This and That: 2017 KTM 390 Duke

If You Ride This: 2017 KTM 390 Duke

150665_KTM 390 DUKE MY 2017In a world of heavily skinned, lightweight, sport bikes from the big four Japanese manufacturers, KTM’s 390 Duke is a stark contrast with its naked appearance. With a fresh look for 2017, the 390 Duke sports a long list new items such as 43mm WP forks, a larger fuel tank, LED headlight, sculpted seat and pillion, new ride-by-wire throttle, and a multi-functional dashboard  with Thin Film Transistor (TFT) display.

168383_Duke 390 MY2017-300dpiEven though it may be stripped down in looks this is one of the most advanced sub 400cc motorcycles on the market with 2-channel Bosch ABS, state-of-the-art injection electronics, lightweight steel trellis frame, and 373cc single-cylinder engine comprised of the latest materials and production technologies. The KTM 390 isn’t for everyone because it’s hard to blend in and look like the rest of the crowd when you’re naked.

154797_KTM 125-390 Duke USD Fork MY17USD Forks
Up front a new 43 mm, open cartridge, WP upside-down fork helps smooths out the bumps and keeps the front tire planted.

Get Tanked
A new form-fitting 3.5-gallon steel fuel tank increases the 390 DUKE’s range.

Bolt On
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The new ultralight trellis frame now features a bolt-on rear subframe in contrasting colors.

Hard Right
You can get deep on the corners with the new side-mount exhaust system.

 

You Should Get This: Gear up To Ride Naked

Icon Airframe Pro Flash Bang Full Face Helmet Hand crafted composite shell. Four unique shell sizes for minimized mass and drag. Sculpted neck roll reduces jacket and suit interference.

Icon Airframe Pro Flash Bang Full Face Helmet
Hand crafted composite shell. Four unique shell sizes for minimized mass and drag. Sculpted neck roll reduces jacket and suit interference.

Icon Konflict Textile Jacket Comprised of durable Dynax ballistic impact zones and laser perforated textile chassis. Integrated flex zones with insulated SatinCore liner. D3O C.E. certified impact protectors in shoulders, elbows and back.

Icon Konflict Textile Jacket
Comprised of durable Dynax ballistic impact zones and laser perforated textile chassis. Integrated flex zones with insulated SatinCore liner. D3O C.E. certified impact protectors in shoulders, elbows and back.

Icon Anthem 2 Stealth Textile Gloves Made from a mesh material with a Battlehide goatskin palm. D3O knuckle insert. Neoprene cuff with a Hook & Loop closure.

Icon Anthem 2 Stealth Textile Gloves
Made from a mesh material with a Battlehide goatskin palm. D3O knuckle insert. Neoprene cuff with a Hook & Loop closure.

Icon TiMax Denim Riding Jeans Durable denim chassis integrated with flex zones and stretch knee panels. 3 Position D3O impact protectors in knees. Icon relaxed fit.

Icon TiMax Denim Riding Jeans
Durable denim chassis integrated with flex zones and stretch knee panels. 3 Position D3O impact protectors in knees. Icon relaxed fit.

 

Icon One Thousand El Bajo Boots Goodyear welt construction. Top grain leather upper construction. Reinforced toe box and heel. Heat pressed leather shifter panel.

Icon One Thousand El Bajo Boots
Goodyear welt construction. Top grain leather upper construction. Reinforced toe box and heel. Heat pressed leather shifter panel.

Icon Stronghold Backpack Chest closure and 3D mesh paneling provide multiple fit options. Padded shoulders with adjustable webbing. Multiple pockets and 15" laptop compartment.

Icon Stronghold Backpack
Chest closure and 3D mesh paneling provide multiple fit options. Padded shoulders with adjustable webbing. Multiple pockets and 15″ laptop compartment.