The latest iteration of KTM’s popular 390 Duke naked bike, which debuts a number of mechanical and cosmetic upgrades, will hit Australian showrooms in the first quarter of 2024.
Distinguishing the 2024 model is new orange and blue colour potions, with longer tank spoilers with large air intakes and radiator covers, and a new LED lighting signature to complete the updated look.
Motivating the bike is a 399cc single-cylinder engine, however it has been modified to meet the latest Euro5+ emissions regulations, and is said to be lighter and more powerful than the previous generation unit.
For reference, the outgoing KTM 390 Duke is priced from $8195 plus on-road costs and is rated at 32kW and 37Nm. Exact specifications and pricing for the 2024 version have yet to be confirmed.
New 43mm WP Apex forks are adjustable for rebound and compression, while a split piston rear shock can be tailored for rebound and preload.
The bike also boasts a new seat, and an all-new 5.0-inch TFT screen which gives access to two rider modes: Street and Rain.
For the first time, the 390 Duke features a ‘Track’ screen mode which adjusts the display design to make prominent performance data like RPM, launch control and a lap timer.
KTM has also revealed new 125 and 250 Duke models, however, these will remain unavailable in the Australian market for the foreseeable future.
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