new and improved motorcycles in the year 2017. We all were quite excited and because we thought Bajaj and KTM will display some interesting motorcycles at the 2016 Auto expo but surprisingly both these motorcycle manufacturers did not participated at the event. Instead what KTM did was they introduced the updated Duke and RC series as the 2016 model in the Indian market. We have got all the details of the updated 2016 KTM Duke 390.

Click past jump to read more about the updated streetfighter

June 20, 2016 13:00
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Comparison: TVS Apache RTR 200 4V VS Bajaj Pulsar AS200 VS KTM Duke 200

Comparison: TVS Apache RTR 200 4V VS Bajaj Pulsar AS200 VS KTM Duke 200

Big fight in the entry level performance Motorcycle find out who wins the top spot

When TVS introduced the new Apache RTR 4V we all were really very much excited to see this motorcycle in flesh. This new motorcycle surely featured the most powerful engine of the Apache lineup and that was not the end for the first time TVS has also fitted a monoshock suspension setup at the rear which by the way is already available with some of the other competitors that the new Apache competes with.

Talking about competition the new Apache RTR 200 4V is a streefighter which takes on he newly launched Bajaj Pulsar AS200 which is actually a semi faired version of the Bajaj famous streefighter model the NS200, while the other big competition that it will face is from the KTM Duke 200 which has been ruling this segment since its launch.

Meanwhile let us also inform you that the deliveries of the new Apache RTR 200 4V has already commenced in some of the major states and the new Apache takes on the above mentioned rivals in India. The new motorcycles gets its power from a 197.75 cc, SOHC, four-valve, oil-cooled, single-cylinder engine which is available in both carburetor as well as with fuel injected form as well which also makes it an unique offering in this segment.

So let us now get into the details of this comparison review to find out who has the biggest advantage amongst these three motorcycles and who claims the top spot.

Click past jump to read more about the comparison review of the all new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V vs the Bajaj Pulsar AS200 and the KTM Duke 200

June 13, 2016 14:00
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2016 KTM Duke 250

2016 KTM Duke 250

In today’s day and age, the KTM Dukes need no introduction in the Indian two wheeler market. It is the value for money packaging and pocket rocket image of the Dukes on sale in India, which have led them the credits of upping the ante in the segment of entry level performance oriented motorcycles in India.

While the Duke 200 caters to the lower end of the segment and is preferably for those who are upgrading from a 150cc motorcycle, the Duke 390 has been giving an opportunity to all those who want to prepare themselves thoroughly before upgrading to a motorcycle from a middleweight category.

Now, KTM has just used the sweet spot between the Duke 200 and Duke 390 by launching the Duke 250 in some of the international markets. Sitting in the slot between both the previously mentioned Dukes, the Duke 250 churns out performance which is the balance between the Duke 200 and Duke 390. Here’s our quick take on the KTM Duke 250.

February 11, 2016 03:56
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2015 KTM Duke 200 - Road Test

2015 KTM Duke 200 - Road Test

In the automobile industry of India, there are manufacturers who wake up from the slumber when a response to their rivals is needed to be given, as and when required. And then, there’s KTM – a motorcycle major from Austria which has been shattering all the myths and establishing new benchmarks in the entry level performance oriented segments of the Indian two wheeler market.

In a commuter obsessed nation like that of ours, KTM has emerged as a brilliant motorcycle maker which has studied and understood the needs and requirements of the motorcycling enthusiasts like no other manufacturer has been able to. With its stupendous price to packaging ratio, the motorcycles from KTM have set new standards when it comes to the aspect of value for money.

This brings us to the core that how KTM emerged as one of the fastest growing motorcycle companies in India. The story of inception hails back to 2012, when this Austrian manufacturer entered into the Indian market with the collaboration of its Indian partner Bajaj Auto. The bike in question was the Duke 200, which marked as the ticket by KTM for the vast playground which the Indian two wheeler market is.

