Battle of the titans: 2023 KTM 390 Duke vs TVS Apache RTR 310
Delhi : On September 11, KTM introduced the upgraded 390 Duke in India for 3.11 lakh (ex-showroom). The high-performance naked streetfighter's upgraded version includes a number of improvements. The motorcycle's core silhouette is not compromised by the redesign, and a number of mechanical improvements have also been made.
In the 300-400 cc sector of the Indian market, the 2023 KTM 390 Duke is a well-liked model. Several two-wheeler manufacturers have introduced their different models in this market during the past few years. Consequently, it won't be simple for the 2023 KTM 390 Duke to take home a sizable chunk of the market.
This bike's debut follows that of the TVS Apache RTR 310, the most recent model from the domestic two-wheeler manufacturer and another naked streetfighter. The newest version of the immensely popular Apache series is anticipated to compete with the new KTM 390 Duke.
Here is a price and feature comparison between the TVS Apache RTR 310 and KTM 390 Duke for 2023.
2023 KTM 390 Duke vs TVS Apache RTR 310: Price
The pricing of the brand-new KTM 390 Duke for 2023 is 3.11 lakh rupees (ex-showroom). India-wide reservations can be made for it for $4,499 each. The TVS Apache RTR 310, on the other hand, has a starting price of $2.43 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Specifications for the 2023 KTM 390 Duke vs. TVS Apache RTR 310
A improved version of the 398 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine will power the upcoming 2023 KTM 390 Duke. This engine produces 39 Nm of maximum torque at 6,500 rpm and 44.25 bhp of peak power at 8,500 rpm when connected to a six-speed gearbox with a quick-shifter.
The TVS Apache RTR 310, on the other hand, has a 312.2 cc engine that generates power and is paired with a six-speed transmission with a bi-directional quick-shifter. The available reverse inclined engine of the TVS Apache RR 310 is the same. At 9,700 rpm, this engine can produce a maximum output of 35.11 bhp, and at 6,650 rpm, it can produce a maximum torque of 28.7 Nm.