KTM Malaysia is proud to announce the arrival of the all-new Duke 250 and Duke 390. The Duke series of motorcycles has been the best-seller in Malaysia since 2012 and went to dominate the lightweight motorcycle market for many more years.
What set the Dukes apart from the competition were their groundbreaking aggressive design, light weight, handling, power and technology, considered by many as the best. But to be the best, one has to stay better. Heading the new range is the all-new Duke 390. Already a favourite for its thrilling power and lively ride, the 2017 KTM Duke 390 is more potent underneath the all-new bodywork, with an engine that punches out a mighty 44 bhp and 37 Nm of torque.
Also all-new for the Duke 390 is the Ride-by-Wire throttle, which eliminates the need for the throttle cable for a smooth throttle response. Power is fed through a slip-and-assist clutch which not only eliminates chatter during aggressive downshifting but also presses the plates together to minimize power loss when you’re hard on the throttle. A larger 320mm front brake disc and BOSCH ABS system ensures safer braking even in difficult conditions.
Up top, the Duke 390 features an all-new multi-function, multi-color TFT display console which adds Bluetooth pairing to a smartphone and is controllable from the handlebar – a first for its class. A radical new split LED headlamp similar to the 1290 Super Duke R makes its debut.
The all-new Duke 250 has also received more than just an aggressive makeover. True to KTM’s READY TO RACE mantra, the engine packs 30 bhp and is mated to a transmission with a slip-and-assist clutch.. The forks are by WP suspension, featuring the latest open-cartridge technology which consists of fewer parts hence the lack of weight.
The all-new Duke 250 is now designed as aggressively as its bigger 1290 Super Duke R brother, besides unique design cues. A predatory stance sets the rider’s pulse racing, the fuel tank is bigger for more range, while the new seats are comfortable for sporty riding as well as travelling two-up.
Prices for the 2017 KTM Duke 250 begin at RM21,730 while the Duke 390 goes for RM28,800. Both prices are quoted with GST.