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2017 KTM Duke 390 rendered – Baby Super Duke

 
2017 KTM Duke 390 rendering

The new Duke 200 would also adopt a similar styling albeit with a different color theme.

The 2017 KTM Duke 390 has been rendered based on the spy shot and boy, it looks sharp! KTM designers have upped the aggressiveness of what is an already aggressive street fighter.

Slated to make its world premiere at the EICMA 2016 in Milan, the motorcycle’s design derives a few cues from the flagship Super Duke 1290, especially the prominent fuel tank extension.

KTM 1290 Super Duke R Special Edition

The design is inspired by the Super Duke 1290 pictured here.

The rendering also comes up with a new fuel tank and tailpiece for the next gen model. Holding together the new Duke would be a trellis chassis with a fresh rear sub-frame. Thanks to the Euro-4 emission norms, the underbelly exhaust system would give way to a conventional canister (the rendering shows a custom Akropovic unit).

The spy shot revealed that the motorcycle will receive a futuristic LED headlamp and a larger fully digital instrument console. The switch gears and handlebar grips that were shared with the Pulsars have also been phased out in favor of better quality elements.

2017 KTM Duke 390

The new gen model gets a futuristic LED headlamp.

Powering the new Duke and RC390 would be the existing 373.2 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine but we could be treated with enhanced refinement and outputs. The transmission will continue to be a 6-speed unit.

Also read – KTM Super Duke in a tug-of-war with LaFerrari – Video

The 2017 KTM Duke 390 and RC 390 would continue to be manufactured at Bajaj’s Chakan plant for global consumption. Sales in India is expected to commence sometime in early 2017.

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Via – Motorcycleraw.com

 

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  • brvnbld

    Looks stunning. But isn’t it a bit short?

    • Yups. The rendering artist probably favoured a shorter shorter, but a raised pillion seat.

  • S1611

    Nice rendering..only issue is the headlight part that looks puny and disproportionate from side view..and i hope they retain the knuckleguards 😀