Word out of India is that a new, larger displacement 390 Duke will be announced at EICMA later this month.
The current range of small displacement Dukes are produced in India by Bajaj Auto, a major stakeholder in KTM. The innovative 125 and 200cc models have been targeted at overseas markets. Now with the additional of a somewhat full size model, it is possible that KTM would eye this new 390 for US distribution? There have been previous hints at such a move.
To date, KTM’s foray into the American street bike market has been almost exclusively with high end and very expensive models. As an Indian produced model, the Duke 390 could be expected to arrive with a very attractive price point and give KTM access to the entry level street market.