KTM Duke 390 recalled due to the new LED headlights restarting randomly and thus potentially causing dangerous riding situations
Austrian high performance bike manufacturer KTM has recalled the 2017 Duke 390 and Duke 125 in Europe to fix a problem with the LED headlights. The new LED headlights have been reported of restarting randomly, causing potential dangerous riding situations during night. The company is fixing the trouble with a minor software update free of cost at the KTM dealerships across the continent.
The bike major has advised the customers to contact their nearest dealers to check and fix the problem if they have faced anything like that. Also, they can check online if their bike is among the affected ones or not. Not only in Europe, but in India too this same problem has been reported. Not only the LED headlight, but the new TFT instrument cluster too has been reported of restarting frequently.
KTM India says the software glitch was reported only in the first batch of 2017 Duke 390’s rolled out in the country and it was fixed with a minor software update. Also, the company says if the customers face such problem here, they can always go to the nearest dealership to receive the patch.
The all-new 2017 KTM Duke 390 has earned positive response and popularity with its radically new design elements like new LED headlamp and updated TFT instrument cluster. The design has been changed as well and new model appears much sharper, muscular and aggressive compared to the previous one. Apart from the design and features, engine of the bike has been revised as well to deliver superior performance.
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The 2017 KTM Duke 390 is powered by 373 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine paired with a 6-speed transmission. Equipped with ride by wire technology, this high performance bike kicks out 44 PS of peak power at 9,000 rpm and 35 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. The torque output has been improved by 2 Nm compared to the previous model and the new Duke 390 returns 26 kmpl of fuel efficiency.
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