2021 KTM 200 Duke and 390 Duke First Look Preview

New colorways for the 2021 200 and 390 Duke from KTM.

The KTM 200 Duke shares the same angular shape and the same roster of brand-name bits as its big brother, but is aimed at tight city commutes as opposed to the open road, with 26 hp on tap.
The KTM 200 Duke shares the same angular shape and the same roster of brand-name bits as its big brother, but is aimed at tight city commutes as opposed to the open road, with 26 hp on tap. KTM

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.

Both colorways on the 200 Duke come with orange wheels. The 200’s unique paint schemes are handy for keeping it from being confused with a 390.
Both colorways on the 200 Duke come with orange wheels. The 200’s unique paint schemes are handy for keeping it from being confused with a 390. KTM

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.

KTM markets the 200 as its “light heavyweight” option—suited to new riders without being bland and characterless.
KTM markets the 200 as its “light heavyweight” option—suited to new riders without being bland and characterless. KTM

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.

The 200 Duke also has a supermoto mode, where rear-wheel slides are not only possible, they’re encouraged.
The 200 Duke also has a supermoto mode, where rear-wheel slides are not only possible, they’re encouraged. KTM

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.

Both will be in dealers by February.

The KTM 390 Duke returns this year, with new colorways, a new optional quickshifter, and ABS brakes that can be set to Supermoto mode.
The KTM 390 Duke returns this year, with new colorways, a new optional quickshifter, and ABS brakes that can be set to Supermoto mode. KTM

2021 KTM 200 Duke Specifications

ENGINE 200cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled 4-stroke single-cylinder
BORE x STROKE 72.0 x 49.0mm
TRANSMISSION 6-speed
HORSEPOWER 26 hp
CLUTCH Wet multiplate, mechanically actuated
ENGINE MANAGEMENT/IGNITION Bosch EMS
FRONT SUSPENSION WP inverted fork
FRONT BRAKE ByBre 300mm disc w/ ABS
REAR BRAKE ByBre 230mm disc w/ ABS
WHEELS, FRONT/REAR Cast alloy; 17 in.
TIRES, FRONT/REAR 110-17 in. / 150-17 in.
FUEL CAPACITY 3.5 gal.
CONTACT ktm.com

2021 KTM 390 Duke Specs

ENGINE 373cc, liquid cooled 4-stroke single-cylinder
BORE x STROKE 89.0 x 60.0mm
TRANSMISSION 6-speed
CLAIMED HORSEPOWER 44 hp
FUEL DELIVERY Fuel injection w/ 44mm throttle body
CLUTCH Wet multiplate slipper, hydraulically actuated
ENGINE MANAGEMENT/IGNITION Bosch EMS w/ ride-by-wire
FRAME Steel trellis, powdercoated
FRONT SUSPENSION WP Apex inverted 43mm
REAR SUSPENSION WP Apex monoshock, spring preload adjustable
FRONT BRAKE 320mm w/ ABS
REAR BRAKE 230mm w/ ABS
WHEELS, FRONT/REAR Cast alloy; 17 in.
TIRES, FRONT/REAR 110-17 in. / 150-17 in.
RAKE 25.0°
SEAT HEIGHT 32.3 in.
FUEL CAPACITY 3.5 gal.
CLAIMED DRY WEIGHT 329 lb.
The 390 Duke is available in silver-and-orange and white-and-orange colorways for 2021 to set off its angular lines.
The 390 Duke is available in silver-and-orange and white-and-orange colorways for 2021 to set off its angular lines. KTM
In either colorway, the trellis frame is matched to the cast wheels—black frame, black wheels; orange frame, orange wheels.
In either colorway, the trellis frame is matched to the cast wheels—black frame, black wheels; orange frame, orange wheels. KTM
The 390 stays positioned as KTM’s baby canyon carver, with WP Apex suspension and 44 hp.
The 390 stays positioned as KTM’s baby canyon carver, with WP Apex suspension and 44 hp. KTM
The 390’s new-for-2021 silver colorway contrasts the demure silver with its signature bright orange.
The 390’s new-for-2021 silver colorway contrasts the demure silver with its signature bright orange. KTM
The 390 still outstrips most other brands’ “little” bikes in the horsepower department, pushing 44 ponies out of its 390cc single.
The 390 still outstrips most other brands’ “little” bikes in the horsepower department, pushing 44 ponies out of its 390cc single. KTM
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