KTM’s smallest Dukes, the 200 Duke and 390 Duke are sticking with a proven formula for 2021. Which is to say, short of paint and sticker upgrades, they’re as they were last year. That’s not to disparage; if it works, stick with it. And if the pandemic dinged your finances in 2020, KTM has your back in ’21, keeping its lightweight corner carvers just the way people like them.
For ’21, the 390 is available in silver-and-orange and white-and-orange colorways, both of which set its unique angles off nicely. If you have tasked yourself with picking between them, we say to you good luck. If you’re really looking to shave time off your commute, the 390 is available this year with a quickshifter.
Both the 390 and the 200 still have KTM’s impressive list of brand-name premium parts. It’s no secret the ByBre brakes are downmarket (made in India) Brembo units, and like all KTMs the little rippers get lovely WP suspension. Like the 890, the little Dukes’ springy bits are pulled from the WP Apex line.
Both bikes have ABS, and if you go for the 390 you can set it to ‘Supermoto Mode,’ which gives you the option to lay down some sweet, sweet skids.