Rev up, motorbike lovers! Because KTM has unveilded the next-gen, single-cylinder Duke models. Meet the Duke 390 and Duke 250. These mean machines are hitting the streets with price tags starting at ₹3.10 lakh (ex-showroom) and ₹2.39 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively.
Both the Gen-3 models are powered by a fresh 399cc single-cylinder known as the LC4c. This liquid-cooled engine boasts a revamped cylinder head, which now accommodates a larger airbox, while the 6-speed gearbox churns out 45.37 BHP. KTM hasn't revealed all the technical bits about this engine just yet so keep stuffing to know more!
KTM has given the frame, wheels and brakes a fresh makeover. As per KTM, these improvements bestow the Gen-3 models with the highest-ever power-to-weight ratio so far.
The 390 Duke is anchored by a steel trellis frame and boasts an adjustable 33 mm upside-down front fork, accompanied by a mono-shock at the rear. Braking duties are handled by a 320 mm front disc and a 240 mm rear disc, with the added assurance of dual-channel ABS, cornering ABS, and Supermoto ABS.
The brand has also spruced up the aesthetics of the 390 Duke with a revamped fuel tank design with shrouds flanking it, exuding an aggressive vibe. The LED headlamp, with boomerang-shaped LED DRLs, adds to the bike's sharp look.
Comfort is paramount with a split seat, and keeping up with the times, the bike boasts a 5in digital instrument console offering smartphone connectivity for turn-by-turn navigation, launch control, and three dynamic riding modes: Street, Rain, and Track. When it comes to colours, you get two options to choose from – Atlantic Blue and Electronic Orange Metallic.
Just like its older sibling, the 250 Duke receives some notable updates too. It's equipped with ride-by-wire technology and quick-shifter comes as standard.
The new KTM 250 got some fresh threads too. Sporting its signature sporty appearance, it rocks fierce tank extensions and an LED headlamp. On the tech front, a 5in digital instrument console takes centre stage, offering up smartphone connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, and even an USB Type-C charging port for your gadgets. This naked street machine comes in two colourways — Electronic Orange and Ceramic White.