KTM is a leading bike manufacturer based in Austria. The brand manufactures KTM bikes regarded as one of the best sports bike known for their sporty design and powerful performance across the globe. Talking about its market in India, KTM has a tie-up with Bajaj Auto and the two motorcycle manufacturers share exclusive dealerships, after-sales and spare parts network.
That said, if you are planning to buy a bike, the first question you should ask yourself is - which motorbike to buy? Everyone has different needs from their bikes, varying based on factors like how they are planning to use it, quality of roads the bikes would be driven on, and how do they plan to pay? For example, KTM bikes are best for almost all kind of bikers irrespective of the quality of roads they would be driven on. In addition, Bajaj Auto finance offers bike loan to people who want to buy KTM motorbikes on EMI. So, depending upon your needs you can shortlist either of the two KTM motorbikes mentioned below.
KTM 390 Duke and KTM RC 390 are the two most-selling bikes in India. Moving on to which is a better bike, listed below is a comparison between the KTM 390 Duke and KTM RC 390 in terms of price, mileage, and technical specifications.
KTM 390 Duke priced at Rs. 2.43* lakhs and KTM RC 390 priced at Rs. 2.93* lakhs. The mileage of KTM 390 Duke and KTM RC 390 is 30 kmpl. Both the bikes are available in 2 color options and are powered by 373.2 cc engine. These bikes are immensely popular amongst youngsters who are into adventure trips and do off-roading on rugged terrains of India. You can check and choose the best one for yourself.
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|Specifications||KTM Duke 390||KTM RC 390|
|Price||Rs. 2.43 Lakhs* On-Road Price (Mumbai)||Rs. 2.93 Lakhs* On-Road Price (Mumbai)|
|Mileage||30 kmpl||30 kmpl|
|Displacement||373.2 cc||373.2 cc|
|Maximum Power||43.5 HP @ 9000 rpm||43.5 HP @ 9000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||37 NM @ 7000 rpm||36 Nm @ 7000 rpm|
|Number of Cylinders||1||1|
|Number of Gears||6||6|
|Seat Height||830 mm||820 mm|
|Ground Clearance||185 mm||178.5 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||166.6 kg||170 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||13.5 litres||9.5 litres|
|Top Speed||167 kmph||179 kmph|
|Warranty in India||24-Months Manufacturer’s Warranty||24-Months Manufacturer’s Warranty|
|Standout Features||LED lights, USD forks, Ride by Wire, Dual Channel ABS, Smartphone Connectivity||Projector Lights, Dual Channel ABS, Ride by Wire|
|Engine Description||1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled||1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled|
|Cooling||Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump||Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump|
|Ignition||Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment||Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment|
|Lubrication||Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps||Wet sump|
|Fuel Warning Indicator||✔||✔|
The specifications mentioned above are a clear indication of each bike’s strength and performance. Thus, if you intend to buy a bike, get clarity on your needs and then finalize the bike. As mentioned above, you can also opt for a bike loan but always judge your repayment capacity using a Bike EMI Calculator before signing the dotted line.
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