Here’s a fresh look at the upcoming next-gen (2017) KTM Duke 390 in its near-production form. The previous set of new Duke 390 spyshots had current model’s headlight, leaving very little to the imagination. Here, we finally get to see what its final form will appear like.
For starters, the 2017 Duke 390 looks like a toned-down version of the flagship 1290 SuperDuke. Front-fascia is all-new with split headlight which somewhat resembles the 1290 SuperDuke along with high set LED blinkers, the all-new instrument cluster too is positioned like the same. The motorcycle seems to have lost its mid-panel to reveal more of the naked trellis frame with dual tone paint scheme.
The redesigned fuel tank and razor sharp side panel give the motorcycle a meaner look, also notice the new rear subframe and the revised exhaust system. Further it receives new instrument console, switch gears, and tailpiece. As far as features are concerned, the Duke 390 will retain the dual-channel ABS, WP Suspension system & Metzeler tyres.
Beneath the mini-Superduke styling, the report suggests that the 390 model will be getting an update for compliance with Euro 4 norms. The single-cylinder engine has been reworked to give a more stable combustion and fuel efficient with the latest engine management systems not only giving more power but also increased fuel economy.
The next-gen Duke 390 is likely to get the adjustable brake and clutch lever, when launched at the 2016 EICMA which is scheduled for November at Milan alongside other compact Duke siblings. The above spy shot was posted by Vignesh Manickavasagam on Facebook claimed to be snapped at Bajaj’s facility in Chakan plant near Pune.
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