2018 KTM 390 Duke Video Ride Review

Take a commute with Zack on KTM’s 390 Duke

It’s no secret we’re always trying to get our staff to work a little harder. Especially the ones who always seem to have too much to say. “Write it down!” we always shout at each other. Zack Courts is a classic case, always arriving to the office after his commute with a bunch of opinions about the bike he’s riding. Anyway, it’s always too much this, not enough that, and occasionally has some decent insights that we thought might help consumers or entertain enthusiasts.

So we strapped a camera and microphone to his helmet and told him to turn it on when he leaves his house. A lot of his talking in his helmet is complaining about drivers, yelling at red lights, and wondering why billboards aren’t more expensive. But sometimes he actually talks about the bike, and those are the parts we keep. Got a bike you would like to see discussed? Let us know and we’ll send him home on that one next.

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There aren’t many ponies on tap, but the ones that are there are rowdy! The steep climb in power and torque from 5000rpm to 7000rpm is probably what gives the 390 Duke a lot of its personality.Motorcyclist Staff


PRICE $5299
MEASURED WEIGHT 358 lbs. (162.4 kg)
FUEL CAPACITY 3.5 gal. (13.2 L)
SEAT HEIGHT 32.7 in. (830mm)
MEASURED TORQUE 26.9 lb.-ft. @ 6860 rpm