The 2015 KTM 390 Duke will hit showrooms this spring in the U.S., with a price of $4,999. The bike was made its U.S public debut at the IMS show in Long Beach, Calif.
Like the 2015 KTM RC390, which is scheduled to be coming to America for $5,499, the 2015 KTM 390 Duke is powered by the same 375 cc DOHC single engine providing 44 hp at 9,500 rpm and 26 foot-pounds of torque at 7,250 rpm. The Duke also has a similar steel trellis frame as the RC390, but with a slightly smaller steering head angle, as well as gets WP suspension, Bosch 9MB ABS, Brembo brakes, multi-function LCD display and lightweight wheels.
Compared to the RC model, the 2015 KTM 390 Duke has a more upright seating position, a 0.8-inch lower seat height at 31.4-inch, an inch longer wheelbase at 53.8-inch, and a larger fuel tank of 2.9 gallons. Has a weight of 306 pounds, the 390 Duke is also lighter than the RC390, since it lacks fairings.