In the February of 2017, the KTM Duke 390 was first revealed to the country. From the beginning the manufacturing company had problem with the bike. The European continent had official recalled the 390 beast back in 2017. In the Indian peninsula it however has never happened though the company has been updating its softwares every now and then.
LED headlight and taillight, advanced TFT display with Bluetooth compatibility and new electronics were introduced in the 2017 version of the Duke 390. The problems faced by the bike since its beginning is restarting TFT display, bugs in the software, headlight refusing to switch-off even after removing the key from the ignition, LED lights turning off randomly, leakage of fuel, fuel-filter coming loose and a battery that looses charge.
And now finally to make the recall subtle, the company has introduced this ‘Monsoon Kit Fitment’ trend. The compulsory tag the manufacturers have put up only reconfirms the idea of a polite recall. Arresting headlamp vibrations, ECU bracket change and modification of the rear seat bushings in order to decrease load on the tail lamp are the three primary issues the service centres of KTM are mainly focused on. It takes an hour for a bike to be fixed and is done without any service charge, basically free of cost.
The KTM Duke 390 runs on a 373.3 cc single cylinder engine which is capable of producing 43 Bhp power and a peak torque of 37 Nm. Suspension duties are handled by 43mm upside down forks with 142mm travel in the front and a monoshock setup with 150mm travel at the rear. 320mm disc at front and 230mm disc at the rear with ABS offered as standard fitment makes the bike come to a standstill whenever required with efficiency.
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