KTM continues its climb proposing new products in its range of road bikes . Now invites us to know a half naked light, simple , sporty , versatile and with a very competitive price displacement. My good friend Cesar Rojo , CEO of KTM Spain , known him since he was a renowned pilot trial , framed Bultaco factory team in the mid 70s.
By this I mean that Cesar is a motorcycle enthusiast, a motorist of that has always practiced and excelled in almost every specialty off road. And that is the keynote of the Austrian brand, is a company that makes bikes but not by chance. Duke Fabrica ktm 390 motorcycles designed and built by bikers aimed at bikers, tested and overhauled by specialists who usually belonged to teams racing the factory. Cesar told me that if Bultaco still alive, would have the same philosophy of KTM motorcycles ready to run, ready to enjoy and give satisfaction to its owner. And with this philosophy in the past year 2012 KTM has built leading European manufacturers with 107.142 motorcycles sold, a figure that is not bad.
Stefan Pierer, the “pattern” of the brand, said a few years ago that the commercial future was going to expand its range of road bikes with models of small and medium displacement and carefully planned the birth of the Duke family, which now has a member.
Technical details of the KTM 390 Duke
- Single cylinder powerful but sweet
- low power consumption
- Modern and attractive
- Placer dynamic cornering
Engine: Type Liquid-cooled, 4T, liquid cooling
Distribution: DOHC, 4 valves
Displacement: 375 cc
Bore x Stroke: 89.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression ratio 12.9: 1
Declared maximum power 44 hp (32 kW) at 9,500 rpm
Maximum torque: 35 Nm declared 7,250 rpm
Power: electronic injection
Motor: 15 W/50
Change / Gears Manual / 6-speed
Clutch / Drive multidisc in oil bath / Wired
Type Double cradle steel
Tubular steel swingarm
WP inverted front fork with 43 mm bars. Route 150 mm
WP rear monoshock. Adjustable preload. Route 150 mm
Front / Tire 110 / 70-17 ” / 3.00-17 ”
Rear / Tire 150 / 60-17 ” / 4.00-17 ”
Front Disc 300mm. Four-piston caliper
300 mm rear disc. Single-piston caliper
Length N. D.
Height N. D.
Width N. D.
Wheelbase 1,367 mm
Launch angle 65 °
Avance 94 mm
Seat height 800 mm
Dry weight 139 kg
Packed weight N. D.
Fuel tank capacity 11 liters