We’ve been closely following the developments on the upcoming Duke 200 (possibly 250, as reported) and Duke 390 for some time now. Like most of KTM’s range, both the bikes will be updated with completely new design and more features for 2017.
Note: It is unclear if all these additions will be made available on the Indian spec variant. Further some of the confirmed features might not be provided on the Duke 200.
Some of our more popular KTM reports:
Recently a new video has surfaced online that showes the upcoming Duke 390 in its entirety.
Here are some points that we know for sure about the upcoming Duke twins.
Design: Unlike their previous editions, the new Duke 200, 250 and 390 will be a smaller copy of the upcoming 2017 Super Duke 1290. In fact it is even reported that similar paint shcemes will be adopted. Their design is sharp and a twin-split LED headlamp set-up is adopted. They will get an all-metal fuel tank, aggressive seating position and a conventional exhaust system.
The spy images show a bolt-on (two pieces) frame.
Instrument cluster: An all-new TFT LCD instrument cluster is provided which comes with segment first Smartphone integration. The colour display will be able to stream mobile apps like ‘Maps’ on screen which is a very useful function and something not seen even on more premium motorcycles.
4 way input switchgear is revealed in the new video
Mechanical: Apart from the lighter 2 piece frame, the new bikes will get separate function forks- one side handling damping and the other handling rebound. This according to the company will help to retain the characteristic Duke sharpness while still making the bike more comfortable on bumpy roads.
Stricter safety norms are being implemented from next year and thus ABS will be provided on both models. Sadly Metzeler tyres will be replaced by Michelins.
Engine: The engines will see no change and so will their outputs (If not slightly lesser). Ride by wire will be standard and this increases chance of different ride modes being implemented (not confirmed). Large exhaust means an increase in weight as well.
All changes are made in accordance with Euro-4 & BS-IV emission norms.
Unveil: KTM will bring their entire 2017 range to EICMA 2016 which will happen in November.