Our in-house design specialist has come up with a pretty interesting rendering of the eagerly anticipated 2017 KTM Duke street fighter. The image is based on the recent spyshot of the uncamouflaged prototype.
KTM designers have taken what is already an aggressive design and made it look sharper. At the core of the new styling is the brand new LED headlamps.
The fuel tank now gets sharper extensions that run all the way to the headlamps, like tusks. The fuel tank has also been completely redesigned. Needless to say, the tailpiece with split seats is also new.
The 2017 KTM Duke also receives a new larger digital dashboard, new LED taillight, and fresh color theme. The second generation Duke is based on an improved platform which is expected to be more flexibile than before as far as spawning a new derivative is concerned. We could expect an adventure tourer derivative on the new platform sometime in the future.
The new Duke platform will continue to have engines of varying displacements – 125, 200, 250, and 390 cc. The motors are expected to have pumped up outputs and increased refinement. The range-topping 390 series would continue to offer slipper clutch and ABS as standard fitments. The fully-faired RC variants based on the same platform are expected to be unveiled shortly after the new Duke.
The 2017 KTM Duke is likely to be debuted at the EICMA 2016 in Milan in November. Tell us how do like the rendering through the comment section below.