Spotted: Next gen KTM Duke 390 in Pune
Just like the current family, the next-gen compact sportbike platform will spawn Dukes and RCs with varying displacements.A close-up spy shot of the...
Just like the current family, the next-gen compact sportbike platform will spawn Dukes and RCs with varying displacements.A close-up spy shot of the next gen KTM Duke 390 which is purported to be clicked at the Chakan plant near Pune is circulating on Facebook. This is the first spy shot to have uncovered the finer aspects of the new design.
The new Duke street fighter adopts a super aggressive design which is highlighted by a futuristic bifurcated headlamp which appears to employ LEDs.
The redesigned fuel tank and razor sharp extensions further accentuate the motorcycle’s character. We can also notice a new rear subframe and revised exhaust system.
The motorcycle also receives new instrument console, switch gears, and tailpiece. We can expect new color themes. As far as equipment list is concerned, the Duke 390 will retain the dual-channel ABS, WP Suspension system, and Metzeler tyres.
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.
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.
This article has first appeared in Rushlane.com