KTM have had massive success with the Duke line in the past few years – from the smaller, nimble 125 and 390 models, to their 690 and beastly 1290 Super Duke – there’s a Duke to fit every rider. EICMA has revealed new models for each capacity, as well as a brand new prototype Duke 790…
Duke 125 and 390
There’s a host of upgrades to the Dukes 125 and 390 – a larger, reshaped steel tank in place of the plastic; a new subframe and exhaust system, replacing the underslung pipes. Up front, a new TFT display; LED headlights and optional “KTM MY RIDE” connectivity that talks to your smartphone, complete the improvements. Styling-wise, these changes bring the 125 and 390 much closer in-line with their bigger siblings – something that’s sure to turn heads!
1290 Super Duke R
KTM’s largest-capacity beast has not been neglected either – with a new transponder key, jumping on your ride has never been so quick and easy. The V-Twin has been overhauled and now produces a stunning 177bhp – the chassis and handlebars have also been revamped. ABS, a quickshifter, a new TFT display and a full LED headlight complete the updates to this model.
Duke 790 prototype
The star of KTM’s show at EICMA was the brand new prototype 790 Duke – a new capacity, brand-new twin engine in a brand new frame. Keeping KTM’s tried and tested WP suspension like the rest of the line. Expected to have the latest in ride-by-wire, quickshifter technology, as well as the connectivity and TFT upgrades we’ve seen across the rest of the line – we can’t wait to see in in the flesh!