If you live in cities like Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore etc then you surely must be aware about that this bike has made the young generation go mad about it. May it be expressways or ghats or curvy pavements, or even may it be track-days or offroading events, this bike has to be there. The KTM Duke!
Immediately after its launch, the bike was so much in demand that people were ready to fight for it. The vehicle has so much to offer that you would never think of an option. The KTM Duke proves to be a big hit of all times in the last three years. With all that said, KTM is back with its new deal in the market, The 2017 KTM Duke 390.
2017 KTM Duke 390 :
With manufacturing and production units set up in and around the city, Pune people are used to see the testing versions of this vehicle lately. With all those spy images and camouflaged vehicles on road, it is now sure that the KTM Duke will be soon hitting the roads in First or second quarter of 2017.
The vehicle comes with the all new Split Led Headlights, a longer kick-ass tank, interactive digital meter, Bluetooth connectivity for GPS and what not. Rumors have hikes the launch of KTM Duke 390 like never before. Vehicle seems undoubtedly inspired by the Super Duke 1290. The 2017 KTM Duke seems to have a lot to offer than the previous versions. Although the 2016 Duke 390 comes with a lot of rendering done which included slipper clutch and a more responsible radiator, the 2017 KTM Duke will be a totally revised version of the previous KTM Duke 390.
The vehicle might be tuned to produce a power out put of about 45-49 Bhp which seems much aggressive for a single cylinder liquid cooled engine producing all of that power. The vehicle comes with a Ride by Wire (RbW) as default. The Duke 2017 comes with ABS as default and is powered by disk brakes. The slipper clutch which was introduced to the 2016 KTM 390 will also be suited to the vehicle which will make track days easier for the rider. The Split Led headlight inspired by the Super Duke 390 seems to be much awaited by the riders.
Here are some things you might like to get a brief on :
Engine Specs :
Engine Output : 372.2 cc Single Cylinder Liquid Cooled
Max Power : 45 – 49 Bhp
Torque : 35-36 Nm
Front Suspension : WP upside-down
Rear Suspension : WP mono-shock
Breaking power :
Front Disc – 300 mm Disc.
Rear Disc – 230 mm single-piston, floating caliper disc
Bosh 9-MB two-channel ABS.
Front Mac-wheel : 110/70 R-17
Rear Mac-wheel : 150/6 R-17
The vehicle is expected to unveil itself at the EICMA 2016 November and its expected launch can be delayed to first or second quarter of 2016.
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