KTM 390 Duke Motorcycle

Rs. 5.29 lakhs will get you the Kawasaki Ninja 300 (with change to spare) or a Hyosung GT650N (again with change to spare). You put some money and you will even get the Kawasaki Ninja 650 or the Harley-Davidson SuperLow. This is however the price Singapore motorcycle enthusiasts will pay for the made in India KTM Duke 390. KTM has launched the Duke 390 in Singapore, priced at 11,900 Singapore Dollars, which at today’s exchange rate comes to Rs. 5,28,622/- (1 Singapore Dollar = Rs. 44.42/-).

Don’t worry, these prices have absolutely no bearing on the Duke 390’s India pricing. Singapore is an expensive country where vehicles cost an arm, leg and an elbow to purchase. Even the Duke 200 doesn’t come cheap and is priced at 10,600 Singapore Dollars (Rs. 4.71 lakhs). So if one factors in the price difference between the two models, the Duke 390 should retail in India around the Rs. 2 lakh mark. However KTM is likely to charge a small premium by pricing their upcoming offering at Rs. 2.5 lakhs (all prices mentioned above are on-road, inclusive of all taxes).

While most motorcycles are more expensive to buy in India, KTM is an exception. With local manufacturing, KTM is able to give Indians the best price for their products. Their profit margins are certainly higher in countries outside of India and this might be the reason why the 390 Duke is being launched elsewhere first. KTM will finally put the 390 Duke on sale sometime next month, offering it with ABS as standard. With 44 horses on tap, the Duke 390 is a pocket rocket, so are you read to race?

KTM 390 Duke ABS