With a new engine and chassis the 2024 KTM 390 Duke represents a major step-up in performance and capability to the version it replaces.
The new chassis features a steel trellis main frame and die-cast aluminium subframe for better stiffness when it’s needed and better feedback to the rider. It’s complimented by new triple clamps with a revised offset for improved handling and stability.
At the back is a new lightweight swingarm which curves around the now off-set shock, repositioned to provide more space for a larger airbox while also reducing seat height.
The engine, dubbed LC4c, has grown to 399cc. KTM describe the powerplant as ‘completely redesigned’ with ‘newly optimized cylinder heads, and gearboxes, as well as meeting EURO 5.2 compatibility standards’.
The new styling includes longer tank spoilers featuring prominent air intakes, larger radiator covers and external LED positioning lights.
Suspension duties are handled by a 43 mm WP APEX Open Cartridge front fork with 5-click adjustment on rebound and compression and a split piston rear shock absorber with adjustable rebound and preload.
There’sa new seat and 5-inch TFT instrument display. Rain, Street and Track modes are standard – the latter ‘unlocks a world of hooliganism, enlarged rpm display, launch control, for that perfect start and even a lap timer’.
The 2024 390 Duke is expected in Australia around March.