I know there's another thread about it but I'll put in in this one.
KTM set to launch the Duke 390 at some trade show I've never heard of (EIEMC or something) next month.
The stats: 375cc single, 45 horsepower, wet weight of under 150kg. The Indian rumour mill is spinning, saying it will be very similar to the 200 Duke, but with a few more premium parts to handle the power and to make it look better to help justify the price - almost double the Duke 200.
My guess is twin discs up front, slightly different headlight and racier colour schemes.
In the past, KTM have released engines with smaller capacities than their model designations suggest, such as the 690 SMC which was originally 654cc or so. AFter a couple of years they upped the ante and released a 690 version. I think they'll do that to the Duke 390, starting at 375cc and then after two or three years there will be a Superduke R 390 with a genuine 390cc, orange frame and wheels, 50hp and wet weight of 140kg.
That will be THE bike for Taiwan.
In India the 200 is 117,000 Rupees. The 390 is slated to be about 200,000. In Taiwan the 200 is likely to be $298,000 when it arrives (this month?). My guess for the 390 is about $400k. Would anyone buy one at that? The only way I would is if I sell my house and have a load of money spare. I wouldn't be using my salary to pay for it, that's for sure.