EICMA: KTM 390 Duke gets restyle, other changes

KTM has made a few changes to the 390 Duke for 2017, including new bodywork, a bigger fuel tank, an upgraded suspension, and more.

The biggest upgrade is likely the new front fork, courtesy of KTM subsidiary WP, mated to a new frame. The front brake disc has been upgraded to 320 mm, so this bike should offer better handling all around now.

The exhaust system is also re-routed (max power is 44 hp, unchanged), the levers are now adjustable for comfortable reach, the fuel tank is a bit larger, and of course the bodywork has been changed. It looks more like the bigger 1290 Duke now.

The dash is new, replaced by a TFT display, the only bike in this class with that feature. The TFT screen means KTM can now offer optional smartphone interface, if that’s your thing.

Claimed weight is now higher, at 149 kg dry, from 138 kg, probably due to the chassis changes.


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    • It will get the updates that other markets got in 2016 as well as new colour and graphics but no redesign and probably because it came to market later than the Duke.

    • Words came out last month that they are to make one but not before 2019,seem like they made one based on the Duke frame and it did not work out too well with seat height, ground clearance and other issues so they must make one from scratch.Is it real this time or just another rumor ? Have been hoping for one since the words first came out but if it happen they are too late in the game and if it does i hopethey use all this time to make it great.

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