KTM Duke 390: The Hue of Madness

Among the ranks of orange, madness rules. KTM’s range of Dukes might have names that suggest aristocracy, but they are some of the most famous rebels in the world of motorcycling. Heck, even the toaster that’s part of KTM merchandise seems as if it’ll chew up your bread, set it on fire and spit it out. And, as you’d expected, the new Duke 390 is no different. It’s a true KTM through and through, mad and fun. Your bread should be safer with this one, though.

In KTM’s corridors of power, the 390 Duke certainly isn’t the one that reigns supreme. However, it has a unique distinction – it’s the only KTM that’s going to be sold in every market KTM is present in (that’s 76 markets), and this underlines how important the bike is for KTM. Coming from the Bajaj-KTM marriage, this, the third in line of the Indian-born Dukes, betrays no trace of its Indian origins. Instead, its Austrian genes are more apparent than ever – all thanks to the healthy increase in power. But let’s build the suspense a little – and concentrate on the painfully obvious – shall we?