EXCLUSIVE: KTM 390 Duke BS6 Price Revealed. Launch Likely Soon!
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The motorcycle has started arriving at dealerships
- The KTM 390 Duke BS6 comes with new colour options.
- It also gets a bidirectional quickshifter.
- The BS6 updates have led to a price hike of around Rs 5,000.
The KTM 390 Duke BS6 has started arriving at dealerships, suggesting an imminent launch. While KTM is yet to launch the bike or announce its price, we’ve received reliable information that the BS6 model will be priced at Rs 2.52 lakh (ex-showroom). This makes the BS6 390 Duke around Rs 5,000 more expensive than the BS4 model
According to our sources, the BS6 motorcycle will come with a bi-directional quickshifter as standard, apart from the BS6-compliant motor. A bi-directional quickshifter helps the rider shift up and down the cogs rapidly without using the clutch. KTM will also retain the current 6-speed transmission with slipper clutch to prevent the rear wheel from locking up during aggressive downshifts.
As far as the engine is concerned, we expect the BS6 390 Duke to deliver the same power (43.5PS) and torque (37Nm) figures as the current version. However, we will get to know for sure only when the numbers are revealed.
The BS6-compliant motorcycle will also come with new colour options. The white and black dual-tone colour with red highlights looks a tad similar to the KTM 390 Adventure. On the other hand, the grey and black colour with orange highlights looks really stealthy. We feel it looks much better than the orange and black colour scheme, which is getting a little dated now.
As you can see from the images, the underpinnings have remained unchanged. It continues to use a WP inverted separate function fork at the front and a preload-adjustable WP monoshock at the rear. Even the tyres (H-rated Metzeler Sportec M5) and brakes (320mm front and 230mm rear disc with dual-channel switchable ABS) have been carried over.
Expect KTM to launch the motorcycle in the coming weeks. Even after the revised price tag, the 390 Duke will continue to be the most affordable bike among its rivals such as BMW G 310 R, Benelli TNT 300 and Honda CB300R.