Tuesday, June 25, 2013

SHOCKING NEWS : KTM 390 Duke priced at 1.80 lakhs INR (Ex-showroom)

In a move that could send vast repercussions throughout the motorcycling landscape, Bajaj-KTM have finally unveiled the much-awaited 390 Duke at an introductory price of....wait, hold your breath....1.80 lakhs INR !!
KTM 390 Duke was launched on 25 June at Pune, India

Already dubbed as a Baby-CBR-Killer, the 390 Duke has pulled the mat from the under the feet of fans and competitors alike with an unbelievable price tag. Naysayers will blurt out that it's an introductory price which can soar skywards depending upon the sales figures it is able to accomplish, but we don't really feel anything as such is about to see the light of the day.

Here's a quick recap of the 390 Duke's highlights :-

> 373.2cc Liquid Cooled mill equipped with Bosch EFI

> Features a Low Friction Nikasil Coated cylinder & Forged Piston

> Peak Power - 43.5PS @ 9000 rpm of power
Peak Torque - 35Nm @ 7000 rpm of torque

> Though similar on the exterior, the Duke 390′s Beating-Heart is in completely different terrain as compared to Duke 200 and carries almost 95% of
different parts

> It has relatively taller gearing for better cruising ability

> KTM claims it will max out at 160 kmph

> It has a powder coated Steel Trellis Frame and a lightweight die-cast swingarm

> Duke 390 weighs a featherlight 145 kgs (dry) / 154 kgs (wet)

> It is fitted with premium Metzeler rubbers as stock fitment. ABS is also included in the standard trim.

> Gets Bybre discs, 300mm at front and 230mm at rear

> Rides on 17-inch cast aluminum wheels
KTM 390 Duke was launched on 25 June in Pune, India.

To satiate that quest for exclusivity, KTM has a slew of Powerparts lined up for the 390 Duke. Some of them, like the flyscreen, are pretty utilitarian. Here's what they are offering :-

> Flyscreen
> Tank Bag
> Fuel Cap Sticker
> Front and Rear Crash pads
> Orange Colored Bike Cover (The Beast is Sleeping !!)
> Tank Pad

Bookings begin from tomorrow, across each KTM showroom. So, are you rushing ??