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Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has been working on next generation of the Duke siblings and global unveiling of the motorcycles are expected in EICMA show, Milan in November.

Both motorcycles were spied upon recently. While an image of new KTM 390 Duke under camouflage was spotted near Pune, where the plant is located, spy pictures of the 200 Duke show it was spotted in Europe. Emerging reports indicate that both motorcycles will feature different features that will suit respective segments.

A report in Autocar India says the new 390 Duke will boast of a completely revamped full-colour LCD instrument cluster, while recent testing pictures of the 200 Duke indicates it will continue with the present day orange backlit cluster. The 390 will also come with riding modes. In both motorcycles, the key slot is expected to move from the instrument cluster to the front of new fuel tank.

Both the 200 and 390 Duke will get the new two-piece frame. However, the 390 Duke's forks will have one side configured to handle compression damping, while the other will handle rebound damping, the report adds.

Cosmetically, both bikes will get the new bodywork, new seats and newly designed headlights that will come with LEDs. The motorcycles in new form will have a full size exhaust, ditching the underbelly exhaust. The new exhausts will be Euro-IV compliant. Ride-by-wire will be standard in both motorcycles.

On the powertrain, both motorcycles will carry over respective engines. The 390 Duke will sport heavily reworked 375cc, single-cylinder engine. The engine in the current 390 Duke develops 43bhp of power and the number is expected to be increased in the 2017 version. The 200 Duke will be powered by 199.5cc single-cylinder engine that will develop more than 24.6bhp of the current version.

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