2021 KTM 390 Duke Guide

2021 KTM 390 Duke

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2021 KTM 390 Duke : THE CORNER ROCKET.

Introducing the 2021 KTM 390 Duke…

The KTM 390 DUKE is a pure example of what draws so many to the thrill of street motorcycling. This Corner Rocket maximizes enjoyment and user value, taking the honors wherever nimble handling counts. Light as a feather, powerful and packed with state-of-the-art technology, it guarantees a thrilling ride, whether you’re fighting your way through the urban jungle or carving your name into a forest of bends.

Maximum riding enjoyment comes as standard on the KTM 390 DUKE. Thanks in part to a torquey single-cylinder engine, nimble handling and state-of-the-art technology, it guarantees a thrilling ride, whether you’re fighting your way through the urban jungle or thrashing it out on the track.

The KTM 390 DUKE engine not only delivers impressive torque and thrilling acceleration, but also real-world usability thanks to its ultra-smooth ride-by-wire technology and fuel injection system. A state-of-the-art chassis, with a lightweight steel trellis frame, makes this bike a real master in the bends. With mass grouped close to the center of gravity, it delivers maximum maneuverability and precision.

 

 

2021 KTM 390 Duke Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

The KTM 390 DUKE boasts huge riding attitude, regardless of which color you choose.

One look at its sharp lines and aggressive twin LED headlights and you’re hooked by its full-offensive stance. Its READY TO RACE glare definitely grabs attention wherever it goes.

 

2021 KTM DUKES: FEEL THE RIDE, LOOK THE PART

Picture a road. Is it wide, smooth and empty? Is it busy with traffic? Does it take you from ‘A to B’ or is it open and inviting? Do you pass mountains and amazing landscapes? Or are you gliding past buildings and urbanity with ease and freedom? We all have a vision of our journey and the spellbinding array of 2021 KTM naked bikes and the famous KTM DUKE family is a passport to excitement and mobility.

The KTM 125 DUKE is power in a small, well-directed punch. Don’t settle for a step-through or some other bland characterless option: the KTM 125 DUKE allows you to look and feel different. Young riders or new riders will relish that distinctive sense of identity that all bikers enjoy. Cruising the city, escaping for the day or even daring to drag a knee, the KTM 125 DUKE harnesses all the style and performance guidelines of its senior brothers to fantastic effect. It truly is THE SPAWN OF THE BEAST.

The fuel injected, light, compact motor – now Euro5 ready – pumps out A1-applicable 15 Hp (11kw) thanks to state-of-the-art injection electronics. Fuel consumption is as efficient (a 300km reach) as the handling is sharp. The flighty behavior comes courtesy of the agile chassis and low centralization. WP Suspension upside-down forks, and a shock with an adjustable preload – take any luggage or passenger you want – complement other specs like the BYBRE brakes with a 300mm front disc and 230mm rear, dual channel ABS, 17” cast alloy wheels and a range of juicy KTM PowerParts upgrades in order to really embrace the KTM DUKE vibe.

For 2021 the bike is arguably more aesthetic than ever with two different color schemes. In one example a classy gray is offset by the striking orange trellis frame and the sporty profile of the silencer. It’s fetching and minimal but functional and instantly appealing. Bystanders will have to look twice to differentiate the KTM 125 DUKE from its larger siblings.

Those with more mileage in their right hands or seeking a potent CORNER ROCKET will satisfy their quest with the KTM 390 DUKE. The bike is a deft touch. The glide from street, dual carriage ways to country lanes and rapid blasts of fun has never felt simpler. It’s a dream for an A2 license holder or even for those who want to wear a grin with their daily commuting grind. The KTM 390 DUKE brings enviable power-to-weight performance to the market. The Euro5-compatible motor churns out 44 Hp (32kw) at a dry weight of less than 150kg. Ride by wire, 46mm throttle bodies and a slipper clutch administer the output, and a 13.4l tank ensures the glee is sustained over distance. An optional Quickshifter+ for 2021 is a must. ABS is fed through the BYBRE brake package and riders will be able to clearly tell if SUPERMOTO MODE is engaged thanks to the wide TFT dash display. The view will be steady and reassuring thanks to the WP Suspension forks with open-cartridge tech and the 150mm adjustable shock.

