Here is how you can upgrade to the KTM Duke facelift within Rs 10,000

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From what we could understand by the recent spy images, KTM is planning to overhaul its Duke series of motorcycle in coming days and is already testing the vehicle in real life conditions. But should the arrival of the facelift KTM Duke series bother the existing owners of their prized possession being outdated?

Its interesting to note that the major design changes on the motorcycle would comprise of reworked plastic parts including new tank cover and rear panel. The chassis, too, is likely to go under the scalpel as the test mule donned a bolt-on subframe as opposed to a single piece frame that is found on the current generation motorcycles. What surprises us is the absence of the under belly pan which protects the engine from mud and muck on the test mule. The rear gets a more compact tail unit which appears to have been borrowed from the RC-series. . The headlight assembly remains similar to the existing Duke 200 and 390 models.

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So how much should upgrading your existing ride to this upcoming model cost you? Before we talk about the prices, let us add a small disclaimer; the applicability of the parts on the existing models is a speculation. Currently, the tank cover of the KTM Duke series costs a little over Rs 1,000. We believe the price of the new unit on the facelift model should cost more or less the same. Adding tank decals worth Rs 400 should take the cost of the new tank cover to about Rs 1,400. The rear, under seat cowl, along with stickers, should also be available for approximately Rs 1,000. We could not find the price of the RC borrowed tail unit but the entire upgrade should cost approximately Rs 6,000-8,000. We expect KTM to upgrade the power plant with the facelift, courtesy new ECU maps. The new ECU maps should be available at KTM service centers once the motorcycle is launched. The ECU remap will cost you anywhere between Rs 10,000-12,000 but the power bump will be marginal and many people are likely to give that update a miss and hence we are not including that cost.

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Although nothing could be said conclusively about the final product, we are quite excited about the new KTM Duke series. Are you equally excited? Share your thoughts and opinions with us through the comments section below.

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  • Anand says:

    Is it true that the 2016 models of KTM duke do not have an under belly exhaust?? If so which company exhaust replaces them?

  • shayan says:

    KTM DUKE 200/PULSAR RS200/YAMAHA R15
    To whome i go for…as per speeds with higher pick-ups…along with comfortable sitting position..so my backbone and elbows doesn't hurt as on tvs apache..
    Plzzz

  • It’ll take a couple of months. Expect it to come here by mid-2015

  • Antonio says:

    May i know when is it going to get launched.
    As i am planning to buy it.