20 de novembro de 2012

2013 KTM 390 Duke

The Austrian company keeps bringing competitive bikes in its segment for a while now and the 390 Duke is no exception, yet this will be a Indian built motorcycle. The work is the responsibility of the minority shareholder Bajaj.

It has a decent 43bhp of power and 35Nm (26lb/ft) of torque taken from a short stork cylinder dimension (89mm x 60mm) to move this 150kg (330lbs) bike. It also has some better quality components like Bosch ABS brakes, WP suspension and Brembo brakes.

The price isn't known yet but we can expect it to be similar to its rivals like the Honda CBR250R, KTM 390 Duke, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Suzuki GW250. Sales start next year.

Technical Specifications of the 2013 KTM Duke 390
Engine: Four-stroke liquid-cooled, 4-valve
Displacement: 373 cm
Bore x stroke: 89 x 60 mm
Compression ratio: 12.6:1
Power: Bosch injection
Lubrication: Wet sump
Frame: Steel trellis
Front Suspension: WP inverted fork Ø 43 mm, deb. 150 mm
Rear Suspension: WP monoshock, deb. 150 mm
Front Brake: disc Ø 300 mm, 4-piston radial caliper
Rear Brake: 230 mm disc, 1-piston caliper
Tires: front: 110/70 x 17, rear: 150/60 x 17
Angle: 65 °
Trail: 100mm
Wheelbase: 1367mm
Ground clearance: 170mm
Seat Height: 800mm
Weight: 139 kg dry, less than 150 kg at the curb
Tank: 11 liters

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