At a glance, this bike looks exactly identical to its smaller brother – the KTM Duke 200 – with the exception of its chassis and wheels that are draped in orange (KTM’s signature colorway). However, the KTM Duke 390 which will be out in Malaysia very soon is said to be a different beast altogether.
Officially introduced to the world at EICMA’12 last November, the KTM Duke 390 is equipped with a liquid-cooled 375cc single Nikosil-coated cylinder DOHC four-stroke engine that produces a maximum output of 43hp at 9,500rpm and maximum torque of 35Nm at 7,250 rpm. The bike also features a six-speed manual transmission, suspensions parts by WP Suspension and Brembo-developed ByBre disc brakes with Bosch 9MB ABS module. Without fuel, the Duke 390 weights at 139 kg which is just 9.5 kg more than the Duke 200.
While KTM Malaysia have yet to officially announce its official price and actual release date but the bike is currently rumoured to be priced at around RM 26,000 and out in the market by September. As a comparison, the bike is listed at Dirt Wheel (KTM’s authorized distributor in Singapore, where we spotted this particular unit) for around RM 30,865 (SGD 11,900) and will be released over there sometime in October according to one of the staff over there.
Many of KTM dealers in Malaysia have started to take bookings for the new KTM Duke 390, so do contact your nearest KTM dealer for further information. Before that, don’t forget to hit the Read More link more for two more photos of KTM Duke 390 that we snapped at Singapore.
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