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2017 KTM Duke 390 colour screen will sync Maps from your smartphone

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Just like the current family, the next-gen compact sportsbike platform will spawn Dukes and RCs with varying displacements.

The new Duke street fighter adopts a super aggressive design which is highlighted by a futuristic bifurcated headlamp which appears to employ LEDs. Beleived to be built on a lighter and a more rigid chassis, new generation Duke 390 will also be more powerful, sharper and more refined than the current Duke 390.

Design updates include – redesigned fuel tank and razor sharp extensions further accentuate the motorcycle’s character. Thanks to the latest spy shots, we can also notice a new rear subframe and revised exhaust system. This will help KTM pass the stringent EURO 4 emission norms, allowing the bike to go on sale in Europe.

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The motorcycle also receives a new instrument console. If we are to believe a new report, the instrument control of new gen Duke 390 is going to be a full-colour unit and that too with bluetooth smartphone integration. This will allow you to sync your bike’s data with your phone. Also, it will also use some phone apps, for example maps, and stream it on the bike’s console.

Reports also adds that it will get dual function forks, one responsible for damping, and the other for handling rebound. New Duke 390 also features new switch gears, riding modes and a new tail. We can expect new color themes as well. As far as equipment list is concerned, the Duke 390 will retain the dual-channel ABS, WP Suspension system. Sadly, the Metzeler tyres have been replaced by Michelin tyres.

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The 373.2 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which is hailed for its best-in-class performance is expected to undergo tweaks to enhance refinement. A few reports also suggest that the power output could be bumped up from the current 44 PS. The powertrain to benefit from ride-by-wire tech and slipper clutch.

Also read – KTM 390 Adventure rendered

The next gen KTM Duke 390 is expected to make its world debut at EICMA 2016 in Milan alongside other compact Duke siblings. Bajaj’s Chakan plant would continue to be the global production base for the compact Dukes and RCs.

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  • Comment Karne Wala

    Way to go KTM, if these reports are true.
    No other manufacturer is even close.
    More tech/features/hp per lac. VFM!

  • ҆?m? Ahm??

    if dey do smthin wid der ecu mapping nd rrmove d speed limiter den it wud b grt fr oll d highway cruzer guys..

  • Shashank Mishra

    Maps for telling the nearest fuel station for the puny 10 litre fuel tank? Hope they do something about it as well. It’s gonna be a hotcake then

  • Swaran Joji

    Hopefully the KTM riders will slow down while looking at the instrument cluster.