KTM Duke 390 Pros & Cons
The bigger sibling of 200 Duke, Duke 390 shares much of its features from appearance to finish to graphics from the former. Despite, this Duke 390 managed to make a place in the market and also in the hearts of bike lovers. Read out the pros and cons of the Duke 390 to check whether it matches your dream bike portfolio or not.
Key Specs of Duke 390:
- Displacement – 373.2 cc
- Maximum Power – 43 Bhp @ 9500 rpm
- Maximum Torque – 35 Nm @ 7250 rpm
- No. of Cylinders – 1
- No. of Gears – 6
- Seat Height – 800 mm
- Ground Clearance – 170 mm
- Kerb/Wet Weight – 154 kg
- Fuel Tank Capacity – 11 litres
- 0-100 kmph – 5.6 seconds (approx.)
- Top Speed – 169 kmph (approx.)
- Price – Rs 1,95,000 (ex-showroom Delhi)
KTM 390 Duke: List of Pros & Cons
Pros of 390 Duke
1) Standard ABS
Yes, the Duke 390 has got standard ABS which not only reflects that the automaker has taken care of the safety but also shows how the cost has been managed with this standard feature.
2) Metzelers Tyres
Yet, another good thing about Duke 390 is standard Metzeler tyres again part of the Rs. 1.95 lakh package (ex-showroom Delhi).
The Duke 390 weighs 154 kg (wet weight) which makes it light and easy to handle. Moreover, the lightweight of the bike helps during some low speed maneuvers without making you lose balance.
4) Impressive Power to Weight Ratio
The power to weight ratio of Duke 390 is 271.76 Bhp per tonne. This impressive figure itself reveals of its excellence as a machine.
5) Performs Well at Higher Speeds
The Duke 390 has got a single cylinder engine which is a bit larger than the CBR250R and the TNT 25. The result is that you experience more grunt at higher speeds. The Duke 390 performs excellently well during the mid range and higher RPM’s.
6) Perfect for New Riders
Although Duke 390 makes you feel like a hooligan still it is perfect for new riders as well. The reason is that it doesn’t have excessive plastic fairings, is light in weight and also the way engine delivers power is predictable giving you a good hand in shifting the gears.
7) Comfortable Upright Riding Position
The 390 Duke offers a more comfortable upright riding position that allows longer stints in the saddle without hurting your back. Moreover, its wider bars can make you easily flick through traffic.
8) All-Digital Instrument Console
Yes, the KTM 390 Duke has got a fully digital instrument console which offers you a lot of information.
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