The KTM 390 Duke is getting a refresh for the 2017 model year, the Austrian brand revealing the coming updates during the EICMA show in Milan.
At the heart is the same liquid-cooled 373.2cc DOHC Single with 89mm by 60mm bore and stroke, but KTM has smoothed the power delivery with a new ride-by-wire throttle. Gasses are expelled through new exhaust components and the entire package is now Euro 4 compliant.
Power is put to the ground via a mechanically operated slipper clutch and six-speed transmission.
In terms of chassis changes, there’s now a new subframe in a different colorway than the main steel trellis frame. The seat and pillion have been redesigned as well. The fork is changed, the 390 Duke getting a new inverted 43mm open cartridge WP unit for 2017. Out back, a preload adjustable WP shock soaks up bumps as before.
A new 320mm brake disc helps bring the 390 Duke to a stop out front, the Bybre components developed in conjunction with Brembo, and new adjustable levers allow for engagement of the front brake to be more refined than ever. Bosch 9MB two-channel ABS remains standard, and the system can be turned off.
The 390 Duke has a larger steel fuel tank, with capacity increased to 3.5 gallons. That’s over half a gallon more generous than the 2016 version.
Updated LED headlights and daytime running lights adorn the front and contribute to the updated styling throughout. The 2017 390 Duke gets a new full-color TFT information display unit too, which is compatible with the optional dealer-installed KTM MY RIDE system. KTM MY RIDE enables Bluetooth connectivity to calls and audio players through the TFT.
The 390 is still a canyon carver at 328.5 pounds dry, but it does carry more heft than the outgoing 2016 model. Just over 20 pounds in fact.
Pricing and availability aren’t currently available.