2017 KTM Duke 390 rendering provides unofficial first look
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Expected to debut at EICMA 2016 in November.
The 2017 KTM Duke 390 was recently seen up-close in a spy video which showed the many changes coming with the generation change. Now, a speculative rendering from MotorBeam provides us an unofficial look at the street bike.
Moving to its second generation, the KTM Duke 390 will undergo an evolutionary redesign and get a host of upgrades and changes. The headlamp, frame, handlebar, instrument panel, switchgear, exhaust and many other elements have been seen changed in spy photos and spy videos. The new regular exhaust canister that will replace the underbelly unit will reportedly add 4-5 kg to the weight.
The all-new Duke 390 will feature ride-by-wire technology and allow the rider to choose from multiple ride modes. Moreover, a second counter-balancer shaft for the engine, ECU update and cooling system improvements are expected. The new instrument panel will allow for smartphone integration, show GPS data and change its colour as the rev count goes higher.
The next-gen KTM Duke 390 is expected to be powered by a revised version of the current model‘s 32 kW (44 hp) 373.27 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. The improved engine should be mated to a 6-speed transmission.
The 2017 KTM Duke 390 is expected to debut at EICMA 2016 in Milan, Italy in November, and will reportedly be launched in India in early 2017.
Current KTM Duke 390 – Image Gallery
[Image Source: MotorBeam]