The KTM Duke 800, a new member of the immensely popular naked bike series, has been spotted testing somewhere in Europe. To be positioned above the Duke 690, the 800 is the smallest KTM to adopt a twin-cylinder engine.
KTM boss Stefan Pierer had earlier announced that the company is developing two twin-cylinder engines displacing 500 cc and 800 cc. According to Visor Down’s sources, this particular model is the Duke 800.
The motorcycle features razor sharp design elements, tusk like tank extensions, a familiar headlamp (probably a makeshift element), alloy swing arm, simple tailpiece with split seats, small visor, and an upward swooping single exhaust canister. The motorcycle is expected to be underpinned by a steel trellis chassis like its siblings.
The suspension system comprises inverted telescopic front fork and rear monoshock (both are likely to be sourced from WP). The bike employs twin discs at the front and a single disc at the rear. ABS would be on offer.
Also read – Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 spied
The KTM Duke 800 will be positioned to undercut the likes of Kawasaki Z800 while offering comparable performance. The motorcycle, as hinted by the brand’s CEO, would be made in India alongside the Duke 125, 200, 250, and 390. This would make it the most affordable mid-weight sportsbike in India.
KTM 1290 Super Duke GT – Photos
Via – Visordown.com