A robust field-weakening method for direct-torque-controlled (DTC) synchronous reluctance motors is presented in this paper. The proposed algorithm achieves smooth transition between the constant torque and field-weakening regions. Maximum torque per ampere is utilized below base speed, while both the current and voltage limits of the drive system are satisfied in the field-weakening region. The proposed method is robust to the variations in the machine dq -axis inductances. This ensures the system stability during field-weakening operation, especially along the maximum torque per flux trajectory. The proposed algorithm is incorporated into the duty ratio regulation-based DTC to achieve high-performance torque and flux control in the field-weakening region. Experimental results included in this paper confirm the veracity of the proposed method.