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2024 KTM 390 Duke and 250 Duke Review | First Look 

2024 KTM 390 Duke Electric Orange
2024 KTM 390 Duke in Electric Orange

KTM has announced two small-displacement naked-bike models – the 390 Duke and 250 Duke – that brings what the company says is “more punching power, improved handling, and clear differentiation of attitude between the displacements.”  

KTM added that the new models represent the biggest change to the sub-500cc capacity Duke model range since the first KTM 390 Duke. The result is a complete redesign with new engines, an all-new chassis concept, and new styling. 

Related: KTM 390 Duke Review | Road Test 

Both bikes feature an entirely new generation of single-cylinder engines dubbed the “LC4c” – including displacements of 250cc and 399cc – that have been completely redesigned with newly optimized cylinder heads and gearboxes, as well as meeting the latest emissions standards. They also feature throttle-by-wire, a new Power Assist Slipper Clutch (PASC), and optional Quickshifter+. 

Related: KTM 200 Duke, 390 Duke, 890 Duke, and 1290 Super Duke R | Comparison Review 

2024 KTM 390 Duke Atlantic Blue
2024 KTM 390 Duke in Atlantic Blue

The new LC4c engine in the 390 Duke represents a bump in displacement from the previous 373cc mill, but not only is it more powerful than the previous generation, it’s also lighter. The 250 Duke also features an improved power-to-weight ratio over the previous generation 200 Duke, with a new SOHC design that is lighter and simpler with fewer components. 

2024 KTM 250 Duke Electric Orange
2024 KTM 250 Duke in Electric Orange

The 390 Duke boasts a 43mm WP APEX open-cartridge fork with five-click adjustment on rebound and compression and a split-piston rear shock with adjustable rebound and preload. This means handling can be tailored to perfectly match the rider’s needs. Suspension on the 250 Duke is taken care of by a nonadjustable 43mm WP APEX open-cartridge big-piston fork and a WP APEX emulsion shock with preload adjustability. Travel is 5.9 inches front and rear on both bikes. 

2024 KTM 390 Duke

For stopping power, both bikes feature a radially-mounted 4-piston caliper grabbing a 320mm disc in front – a 20mm increase over the previous 200 Duke. Rear braking power has been increased on both bikes to a 2-piston caliper and 240mm disc, and both feature the latest version of cornering Supermoto ABS and cornering traction control. 

2024 KTM 250 Duke Electric Orange
2024 KTM 250 Duke

For 2024, a new two-piece frame design – comprising an all-new steel trellis main frame with a pressure die-cast aluminum subframe – enhances dynamics by augmenting torsional rigidity. This also adds improved agility and enhanced feedback from the chassis, with new triple clamps and a revised offset improving handling characteristics, control, and stability. 

2024 KTM 250 Duke Ceramic White
2024 KTM 250 Duke in Ceramic White

The frame is now also mated to a new curved lightweight swingarm, which contours around a relocated rear shock. This is mounted off-center to allow for a larger airbox design while reducing overall seat height, which KTM says was purposefully engineered into the new bikes’ design to allow for greater accessibility without compromising on stability or handling. The 390 Duke has a seat height that is adjustable between 31.4-32.2 inches, with a 31.4-inch seat height on the 250 Duke. 

2024 KTM 390 Duke Electric Orange
2024 KTM 390 Duke

Visually, the 390 has longer tank spoilers featuring prominent air intakes, larger radiator covers, and external LED positioning lights. The 250 casts a slim and compact shadow thanks to smaller tank spoilers compared to the 390 Duke and aligned with painted headlight surrounds.  

2024 KTM 390 Duke Electric Orange
2024 KTM 390 Duke in Electric Orange
2024 KTM 250 Duke Ceramic White
2024 KTM 250 Duke in Ceramic White

Both models feature a 5-inch TFT display and smartphone connectivity as standard. Each bike has Street and Rain mode, and the Track screen is available on the 390 Duke for the first time. This standard feature unlocks an enlarged rpm display, launch control, and a lap timer. Unnecessary info gets reduced to the bare minimum. 

