Revealed earlier this month at the EICMA, the new 390 Duke looks the business – and is sure to cause quite a stir in the Indian market when launched later next year.
The bike now looks sleeker, more aggressive with that sharp LED headlight and the new split seats. It also gets a larger fuel tanks that boasts of a capacity of 13.4 litres. It also features an adjustable clutch and brake levers.
Also new is a lightweight trellis frame with a bolt-on sub-frame and the diecast aluminium swingarm. Up-front, the new 390 features a larger disc brake manufactured by Brembo. The engine remains the same: a 43.5hp 373.2cc, single-cylinder unit. However, expect a few upgrades like a new balancer shaft and a slipper clutch. Gone is the old underbelly exhaust, and in comes a side-mounted piece that looks rather nice and completes the appeal of the motorcycle.
We also like the instrument cluster that now features an all-colour TFT display that seems easy to read, at a first glance. You can also sync your smartphone via Bluetooth for a hands-free audio player. Expect an India launch sometime mid next year.