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KTM Duke 390 recalled in disguise of compulsory ‘Monsoon Kit Fitment’

Written by Parichay Malvankar

KTM has silently recalled the new generation Duke 390 motorcycle in India. All models of the new generation, 2017 onwards are subject to this recall, but KTM is terming this as a compulsory Monsoon Kit Fitment instead of the work recall. There are a couple of fixes on the bike which will be done free of cost.

KTM reveals that the Duke 390 under this recall, or under this Monsoon Kit Fitment will get a new ECU bracket, headlamp vibrations being fixed and the pillion seat getting better damping bushes. KTM might also flash the ECU of the motorcycle if necessary, since the headlamp might be malfunctioning.

The ECU bracket which will be replaced will not offer better protection from dust, dirt & water. The pillion seat damping bushes will offer extra gab between the seat and the tail lamp avoiding any possible damage due to contact.

However, even though the KTM Duke 390 has been fixed time and again, proactively by the company, it still remains the benchmark motorcycle in the segment. The Duke 390 comes powered by a 373cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder motor producing 43.5 HP of power and 37 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch and it also features a dual-channel ABS with supermoto mode as standard.