In a very short span of time, the KTM Duke 200 went on setting new sales records and did started a new trend of performance oriented motorcycles. The key factors to its success was the premium big bike feel of the motorcycle at a price slightly premium to that of a premium 150cc offering, say Yamaha YZF R15 or Honda CBR 150R.

Though KTM now has a wide range of four options which are equally tempting, it is the Duke 200 which happens to be the most affordable model in the lineup of KTM for India. We, at Topspeed, got an opportunity to test the latest iteration of the smallest pocket rocket of KTM, the Duke 200, which comes with a number of slight changes which the motorcycle has received.

Click past jump to read the full test review

February 8, 2016 02:25
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Comparison - Benelli TNT 25 vs KTM Duke 200 vs Mahindra Mojo vs Kawasaki Z250 SL

Comparison - Benelli TNT 25 vs KTM Duke 200 vs Mahindra Mojo vs Kawasaki Z250 SL

The Indian two wheeler market has come a long way from being a commuter only market to a playground for sportsbikes and superbikes. For young enthusiasts, there was a time when they had the only viable options to choose from at most 150cc ‘sport commuters’ like the Pulsar 150 and Hero Honda CBZ to quench their thirst of speed and riding thrills, moving beyond the tags of fuel efficiency and resale value.

But now, the average young Indian enthusiast wants more – he wants more speed, more performance and more precision from his two wheeled machine, which is why he is eyeing beyond the range of 150cc commuters and looking for a bigger and more powerful motorcycle. For such riders, the segment of quarter liter/250cc sportbikes are proving to be a viable upgrade, which though are positioned much above the 150cc commuters in terms of price, but offer much more performance and sharp riding dynamics, making them feel more mature rider.

In the last couple of years, the segment of 250cc motorcycles has become a very potential playground for the majority of manufacturers, ever since the KTM Duke 200 broke the ice and created a new trend. Almost every other manufacturer is now trying to make the full use of this segment – while some of them are launching fully faired motorcycles in this segment, a majority of them are launching naked roadsters, and with almost all of them coming from international brands, these quarter liter naked roadsters are actually giving the riders an opportunity to introduce them to their global standards.

The year 2015 happened to be a remarkable one for this particular segment of 200-250cc roadsters, given the fact that two of the most significant launches, Mahindra Mojo and Benelli TNT 25 took place in this very year. Meanwhile, Kawasaki has also indicated that it will soon be bringing in its smaller capacity entry level sportsbike, the Z250 SL, to Indian shores very soon. Too much to handle? In this feature story, we will be comparing the four most significant motorcycles in this segment – KTM Duke 200, Mahindra Mojo, Benelli TNT 25 and Kawasaki Z250 SL in almost each and every parameter, to find out which one emerges out to be the best. Here we go.

January 15, 2016 03:57
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Comparison – Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs KTM Duke 200

Comparison – Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs KTM Duke 200

Mahindra made an honest attempt of showcasing its mettle in engineering prowess when it gave a short preview of its first big bike, Mojo, as a concept in the Auto Expo 2012. For a very new Indian two wheeler maker, this was nothing short of a landmark move, as it was the first foray of Mahindra in a segment which was way above its natural mettle of making 110cc scooters and motorcycles. So, it was no surprise that Mojo created a huge amount of anticipation related to its launch dates, specifications and price range.

Days passed, months passed and even years too passed, but the details of Mojo remained blur most of the amount. The bike was spied a number of times while on the test runs throughout India, but the delay in its official launch gradually began to fizzle out the enthusiasm related to the motorcycle. The year 2015 finally showed some signs with the production-ready version of the motorcycle being spied on test runs nearby the authorized production plant of Mahindra in Maharashtra and then, the news came out that the trial production runs of Mojo had begun.

