KTM Duke 800 (or Duke 500) twin cylinder spied. Launch in India in 2017?

KTM Duke 800

Spied: KTM Duke 800

The upcoming KTM 800 Duke twin cylinder motorcycle has been spied testing.

KTM Duke 800: Story highlight

-KTM 800 Duke (or possibly 500 Duke) spied testing.

-To get new twin cylinder engine

-Will be produced and launched in India.

KTM Duke 800 Side

KTM Duke 800 spied 500

KTM Duke 800 complete report

The Duke 800 is an all new, upcoming twin cylinder motorcycle from the Austrian manufacturer, which is expected to be produced in India.

The person who clicked the image said that the bike looked smaller than an 800cc, igniting rumors of a 500cc twin as well. If you remember KTM boss Stefan Pierer’s 2014 interview with Overdrive, you will know what I’m talking about.

In 2014, Stefan indicated that KTM is working on 2 new parallel twin engines- 500cc and 800cc, which could be produced in India by 2017. He went on to hint a possible launch in the country by saying that “India’s high duty structure makes local manufacturing the most cost effective way to introduce motorcycles here”.

KTM, as always will provide ample features on the upcoming bike which include USD forks, twin front disc brakes, alloy swing-arm, high-swept exhaust and a fly screen at front.

The new design path, as seen on the upcoming sub-500cc Dukes, will also be provided on the Duke 800. This is evident from the sharper fairing and extension of the tank cowl. Infact, KTM seems to have borrowed the existing Duke 390’s single headlamp for this motorcycle.

2017 KTM Duke 125 spied. New design direction for Duke 390

KTM’s upcoming 390 Duke is a baby Super Duke.

Earlier spy shots of the KTM 800 Duke

2017 KTM Duke 800 Engine specification

The existing single cylinder KTM Duke 690 already produces close to 72 bhp of power. So we may be looking at an 85+ power figure on the Duke 800.

Expected Power 85+ bhp

 

2017 KTM Duke 800 price

Being made in India, typical KTM affordability will be in place for the market. Something near 5 lakh is a possibility.

Expected Price Near Rs. 5 lakh
KTM Duke 800 vs Beneli TNT600

Design comparison with Benelli TNT600i

2017 KTM Duke 800 launch date.

The KTM 800 Duke will be launched in India in 2017

Expected launch date Early 2017

 

The bike will be on showcase at the EICMA 2016. So stay tuned.

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