Some buyers of the 2017 KTM Duke 390 are lucky owners of export spec bikes due to a mistake by the company.

New 2017 KTM Duke 390
KTM has launched the white colour Duke 390s in India by mistake

KTM had launched the 2017 Duke 390 recently, and had announced the Indian markets will not be getting the white colour. After a few days, a dealer in Mumbai was found selling the white colour Duke 390. When the company itself had stated that the white colour Duke 390 will not be sold in India, how could this possibly happen? It’s an interesting story, read on folks.

After this development at Mumbai, KTM was contacted to understand what exactly was happening. KTM replied that they had decided to launch the white coloured Duke 390 as a limited edition variant. However, they then had to admit the truth, that by mistake the export-spec white coloured Duke 390s were loaded on a trailer meant for the Indian dealers, and that is how, some lucky people have become owners of the white coloured Duke 390.

The 2017 KTM Duke 390 uses the same 373cc mill that powered the previous generation model. It makes 43.5 HP of power and 37 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed transmission. There’s a slipper clutch on offer too. What makes the 2017 Duke 390 stand out are the revised headlamps with LED lights, sharper tank extensions, new instrument cluster and new exhaust system that complies with BS4 emission norms.

2017 KTM Duke 390 White

– KTM had made an announcement officially that the Duke 390 in white would not be offered in India
– A few days after launch, a dealer in Mumbai was found selling the white Duke 390
– The export-spec white coloured Duke 390s were by mistake loaded on to a trailer meant for Indian dealers

2017 KTM Duke 390 Instrument Cluster
The instrument cluster features KTM MY RIDE for smartphone tethering.

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