KTM 390 Duke: New ride-bywire throttle and TFT dash for the middleweight Duke and a welcome revamp for Suzuki’s V-strom 650.
THE FACTS O 44bhp O 149kg O Seat height 830mm
HIGHLIGHTS New 373.2cc liquid-cooled engine New frame & WP suspension Larger steel fuel tank (now 13.4l)
The 390 has been treated to significant attention 2017, and now comes with a ride-by-wire throttle, full TFT dash, an optional MY RIDE multimedia interface, ABS as standard, split LED headlamp, and all-new bodywork. The frame and subframe are new, and the motor gets updates to bring it in line with the more stringent Euro4 emissions regulations.
The WP fork is also new, as is the bigger 320mm front brake disc, marginally larger 13.4-litre steel tank. A true lightweight, punching well above its 149kg weight.