390 Duke

The 2024 KTM 390 Duke was launched in Malaysia. It features some of the biggest updates since its initial launch back in 2012. In fact, it might as well be called an all-new bike altogether.

Starting from its design, the 2024 bike has a much closer familial resemblance to its larger cousins, namely the 890 Duke R, 990 Duke, and 1390 Super Duke R. The new headlight cluster has also been redesigned to give the bike a new signature look. The radiator covers are moulded with spoilers, but thankfully, no winglet.

Highlights of the 2024 KTM 390 Duke
  • The Euro 5.2-compliant engine sees a capacity bump to 398.7cc from 373cc, hence a redesigned cylinder head.
  • There is not much in terms of power increase however, just up to 44.25 hp and 39 Nm, from 44 hp and 37 Nm from the previous iteration.

  • However, what KTM sought is not to lose engine power due to the more restrictive Euro 5.2 standard, hence the capacity increase.
  • The frame is now two-piece, with the aluminium subframe bolted onto the steel trellis main frame.

  • A new curved aluminium swingarm accommodates the rear monoshock.
  • The monoshock is mounted off-centre, enabling a larger airbox. A larger airbox should smooth out the engine’s power delivery.

  • The split piston monoshock is adjustable for preload and rebound (finally!).
  • Up front are 43 mm WP APEX Open Cartridge forks with 5-step adjustment for rebound and compression.

  • Braking duty is handled by a single four-piston caliper gripping a 320mm disc in front, and a 240mm disc at the back.
  • Cornering ABS is now standard, and as usual, the rider can switch to Supermoto ABS to deactivate the rear wheel’s ABS.

  • There have been market feedback than the Duke’s seat is a little tall for us Asian riders, so the 2024 KTM 390 Duke has an adjustable seat height feature to set it to 800 mm or 820 mm.
  • There is a new 5-inch TFT-LCD display, too. TRACK mode emphasises the tachometer display, while also bringing up the lap timer and gear indicator.

  • The said mode will activate the launch control feature (yummy!).
  • Unfortunately, all these changes have added 16 kg to the bike, now at 165 kg compared to 149 kg.
  • There are two colour choices: Electronic Orange, and Atlantic Blue.

The 2024 KTM 390 Duke is priced from RM 35,800, with the Quickshifter+ feature.

In a world where motorcycling is more than just a means of transport, it is a lifestyle, a fashion statement, and a symbol of freedom. The latest release from KTM, the 2024 Duke 390, ready to define the future of single-cylinder engine motorcycles.

  • With the 2024 KTM 390 Duke, you’re looking at a new beast that has been redesigned from the ground up.
  • Sporting a fresh and attractive look, an enhanced 399cc engine that delivers 44 horsepower, and a plethora of new electronic features, this motorcycle is all set to push the boundaries.

A Performance to Talk About

What sets the 2024 KTM 390 Duke apart from its predecessors is the revamped engine. With an increase in size from the old 373cc, this new engine promises better on-road performance. The improved power and torque figures indicate that riders can expect a smoother and more thrilling ride.

But the engine isn’t the only thing that’s new. Riders will get to enjoy a smooth shifting experience with the help of a slipper clutch and a 6-speed gearbox. The bike also offers new electronics like launch control and three ride modes – Rain, Street, and Track – allowing riders to customize their driving experience according to their preferences and weather conditions.

Connectivity and Control at Your Fingertips

Modern riders crave connectivity, and the 2024 KTM 390 Duke delivers with its 5” fully digital instrument cluster. Not only does it allow control over ride modes, but it also offers smartphone connectivity. This opens up features like turn-by-turn navigation, notification alerts, and music control, seamlessly integrating the bike with the rider’s digital lifestyle.

A Design to Turn Heads

The visual appeal of the 2024 KTM 390 Duke can’t be understated. The new design aspects like the fuel tank, tank shrouds, seats, and rear subframe give it a robust appearance, while the sleek exhaust and banana-shaped rear swingarm add a touch of elegance. Opinions might vary on the LED headlight design, but overall, the bike’s look is a perfect blend of modern aesthetics and functional design.

