KTM enthusiasts in the United States, get ready to rejoice! The highly anticipated new-generation 390 Duke and 250 Duke bikes are set to hit the American market in the coming months. Following their successful launch in India, where they received rave reviews, these motorcycles are now making their way to the US shores.
Both the KTM 390 Duke and 250 Duke are part of the renowned 125-390 range, which is manufactured by Bajaj Auto in India and exported to numerous countries worldwide. These new models are beginner-friendly offerings, making them ideal for riders who want to experience the thrill of KTM’s larger capacity motorcycles while still being accessible and manageable.
The 2024 KTM 390 Duke boasts some impressive upgrades from its predecessor. It features a new trellis frame with an aluminium subframe. The old 373 cc engine has been replaced with a more powerful 399 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor, delivering an impressive 44.3 bhp and 39 Nm of peak torque. Equipped with a 6-speed gearbox, slipper clutch, and quickshifter, this bike offers a seamless riding experience.
Not only does the new 390 Duke offer enhanced performance, but it also features a revamped design. The front of the bike sports an alien-face look with LED DRLs, while the split LED headlamp adds to its unique aesthetics. The redesigned LED taillight and improved split seats further enhance the bike’s overall appeal.
In terms of technology, the 2024 KTM 390 Duke is well-equipped. It comes loaded with advanced electronics, including dual-channel ABS with Supermoto mode, two riding modes via Ride-by-Wire, traction control, launch control, and a TFT screen with Bluetooth connectivity. With adjustable front USD forks, a monoshock at the rear, and reliable braking power from 320 mm front and 240 mm rear ByBre units, this bike ensures a smooth and safe riding experience.
As for the 2024 KTM 250 Duke, it may not have all the advanced features of its bigger sibling, but it still packs a punch. Powered by a 249 cc SOHC, single-cylinder engine, it delivers 30.8 bhp and 25 Nm of peak torque, making it a capable machine on the road. With USD front forks, a preload adjustable monoshock at the rear, and dual-channel ABS, this naked bike provides a thrilling ride.
Q: When will the 390 Duke and 250 Duke be launched in the US?
A: The 2024 KTM 390 Duke is expected to be launched in the US by December, while the new 250 Duke will go on sale early next year.
Q: How much will these bikes cost in the US?
A: The prices for the US market have not yet been announced.
Q: What are the current prices for the 390 Duke and 250 Duke in India?
A: The new 390 Duke is priced at ₹3.11 lakh, while the 250 Duke is more affordable at ₹2.39 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Q: Is the 390 Duke the largest KTM bike available in India?
A: Yes, the 390 Duke is currently the largest KTM bike you can get in India, but the manufacturer offers a wide range of models in the US and other developed markets.
(Source: Hindustan Times – URL: hindustantimes.com)