KTM introduced the 390 Duke naked motorcycle back in 2013. The motorcycle is a result of a joint venture between Bajaj Auto and KTM. Now, it is time for an update, which is most likely to be introduced during early 2017.
In 2017, several developed countries will be adopting Euro 4 emission norms. KTM will be developing its 390 Duke for this change in emission norms. The Austrian two-wheeler manufacturer will be radically changing the design and styling across the 390 Duke.
Powering the 2017 KTM 390 Duke will be a 373cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. Expect more performance and fuel efficiency from the engine to meet Euro 4 emission norms. KTM is most likely to ditch the underbelly exhaust for a regular side-mounted exhaust system.
Overall, the spy image reveals a sharper and meaner looking bodywork. The headlight and instrument console get separated for a minimalistic look. The KTM 390 Duke could get an all-new instrument console, along with improved riding aids.
Currently, the KTM 390 Duke is priced at Rs. 1.99 lakh ex-showroom (Mumbai). We expect the 2017 model to be priced significantly higher than the outgoing model. KTM is most likely to lend the design elements to the 125 and 200 Duke models as well.