2017 KTM 390 Duke Video Review

Kevin Duke
by Kevin Duke

Take a ride with us on the nicely updated sports roadster

2017 ktm 390 duke video review
Photos by Marco Campelli and Sebas Romero | Videos by Duke, James Martinec, Luca Piffaretti and Eros Giretti

The fun and playful KTM 390 Duke is a sporty and versatile roadster that should be under consideration by riders looking for a stylish and accessible streetbike. It earned its place as Best Lightweight/Entry-Level Motorcycle in our annual MOBO awards.

Best Lightweight/Entry-Level Motorcycle Of 2016

The lil’ Duke experience gets even nicer for 2017, with a raft of improvements that elevate the riding experience. It offers improvements in comfort, style, performance and the user interface, including a 5.2-inch color TFT display that is a first in its class. And, retailing at $5,299, it brings loads of value to the market and garnered my first-ever 10/10 score in our Value category.

2017 KTM 390 Duke Review

Full details of the bike and my riding impressions are in the link directly above, and now we’ve got moving pictures and sound to bring added perspective to a terrific little funster of a bike. Enjoy!

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  • RyYYZ RyYYZ on May 12, 2017

    I want one of these, quite a bit. Just seems like it would be a really fun bike for the usual around town, commuting, and short-range sporty riding on the weekend. Of course, then I'd need a real sport-tourer for the longer trips. It's hard to find one bike that can really do it all (well), even just on the street. Something like an FJR1300, Concours, or BMW RT1200 or K1600GT would be fantastic for longer tours, but 600+ lb bikes can sometimes be a bit of a pain. OTOH, I personally wouldn't care to do a multi-day tour on one of these. But it would sure be fun to toss through the local twisties (such as they are).

  • Justin Palmer Justin Palmer on Jun 09, 2017

    Can you do a comparison and/or face off 2017 KTM DUKE vs 2017 BMW G 310 R?