2017 KTM Duke 390 caught on test!

KTM's entry-level naked-bike game changer is undergoing a series of alterations/updates, as the Austrian automaker gears up to introduce the 2017 KTM Duke 390. Spy shots of the bike have emerged from Spain, and the bike sports a restyled fuel tank, tweaked side panels, a different tail light and new seats.

The changes however, are believed to go beyond the cosmetic alterations. The 373.2cc engine in the Duke 390 currently makes 43 BHP and as per the report by motorcyclenews, the new model could see that number go up further with the bike becoming more fuel efficient as well. The 2017 Duke 390 will comply with the 2017 Euro 4 emission norms and it looks like the underbelly exhaust will be swapped with a side-mounted exhaust end-can layout.

KTM will phase out its current range of 125cc - 375cc motorcycles by the end of 2016 and introduce new products based on new engine platforms. The new Duke 390 will be manufactured at Bajaj's plant in Chakan, Maharashtra, for the domestic as well as export markets. An official reveal is likely to take place in November 2016 at EICMA, Milan, with global sales beginning in 2017.

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