This And That: 2017 KTM 390 Duke
world of heavily skinned, lightweight, sport bikes from the big
four Japanese manufacturers, KTM's 390
Duke is a stark contrast with its naked appearance. With a fresh
look for 2017, the
390 Duke sports a long list new items such as 43mm WP forks, a
larger fuel tank, LED headlight, sculpted seat and pillion, new
ride-by-wire throttle, and a multi-functional dashboard with Thin
Film Transistor (TFT) display.
Even though it may be stripped down in looks this is one of the most advanced sub 400cc motorcycles on the market with 2-channel Bosch ABS, state-of-the-art injection electronics, lightweight steel trellis frame, and 373cc single-cylinder engine comprised of the latest materials and production technologies. The KTM 390 isn't for everyone because it's hard to blend in and look like the rest of the crowd when you're naked.
Up front a new 43 mm, open cartridge, WP upside-down fork helps smooths out the bumps and keeps the front tire planted.
A new form-fitting 3.5-gallon steel fuel tank increases the 390 DUKE's range.
The new ultralight trellis frame now features a bolt-on rear subframe in contrasting colors.
You can get deep on the corners with the new side-mount exhaust system.
You Should Get This: Gear up To Ride Naked
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Hand crafted composite shell. Four unique shell sizes for minimized mass and drag. Sculpted neck roll reduces jacket and suit interference.[/caption]
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Comprised of durable Dynax ballistic impact zones and laser perforated textile chassis. Integrated flex zones with insulated SatinCore liner. D3O C.E. certified impact protectors in shoulders, elbows and back.[/caption]
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Made from a mesh material with a Battlehide goatskin palm. D3O knuckle insert. Neoprene cuff with a Hook & Loop closure.[/caption]
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Durable denim chassis integrated with flex zones and stretch knee panels. 3 Position D3O impact protectors in knees. Icon relaxed fit.[/caption]
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Goodyear welt construction. Top grain leather upper construction. Reinforced toe box and heel. Heat pressed leather shifter panel.[/caption]
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Chest closure and 3D mesh paneling provide multiple fit options. Padded shoulders with adjustable webbing. Multiple pockets and 15" laptop compartment.[/caption]