KTM 390 DUKE 2015 World’s Best Motorcycles
The 390 Duke, KTM offers a astonishingly complete family, perfectly adapted to the discovery of the roadster Duke 125 to wicked streetfighter 1290 Superduke R. Although more than 200 potbellied available only on order without shade sportsman 690, the 390 taps into the clan organ bank to build muscle and maintain the peculiar identity of the “bad boys” KTM.
125 or 390, the face is like. Remove the stickers on the side scoops and it will be impossible or unfeasible to tell apart differentiate with them. The single cylinder, however, does not result in the same room muscu. For only fifteen kilos more than the Duke smallest, this bike débaroule no not as much of than 44 hp. Three times more power in a formatted this cause of handheld.
Duke have special features:
This engine delivers a little less wattage than the maximum permitted for category A2 35 kW – 47.5 hp … and yet it will still clamp. This katoche is too light, and the regulation imposes a power to weight ratio – 0.2 kW per kg – in addition to the max. So, in the version A2, the 390 Duke out 41 hp.
As often in Mattighofen, the name is not necessarily synonymous with the exact engine displacement. The mono liquid-cooled 4-valve, with injection cube 373.2 cm3. Its double or couple, 3.6 mkg as power is rather high pitched. A sporty temperament, that well suits the nervous plastic that machine.
Technically, the chassis is very similar to that of the pair 125/200. Tubular steel frame, dimensions, wheelbase, equipment … dress each other.
However, the plant informed that the framework has been strengthened, just to support the 44 Austrian jackasses. ABS, although it is not as advanced as 9ME of Adventure, is standard, like 43mm inverted forks, radial caliper front and 4-piston market trim level émergent- small duke are girls of low cost.
Well placed in power and price, the 390 Duke is counting on his offbeat style and mono to make the difference. Ideal for those who feel overwhelmed by the virulent 690, the 390 wills not a machine that comes to hand and this sporty single cylinder, yet! It is not flexible; and the frame giving looks as player. In fact, however, it took courage and gaining to Duke enters as a character, which is much, more fun than a machine easy to access and obvious that we get tired at the end of spring.