Safety and Usability

Beyond performance and looks, the 2024 KTM 390 Duke doesn’t compromise on safety and comfort. With features like dual-channel ABS, cornering ABS, and Supermoto ABS, riders can enjoy a sense of security on the road. The seating posture aims to balance everyday usability with a sporty stance, a critical aspect for those who use their bikes daily.

The Rivalry Heats Up

While the 2024 KTM 390 Duke aims to dominate the single-cylinder segment in the global market, it won’t go unchallenged. New entrants like Harley-Davidson X440 and Triumph Speed 400 are ready to compete, with the Speed 400 showing significant potential.

Final Thoughts

With its innovative design, enhanced performance, and user-friendly features, the 2024 KTM 390 Duke is all set to make a substantial impact in the market. The pricing might see a slight increase compared to the current model, but given the extensive updates and improvements, it’s likely to be justified.


KTM dengan rasminya memperkenalkan KTM 390 Duke 2024 untuk pasaran global yang hadir dengan pelbagai ciri baharu.

Bagi tahun 2024, 390 Duke tampil dengan enjin 399cc baharu menggantikan platform 373cc sebelum ini. Hasilnya, enjin baharu itu menawarkan 44hp dan 39Nm berbanding 42.9hp dan 37Nm yang ditawarkan pada model terdahulu. 

Untuk rekod, KTM mengekalkan beberapa ciri yang terdapat pada versi sebelumnya termasuk klac slipper, quickshifter dan transmisi manual 6-kelajuan namun versi 2024 ini jug telah dinaik taraf dengan pakej elektronik baharu yang merangkumi ‘launch control’ dan tiga mod menunggang; Rain, Street dan Track. 

Selain itu, model 2024 ini juga datang dengan panel meter digital 5-inci baharu yang turut boleh disambung kepada telefon pintar selain menawarkan ciri ‘turn-by-turn navigation. 

Dari segi rekaan, KTM 390 Duke 2024 ini juga tampil lebih sporty dan agresif terutamanya dengan rekaan lampu depan baharu. Reka bentuk tangki yang berlainan juga menyumbang kepada rupa keseluruhan yang lebih agresif. 

KTM juga memperkenalkan casis baharu pada 390 Duke terbaru ini termasuk fork USD WP boleh laras (fully-adjustable) serta cakera brek depan dan belakang. Menariknya, model 2024 ini juga bukan sahaja dilengkapi ABS dwi-saluran malah termasuk cornering ABS dan Supermoto ABS. 

Buat masa ini di Malaysia, genersi 390 Duke sedia ada dijual pada harga RM31,800. Kami jangkakan akan berlaku kenaikan harga bagi model 2024 ini sekiranya dipasarkan disini nanti. 

This isn’t the first time that the next-generation KTM 390 Duke has been spotted testing in India. 

  • Next-gen KTM 390 Duke caught testing again in India. 
  • The upcoming single-cylinder naked motorcycle could feature bigger displacement. 

In fact, from the previous sighting, we already conclude that the upcoming 390 Duke will feature a revised engine and rerouted exhaust system.

However, there’s also an ongoing rumour that the 390 Duke will get a bump in displacement to 399cc. 

In an exciting development, the latest spy shot does suggest that the next-gen 390 Duke sports a larger radiator with a twin-fan setup (the current model only has one) as reported by AutoCarIndia. 

This could suggest that the upcoming model offers more power, likely due to the increase in displacement. 

While the turn of events sounds exciting, there is also the possibility that the extra fan is simply to help improve cooling for the current engine, similar to the one found in the 390 Adventure.

Also, the spy shot revealed a revised swingarm, assuming it’s lighter than the current model. The test mule also features a sharper fuel tank design, redesigned headlight and a wider saddle.

The new 390 Duke is expected to be launched sometime this year. 

  • A prototype KTM 390 Duke was caught testing on the road.

