Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM and Indian co-owner Bajaj have been working on the 2017 Duke 200 and 390 for a while now. Both the new models will be showcased at EICMA show in November.
According to reports the Duke 200 is expected to gain some weight compared to the current version of motorcycle. The cause for this is, the Duke 200 will be equipped with conventional full-size exhaust rather than underbelly exhaust. The increase in weight is estimated as 4 - 5 kg. Anti-Lock Braking system will also come as a standard feature.
But the boring part is, the Duke 200 will not have any difference in power to that of current version. The motorcycle will be equipped with ride by-wire technology which leads to smooth throttle inputs. Other than that all the technical numbers will be the same.
Whereas its elder sibling the Duke 390 will be packed with features such as, riding modes, TFT instrument cluster and ride by-wire technology. The motorcycle styling is inspired by the 1290 SuperDuke. Also Duke 390 gets an all-new split headlight cluster with LED's.
The fuel tank has been redesigned and the tank extensions are lengthier, which neatly overlaps with the upside down forks. The Duke 390 was recently spied in India. We can expect the same kind of styling with the Duke 200 too.