2024 KTM 390 Duke

The 2024 KTM 390 Duke will come in KTM’s Electronic Orange or Atlantic Blue, arriving in dealerships in December, while the 2024 KTM 250 Duke will come in Electronic Orange and Ceramic White, slated for arrival in early 2024. Pricing has not yet been announced. 

For more information, visit the KTM website

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2023 KTM Ride Orange Street Demo Tour

KTM Ride Orange Street Demo Tour

We test a lot of KTM motorcycles here at Rider, along with those from nearly 20 other manufacturers, and we realize it’s a privilege to get seat time on the latest and greatest bikes. Test rides at dealers are a rarity, so the KTM Ride Orange Demo Tour is a great opportunity to ride KTM’s street-legal range, everything from the 200 Duke up to the 1290 Super Duke R Evo, ADVs ranging from the 390 Adventure to the 1290 Adventure R, the 690 SMC R supermoto, and the 690 Enduro R and 500 EXC-F dual-sports.

There are currently 15 stops scheduled for the demo tour between March and October, with more to be added. Check out the details in KTM’s official announcement below.

MURRIETA, Calif. – The KTM Ride Orange Street Demo Tour is back for 2023, providing the unique opportunity for U.S. consumers to sample the latest models in the KTM Street range. This year’s tour will commence during Daytona Bike Week in Florida on March 9-11, and will once again be taking place alongside a wide selection of the nation’s premier motorcycle events.

Organized by KTM North America, Inc. in association with participating dealers, this will be your chance to get up close and explore the 2023 lineup together with knowledgeable KTM experts on location before taking to some of the most enjoyable roads in the country. Each ride will take place on pre-planned routes that will be sure to deliver an exceptional experience at this year’s KTM Ride Orange Street Demo Tour.

From the spectacular KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo to the razor-sharp KTM 890 Duke R – until the new 790 Duke arrives – and KTM 390/200 Duke lightweight heavy hitters, there will be no shortage of ready-to-race performance on offer. In addition, riders will have the chance to climb aboard the current Adventure range, featuring the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R and KTM 1290 Super Adventure S models alongside the KTM 890 Adventure R, KTM 890 Adventure, and KTM 390 Adventure variants. Plus, don’t miss the KTM 690 Enduro R, KTM 690 SMC R or KTM 500 EXC-F models.

2023 KTM Ride Orange Street Demo Tour Models:

  • KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
  • KTM 1290 Super Adventure S
  • KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo
  • KTM 890 Adventure R
  • KTM 890 Adventure
  • KTM 890 Duke R (until the new 790 Duke arrives)
  • KTM 690 Enduro R
  • KTM 690 SMC R
  • KTM 390 Adventure
  • KTM 390 Duke
  • KTM 200 Duke
  • KTM 500 EXC-F

Please note that the model list is subject to change and may vary by demo location.

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Participants at the KTM Ride Orange Street Demo Tour will also receive a Ride Orange VIP Card voucher (valued up to $500 MSRP), redeemable on KTM PowerParts, KTM PowerWear and/or KTM SpareParts at an authorized KTM dealer with the purchase of a new KTM Street model.

Registrations for each stop of the 2023 KTM Ride Orange Street Demo Tour open at 9 a.m. on the morning of that event, with riding taking place between 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Demos are first come, first served.

In order to participate, you must be 25 years or older for 690cc and up, and 21 years old or above for 500cc and under. Participants 21-24 years old can Only ride motorcycles 500cc and under. Experienced riders only (no beginners). No passengers are allowed at any time, and KTM staff can revoke riding privileges at any time for any reason deemed necessary.

All riders must show a government issued photo ID with motorcycle endorsement and will be required to complete a signed waiver prior to any demo rides. Proper riding apparel is essential, including but not limited to a DOT-approved helmet, eye protection, gloves, long sleeves, pants, and sturdy footwear.

For a complete list of 2023 KTM Ride Orange Street Demo Tour locations and to connect with your local participating dealer, please visit KTM’s website or email [email protected]. Follow KTM USA on all social media platforms for the most up-to-date information on events.

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