  • The pictures show revised frame and chassis.

  • It is believed to be the 2021 model.

The KTM 390 Duke is one of the most rip-roaring bikes we’ve tested. Small as it may seem, the 2018 model rode more like a 500cc bike rather than a 372cc single-banger.

There isn’t others like it as most of its peers are dual-cylinder machines. But KTM made the 390 Duke in their “Ready to Race” spirit, hence the ability to use it for the daily commute and at a trackday. Many riders agree and it is actually KTM’s best-seller throughout the world.

And while we don’t see a reason to upgrade it, the manufacturer thinks otherwise, apparently.

Recently, RideApart reported that the prototype of the 2021 version was spotted testing.

Check out the photo. There’s a new headlight and TFT screen up-front. The front turnsignals are attached to the meter’s mount. Look closer and you’ll see the new frame and the engine is mounted on V-shaped hangers rather the single “bone” we see on the current model. The lower triple clamp behind the headlight is massive, hinting towards a change in geometry. Further back, the swingarm is likewise different.

The seats look thicker and bigger in the picture but they are probably dummies used during testing.

Source and picture: RideApart

Artikel oleh: Wahid Ooi Abdullah


  • KTM Malaysia telah menganjurkan Tunggangan Media KTM 250 Duke dan KTM 390 Duke.
  • Laluannya merentasi lalulintas kota raya, Lebuhraya Karak dan menaiki Bukit Tinggi.
  • Motosikal Duke yang baru telah diperhalusi lagi dan lebih menyeronokkan untuk ditunggang berbanding sebelum ini.


  • KTM Malaysia organized the KTM 250 Duke and KTM 390 Duke Media Ride

  • The route ran through city traffic, Karak Highway and up Bukit Tinggi

  • The new Dukes are more refined and even more fun to ride than before

Hot on the heels of the KTM 250 Duke and KTM 390 Duke official last night (click here for the news), KTM Malaysia had organized a special program for the motoring media today (27th September 2017).

Known as the KTM 250 Duke & KTM 390 Duke Media Ride, members of the media were given the privilege to test ride both the new models for day.

The Media Ride began from the eCity Hotel, just after a heavy rain squal.

Inspected up close, the new 250 Duke and 390 Duke are much more refined with good build quality, fit, finish and feel. Gone are the ill-fitting panels and seemingly wayward welds on the frame. Gone too are the aluminium engine hangers of old – the engine is now attached directly to the frame. The paintjob is also even throughout.

The spec sheet quoted an increase of 30mm in the seat height. Some of us were concerned how it would affect average Malaysian who are shorter in stature compared to their Caucasian counterparts. But the rear spring sags downwards like a dirtbike as soon as we got on and most of us, including me who is only 167cm tall could place one foot flat on the ground or have both feet reaching terra firma comfortably.

The redesigned seat was also comfortable and doesn’t feel like a piece of plywood painted black. It was comfy, wide and long.

The rider’s triangle – relationship of the seat to the footpegs and handlebar – has been revised for a much more comfortable reach. The handlebars are closer to the rider and set at just the correct height, without being too sporty or too upright. The footpegs were also placed high enough without being too rear set. The handlebar is narrower, like a naked sportbike’s instead of being wide like a motocrosser’s.

KTM Malaysia had prepared seven 250 Dukes and eight 390 Dukes. I started out on the 250 Duke when we left the hotel. We surprised as soon as we thumbed the starter button. Gone is the “loose piston” sound, replaced with a smooth throb (although muted).

The Duke 250’s instrument panel had been carried over from the previous models, thus finding the information I sought took only a quick glance.

We headed to Bukit Tinggi, via the Karak Highway. We opened up as soon as we hit the NKVE. the 250 pulled smoothly through its rev range. There was a little vibration as expected from a single-cylinder motorcycle, but it was definitely much smoother this time around.

There was also an appealing “vroom” from the new exhaust and airbox below the tank.

