New generation KTM 390 Duke spotted in India
The new-gen KTM 390 Duke prototype has been spotted in India. From design, engine, and mechanicals to chassis, this generation update is expected to bring significant changes to the motorcycle.
New-gen KTM 390 Duke: Design
As seen in the spy photos, the new-generation 390 Duke features aggressive styling thanks to the new bodywork, angular headlamp, longer and sharper wrap-around tank panels, and new seats, which seem to be roomier than the on-sale 390 Duke. In addition, it is outfitted with new handlebar switches. For instance, the left handlebar switches appear different compared to the current model. Overall, the prototype of the naked motorcycle looks near-production-ready.
New-gen KTM 390 Duke: Mechanicals
The prototype of the new 390 Duke is equipped with a redesigned swingarm, which has also been wrapped in camouflage. While it retains the up-side down fork and mono-shock setup, KTM is likely to re-tune them for the latest generation model. They could also offer some level of adjustability. In addition, the all-new 390 Duke may boasts new lighter alloy wheels and a braking system at the front and rear.
New-gen KTM 390 Duke: Features
The Austrian two-wheeler maker may bestow the new model with a few new features, such as a new IMU similar to the new RC 390. It is to be noted that the current 390 Duke comes equipped with ride-by-wire, dual-channel ABS, a colour TFT display, a bi-directional quick-shifter, and a slipper clutch, among others.
New-gen KTM 390 Duke: Engine
The 390 Duke is powered by a 373.3cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine producing 43.5PS and 37Nm of torque. However, the prototype model gets a redesigned engine cover and exhaust system. The new-gen model could offer enhanced performance and probably improved heat management with a revised radiator.
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