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2017 KTM Duke 390 shows riding modes and instrument control in new images

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New generation KTM Duke 390 is expected to make global debut later this year. India launch will take place only in 2017.

After the 2017 KTM Duke 390 was spied on test earlier this week, it has now been spied parked in a garage where it was shot in detail, revealing new details, like the digital instrument cluster for the first time.

What is also visible in the new spy images are the riding modes. Yes. The new generation KTM Duke 390 will come with riding modes. It is not clear what these riding modes will be. We expect at least three riding modes on offer – Track, City and Sport.

First launched in 2013, at a mouth watering price tag of just INR 1.8 lakh, it didn’t take long for the KTM Duke 390 to start a new era of motorcycling in the country. Even three years later, the bike is far ahead of competition, be it price, quality or performance.

Overall an unbeatable package, it was a bit of a surprise when the leaked photo of new generation KTM Duke 390 surfaced online.

Why would you want to replace a product which is anyways miles ahead of competition? Is it too early for Bajaj to ready a replacement?

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The reason being, Bajaj-KTM want to offer their consumers an even better package. Not only the upcoming Duke 390 will be more sportier to look at, but it will also be more powerful and sharper than ever before. The details are a bit hush-hush at the moment, but expect them to be revealed in due course.

Engine will remain same. 373 cc single cylinder liquid cooled, but the output will be different. Current one delivers 44 PS at 9000 rpm and 35 Nm at 7000 rpm mated to a 6-sixspeed gearbox.

Speaking about design changes, upfront it gets a bifurcated headlamp with LEDs, a new instrument console with more features like top speed clocker, 0-60 timer, etc. Side gets revised fuel tank design with sharp extensions emerging towards the headlamp. Also noticeable is a revised exhaust system and a new rear sub-frame. Overall, the bike will be more aggressive, and sharper. The heating issues are said to be taken care of and so are the vibration issues.


 

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  • Comment Karne Wala

    Looks smashing!!!

  • TheTourer

    Is that a bigger pillion seat I noticed correctly?