Finally, putting an end to a lot of rumors and anticipations, Mahindra finally launched the Mojo at a very tempting price and specifications, which make it a worthy motorcycle to live with. The bike is being pitched as a sports tourer – the kind of bikes which are so practical as per the Indian riding conditions but are so less in number. In that case, the Mahindra Mojo will be battling out with the bikes like Honda CBR 250R, Royal Enfield Classic 350 and KTM Duke 200 – all of which are quite different in body type and character, but share one common notion – of being a good tourer.

In this feature story, we will crack out the code of which sport tourer fits the bill of yours when it comes to munch long miles and putting your hard earned money to sign the final deal. Here’s a detailed comprehensive readout of the comparison between Mahindra Mojo, Honda CBR 250R, Royal Enfield Classic 350 and KTM Duke 200.

October 28, 2015 05:50
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KTM refreshes Duke 390 with minor updates, including slipper clutch

KTM refreshes Duke 390 with minor updates, including slipper clutch

KTM has spiced up its pocket-rocket Duke 390 with additional features, which has given it a mid-life update. The bike, which has been highly regarded for the oodles of performance it offers in an accessible price, now becomes even more appealing due to the additional features it has received. The most prominent of all of them is the introduction of Slipper Clutch on the motorcycle, which is usually found in high-performance motorcycles.

The presence of Slipper Clutch will prevent the locking of Duke 390’s rear wheel due to the condition of engine braking during urgent downshifts. Though the slipper clutch is mostly required on tracks and not in the hustle of streets, the addition of this feature will certainly increase the value for money proposition of the Duke 390. With this addition, the KTM Duke 390 snatches the title of ‘the most affordable motorcycle to have a standard Slipper Clutch in India’ from the Kawasaki Ninja 300.

Apart from this, the other minor but significant updates, which have made their way on the bike, are new updated palm grips on handlebar, new black surrounds for LED turn indicators and added plastic protection for front and rear suspension components. In addition to all these features, KTM has also increased the service interval of the bike from the previous 5000 kilometers to 7500 kilometers, thus reducing the hassle of frequent maintenance.

All the new batches of Duke 390 from now on will be sporting these subtle updates. Currently, KTM is not charging any premium for these updates, and the Duke 390 continues to retail at Rs. 1.9 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). For the time being, only the Duke 390 has been equipped with the Slipper Clutch, but it is likely that KTM will shoon equip the RC390 with this feature as well, given the race-focused dynamics of the latter.

February 20, 2015 02:00
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2014 Thailand Auto Expo: Customised KTM Duke 200 (Streetfighter To Offroader)

2014 Thailand Auto Expo: Customised KTM Duke 200 (Streetfighter To Offroader)

If you want to witness a fine piece of customized motorcycle then you should definitely go through these images. At the 2014 Thailand Auto Expo held recently Kunka Custom Department modified a standard KTM Duke 200 Streetfighter into one aggressive looking offroader.

Now although the concept of Offraoding motorcycle is still not popular amongst the Indian bike enthusiasts but it is quite popular amongst the other countries of the world where the roads surfaces and conditions are tougher. The KTM Duke 200 which now looks more like a rugged offroader has been equipped with spoked wheels wrapped in offroading Knobbies from the famous brand Pirelli. The rest of the motorcycles almost appear identical to the standard KTM 200 except this custom motorcycle also received a new paint job finished in Matte grey while the chassis and other equipments were finished in Black. The other changes that you will notice in the motorcycle is the absence of the engine cowl that is available with the standard Duke 200 while the underbelly exhaust too has been replaced with the twin silencers which in turn also increased the ride height of the motorcycle which is especially helpful when you run out off tarmac.

Beside this variant there was another variant too on display which comes with same stock silencer but the headlamp unit appears different though and also comes with an additional fairing and circular turn indicators. We are still not sure about the power figures of both these customized motorcycles yet but we can assure you that they have retained the stock engine from the Duke 200 (single-cylinder liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine which produces about 25 PS at 10,000 rpm and 19.2 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm mated to a 6 speed transmission).

