KTM’s 390 Duke motorcycle is set to receive a range of updates and improvements in its next generation, according to reports and photos coming out of India, where the small and medium-sized KTMs are developed in collaboration with Bajaj. The new 390 Duke is expected to be released in 2024, after missing appearances in the 2022 and 2023 model ranges.
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The upcoming 390 Duke is rumored to feature a completely redesigned engine, with the possibility of increased displacement or improved performance. The rumors have been fueled by the presence of a larger radiator with two fans on camouflaged test models, which could suggest increased performance or the need to meet stricter emissions standards. In addition to engine updates, the 390 Duke is expected to receive upgraded electronics, including an inertial measurement unit and enhanced cornering capabilities for the central control and security systems.
The design of the 390 Duke will also receive a refresh, with longer and sharper tank sides setting the tone. However, the front light appears more traditional in design, rather than following KTM’s recent trend of vertically aligned projectors on larger models.
In addition to the 390 Duke, KTM has also been rumored to be working on a 390 Enduro model as part of the updated 390 family. While details on this potential new model are scarce, it is expected to feature the same updates and improvements as the 390 Duke.
As the release date for the new 390 Duke approaches, more information and details are likely to become available. Until then, fans of the popular motorcycle brand will have to wait and see what KTM has in store for the next generation of 390 families.
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