KTM, the Austrian bike manufacturer has been creating waves all over the globe with its bikes and the current crop is pretty popular courtesy of the value-for-money on offer. KTM has hit the sweet spot with its Duke range and has now started testing the same for a mid-life facelift. The facelifted bikes have been caught on test in Europe and will break cover in 2016.

2016-ktm-duke-390-spied2016 KTM 390 test-mule.

The refreshed KTM Duke lineup will feature a mechanical alteration as well. As per the spy pictures, the bikes will come with a new  rear subframe which was seen as a bolt-on to the test bike but the final version will see it in a welded manner. What this would do is that it would improve the crash safety of the bikes Seeing the fact that a lot of newbies and learners buy these, a better crash safety would surely help the cause.

You’ll get a new number rear fender and a number plate hanger design coupled with a repositioned rear turn indicators. The rider position will be improved as well courtesy of repositioned foot-pegs. and the underbelly exhaust will be replaced by a conventional side exhaust. It is unclear if the engineers back at KTM are thinking about going back to the conventional way of doing things.

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There won’t be much changes when it comes in 2016 and the EICMA 2015 will play host to their launch with an early-2016 sale.

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