KTM has turned into an outstanding brand in India in view of their performance oriented motorbikes which are partitioned extensively into two classes – the RC series and the Duke series. The organization recently launched the refreshed RC series a month ago and have now launched the 2017 model year line-up of the Duke series.The launch incorporates the refreshed Duke 200, 2017 Duke 390 and the presentation of an all new model Duke-250.
The Duke 390, which sits at the highest point of the Duke chain of command, was initially exhibited at EICMA 2016 and accompanies a few changes and updates. The greatest fascination of the motorbike, however, has been the plan which takes motivation from its eldest sibling – the SuperDuke 1200. The progressions to the styling have made the bicycle a considerable measure more sharper and edgier than before which is complimented by the new LED headlamp with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs). The fuel tank is currently bigger too at 13-5 liter limit, as compared with the 10.5-liter fuel tank limit in the active model, and gets another TFT shading which can be associated with your cell phone through an application.
Driving the Duke 390 is a 373cc single-cylinder motor which accompanies fuel injection and fluid cooling and conveys 43.5 horsepower. Keeping in mind the end goal to make the motor BS IV outflow standard consistent, the bicycle has been fitted with new exhaust which is mounted on the side and gets ride-by-wire innovation.
The new Duke 390 gets another two-section trellis outline and 43 mm topsy turvy forks at the front which is currently customization for rebound and compression. The brakes have been refreshed too now it comes with 320 mm disc break.
The 2017 Duke 390 has been priced at Rs 2.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Duke 200, however, does not get such of updates when contrasted with the active model. The greatest refresh is the engine of the Duke 200 is now BS-IV. Which produce 25 horsepower and 19 Nm of torque from the 200cc single-cylinder engine. Other changes incorporate the change of body design and rim colors which are now in-tune to the updated Duke 390.
The Duke 200 has been valued at Rs 1.43 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The special case launch by KTM has been the new Duke 250, which fills in the gap between the Duke 200 and the Duke 390.
Regarding appearance, it is like the Duke 390 which, bike additionally takes styling motivation from the SuperDuke 1200. It passes up a major opportunity for the sharp LED headlamp, ride-by-wire innovation and the TFT colour display that the 390 gets. The Duke 250 is having instrument cluster like the one on the Duke 200.
The Duke 250 gets black rim. Not like the Duke 200 and Duke 390 (which have orange edges) and somewhat unique shading as compared with the Duke 390.
It will be controlled by single-cylinder, liquid-cooled 250cc engine that also gets fuel-injection and delivers 30 horsepower and 24 Nm of torque and comes mated to six-speed transmission and a slipper clutch, which will help the rider with aggressive downshifting. Duke 250 gets 300 mm disc brake at the front and a 230 mm disc brake at the back.
The Duke 250 gets MRF RevZ C1 tyres and not the super-grippy Metzelers like the Duke 390.
The Duke 250 has been priced at Rs 1.73 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Shockingly, the refreshed Duke 200 and Duke 250 pass up a major opportunity for Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) system which would have made the bikes better value for money offering. On being inquired KTM said that these bicycles don’t offer the level of performance, similar to the Duke 390 hence it’s not necessary.
Bookings for the 2017 KTM Duke 390, Duke 250 and Duke 200 have started and the organization asserts that the deliveries of these bikes will start with in seven days.