Leaked: 2013 KTM 390 Duke – 373cc, 43hp, EFI, A2 Ready

11/12/2012 @ 5:04 pm, by Jensen Beeler3 COMMENTS

The Dutch folk at Nieuwsmotor have snuck their way onto the EICMA showroom floor, snapped photos of the KTM 390 Duke kiosk, and posted the images to their blog — giving us the first proper viewing of the Austrian brand’s 373cc street-thumper. Like the 2013 Honda CBR500R, the  2013 KTM 390 Duke is setup for the A2 licensing tier in Europe, and accordingly makes 43hp @ 9.500 rpm and 26 lbs•ft of torque @ 7,250 rpm.

Complete with ABS and built in India by minority shareholder Bajaj, the 2013 KTM 390 Duke is slotted to enter the US market next year, and should be aggressively priced against the competition. For already-motorcyclists and would-be motorcyclists in the market for a cheap, but potent, small-displacement machine, next year is going to be a very good year.

Source: Nieuwsmotor

  • Fearnow

    I just squirted. A mini-duke?

    Oops. Did it again. ;)

  • Brian

    I’m diggin’ this thing but where’s our damn 690 Duke!?!

  • Singletrack

    “For already-motorcyclists and would-be motorcyclists in the market for a cheap, but potent, small-displacement machine,”

    Alright, now’s (ok 2013’s) the time for these folks to put their money down. No more excuses…
    Same as all those boomers that whine about the lack of UJM’s, and then don’t buy them because of ….. or ….. reason ;)