Have a napkin to hand because the 2021 gray and white color options are mouth-watering. We defy onlookers to spot the difference between the KTM 390 DUKE and the other bigger members of the range. The blend of shades from the tank, frame and subframe as well as front mask and LED headlight and finely integrated pillion seat will stir the soul. Riders will love the playfulness of the KTM 390 DUKE but will also get a kick out of their appearance on the highway.

There are simply no boundaries in 2021. Picture a road. Are you there yet?

Adriaan Sinke, Head of KTM Product Management: “We have a lot of pride in the KTM DUKE range because we know the motorcycles can offer so much performance and pleasure for fantastic value. There is a bike to suit whatever taste or preference or principal use. We believe the KTM 125 DUKE is an absolute reference in the category and young riders won’t find a more exciting buzz on two wheels. The KTM 390 DUKE could be considered a step-up, and corners like a dream. The technical specifications speak for themselves. Updating the look and style of the KTM DUKEs was an important move for us and we feel we’ve hit the mark for 2021.”

 

 

2021 KTM 390 Duke Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine & Exhaust

Exhaust

The KTM 390 DUKE’s lightweight and precision-crafted exhaust system comprises of a side exhaust, link pipe and silencer. The three-chamber silencer has been positioned close to the bike’s overall center of gravity, improving balance and handling, whilst also delivering smooth, instant and beast-like power. Oh, and it looks angry as hell too.

 

Engine

The KTM 390 DUKE engine not only delivers arm-wrenching torque and hair-raising acceleration, but also good manners in everyday use, all with outstanding fuel economy. This lightweight, compact engine really packs a punch and with 32 kW (44 hp) it’s one of the most powerful options out there for A2 riders. Thanks to the ingenious intake design and the meticulous fuel injection system, the KTM 390 DUKE is ready and waiting to tear-up the streets and the circuits alike.

 

Power & Torque

A bike as compact and nimble as this one, deserves to pack a solid punch. With impressive power and a dry weight of just 149 kg 328.5 lbs, we did it justice. Thanks to the ingenious intake and exhaust system, the 46 mm throttle body and the meticulous fuel injection system, this strong stroker is ready to leave the rest of the traffic behind at the twist of your wrist.

 

Slipper clutch

Not only does the slipper clutch open when the engine back-torque becomes too high, it also assists when you open the throttle. The former prevents rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating – and gives the wheel just that bit of braking for a controlled rear wheel slide. The latter allows the clutch to be pulled and controlled with just one trigger-happy finger – saving you energy and offering greater control – just like the pros.

 

Ride-by-wire

It’s the guarantee of a smooth throttle response, more than simply the absence of a throttle cable. The KTM 390 DUKE’s ride-by-wire ensures perfect delivery of the readily available and gut-wrenching torque. It also electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider into throttle valve positions, perfectly suited to the riding conditions, making this the perfect crossover bike for both road and circuit riding.

 

Cylinder head

Just like the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, the four valves in the cylinder head of the KTM 390 DUKE are actuated by two overhead camshafts and ultra-hard, carbon coated cam followers. The result is an ultra-reliable, long-lasting engine that produces next-level power.

 

Injection

The intricate engine design, state-of-the-art injection electronics and close-ratio, 6-speed transmission not only help the KTM 390 DUKE to achieve white-knuckle performance, but also extremely low fuel consumption. At the same time, thanks to the regulated catalytic converter, it produces minimal emissions, even when riding at full throttle.

 

A2 license

The KTM 390 DUKE matches all the A2 driver´s license requirements and thanks to its high power-to-weight ratio, it’s one of the most dynamic options out there for new riders.

 

Exhaust

The KTM 390 DUKE’s lightweight and precision-crafted exhaust system comprises of a side exhaust, link pipe and silencer. The three-chamber silencer has been positioned close to the bike’s overall center of gravity, improving balance and handling, whilst also delivering smooth, instant and beast-like power. Oh, and it looks angry as hell too.

