New generation KTM 390 Duke in the making
KTM is working on a raft of new products for Indian and international markets. We already know that the Austrian brand is currently testing the new-gen RC 390 in the country and we can expect the fully-faired bike to be launched here soon. Along with this, the company is also developing new-gen 125 Duke and 200 Duke. But some latest reports emerging from Europe suggest that KTM is also planning to give 390 Duke a thorough overhauling. The company has already started testing the new 390 Duke and the spy shots that have surfaced online reveal quite a lot of information. As gauged from the spy shots, the new KTM 390 Duke will borrow styling cues from the 890 Duke. This means it will retain its twin LED headlight setup. However, the bike will feature a more muscular fuel tank with tank extensions and a prominent radiator shroud. One can also notice a raised tail with an LED tail light. And as for the chassis, the new 390 Duke will use the same mainframe as the predecessor. However, the bike will feature a new rear subframe. (Image source: Rideapart)The existing KTM 390 Duke is already quite feature-rich as compared to most of its rivals. However, the new-gen model will have more provisions on tap. The bike will continue to use a TFT instrument panel as before. However, the new 390 Duke, in all likelihood, will also get multiple riding modes considering that the bike already has a ride-by-wire throttle system. Other than this, the new iteration will have KTM My Ride interface for smartphone connectivity and Supermoto mode that turns off rear-wheel ABS for a more spirited ride.The bike will, most likely, use the existing 373.2 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder unit which delivers 43 bhp and 37 Nm. This powerplant is paired to a six-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch and bi-directional quickshifter for clutchless gearshifts.