The much anticipated 2017 KTM Duke has been spied testing for quite a number of times now. The motorcycle made its first public appearance at the 2016 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy a couple of months back. Now, the motorcycle has been spied once again in camouflage somewhere in India.
The motorcycle is built on an all-new frame and gets some interesting features. The new 390 Duke comes fitted with a sharp headlamp section and the design philosophy has been derived straight from the 1290 Super Duke. Besides this, the 2017 KTM 390 Duke receives full LED headlamp up front along with LED turning winkers and tail lamp for better illumination and serving the needs more purposefully at nights.
Talking about other bits, the 2017 KTM 390 Duke derives its power from the same 373cc engine that runs the outgoing trim. The engine comes mated to a six-speed transmission and there is a little change in the power output of the new Duke in comparison to the current model. However, a significant amount of weight has increased, thanks to the new side-mounted exhaust instead of the underbelly unit that comes in the existing model.
Coming to the price, the 2017 KTM 390 Duke will be priced significantly higher than the outgoing model that is currently being retailed in India at INR 1.96 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). With this, the upcoming Duke will challenge the likes of the equally anticipated BMW G310R. Also Read: Heavily Updated 2017 KTM 390 Duke Introduced at 2016 EICMA
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Source – Vaibhav Dubey, Rushlane