KTM Duke 390 to be among the most affordable sports bikes in India

KTM Duke 390 to be among the most affordable sports bikes in India
author image CarTrade Editorial Team
Monday 17 June 2013, 10:20 AM

Bajaj Auto Limited, one of the country's leading two-wheeler manufacturers, is expected to roll out the KTM Duke 390 sports motorcycle in the domestic market this month. The much hyped naked sports bike Duke 390 could be officially in India on June 25, 2013. The company has revealed a teaser image of the bike, which has its dark silhouette and says 'Soon To Be Unleashed.'

KTM Duke 390 to be among the most affordable sports bikes in India

The KTM Duke 390 is powered by a 373 cc liquid cooled engine that develops a top power output of 44 bhp and 35 Nm of highest torque delivery. The naked sports bike is expected to set new benchmarks in the already competitive Indian entry level sports bike market. The Duke 390 boasts of an unparalleled power to weight ratio of 340 PS per ton, which is commendable as the bike weighs just 139 kg. The upcoming Duke 390 comes with many sporty elements, such as bright orange alloy wheels and a bold looking fuel tank with the 390 moniker.

The new KTM Duke 390 sports bike would be retailed through company's dealerships across the country. However, the after-sales service would be taken care by especially trained personnels at Bajaj's service centres. The Austrian bike maker KTM is riding high on the success of its Duke 200 and would be hoping to continue the same success story with the new Duke 390. The bike would be locally assembled at Bajaj Auto's Chakan facility near Pune.

Upon its launch in India, the KTM Duke 390 would be pitted against the likes of Honda CBR 250 ABS and Kawasaki Ninja 300. The new Duke 390 is expected carry an introductory price tag under Rs. 2 lakh, which would make it one of the most affordable sports bikes available in the country. At present, the CBR 250R and Ninja 300 bikes come with retail values close to Rs. 1.7 lakh and Rs. 3.5 lakh, respectively.

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