2013 KTM 390 Duke

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The KTM 390 Duke was built with agility in mind and thanks to its lightweight construction, the capable engine and first class ergonomics offers a nimble handling and a comfortable ride.

Talking about ergonomics, the KTM 390 Duke was designed to offer enough freedom of movement to make you feel relaxed while riding.

The motorcycle’s center piece is a modern single-cylinder engine which uses the latest technologies and materials to reward you with plenty of power (44 hp). Moreover, the engine weighs only 36 kg is its low fuel consumption make it perfect for every day urban use. The 373.2 cc unit is brought to life by an electric starter and its power is sent to the ground via a six speed, claw shifted transmission.

The motorcycle sits on lightweight 17 in cast light alloy wheels wrapped in grippy Metzeler tyres which measure 110 mm wide at the front and 150 mm at the rear.

Hit the jump for more information on the KTM 390 Duke.

OVERVIEW

KTM 390 Duke

The 390 Duke breathes life into values that have made motorcycling so amazing for decades. It combines maximum riding pleasure with optimum user value and is superior everywhere where really nimble handling counts. Light as a feather, powerful and packed with state-of-the-art technology, it guarantees undreamed of dynamic fun, whether you’re in the urban jungle or a forest of bends. 390 Duke– nowhere will you find more motorcycle per euro.

COCKPIT

The 390 Duke has everything that distinguishes a genuine KTM - from the high-quality chassis components to the multi-function cockpit, which even keeps you up to date with fuel consumption and remaining range. The extensive KTM PowerParts range gives you the option of adding your own individual style.

ERGONOMICS

KTM 390 Duke

The KTM 390 Duke provides plenty of space and freedom of movement. The gathered sitting position supports relaxed touring, alone or two-up, equally as well as committed cornering. Unsurpassed operability and large contact surfaces ensure optimum control and maximum feedback, with the upright, relaxed sitting position providing a perfect overview at all times.

ENGINE

Completely new, the KTM 390 Duke’s state-of-the-art, single-cylinder engine once again underlines KTM’s development strength. It’s clear that the latest materials and production technologies not only deliver the bike’s bountiful torque and overwhelming acceleration at all engine speeds, but also good manners in everyday use and outstanding fuel economy. With 375 cc, the single-cylinder engine only weighs 36 kg, thanks to the compact design - typical of KTM - with transmission shafts arranged one above another. Moreover, it delivers a punchy 44 hp with such technical refinements as NaCaSil cylinder coating and forced oil lubrication with performance-boosting casing evacuation (the suction pump not only transfers oil, but also pressure from the crankcase, thereby reducing the running resistance of the crank drive).

CYLINDER HEAD

Just as on the RC8 R, the four valves in the cylinder head of the 390 Duke are actuated by two overhead camshafts and cam levers. This design is not only extremely reliable, but also very durable and almost frictionless thanks to the ultra-hard carbon coating of the cam levers - releasing even more power.

SILENCER

KTM 390 Duke

The compact, three-chamber silencer is positioned close to the bike’s overall centre of gravity. This aids the centralisation of masses and enhances the playful handling of the 390 Duke 2013. Thanks to a regulated catalytic converter, the emissions are exemplary.

FUEL TANK

The shapely 11 l fuel tank of the 390 Duke 2013 not only provides the rider with perfect knee contact, but also with a greater range, even when ridden on the edge, thanks to the economic engine.

INJECTION

The intricate engine design, state-of-the-art injection electronics and the close-ratio, six-speed transmission not only help the KTM 390 Duke to achieve impressive performance, but also extremely low fuel consumption. Thanks to the regulated catalytic converter, it produces only minimal emissions.

FUEL TANK

The shapely 11 l fuel tank of the 390 Duke 2013 not only provides the rider with perfect knee contact, but also with a greater range, even when ridden on the edge, thanks to the economic engine.

BRAKES

KTM 390 Duke

A state-of-the-art Bosch 9M ABS makes the pleasure of the impressive Duke dynamics even safer and adds the finishing touch to its peerless chassis qualities. The ABS on the KTM 390 Duke monitors the effect of the potent brake system with radially-bolted, four-piston calliper and 300 mm disc diameter - fun with no regrets, developed in close collaboration with the specialists from Bosch and Brembo. And for the stunt riders among us: the ABS can naturally be switched off.

TELESCOPIC FORK

The KTM 390 Duke’s high-quality upside-down fork from WP Suspension has the same 43 mm outer tube diameter as the RC8 R – in other words, real racing equipment that guarantees highest levels of stability and precision.

FRAME

32 kW (43 hp) Power plus an unladen weight of only 139 kg guarantee tremendous, fleet-footed riding fun with the new 390 Duke. The first-class chassis, with lightweight tubular space frame in the proven KTM design, turns it into a real surfer through the curves. Masses grouped close to the centre of gravity maximise manoeuvrability and precision – and prepare the 390 Duke perfectly for the rush hour slalom.

SWINGARM

KTM 390 Duke

The 2013 390 Duke’s lightweight, high-quality, pin-jointed, die-cast swingarm is designed and produced according to the same principle as the 690 Duke. The light alloy swingarm with directly linked WP shock absorber excels with extreme torsional stiffness and outstanding tracking stability.

WHEELS AND TYRES

Equally lightweight and delicate as they are stable, the 17 in cast light alloy wheels are fitted with grippy Metzeler tyres - 110 mm wide at the front and an impressive 150 mm at the rear. The tyres impress with tremendous grip in both wet and dry conditions, as well as providing supreme durability.

SPECIFICATIONS

KTM 390 Duke
Engine DesignSingle-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, liquid-cooled
Displacement373.2 cm³
Bore89 mm
Stroke60 mm
Performance32 kW (44 hp)
Starting aidElectric starter
Transmission6-speed, claw shifted
Engine lubricationForced oil lubrication with 1 rotor pump
Primary gear ratio30:80
Secondary gear ratio14:45
Cooling systemLiquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
ClutchClutch in oil bath / mechanically operated
Ignition systemContactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
FrameTubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated
ForkWP Suspension Up Side Down
Shock absorberWP Suspension Monoshock
Suspension travel Front150 mm
Suspension travel Rear150 mm
Brake system FrontDisc brake with four-pot brake caliper
Brake system RearDisc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs
Brake discs - diameter front300 mm
Brake discs - diameter rear230 mm
Chain5/8 x 1/4” (520) X-Ring
Steering head angle65°
Wheel base1,367±15 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded)170 mm
Seat height (unloaded)800 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx.11 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Weight without fuel approx.139 kg

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