Exciting News: Made-in-India KTM 250 and 390 Dukes Set to Launch in the US

Exciting News: Made-in-India KTM 250 and 390 Dukes Set to Launch in the US

KTM is gearing up to introduce the latest generation of its popular 250 Duke and 390 Duke models in the United States. These motorcycles will be produced at the Bajaj plant in Chakan and exported to the American market. The 2023 versions of both the 250 Duke and the 390 Duke have undergone significant updates, featuring a fresh and more aggressive styling compared to their predecessors and competitors.

The new design showcases a beefier fuel tank, a spacious seat (though slightly less roomy than before), and alterations to the rear frame of the KTM 250 and 390 Dukes and the bikes are expected to make a strong visual impact with their radical aesthetic changes.

The 399cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine powers the new KTM Duke 390. It generates 46bhp at 8,000 rpm and 39Nm at 6,500 rpm. The engine is linked to a six-speed gearbox and has a slipper clutch and a bi-directional quick-shifter. Meanwhile, the quarter-liter KTM Duke 250 boasts a 249cc motor generating 31bhp and 25Nm, also equipped with a six-speed gearbox and a quick-shifter.

The new 390 Duke has a TFT display with smartphone connectivity, riding modes, ABS modes, LED illumination, navigation, and traction control as standard equipment. It rides on adjustable front forks and a rear mono-shock. On the other hand, the 250 Duke is fitted with an LCD display and uses regular front forks along with a rear shock.

The introductory price for the new KTM 250 Duke in India is set at Rs. 2.39 lakh, while the 390 Duke is priced at Rs. 3.10 lakh (both prices are ex-showroom Delhi) and these updated models promise enhanced styling and a host of features making them attractive options for motorcycle enthusiasts.