KTM’s new trio of Dukes are set to scorch the streets all over again

Team orange has a new army of street fighters that are ready to brawl with the best

The crown jewel of KTM’s Duke trio is the 390 Duke. In its 2017 avatar, it comes packing a significant number of upgrades we’ll get into in a bit.

Following its bigger sibling is the hot new entrant to the Duke family: the 250 Duke. With equally sinister styling, it fills the gap between the more potent 390 and the entry-level 200 Duke. The latter too has been given a minor update for 2017, so let’s get right to it.

Armed to the teeth

Bajaj Auto Ltd. sure knows how to keep us enthusiasts happier than a kid with unlimited candy. For 2017, the 390 Duke ticks even more boxes starting with the slick new styling. Important bits include the engine dishing out 43.5PS power and 37Nm torque with sweet additions like ride-by-wire. A larger 320mm front disc is kept in check by Bosch ABS and a slipper clutch rounds up essential safety equipment.

The most tech-tastic feature is the first-in-class multi-colour TFT display console that pairs with smartphones and can be controlled via buttons on the handlebar. Think of it as an extension to your smartphone’s screen, except more conveniently placed right in front of you. Pricing for the 390 Duke remains a temptingly low ₹2.25L (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Welcome to the family

A new member to team Duke, the 250 bridges the gap between the 200 and 390 to ensure no stone is left unturned in recruiting every motorcyclist to team orange. It also inherits the 390’s unapologetically edgy design. Key highlights include 30PS of power, a slipper clutch and a newly developed bolt-on subframe. The 250 can be yours for ₹1.73L (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Colour me rad

Last but not the least is the most affordable entry into the Duke family, the 200 Duke. Although it retains old hardware, evidently nudging the entire motorcycling community to upgrade to potent new models, it does get a new set of clothes. The refreshed graphics scheme for 2017 adds to the existing Orange, White and Black colours. All for the pocket-friendly price of ₹1.43L (ex-showroom, Delhi).

We can’t wait to swing a leg over the new Dukes to see what all that new tech translates to on the streets. We’re going to go out on a limb here and say neither can you. Luckily for you, bookings for the entire range start today. Think you’re ready to turn the competition green by going orange?