Next-gen KTM Duke 390 to offer more features than new Duke 200

28/10/2016 - 11:02 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

Expected to debut at the EICMA show next month.

According to a report on Autocar India, the next-generation 2017 KTM Duke 390 will offer more features than the next-generation Duke 200. Both motorcycles are expected to make their debut at the EICMA 2017 show in Milan, Italy, next month.

Next-gen 2017 KTM Duke spy shot
Both motorcycles are expected to get LED headlights and LED taillights.

The present day Duke 390 and Duke 200 are pretty much on par on the feature front. However, to further differentiate them, KTM will offer an all-new full-color LCD instrument cluster on the 2017 Duke 390, whereas the 2017 Duke 200 would continue with the present day Orange backlit cluster.

Another area where the Duke 390 will be superior to the Duke 200, aside from the engine, is in the suspension setup. According to the report, the 2017 Duke 390 will get separate function forks, wherein one side will handle compression damping and the other will do the rebound damping. However, both motorcycles will get a new two-piece frame, the report adds.

KTM RC390 digital dashboard at the Indian launch
The 2017 Duke 200 will continue with the Orange backlit cluster.

An area where both motorcycles will feature an upgrade over their predecessors is in the lighting department. As per reports, KTM will opt for LED headlights and LED taillight on the new Dukes.

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However, both motorcycles will be powered by the same engines as the current models, though these units will be updated for smoother power delivery, and in India, they will be upgraded for BS-4 emission norms. As a result, the underbelly exhaust will be replaced by a conventional side-mounted unit.

[Source - Autocar India]

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