The all new KTM Duke 390 has been spotted in Spain, without any camouflage and production-ready guise. The new bike which is to be launched in 2017 has received 3D renderings and it looks ‘Radical’.
The artist by the name of Valerio Polifroni, has released some renders based on the spy shots of the 2017 KTM Duke 390. The renders now available are based on the actual undisguised spy shots, hence what we see is what we might just get. The new design of the KTM is radical and weird to look at initially, but then once it grows on you, you can’t take your eyes off of it. It is something expected to come out of the Austrian manufacturers who are known to come out with such bold designs.
The new Duke 390 will be powered by an updated single cylinder 373cc engine with an additional counter-balance shaft to remove the vibrations arising from the single cylinders. KTM has plans to ditch the underbelly exhaust and go in for the more conventional side exhaust. The tail of the bike is now longer and made sleeker. We also see a twin set-up for the headlights to improve illumination.
The entry of KTM into the Indian 2-wheeler industry came as a shot of high dosed adrenaline, with the Duke 200 and the 390, which in a way set the bar for all other manufacturers. The Austrian company since its entry, have established themselves in the segment as a force to reckon with. The present bike comes powered by the 373cc engine churning out 44HP of power with 35Nm of torque. All this with a low kerb weight of under 200Kgs adds up to a power-to-weight ratio which enters supercar territory.
The launch of the KTM Duke 390 grabbed a lot of attention, in terms of power, weight, styling and overall package, hence when the bike was scheduled for an update it obviously got a lot of attention with the expectations and speculations of the new avatar running wild. The updated version of the Duke 390 is set to be launched somewhere around mid-2017 and the pricing can be expected to be upwards of 2.3 Lakhs
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