The 390 now boasts a ride-by-wire throttle, full
TFT dash, an optional MY RIDE multimedia interface, ABS as standard, split
LED headlamp, and all new bodywork.
The frame and subframe are new, and the motor
cradled by it also gets updates to bring it in line with the more stringent
Euro4 emissions regulations. The 373.2cc single is fed by fuel injection and
breathes out though a new three-way catalytic converter, while the stubby
underbelly exhaust is replaced by a classy looking side-mounted end can. Max
power is a claimed 44bhp.
The WP fork is also new, as is the bigger 320mm
front brake disc, gripped by a Brembo-developed By-Bre branded caliper.
Squeezing the brake lever just got more comfortable too, as it’s now
span-adjustable (as is the clutch lever).
The separate rider and pillion seats have also
been redesigned to go with the new sharper bodywork, chassis, and marginally
larger 13.4 litre steel tank.
At 149kg it’s a true lightweight, capable of
delivering lots of fun to riders of all shapes and sizes.
The 2017 KTM 390 Duke now gets ride-by-wire, a TFT instrument panel,
standard ABS, LED split headlamp and all-new bodywork. The exhaust is a side
mounted one on the new 390 Duke while the outgoing model has an underbelly
The KTM 390 DUKE’s state-of-the-art chassis, with its characteristic,
lightweight steel trellis frame, turns this bike into a real surfer through
the bends. Masses grouped close to the center of gravity maximize
maneuverability and precision – and prepare the 390 DUKE to win the rush
hour slalom day in, day out.
The 390 DUKE's meticulously manufactured, die-cast swingarm is designed and
produced according to the same standards and principles as the one on the
690 DUKE R. This light alloy beauty with directly linked WP shock absorber
excels in extreme torsional stiffness and outstanding tracking stability.
Thanks to its progressive spring, you get maximum feedback wherever you take
this jack-of-all-trades. The preload is adjustable, so you can count on
well-balanced suspension whether you’re riding solo or two-up, with or
The KTM 390 DUKE's high-quality upside-down fork from WP Suspension
uses the latest open-cartridge technology, which offers impressive
advantages because of its easy maintenance, simplicity and small amount of
components. Therefore, it’s lightweight, rugged and has a broad spectrum of
use for all demands, from relaxed cruising to hammering around on closed
WHEELS AND TIRES
Equally lightweight and delicate as they are stable, the 17 inch
cast light alloy wheels are fitted with tires from the world’s best
suppliers. They are 110 mm wide at the front and an impressive 150 mm at the
rear. The tires are selected on the basis of their high grip levels in both
wet and dry conditions, as well as their ability to provide supreme
A state-of-the-art 2-channel Bosch ABS helps you get the most out of the
impressive DUKE dynamics and adds the finishing touch to its peerless
chassis qualities. The ABS on the KTM 390 DUKE monitors the effect of the
potent brake system with radially-bolted, 4-piston caliper and 320 mm disc
diameter - fun with no regrets. And for the stunt riders among us: The ABS
At first you notice that LED headlight. That aggressive front. That
predatory stance. When you come closer, you feel its steel fuel tank and
various high-quality cast parts. In the end you realize that the design and
production standards of this bike were set sky-high. Just like the KTM 1290
SUPER DUKE R, who’s little brother this bike is very proud to be. Or is it
the other way around?
This is not a toy bike. It is a genuine motorcycle. The KTM 390 DUKE
provides plenty of space and freedom of movement and has a knack for relaxed
touring, alone or two-up, as well as committed cornering. Unsurpassed
operability and large contact surfaces ensure optimum control and maximum
feedback, while the upright, relaxed seating position provides a perfect
overview all day long.
Different modes for the various assistance systems can be selected using an
illuminated menu switch on the left side of the handlebar. It's very simple
and intuitive: "up" and "down" through the menu selection, select the
desired menu item with the right button or go a step back with the left. Job
done. Race on.
The KTM 390 DUKE's state-of-the-art, single-cylinder engine with twin
overhead camshafts once again underlines KTM's development strength. The
latest materials and production technologies not only deliver the bike's
bountiful torque and punchy acceleration, but also good manners in everyday
use and outstanding fuel economy. And thanks to the balancer shaft, this
Euro 4 compliant single is as smooth as it is strong.
POWER & TORQUE
A bike as compact and nimble as this one, deserves to pack a solid
punch. With 32 kW (44 hp) and a dry weight of just 149 kg, we did it
justice. Thanks to the ingenious intake and exhaust system, the 46 mm
throttle body and the meticulous fuel injection system, this strong stroker
is ready to leave the rest of the traffic behind at the twist of your wrist.
Exactly like they do in the 1290 SUPER DUKE R, the four valves in the
cylinder head of the 390 DUKE are actuated by two overhead camshafts and
ultra hard, carbon coated cam followers, providing reliability and longevity
despite the engine’s high power output.
In order to meet the latest Euro 4 emission restrictions and sound
regulations, the 390 DUKE gets an entirely new exhaust, including link pipe
The KTM 390 DUKE matches all the A2 driver´s license requirements and thanks
to its high power-to-weight ratio, it’s one of the most dynamic options out
there for new riders.
RIDE BY WIRE
It’s the guarantee of a smooth throttle response, more than simply
the absence of a throttle cable. The 390 DUKE’s ride by wire ensures perfect
application of the readily available and plentiful torque. It also
electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider into throttle
valve positions perfectly suited to the riding conditions.
Not only does the slipper clutch open when the engine back-torque becomes
too high, it also assists when you open up the throttle. The former prevents
annoying rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating – and gives
the wheel just that bit of braking for a controlled rear wheel slide. The
latter allows the clutch to be pulled and controlled with just one
trigger-happy finger – which saves energy when riding.
The 13,4 l steel fuel tank not only provides the rider with perfect
knee contact, but also with a long range. Even when you ride as fast as you
dare, thanks to its economical engine.
The intricate engine design, state-of-the-art injection electronics and the
close-ratio, 6-speed transmission not only help the KTM 390 DUKE to achieve
impressive performance, but also extremely low fuel consumption. At the same
time, thanks to the regulated catalytic converter, it produces only minimal
As an absolute first in its class, the 390 DUKE boasts a glorious
TFT display. This multicolor combination of relevant information presents
all relevant data in a clear-cut, uncluttered way. As you rev the engine,
the display bars change color, either spurring you on or telling you to back
off when the engine’s still cold. The display also automatically adapts its
illumination to the ambient light.
KTM MY RIDE
A smartphone can be tethered to the bike, giving you full control
over incoming calls and an audio player. All the information pops up on the
bike´s display as you manage this optional extra with the menu switch,
keeping your hands where they belong. On the handlebar.
Form and function are integrated beautifully in the 390 DUKE. Take
the LED headlight for example, a highlight in this bike’s design and a clear
referral to the 1290 SUPER DUKE R. It combines optimal illumination of the
near field with maximum light output. And the parking light, which consists
of 20 LEDs, ensures that the motorcycle is perceived better and is more
differentiated by other traffic users, thus offering massive safety