KTM 390 Duke transformed into a scrambler style machine

30/10/2018 - 12:30 | ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

A KTM 390 Duke was stripped and given a rugged look to mimic scrambler style motorcycles. USA based Colt Wrangler Motorcycles has modified the Austrian pocket rocket, and as seen in the photographs, the bike retains its orange-painted chassis, but the sub-frame has some tweaks. The chiselled bodywork that comes from the factory has been removed and replaced by custom panels.

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The KTM 390 Duke receives a complete visual overhaul for ruggedness. The commendably customised motorcycle uses knobby tyres, bash plate and a beak style design that emphasise its off-road persona.

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Up front is a pair of vertically stacked, asymmetrically mounted headlights that sit on a custom panel. Giving the motorcycle an off-roader persona is the beak style design that sits below the light. The striped look has resulted in the removal of the front fender, revealing the knobby tyre.

The flat, single-piece handlebar performs the steering duties. The instrument console has been repositioned and installed on the custom-built fuel tank. This customised KTM will be going off the tarmac, and thus the digital display has been placed behind a transparent screen for better protection. The keyhole, too, is moved on to the fuel tank, next to the instrument console.

The fuel tank gets an industrial look that adds to the rugged visuals of the motorcycle. Following the tank is a rider-only saddle with a ribbed cover and a hump at the rear. Behind the seat is a compact, LED tail light that has been merged into the sub-frame.

The stock exhaust is traded for a tall set unit that is installed on the left side, under the saddle. Underneath, a custom metal bash-plate provides protection to the engine from flying debris.

Stock hardware like the upside down telescopic front forks have been retained, but the rear features an Öhlins sourced monoshock. The standard 17-inch alloy wheels are wrapped in off-road spec knobby tyres that can dig deeper into the surface for enhanced grip on the beaten path. Stopping power is continued to be provided by single-disc at both ends, accompanied by the safety net of dual-channel ABS.

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The 390 Duke retains its instrument console, but it has now been placed on the fuel tank, behind the safety of a transparent cover.

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There is no mention of upgrades to the engine. For reference, the standard motorcycle comes with a 373cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valve engine that makes 43.5 PS of power @ 9,500 RPM and 35 Nm of peak torque @ 7,250 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox.

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