Here is some new information for KTM fans waiting for the launch of 2017 Duke 390. A new set of spy shots indicates the new version of the 390 Duke will come with riding modes, ride-by-wire and TFT instrument cluster.
A picture of the purported model was snapped in June at Bajaj Auto's Chakan plant. The picture shed light on the design of the new version. It features a KTM 1290 SuperDuke inspired styling. The face of the new 390 Duke gets split headlight cluster with LED inserts. The fuel tank has been reworked and tank extensions are longer now, overlapping with the USD forks. The spied model comes with handlebar painted in black and also gets adjustable brake and clutch lever.
The new spy pictures details handlebar of the motorcycle. The left side of the handle bar four-button setup hints at riding modes. This will be the biggest attraction in the new 390 Duke and the motorcycle will also boast of ride-by-wire system. The pictures also suggest TFT instrument cluster. This unit is expected to get a colour display. Another major change will be the use of Michelin tyres replacing Metzeler units in the current 390 Duke.
The latest version will also come with a new rear subframe and revised exhaust system. The 2017 390 Duke will ditch underbelly exhaust in favour of a full size exhaust. The motorcycle will be powered by 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 engine will comply with the stringent Euro-4 norms.
2017 KTM 390 Duke debut is expected at EICMA show in November and its market entry is likely early next year.