Published on November 13th, 2016 | by Amirul Mukminin0
2017 KTM 390 Duke Shows Off New Physique
Having made its debut in 2013, the KTM 390 Duke gets a thorough makeover which includes a familiar styling along with uprated engine and chassis for 2017.
Unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan, the entry-level street bike features sharper fairings and a split LED headlight design that was first introduced on the 1290 Super Duke R and 1290 Adventure R.
Underneath the edgy bodywork is a new chassis that incorporates a new subframe as well as a larger 13.4-litre fuel tank that will clearly result in better range. The bike rides on a new 43mm WP suspension, while braking power comes from a 320 mm front disc gripped by a ByBre caliper.
While the engine has been upgraded to meet the stringent Euro 4 emission regulations, the use of a catalytic converter renders the 390 Duke heavier than the current version at 149 kg.
In other areas, the 390 Duke is equipped with an improved ride-by-wire throttle, a full-colour TFT display, ABS and a new side-mounted exhaust can.