KTM 790 Duke Spotted Yet Again

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Spy pics of the 790 Duke surface yet again, this time closer to production guise

Last month we published spy pics of a camouflaged KTM 790 Duke that were taken outside the KTM factory in Spain. You can read that story here: http://bikeindia.in/2018-ktm-790-duke-caught-testing/#more-26859

We have now come across further proof that this bike is being prepared to be launched as a 2018 model. These latest spy shots show the new parallel-twin motor that we believe uses a 270-degree crankshaft, while the fuelling is controlled by a ride-by-wire system. That tall flyscreen has not been seen before, and anything that deflects wind blast away from the rider on a powerful naked bike is a welcome addition. The slim two-into-one exhaust is I kept tucked out of the way and exits unobtrusively under the pillion seat on the right side.

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This bike will probably go up against the new Triumph Street Triple, and we will have to wait it out till next year to see how it fares.

Image Credit: www.morebikes.co.uk


Believes that happiness can be found mid-corner.

Anosh Khumbatta – who has written posts on Best Bikes in India | No.1 Two Wheeler Magazine | Bike India.

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