Scrambler variant of KTM 390 Duke spied in Austria

30/10/2017 - 09:10 | ,   | Praveen M

The scrambler variant of the KTM 390 Duke has been spied for the first time, in Austria. Going by the spy shot, the motorcycle is still in developmental stage.

KTM 390 Duke Scrambler variant spied left side
Expect the production model to feature spoke wheels on both ends for better off-road capability.

This scrambler variant sports a beak-type front fender, and the front upside down fork is more raked-out than in the Duke. It also comes with cladding for protection against debris. The front wheel is spoke, while the rear is an alloy unit. The wheels are shod with knobby tires. The front petal disc and the Brembo calliper is similar to the one in the 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R. ABS is present.

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The motorcycle features a digital instrument cluster on top of a rather simple-looking headlamp. The fuel tank design, radiator shrouds, frame, and rear bodywork look similar to the 2017 KTM 390 Duke. The tail light and the indicators are LED. The handlebar is raised, for a more upright riding stance, and the bike misses out on the engine cowl.

2017 KTM 390 Duke at Nepal Auto Show left side
The scrambler shares a lot of its underpinnings with the KTM 390 Duke.

The scrambler sources its engine from the 390 Duke. In the naked motorcycle, the 373.2 liquid-cooled, single cylinder mill is capable of producing 43.5 PS of maximum power at 9000 rpm and 37 Nm of peak torque at 7000 rpm. The engine works in tandem with a 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch. Expect KTM to tune the engine for more low-end torque to suit the character of this motorcycle.

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