Last updated on – 31st March, 2016

MT 03 VS Duke 390

Today, the Indian two wheeler market is progressing very rapidly. Indian enthusiasts are demanding the middle weight machine and wants to own a fast machine. In addition, the international and domestic bike manufacturers are also showing their interest in the domestic market. The Japanese maker is gearing up to introduce a new street fighter motorcycle named Yamaha MT-03. The motorcycle will create heavy smoke on racing tracs. New MT-03 is borrowed some features form it elder sibling Yamaha MT-25. On other ends the bike will compete against the KTM Duke 390 ABS. The Australian bike manufacturer has lunched the motorcycle earlier. Duke 390 also comes with excellent features and new technology. The motorcycle is receiving lots of appreciation love from followers. To select best motorcycle between them, we have to compare these bikes. Let’s have a look on the comparison between the Yamaha MT-03 vs KTM Duke 390 ABS.

Design and Style

Firstly, we will describe the design and style of Yamaha MT-03. The motorcycle comes with attractive graphics and new features. The body work components and stylish features are borrowed from MT-25. Being a naked street fighter bike, it gives a decent look as the bike gets a muscular fuel tank. It also comes with an FZ like headlamp and front view looks as street bike. The motorcycle gives look like race machine from rear side.On the other end, the Austrian manufacturer offers a stunning and stylish motorcycle KTM Duke 390 ABS. The motorcycle comes with the attractive graphics and unique design. It looks like Duke 200. It is finished with sharp edge and angular. The orange color is featured on the both wheels that gives a rattling look to the bike.

Design & Style
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Instrument Console

The Yamaha MT-03 gets the same instrument panel that Yamaha R3 is also used. The digital and analogue console holds several information including speedometer, tachometer, trip meter, odometer, clock, fuel gauge.In contrast, the KTM Duke 390 ABS is loaded with fully digital console that includes various information as real time mileage, average economy, distance to empty, distance to service, side stand indicator and average riding speed.
MT-03 VS Duke 390 Instrument Console

Engine and Power

Yamaha MT-03 is powered by a 321cc, liquid cooled, fuel injected unit that makes a peak power of 41.4 BHP at 10,750 RPM and a vertex torque of 29.6 Nm at 9000 RPM. The motor is mated to the six speed gear-box that helps to transfer the power to the rear wheel.Apart from this, the KTM Duke 390 ABS is powered by a liquid cooled, 4-valve, single-cylinder and 373.2 cc engine. The DOHC configuration motor is able to produce the maximum power of 43 BHP at 9500 RPM and peak torque of 35 Nm at 7250 RPM. The total power transfers to the rear wheel through 6 speed gearbox.
MT-03 VS Duke 390 Engine and power

Riding and Handling power

Yamaha MT-03 gives a dynamic stability power as it is featured with a conventional single piece wide handlebar. The motorcycle receives the spit seats that give a comfortable riding to both rider and pillion. Rear set foot-pegs and enough knee recess offer a sporty look to the rider.While, the KTM Duke 390 ABS comes with single stepped seat that enhances your riding experience. The wider handlebars and rear foot pegs give a sporty touch to the rider. The single handlebar is responsible to give better handling power. The kerb weight of the motorcycle is 139 KG, whereby the rider manages the bike easily.

MT-03 VS Duke 390 Riding and Handling power

Safety Features

Both motorcycles are loaded with a host safety components as brakes, suspensions and rear and headlight. Yamaha MT 320 gets a 298 mm disc brake at front side and 220 mm brake at rear but there is not ABS. The suspension duties are managed by the tetescopic forks at the front and monoshock suspension at the rear. The FZ like headlight offers a clear visibility in the night ride.The KTM Duke 390 ABS also comes with several features including brake and suspension and headlights. The braking duties are performed by 300 mm disc brake at front and 230 mm disc brake at rear. The wider tyres remove the Skidding problem at high speed. The bike gets 43mm upside down suspensions at the front and monoshock forks at rear end that give a dynamic balancing power on rigid road.

MT-03 VS Duke 390 Safety Features
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Price and Shades

The Price of Yamaha MT-03 has not been yet fixed but the expected price of the bike is around INR 3.25 lakh. The motorcycle will be available in three glorious paint scheme as Matt Silver, Black Metallic, Red Metallic.Whereas, the KTM Duke 390 ABS is sold at a price tag of INR 1,87,780 (Ex-showroom Mumbai). The motorcycle is available in two color-Black and White.

MT-03 VS Duke 390 Price and Shades

Walk Around Video of Yamaha MT-03

Walk Around Video of KTM Duke 390 ABS

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