KTM has started dispatching the white colour of its popular streetfighter 390 Duke to the dealerships. However, this is not the first time that the said shade has reached the company’s outlets in India. After the launch of the motorcycle in India last year, the company accidentally sent some white units to the dealerships and hence, some lucky customers got the said shade without it even being launched officially. Now, the company has decided to roll out this colour officially. The bookings for the new KTM 390 Duke have begun at company’s dealerships across India.
The tank extensions on the new 2018 KTM 390 Duke are white in colour that lends an upmarket and premium appeal to the motorcycle. In comparison, the fuel tank of the motorcycle gets glossy black colour and the combination comes across as an appealing one due to the contrasting character.
The headlamp of the KTM 390 Duke is all LED that offers good illumination in the dark. There are no changes to the headlamp in the new white coloured model and it continues to be the same split type unit that comes in the ongoing model.
The KTM 390 Duke gets its power from a 373cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine mated to a six-speed transmission system. The motor is good for churning out a maximum power output of 43 hp along with a peak torque of 37 Nm. The transmission also comes coupled to a slipper clutch to reduce the effects of engine braking during aggressive downshifts.
The roll out of a new white colour can attract more unit sales of the 390 Duke for the Austrian manufacturer in India that is already doing good in Indian two-wheeler market. Now only time will tell what impact does the new shade brings to the overall sales of the motorcycle.
The tail lamp of the new 2018 KTM 390 Duke white is the same as the existing model. The unit gets LEDs and it looks significantly different in comparison to the previous generation model. The motorcycle also gets LED turning winkers that look good and serve the purpose better.
The 2018 KTM 390 Duke gets a 320mm disc brake up front along with a 230mm disc brake at the rear. An ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) comes as standard that offers a safe and effective braking. An ABS prevents the wheels from locking up in case of sudden or aggressive braking.
The white colour of the KTM 390 Duke will be sold alongside the orange colour. There is no change in pricing for the white shade. Having said that, the white KTM 390 Duke will be available at the company’s dealerships in India at a price of Rs 2.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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