Buyers Guide 2016 KTM 390 Duke | Buyer's Guide

2016 KTM 390 Duke | Buyer’s Guide

2016 KTM 390 Duke

 2016 KTM 390 Duke | Buyer's Guide
2016 KTM 390 Duke

With the KTM 1290 Super Duke R considered one of the top naked upright sport bikes, and the under-heralded 690 Duke taking care of the mid-size upright fans, the 390 Duke gives riders newer to the sport something to get started on in great style.

With the front end relaxed and the wheelbase lengthened from its track-ready RC 390 brother, the Duke will be less of a handful on the street. It retains the same 43 horsepower motor that powers the RC, so it will not yield to any small sportbike, especially with the claimed dry weight of 306 pounds.

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 2016 KTM 390 Duke price2016 KTM 390 Duke Specs:


  • Engine: Liquid-cooled DOHC single
  • Displacement: 373cc
  • Bore x stroke: 89 x 60mm
  • Maximum power: 44 hp @ 9500 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 26 ft/lbs @ 7250 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 12.5:1
  • Muffler: Stainless steel
  • Fuel system: Bosch EFI w/ 46mm throttle body
  • Lubrication: Semi-dry dump
  • Engine oil: Motorex Formula 4T
  • Engine management: Bosch EMS
  • Clutch: PASC slipper clutch, mechanically operated
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Chain: X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
  • Battery: 12V, 8Ah


  • Frame: Powdercoated steel trellis
  • Handlebars: Tapered aluminum, 26-22 mm
  • Front suspension: 43mm inverted WP forks; 5.9 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: WP shock; 5.9 inches of travel


  • Front: 300mm disc w/ radially mounted Brembo 4-piston caliper
  • Rear: 230mm disc w/ Brembo 2-piston floating caliper
  • ABS: Bosch 9MB Two Channel


  • Front: Cast aluminum, 3.00 x 17″
  • Rear: Cast aluminum, 4.00 x 18”


  • Front: 110/70 ZR 17
  • Rear: 150/60 ZR 17


  • Rake: 25 degrees
  • Trail: 3.9 inches
  • Wheelbase: 53.8 inches
  • Ground clearance: 6.7 inches
  • Seat height: 31.5 inches
  • Tank capacity: 2.9 gallons
  • Dry weight: 306 pounds

2016 KTM 390 Duke Price:

  • MSRP: $4999

2016 KTM 390 Duke Buyer’s Guide

Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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