We were expecting the 250 Duke to lack the grunt to punch through traffic, but we were pleasantly surprised to find that it could actually hold its own. The engine started to lose its breath at around 125 km/h but still pulled to 137 km/h in my hands, ( I was being careful as it was a new bike and I didn’t want to hurt it) but another journo had hit a tad over 140 km/h.

While that doesn’t sound a lot, bear in mind that it’s a one-cylinder engine and the speedometer is super accurate, plus the fact that these bikes have not being broken in.

The 250 Duke’s handling was predictably agile as it cut through the heavy traffic.

I switched over the 390 Duke at BHP Gombak. Facing me immediately was the new TFT-display and control buttons on the left handlebar. They reflected those on the 1290 Super Duke R.

The engine fired up to a soft rumble, you knew there’s was something more substantial in there, compared to the 250 Duke.

Right from the off, the 390 Duke had a big torque, belying its 373cc. I kid you not, it felt like a bigger engine.

Out on Karak Highway, the 390 Duke’s engine pulled hard for its size and cleanly through its RPM range. But what was more enjoyable was how that torque and power was put to work around corners. Whereas you’d normally downshift for more push off a corner, you could usually select a higher gear and just leave it there, making it especially fun when charging up Bukit Tinggi.

It has to be said that KTM had chosen the best location to highlight the characters of both bikes by choosing Bukit Tinggi. The feeder road is only one lane up and down, and the corners are sharp with many decreasing ones.

Both Dukes flicked through them so keenly there were many occasions when I realized that I didn’t countersteer.

The suspension doesn’t throw you around like potato chips in a bag now and they certainly didn’t wobble or pump up and down in corners.

The 390 Duke’s front brake was mighty impressive too. A one-fingered pull was usually enough for most occasions.

Needless to say, we came away very impressed with the new Dukes. Stay tuned for the full review soon!

  • Motosikal KTM 250 Duke dan KTM 390 Duke telah dilancarkan pada malam ini.
  • KTM 250 Duke telah diletakkan harganya bermula dari RM21,730 (harga asas beserta GST).
  • KTM 390 Duke telah diletakkan pada harga bermula dari RM28,800 (harga asas beserta GST).


  • New KTM 250 Duke and KTM 390 Duke have been launched tonight

  • The KTM 250 Duke is priced from RM 21,730 (incl. 6% GST)

  • The KTM 390 Duke is priced from RM 28,800 (incl. 6% GST)

One City USJ, 26th September 2017 – The KTM 250 Duke and KTM 390 Duke has been launched to a great reception tonight.

The launched of the KTM 200 Duke in 2012 caused a sensation short of a revolution in the small capacity naked sportbike market. For it marked the introduction of a motorcycle that performance in terms of speed (for a 200cc bike), handling and braking, wrapped in a frame and bodywork that was different from anything before it.

The KTM 390 Duke was launched soon after to even more resounding success, followed by the KTM 250 Duke, which had racier features such as a slipper clutch.

Since then, KTM’s rivals have launched models to rival the Duke’s success, prompting KTM to refresh the smaller Dukes.

KTM Malaysia had launched the new 1290 Super Duke R earlier this year, then when pictures of the new baby Dukes started circulating on the internet.

Instead of following the same template across the range, KTM has taken the step to give both the 250 and 390 new looks for their own identities. Yet, the styling of both models still unmistakenly within the Duke’s family’s looks.


The new 250 Duke has received what KTM calls, “… more than just an aggressive makeover.”

KTM has given the new KTM 250 Duke a newly designed headlamp, reminiscent of the 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R.

The new styling also brings along a bigger fuel tank (now 13.4 litres up from 11.1 litres), redesigned seats for sporty yet comfortable for long rides whether solo or with a passenger.

The Austrian manufacturer’s lay to claim has always been READY TO RACE, hence performance is always high on the list.

The 248.8cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve, single-cylinder engine packs a healthy 30 bhp, which is sent through a 6-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch for smoother corner entries. Spent gasses exit through a new exhaust system.

