2017 KTM Duke 200, Duke 390 are about to launch early next year and some new details have emerged including the sad news that no power and torque increase will happen on the upcoming bikes.
2017 KTM Duke 200 and Duke 390 are being spied testing of late on Indian roads ahead of their global premier at EICMA 2016. The Austrian bikes are expected to launch in early 2017 in India but there are some new details emerging about the changes on the new bikes. The styling will be inspired by the Super Duke R giving it a very sharp and aggressive look.
The updated KTM Duke siblings will get an all-metal tank. The LCD instrument cluster will be a full colour TFT screen with a much better display having smartphone connectivity and the ability to show GPS data. As the RPMs get higher, the digital tachometer will change colours. The new switchgear will now include controls to navigate through the menu.
The unfortunate news is that the new gen KTM Duke 200 and Duke 390 will come without any changes to the power and torque figures. In fact, the performance might get slightly hampered in order to comply with the Euro-IV norms. The bikes will get heavier too, gaining 4-5 kgs with a bigger exhaust can. However, the new gen Duke siblings will come with ride-by-wire technology.
The ride-by-wire tech will offer smooth performance and better throttle response. The new KTMs are also expected to come with different performance modes. There is a new bolt-on subframe and all-new suspension setup at the front featuring Separate Function Forks. One of them helps in damping duties while the other handles rebound offering better ride up front without compromising on the sharp handling.
The Separate Function Forks might not be offered with the KTM Duke 200. However, the Duke 200 is expected to come with ABS. There will be some difference between the Euro-spec and India-spec bikes but most of the changes will be offered in the Indian market. Bajaj Auto is testing 125, 200, 250 and 390 for the international markets as well.
2017 KTM Duke 200, Duke 390 More Details Revealed, No Power Increase
– New generation KTM Duke siblings to be revealed at EICMA 2016
– India launch of the new KTMs is expected in early 2017
– LCD instrument cluster to offer smartphone pairing
– Power and torque won’t get any changes
– New ride-by-wire tech to be offered and Separate Function Forks
Source – AutocarIndia.com