2013 KTM 390 Duke – AYBABTU

11/13/2012 @ 4:48 am, by Jensen Beeler18 COMMENTS

Officially official now, there isn’t much about the 2013 KTM 390 Duke that we don’t already know ahead of the opening of the EICMA show. Built in India by KTM minority shareholder Bajaj, the KTM 390 Duke is a 373cc single-cylinder bike that shares the same chassis as the KTM 125 Duke & KTM 200 Duke.

Suitable for Europe’s A2 licensing system, the largest baby Duke competes well against bikes like the Honda CBR500R and Kawasaki Ninja 300, and thus finishes out the Austrian’s bid to control the small-displacement market.

Underneath the hood, KTM’s new lump features a short stork cylinder dimension (89mm x 60mm), which is good for 43hp and 26 lbs•ft of torque. At 330 lbs at the curb ready-to-ride, the KTM 390 Duke is a fairly light machine, though it still carries about 60 lbs of extra heft when compared to the 125cc variant. Getting Bosch ABS brakes, WP suspension, and Brembo brakes, the KTM 390 Duke has some nice premium parts, which should help differentiate it in this segment.

Having now three bikes in three key small-displacement categories, and all of them are very fetching…especially with the newly included ABS braking system. Expected to come to American soil next year, we still await pricing information on the 2013 KTM 390 Duke, but expect it to be competitive. The Austrians mean business with this machine, and it shows.

Technical Specifications of the 2013 KTM Duke 390

Engine: Four-stroke liquid-cooled, 4-valve
Displacement: 373 cm
Bore x stroke: 89 x 60 mm
Compression ratio: 12.6:1
Power: Bosch injection
Lubrication: Wet sump
Frame: Steel trellis
Front Suspension: WP inverted fork Ø 43 mm, deb. 150 mm
Rear Suspension: WP monoshock, deb. 150 mm
Front Brake: disc Ø 300 mm, 4-piston radial caliper
Rear Brake: 230 mm disc, 1-piston caliper
Tires: front: 110/70 x 17, rear: 150/60 x 17
Angle: 65 °
Trail: 100mm
Wheelbase: 1367mm
Ground clearance: 170mm
Seat Height: 800mm
Weight: 139 kg dry, less than 150 kg at the curb
Tank: 11 liters

Source: KTM

  • i wants me a testride oh yeah!

  • Tedd Riggs

    Nice bike, hope it comes to America !

  • Johan

    Very nice. Take a good look at this, Ducati designers that are smoking I don’t know what these days!

  • lumengrid

    I want one, like right now!!!

    I bet it will a cracker!

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  • Ganny

    Most definitely my next bike

  • Kaz

    Oh yes… mmmyyy prrrecccciooussss… I can’t wait to test ride this little ass-kicker and then buy one! Please bring to USA!

  • John

    As soon as somebody starts selling track plastics for it, I’ll be buying two of these…

  • Brett

    6″ of suspension travel with a 31.5″ seat height, weighs the same as a DRZ400SM (Suzuki’s Super Moto) and presumably costs the same but outperforms it in every way (except perhaps on the roughest roads)… I had that DRZ and it was big fun.

  • Mitch

    … All your Bajaj are belong to us?

  • Sham

    Loving it, was planning to get Duke 200 in India, now will wait for 390, hope it will come in another 3-4 months to market. And Duke 390 will be cheapest in India as its manufactured here, Duke 200 being priced at $2500 in India, hope this one will be within $4000.

  • 76

    Would love to see a race class form from this model.

  • MikeD

    Loving the Small Displacement Arms Race…good times to be around.

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  • David

    Please bring to the US, please.. Pretty please!

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