 

Engine

The KTM 390 DUKE engine not only delivers arm-wrenching torque and hair-raising acceleration, but also good manners in everyday use, all with outstanding fuel economy. This lightweight, compact engine really packs a punch and with 32 kW (44 hp) it’s one of the most powerful options out there for A2 riders. Thanks to the ingenious intake design and the meticulous fuel injection system, the KTM 390 DUKE is ready and waiting to tear-up the streets and the circuits alike.

 

Chassis

Fuel tank

The innovative and ergonomic 13.4 liter (3.5 gal) steel fuel tank not only provides riders with perfect knee contact for attacking every corner, but also with an unbelievably long range, even when you ride as fast as you dare all day long.

 

Suspension

The KTM 390 DUKE comes as standard with ultra-lightweight, high-performance upside-down WP forks. Using the latest open-cartridge technology, these forks not only perform above expectations when pushed to the limits, but are also nice and easy to maintain. This makes them perfect for all aspects of riding, from relaxed cruising to hammering around on closed circuits and everything in between.

 

Shock absorber

Thanks to its progressive 150 mm spring, the KTM 390 DUKE will perform in any environment you can throw at it. The preload is adjustable, so you can count on well-balanced suspension whether you’re riding solo or two-up, with or without luggage, on road or on track. The choice is yours.

 

Wheels

As light as they are stable, the 17-inch cast alloy racing wheels help you put the power down with confidence, utilizing a 110 mm wide tire at the front and an impressive 150 mm at the rear. Wrapped in premium rubber, the pro-spec tires will keep your KTM 390 DUKE glued to the road. They offer outstanding grip in both wet and dry conditions, as well as providing supreme durability, even for riders that know how to push tires to their absolute limits.

 

Brakes

A high-tech BYBRE braking system works in perfect harmony with the advanced ABS, providing riders with firm, controlled stopping power when they need it most. With a 320 mm brake disc on the front, paired with a 230 mm disc on the rear, the KTM 390 DUKE delivers exceptional pro-level stopping power, and you know what they say: “braking harder makes you faster!”

 

Fuel tank

The innovative and ergonomic 13.4 liter (3.5 gal) steel fuel tank not only provides riders with perfect knee contact for attacking every corner, but also with an unbelievably long range, even when you ride as fast as you dare all day long.

 

Suspension

The KTM 390 DUKE comes as standard with ultra-lightweight, high-performance upside-down WP forks. Using the latest open-cartridge technology, these forks not only perform above expectations when pushed to the limits, but are also nice and easy to maintain. This makes them perfect for all aspects of riding, from relaxed cruising to hammering around on closed circuits and everything in between.

 

Ergonomics & Comfort

 

Seats

The two-part seat offers first class sport riding ergonomics with perfect support for both rider and pillion. A seat height of 820 mm (32.3 in) enables riders to have a super-secure position, whilst also being high enough for ultimate cornering fun. The pillion seat has been integrated into the bodywork so as not to compromise the stunt-ready look of the KTM 390 DUKE, whilst also ensuring excellent comfort for the passenger.

 

Handlebar

Hi-tech upright handlebars offer KTM 390 DUKE riders a controlled yet aggressive body position, allowing you to dominate in all aspects of riding. From destroying corners to pulling the perfect stoppie, these bars will give you the balance and confidence you need to attack the road like never before. Clutch and brake levers are fully adjustable, allowing you to customize your cockpit to suit your individual riding style.

 

Hand levers

The clutch and break lever are adjustable in order to match the needs of any rider’s hand type.

 

Seats

The two-part seat offers first class sport riding ergonomics with perfect support for both rider and pillion. A seat height of 820 mm (32.3 in) enables riders to have a super-secure position, whilst also being high enough for ultimate cornering fun. The pillion seat has been integrated into the bodywork so as not to compromise the stunt-ready look of the KTM 390 DUKE, whilst also ensuring excellent comfort for the passenger.

 

Handlebar

Hi-tech upright handlebars offer KTM 390 DUKE riders a controlled yet aggressive body position, allowing you to dominate in all aspects of riding. From destroying corners to pulling the perfect stoppie, these bars will give you the balance and confidence you need to attack the road like never before. Clutch and brake levers are fully adjustable, allowing you to customize your cockpit to suit your individual riding style.

