2023 KTM 390 Duke Will Have Adjustable Suspension
Article by Drivio | 25th Apr 23
The new KTM 390 also gets new styling, graphics, a bigger console and a lot more.
- The bike’s biggest change will be the engine, which now will be a 399cc liquid-cooled one.
- Its performance figures, though, are likely to be unchanged.
- The rivals of the bike include the Honda CB300R and the Bajaj Dominar 400.
A new spy image of the 2023 KTM 390 Duke has leaked online. This is the first time the bike has been seen without camo and in production-ready form.
The latest spy image exposes a number of intriguing features about the motorbike. To begin, the bike has an adjustable USD fork. While not seen in this image, the WP Apex fork is likely to offer compression and rebound adjustability, while the off-set WP mono-shock may have preload and rebound adjustable. We fervently hope that the India-spec naked includes adjustability.
KTM is also expected to have tweaked the ergonomics, making the 390 Duke's riding position more aggressive than previously. The footpegs look to be further back than on the present model.
KTM appears to have also modified the motorcycle's switchgear. Though the photograph does not provide a full view of the switchgear, it looks like KTM has given the naked a new starter button with an integrated kill switch. And, while the TFT console is not visible in this image, the device has been updated and contains a number of changes.
Since then, the bike has been spotted without any concealment, revealing the new aggressive look. The fuel tank extensions are sharper than before, with slats for improved aerodynamics. If you look closely, you'll note that the coolant reservoir has been relocated from near the triple clamp to the engine's right side.
The bike in the spy image appears to be ready for the showroom, but the new 390 Duke will not make its public premiere until EICMA 2023. The next-generation 390 Duke is expected to enter Indian roads by the end of this year.