KTM is working on the next-generation range of small capacity Duke (125, 200 and 390) motorcycles. Recently, the Duke 125 was spotted testing in Europe. The 125 will share its styling with the 200 and 390 model. So, this gives us an idea of how the Duke 200 and 390 look like. Both new bikes will be launched soon in India.
As the spyshot clearly indicates, the new KTM Duke 125/200/390 will derive inspiration from the Super Duke 1290. The new Dukes will look much more aggressive and will come with angular bodywork. The headlamp has been reshaped to take the shape of a triangle while the side cowls have a sharper angular design.
The bike also features new steel trellis frame, new front mudguard and new alloy wheels. New LED lamps, LED side indicators, and new fuel tank design are evident with the upgrade. Other changes that are expected with the upgrade are new digital instrument cluster and new exhaust system.
Even though there are not many technical details available on the motorcycle that was caught on the test, from the pictures it seems that there will be bigger disc brake with standard ABS from Bosch. Power and torque could remain unchanged though. This said, KTM is likely to smoothen the motors for better refinement and usability.
The new, small capacity KTM Duke range will be showcased during the 2016 EICMA show in Italy. Seen above is the Super Duke 1290, the bike that has inspired the smaller Dukes. Bajaj currently produces the Duke 125, 200, 250 and 390 in India. Hence, we can expect the Indian launch in sync with the international launch date. Production of all the small capacity Dukes will happen at Chakan.
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