The new 390 Duke weighs in at less than 150 kilograms fully fuelled, leaving you straddling a very competent handling package which we estimate might be priced at around 2 Lakhs. As we’ve seen before expect the engine bottom to be shared with a new Pulsar, expected to be launched in both naked and fully faired versions.
Details are limited now, do check back when we have more information. Meanwhile, feast on these images!
|Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, liquid-cooled
|32 kW (44 hp)
|6-speed, claw shifted
|Forced oil lubrication with 1 rotor pump
|Primary gear ratio
|Secondary gear ratio
|Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
|Clutch in oil bath / mechanically operated
|Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
|Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated
|WP Suspension Up Side Down
|WP Suspension Monoshock
|Suspension travel Front
|Suspension travel Rear
|Brake system Front
|Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper
|Brake system Rear
|Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs
|Brake discs – diameter front
|Brake discs – diameter rear
|5/8 x 1/4” (520) X-Ring
|Steering head angle
|Ground clearance (unloaded)
|Seat height (unloaded)
|Total fuel tank capacity approx.
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
|Weight without fuel approx.
When will this 293 hp per tonne lithe monster come to India? Expect sometime in the second half of 2013. We should have more information soon. When the CBR500R, the Ninja 300 and the 390 Duke hits the streets of India, expect nothing less than complete mayhem. Our advice to you, make sure you’re part of the mayhem!