 

Bodywork & Graphics

LED HEADLIGHT

The aggressively styled LED headlight on the KTM 390 DUKE is a big highlight in this bike’s design and a clear referral to its big brother, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R. Practical as well as looking ultra-mean, it produces outstanding visibility for riding in low light or dark conditions. The parking light, which consists of 20 LEDs, ensures that the bike is highly visible to other road users, keeping you visible while you dominate the streets.

 

TFT color display

As an absolute first in its class, the KTM 390 DUKE boasts an innovative multicolor TFT display, presenting all the data you need to go faster in a clear-cut, uncluttered way. As you rev the engine, the display bars change color, either spurring you on or telling you to back off when the engine’s still cold. The display also automatically adapts its color to best suit the light conditions around you. Innovation at its best!!!

 

MENU SWITCH

Different modes for the various built-in assistance systems can be selected using an illuminated menu switch on the left side of the handlebar. It’s very simple and intuitive: flick “up” and “down” through the menu, select the desired setting with the right button or go a step back with the left. Job done. Race on.

 

LED HEADLIGHT

The aggressively styled LED headlight on the KTM 390 DUKE is a big highlight in this bike’s design and a clear referral to its big brother, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R. Practical as well as looking ultra-mean, it produces outstanding visibility for riding in low light or dark conditions. The parking light, which consists of 20 LEDs, ensures that the bike is highly visible to other road users, keeping you visible while you dominate the streets.

 

TFT color display

As an absolute first in its class, the KTM 390 DUKE boasts an innovative multicolor TFT display, presenting all the data you need to go faster in a clear-cut, uncluttered way. As you rev the engine, the display bars change color, either spurring you on or telling you to back off when the engine’s still cold. The display also automatically adapts its color to best suit the light conditions around you. Innovation at its best!!!

 

Software & Electronics

KTM MY RIDE

The KTM 390 DUKE gives you the handy option to tether your smartphone directly to your bike via the advanced KTM MY RIDE. This easy-to-use upgrade system gives you full control over incoming calls and features a pumping audio player for your favorite riding tunes. All the information pops up on the bike´s display, letting you manage everything from the menu switch, while you keep your hands where they belong – firmly on the bars.

 

Rider aids

The KTM 390 DUKE utilizes market leading technology to enhance your ride and provide you with all the assistance you need to help turn the streets into your own personal playground.

 

ABS

Dual circuit BOSCH ABS is standard equipment on the KTM 390 DUKE. Use it to your advantage to enhance control in a range of conditions.

 

Supermoto mode

Thrill-seeking riders will love the added fun-factor (and extra racetrack control) of the advanced “Supermoto mode”, activated at the push of a button. When engaged, the system will only control the front brake. Rear brake pressure is entirely up to the rider’s right foot, allowing you to push your riding skills to the absolute limit.

 

KTM MY RIDE

The KTM 390 DUKE gives you the handy option to tether your smartphone directly to your bike via the advanced KTM MY RIDE. This easy-to-use upgrade system gives you full control over incoming calls and features a pumping audio player for your favorite riding tunes. All the information pops up on the bike´s display, letting you manage everything from the menu switch, while you keep your hands where they belong – firmly on the bars.

 

Rider aids

The KTM 390 DUKE utilizes market leading technology to enhance your ride and provide you with all the assistance you need to help turn the streets into your own personal playground.

 

 

 

2021 KTM 390 Duke – Totalmotorcycle.com International Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $5,599 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $6,099 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £4,899 (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

 

Engine
◼ Transmission 6-speed
◼ Cooling Liquid cooled
◼ Power in KW 32kW
◼ Starter Electric starter
◼ Stroke 60mm
◼ Bore 89mm
◼ Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch, hydraulically actuated
◼ Displacement 373cm³
◼ EMS Bosch EMS with RBW
◼ Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
◼ Lubrication Wet sump

 

Chassis
◼ ABS Bosch 9.1MP Two Channel ABS (Supermoto ABS)
◼ Front brake disc diameter 320mm
◼ Rear brake disc diameter 230mm
◼ Chain 520 X-Ring
◼ Frame design Steel trellis frame, powder coated
◼ Front suspension WP APEX 43
◼ Rear suspension WP APEX – Monoshock
◼ Steering head angle 65°

 

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