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KTM Duke 390, 200, 125 spied almost undisguised ahead of global debut

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New generation KTM Duke’s are going to make global debut later this year.

KTM is soon going to upgrade their Duke range of motorcycles. Spied earlier at Bajaj’s plant in India, where the 125, 250 and 390 are manufactured, the bikes were recently spied in Europe.

All four, Duke 125, Duke 200, and Duke 390 feature the same chassis and design as of today. What differentiates them is the engine. Same will be the case with new generation of KTM Duke motorcycles.

2017 KTM Duke 390

Speaking about the new KTM Duke 390, it will be powered by the same single cylinder 373 cc FI engine which powers the existing 390, but the engine will be tuned to be more responsive. The chassis too has been improved to offer an even sharper control to the rider.

Other changes include, a revised headlamp cluster with LED lights, LED side indicators, LED tail light, new fuel tank design, extensions on the tank, new digital instrument cluster, new exhaust system, and a larger disc brake in the front.

KTM Duke 390 Old Vs New

What will be carried forward from current Duke’s – upside down forks in the front, monoshock at the rear, dual channel ABS from Bosch.

To be unveiled at the 2016 EICMA show in Milan later this year, price of updated KTM Duke 390 will also be increased slightly as compared to the price tag of existing Duke 390. This is largely because of the new exhaust system.

KTM Duke 390 Old vs New photo

spy shot via visordown


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  • Net Troll

    KTM should start manufacturing the Duke 800 in India and teach a lesson to all these overpriced junkers in the market. Though I love the Duke 390 and this new design should make it look all the more better but KTM needs to bring their superbikes in India along with their Adventure series.