KTM Indonesia teases the 2017 KTM Duke ahead of June 8 launch
Neelanjan Chakraborty, Motorcycle Nut, will ride, preferably race anything on two wheels!
The KTM Duke 390 and KTM Duke 250 retail in India with a slipper clutch as standard.
KTM Indonesia has released a new teaser confirming the arrival of the new KTM Duke models on June 8, 2017.
The teaser reveals a LED headlamp, much like the one in the 2017 KTM Duke 390. However, the term ‘beast’ has often been used with the KTM Duke 250 which at present is retailed in India. The 2017 KTM Duke 250 retailed in India gets the new design philosophy of the 2017 KTM Duke 390 but misses out on LED headlamp, Metzeler tyres TFT instrumentation and ABS. KTM Indonesia though might launch both the Duke 250 and Duke 390 on June 8.
The 2017 KTM Duke 390 is heavier than the 2016 model due to the use of new exhaust system, suspension setup and electronics. Ride by wire, dual channel ABS, all LED lighting and slipper clutch is standard. The bike is powered by a 373.2 cc liquid cooled, fuel injected, DOHC mill which is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. The single cylinder powerhouse is capable of producing 43.5 PS of maximum power at 9,000 rpm and 37 Nm (up by 2 Nm) of peak torque at 7,000 rpm.
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The KTM Duke 250 on the other hand, is powered by a 248.8 cc single cylinder, liquid cooled, fuel injected mill which traces its origins to the Duke 390. Coupled to a six-speed gearbox the engine is capable of producing 30 PS of power at 9,000 rpm and 24 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm.
There is also a chance that KTM Indonesia might launch the KTM Duke 250 with all the bells and whistles (LED headlamps, ride by wire and new TFT instrumentation console).