Dealers who have unsold stock of the KTM Duke 390 BS3 are selling it at a mouth watering Rs. 1.6 lakhs (on-road).
The 2017 Duke 390 was launched very recently, and replaced the old Duke 390. The 2017 Duke however, has a BS4 compliant engine, but not the old Duke 390. The Government of India imposed a ban on the sale and registration of BS3 vehicles effective 1st April 2017 and dealers who could not clear off their stock till the deadline have now resorted to a new way of disposing of their unsold stocks.
It is reported that KTM dealers who could not sell their bikes have bought the vehicles in their names and are passing on the motorcycles as second-hand units, but this is only on paper. The bikes are brand new with 0 kms reading on the odometer. This indeed proves that if the law-maker gets smart, the law-breaker gets smarter!
As far as the KTM Duke 390 BS3 is concerned, this pocket rocket comes with a 373cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor, that punches out an insane and class leading 43 BHP of power and 37 Nm of torque. Much has been spoken about this engine’s capabilities and the bike’s madness. There is a 6-speed gearbox and factor in the slipper clutch and ABS, the rider’s back is safe.
Read the reviews of the second generation KTM Duke 390, and everyone has a common complaint, the bike isn’t as mad and raw as before. People out there waiting to get their hands on the 2017 Duke 390, please note, there is a three-month waiting period on it and costs almost a lakh more than the old Duke 390. The BS3 variant is now available for Rs 1.6 lakhs (on-road, Pune) or Rs. 1.72 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai), and this is a steal deal.
KTM Duke 390 BS3
– The older KTM Duke 390 is available at Rs 1.6 Lakhs (on-road)!
– KTM dealers have bought the bikes in their names and are passing them on as second-hand bikes
– The bikes, however, are brand new with 0 km reading on the odometer
Source – Rushlane.com