The heavily modded KTM Duke 390 has been specially made for Yuvraj Singh’s cancer foundation YouWeCan and will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to charity.
While Yuvraj Singh may not be part of the ICC World Cup this year, the Indian player has been diverting his energies towards other interests which include fast motorcycles and philanthropy. Bringing the two together has been the job for Pune-based studio Autologue Design that took up the idea of modifying Yuvraj Singh’s KTM Duke 390 into what we now know as the ‘X12’ (12 being his jersey number). The heavily modified bike was showcased at the recently concluded India Bike Week and will be auctioned with the proceeds going to the player’s charity foundation YouWeCan.
Without making any changes to the underpinnings of the KTM Duke 390, the folks at Autologue Design have added a bolt-on kit to the street-fighter that aggravates the menacing look on the Katoom. Done up in a custom candy blue paint job, the X12 gets additional body kit bolted on, including a tank cover, new headlight cover, radiator cover, belly Cover, side panels, tail tidy and tyre hugger. There are also bits of aluminium welded parts on the machine added at the request of the cricketer.
In terms of mechanical upgrades, the customized KTM Duke 390 gets a Two Brothers full exhaust system, BMC air filter, Race Dynamics ECU upgrade, rear set footpegs and CNC machined custom oil caps. Power comes from the same 373.2cc single-cylinder engine, paired to a 6-speed gearbox. Apart from the specially made X12, Autologue Design is offering the X26 standard bolt-on kits for the KTM Duke 390 which includes modified headlights, side panels, new tail section and fuel tank along with the optional rear seat cowl and anodised CNC bits. The design studio says that only 26 of these kits are on offer costing around Rs. 50,000/- and will take around two weeks to be fixed onto the bike.