December 8, 2014 07:50
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2014 KTM Duke 390 gets new shade

2014 KTM Duke 390 gets new shade

KTM launched the Duke 390 recently in our Indian market, many liked the new motorcycle rest were unhappy with how the Duke 390 looked because many people complained that it looked almost same as the smaller Duke 200 and one can hardly differentiate between the two motorcycles. So those who expected a different looking motorcycle were disappointed with the brand KTM.

So KTM decide to add an extra shade of color along with all the other updates to the 2014, Duke 390. Recently KTM unveiled some pictures of the 2014 Duke 390 in action which featured the Black Duke 390. It can be expected that the new and updated Duke 390 will hit the Indian showrooms next year but it is still not sure whether KTM, will launch this new shade of 390 in the Indian market or not, but we will definitely update our readers as soon as it is declared officially. Presently it is available with the combination of White and Orange.

Currently the Duke 390 is priced at Rs. 180,000 (Ex showroom Delhi) and is available with the ABS option as standard. It is powered by a 373.2 cc 4-stroke, liquid-cooled engine which generates 43bhp of impressive peak power at 9000rpm and a massive 3.57kgm of torque at 7000rpm. The engine has been mated with a 6 speed transmission.

The Black colored Duke definitely will be preferred by many in our Indian market because the color Black will also help to differentiate between the smaller Duke 200 and the bigger Duke390 easily plus it also makes the 2014 Duke 390 look more slimmer and meaner.

You can read a full review of the entire KTM Indian lineup here:
KTM Duke 200, KTM Duke 390 in Topspeed.in

November 19, 2013 13:00
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Honda CBR 250R VS KTM 200 DUKE

Honda CBR 250R VS KTM 200 DUKE

India has always been known as the land of commuter motorcycles, but recently we saw that people are stepping out of the commuter motorcycle boundaries and going for bigger and powerful motorcycle which could bring some sort of fun to their daily commute or be it the weekend getaway on their motorcycle.

We saw many existing 2 wheeler manufacturers launched their powerful motorcycles in India, along with many foreign brands who also added bigger and powerful motorcycles to their Indian lineup. Even the Austrian 2 wheeler manufacturer KTM stepped in our Indian market in alliance with Bajaj and launched their 200 cc motorcycles which provided plenty of power to overtake any commuter motorcycles with ease. The Japanese manufacturer Honda who after separating with their long term partner Hero tried some new strategies and launched their sportsbike the 250R in our Indian market. Now India have a different segment of buyers altogether and this particular Country has become an emerging market for such Motorcycles.

Today we will be comparing two of the entry level premium motorcycles which are priced very aggressively and also capable enough of providing the fun and thrill of a proper sportsbike. Our first competitor here is the Austrian KTM Duke 200and its rival is the Japanese Honda CBR 250R. Although the Duke has a displacement of only 200 cc whereas the CBR 250R has a displacement of 250cc, still both of them generates almost similar power and are priced comparatively, I think this comparison review will help the readers to make up their mind and select any one motorcycle which will suit their various requirements.

click past the jump to find out more about the Honda CBR 250R and the KTM Duke 200

September 30, 2013 07:20
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2012 KTM Duke 200

2012 KTM Duke 200

If you are looking for a stylish, powerful and sporty motorcycle then the Duke 200 is the one that you will love to get your hands on. The Duke 200 brought a revolution after it was launched in the Indian market and totally changed the biking scenario of India. The Duke 200 was the most stylish looking powerful sporty naked street bike which was brought to the Indian market by the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM in collaboration with another Indian legendary two wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto. The aggressive looking motorcycle has the performance and power packed in it.

The motorcycle is powered by a 200 CC Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition liquid-cooled engine which generates 25 BHP of maximum power at 10,000 RPM and 1.94 kgm of torque at 8000 rpm. The motorcycle has tremendous throttle response and a very punchy engine. Let’s find out more about the Duke 200.

April 9, 2013 09:50
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