2017 KTM Duke 390 And Duke 200 To Get Different Features

The 2017 KTM Duke 390 and 200 have already been spied testing on Indian roads. Now according to sources both the motorcycles will have different features.

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The 2017 KTM Duke 390 and Duke 200 have already showed been seen testing in India. Thanks to some spy videos and photos we were able to get a sneak-peek at the upcoming updated Duke models.

The latest Dukes will be making its official debut at the Milan Motorcycle Show or EICMA in November this year. An undisguised KTM Duke 390 was also spotted in Bajaj's Chakan plant.

By looking at the spy shots we already know that the Duke 390 will get an all-new full-colour LCD instrument cluster as its bigger sibling, the Duke 690.

However, the recent images of the Duke 200 suggest that the motorcycle will continue to use the same instrument cluster.

It's either because it's a test mule or KTM wants to differentiate both the models so the Duke 200 will miss out on the coloured instrument cluster. The key slots for both the motorcycles have been shifted from the top of the triple clamp to the front of the newly designed fuel tank.

As per the sources, it is known that the Duke 390 and 200 will continue to use the same engines which were available since its launch. But to comply with the Euro-IV emission standards the underbelly exhaust is replaced by the side-mounted unit.

There will be also some tuning changes to accommodate the new ride-by-wire throttle. But the power and torque are expected to remain unchanged. The power delivery will be lot smoother especially on the 390 Duke.

But due to added weight, the new models will be slightly slower compared to the current version of the motorcycle. Both the motorcycles will get the new two-piece frame.

Although the Duke 200 may not get the separate functional forks like its elder sibling. According to sources, the 390's new forks will have one side tuned to handle compression damping and the other side will take care of rebound damping.

Apart from that almost all the other detailing on the motorcycles will be identical on both the Duke 390 and 200. To get all the answers to these questions we have to wait for its official launch at EICMA and its is expected to hit the Indian market by mid-2017.

Source: AutocarIndia

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Story first published: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 10:48 [IST]
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