Advice 23 Aug 2023

Detailed: 2024 KTM 390 Duke

Bringing more agility, handling and punchy performance to the street.

The covers have been lifted off the all-new 2024 KTM 390 Duke, ‘The Corner Rocket’ ready to take on any twists and turns with exceptional agility, lightweight handling and punchy performance.

KTM charges into model year 2024 with a brace of all-new single-cylinder Duke models, bringing more punchy power, improved handling, and clear differentiation of attitude between the displacements. In short, the all-new Duke range brings more bike for your buck.

Adopting an all-out, no-compromise attitude, the all-new 2024 models represent the biggest change to the sub-500cc capacity Duke model range since the KTM 125 Duke in 2011. The result is a complete redesign, with new engines, an all-new chassis concept, and new styling which amplifies the typically aggressive KTM Duke design language you’ve come to expect.

For 2024, a new two-piece frame design – composed of an all-new steel trellis main frame with a pressure die-cast aluminium 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 and giving riders greater control and stability.

The frame is now also mated to an all-new curved lightweight swingarm, which contours around a relocated rear shock absorber. This is mounted off-centre to allow for a larger airbox design while reducing overall seat height. Speaking of which, the reduced seat height was purposefully engineered into the new Duke design to allow for greater accessibility, without compromising on stability or handling.

Delivering the knockout punch is an entirely new generation of lightweight, compact single-cylinder engines. Dubbed the LC4c, the engine range is made up of a smaller 125cc and a 250cc engine (not available in Australia and New Zealand) and a larger 399cc engine, as found in the KTM 390 Duke. Building from the experience gained with the previous generation, these powerplants are completely redesigned, with newly optimised cylinder heads, and gearboxes, as well as meeting EURO 5.2 compatibility standards.

The 2024 KTM Duke range also sets the benchmark for real-world technological advancement in the small displacement naked segment. All models in the line-up feature the latest version of selectable Supermoto ABS, 5″ dashboards, and smartphone connectivity as standard – with the ability to fit an optional Quickshifter+.

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Visually, the 2024 KTM 390 Duke rightfully takes ownership as the leader of the pack with key differences from the rest of the single-cylinder Duke line-up. Signature Electronic Orange and Atlantic Blue colour options dominate the visual impact, with longer tank spoilers featuring prominent air intakes, larger radiator covers, and external LED positioning lights completing the package.

Power is taken care of by an all-new lightweight 399 cc single-cylinder LC4c engine. Not only is it lighter and more powerful than the previous generation, but it also brings EURO 5+ compatibility and refreshed attitude to the KTM 390 Duke. The Corner Rocket is the perfect motorcycle for the European A2 license.

The 2024 KTM 390 Duke also boasts a 43 mm WP Apex Open Cartridge front fork with 5-click adjustment on rebound and compression and a split piston rear shock absorber with adjustable rebound and preload. This means handling can be tailored to perfectly match the rider’s needs.

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Swing your leg over the new seat, and you’ll be greeted by an all-new 5″ TFT display, with selectable ride modes. The default setting is street mode, with rain mode as the name suggests, is selectable in adverse weather conditions for less aggressive throttle response and cornering MTC as standard equipment.

Track screen is available on the KTM 390 Duke for the first time. This standard feature unlocks a world of hooliganism, enlarged rpm display, launch control, for that perfect start and even a lap timer. Unnecessary info gets reduced to the bare minimum.

Enhancing the new 2024 generation KTM Duke line-up even further, a comprehensive selection of KTM PowerParts and KTM PowerWear is specifically designed to fit the new Duke range and its riders, providing performance, style, protection, and comfort.

The 2024 KTM 390 Duke model will be available in Australia from late Q1 2024 onwards. For more news about the 2024 KTM Naked model range, visit or your nearest authorised KTM dealer.