There have been a lot of speculations about the upcoming KTM 200/390 Duke motorcycles. A recent 360-degree video of the KTM 390 Duke test mule revealed finer details about the upcoming Indo-Austrian pocket rocket. Now, adding fuel to the fire is a new, source based report by Autocar India which claims that the upcoming 390 Duke will feature a 690 Duke style full colour LCD instrument cluster. The display will reportedly have smartphone integration function to access GPS data on the go. Moreover, similar to the display on the 690 Duke, the tachometer graph on the new 390 Duke will have different colours at different revs.
KTM 1290 SuperDuke R
The automobile portal also reports that the 390 Duke will get a metal fuel tank and a 1290 SuperDuke inspired livery. On the suspension front, the new baby Duke series will reportedly feature a Separate Function Forks upfront. So while one side will take care of damping, the other handle the rebound. Autocar India’s sources suggest that the difference in suspension would be evident almost instantaneously and the new setup will deliver better ride quality without compromising on handling.
KTM 690 Duke v/s 390 Duke – Instrument Cluster
Most of those features are likely to be passed on to the 200 Duke, including ABS as standard, but it would be difficult to comment on that front at the moment.
Image Courtesy : Visor Down
On the mechanical front, as we already have reported, the new KTM 390 Duke is expected to carry the Euro-IV compliant motor from the Europe specific 2016 RC390 which was revealed at the 2015 EICMA motorcycle show. The performance numbers are not going to change from the current 44 hp and 35 Nm, but the new exhaust canister will add some weight to the motorcycle which will slightly disrupt the power-to-weight ratio, although the difference will be barely noticeable. Other features include slipper clutch, a larger disc brake (320mm) upfront, Ride-by-wire throttle, switchable ABS, all time running headlight and adjustable front brake & clutch lever.
2016 KTM RC390
Though unconfirmed, the new entry-level Duke series is expected to make a debut at the 2016 EICMA motorcycle show. We would keep you posted about all the latest happenings. Till then, let us know your views about the upcoming KTM 200/390 Duke through the comments section below.
Source: Autocar India