KTM 390 Duke. When KTM went on sale the small KTM Duke 125 people said: Wow! Last Shirt! If you bring forth a more powerful engine would be the cane. Then the Austrians were removed from the sleeve KTM 200 Duke. But people yet it seemed to him enough and wanted more. "This bike with 40 CV would milk," said some mouths. What has been taken KTM in the Milan Show 2012? Nothing more and nothing less than the KTM 390 Duke, with which completes the family from the 125 to the KTM 690 Duke. On the new KTM Super Duke we'll talk because there have been developments. Trembles Kawasaki, Honda trembles because of the orange bike freaks will begin to mark closely.
Let's start with the interesting, like when we were little and we put them on tiptoe to see what we saw raced motorbikes parked. The new KTM 390 Duke is equipped with a new engine that truly cubic yielding 375 cc and a maximum power of 44 hp. It is very compact, so it only weighs 36 kilos and fits into the chassis of the 200. If you already looked at the 125 and then the 200 that there were going to put something bigger. I would're getting the ones that I've had four KTM.
The engine features dual overhead camshafts and four valves. The cylinder has been coated with Nikasil and piston is forged. One of the reasons that the engine is so compact is that the shafts are placed vertically. The lubrication circuit is controlled pressure sump evacuation improving performance (suction pump not only deals with the oil, but also the internal pressure of the crankcase and the crankshaft reduces resistance).
The exhaust is positioned under the engine and centering the total weight of the whole, with all full, less than 150 kilos. Specifically 148 kilos. Did I hear 39 hp and 172 kilos for the Kawasaki Ninja 300? And 47 hp and 194 kilos for new Honda 500? Yes, I know, comparisons are odious. We know that part of the cycle components find good because if something presumed KTM and usually any European brand is always ride quality suspension and brakes. Front, WP fork with 43 mm bars and behind the WP monoshock also marked with 150mm travel front and rear.
For brakes, front disc 300 mm bitten by a four-piston caliper with radial anchoring. Not Brembo but is manufactured by the Italians, and so we read in the BYBRE clamp means: By Brembo. Behind a floating 230 mm disc with single-piston caliper. And of course, with switchable ABS as standard. Wheels used for the same measures as in his two younger sisters, ie, 110/70 front and 150/60 rear, both in measure 17 inches. And finally before we see the technical specifications and detailed photos, video, sounds like KTM:
The price? For this jewel will cost less than 5,000 euros, 4,989 euros specifically. Yes, they will swell to sell KTM 390 Duke of these, as they are doing with the 125.
KTM 390 Duke:
Type: single cylinder gasoline engine 4-stroke, water cooled
Displacement: 373.2 cm³
Max. dec .: 44 hp at 9,500 rpm
Max. dec 35 Nm at 7,250 rpm
Clutch: clutch in oil bath / with mechanical drive
Front WP Suspension Up Side Down, 150mm travel
Rear: WP Suspension Monoshock, 150mm travel
Front: Disc brake caliper with four-piston disc 300 mm
Rear: Disc brake caliper brake with a piston, floating disc support, disc 230 mm
Front: 3.00 x 17 ", 110/70 ZR 17
Rear: 4.00 x 17 ", 150/60 ZR 17
Wheelbase: 1,367 mm
Seat height: 800 mm
Fuel tank: 11 liters
Weight without fuel: 139 kg