The forks are upsided-down WP (of course), but now features open-cartridges. The advantages are lighter weight and ease of maintenance due to fewer parts.

The frame and bolt-on sub-frame are also new.

Its lightweight steel trellis frame has been updated. The wheelbase is 10mm shorter for more agility, while the rider’s seat is now 30mm taller at 830 mm.


Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves, single-cylinder
Compression ratio 12.6 : 1
Bore X Stroke 72.0 mm X 61.1 mm
Displacement 248.8 cc
Fuel system Bosch electronic fuel injection
Maximum power 30 bhp (23 kW) @ 9000 RPM
Maximum torque 24 Nm @ 7250 RPM
Clutch PASC slipper clutch
Gearbox 6-speed
Front suspension WP 43mm USD forks, 142 mm travel
Rear suspension WP single shock, adjustable for preload, 150 mm travel
Front brakes Single 300 mm disc, single-piston radially mounted caliper
Rear brake Single 230 mm disc, single-piston floating caliper
ABS Bosch MB9.1 Two channel
Front tyre 110/70-ZR17
Rear tyre 150/60-ZR17
Frame Steel trellis
Swingarm Two-sided, cast aluminium
Trail 95 mm
Rake 25 degrees
Wheelbase 1357 mm
Seat height 830 mm
Dry weight 147 kg
Fuel capacity 13.4 litres



The new KTM 390 Duke has similarly been updated, but the changes are more extensive.

It’s overall appearance has taken on its top sibling’s – the 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R – appearance. The headlamp takes its inspiration directly from the latter complete with split LED day running light and headlamp. The fuel tank and its flanks have also been updated for a fiercer look.

The new 390 Duke also features a multi-function, multi-colour TFT instrument cluster similar to the 1290 Super Duke R’s. The display adjusts its brightness automatically depending on ambient lighting. It also features Bluetooth connectivity to a smartphone and is now controllable from the handlebar switches.

But it’s underneath all these new panels that matters the most.

The new model now features a Ride-by-Wire throttle, for smoother throttle response. The 390cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve, single-cylinder engine has been upgraded to produce an impressive 44 bhp and 37 Nm of torque.

Additionally, a slip-and-assist clutch is featured in the new 390 Duke, compared to the previous model. The slip function eliminates rear tyre chatter in the event of aggressive downshifting, while the assist function helps to lighten clutch lever pull, besides performing as a self-servo function to apply more pressure on the plates when accelerating to ensure power is fully transmitted to the transmission.

The engine and chassis components are then attached to the new frame and bolt-on subframe.

With the increase in go, KTM didn’t forgo the stop department either. The new bike now features a larger, 320mm front brake disc with a Bosch ABS system providing a safety net.


Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves, single-cylinder
Compression ratio 12.6 : 1
Bore X Stroke 89.0 mm X 60.0 mm
Displacement 373.2 cc
Fuel system Bosch electronic fuel injection
Maximum power 44 bhp (32 kW) @ 9000 RPM
Maximum torque 37 Nm @ 7000 RPM
Clutch PASC slipper clutch
Gearbox 6-speed
Front suspension WP 43mm USD forks, 142 mm travel
Rear suspension WP single shock, adjustable for preload, 150 mm travel
Front brakes Single 20 mm disc, single-piston radially mounted caliper
Rear brake Single 230 mm disc, single-piston floating caliper
ABS Bosch MB9.1 Two channel
Front tyre 110/70-ZR17
Rear tyre 150/60-ZR17
Frame Steel trellis
Swingarm Two-sided, cast aluminium
Trail 95 mm
Rake 25 degrees
Wheelbase 1357 mm
Seat height 830 mm
Dry weight 149 kg
Fuel capacity 13.4 litres



Leaked photo gives first glimpse of new and revised 2017 KTM 390 Duke naked bike.


KTM Duke 390 vs KTM RC 390: We pit KTM’s Duke 390 naked against its RC 390 sports twin to see what the hype is all about.


Revamped KTM Duke 390 reportedly confirmed for 2017.



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