A close up shot of a KTM model, reportedly snapped at Bajaj Auto's Chakan plant, floating on Facebook has given sleepless nights to KTM aficionados. Many reports say the picture shows the next generation KTM 390 Duke, which is slated to enter the market in 2017.
The picture gives out a few information about the design. 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.
Onlookers with eagle eyes will also be able to spot a new rear subframe and revised exhaust system. The new version is also expected to get new instrument console, switch gears and tail-end design. The motorcycle will continue to use the Metzeler tyres reports Motoroids.
The motorcycle will be powered by heavily reworked 375cc, single-cylinder engine. The engine in the current 390 Duke develops 43 bhp of power and the number is expected to be increased in the 2017 version. The engine will comply with the stringent Euro-4 norms.
The debut of the new 390 Duke can be expected at the 2016 EICMA show. Reports say production will begin from October this year and the price will be increased in the range of Rs 15,000 to 20,000 from the current model's price.