The pre-release photo of the prototype of the 2016 KTM 690 Duke is still in the middle of undergoing testing, and the release date will probably be around the middle of 2016. The price will start around £7,199– there will be a complete official statement regarding the fixed price. We just hope that there will be a debut public performance for this bike using the V-Twin engine that provides smoothness in the riding experience. At this time, the equipment details, wiring, and the bodywork are still in their unfinished phase. With this Duke’s new label — the performance of this bike will be powerful and provide uncompromising muscle. This bike will use the Euro 4 regulations for its emission section.
More about the technical specifications of this 2016 KTM 690 Duke series will provide the largest single-cylinder engine that KTM has ever produced. Despite its single-cylinder – this engine will get a boost with the new balancer shaft inside the cylinder’s head. The functionality of that equipment is designed to reduce unwanted and unnecessary engine vibration. We don’t have a reliable source for the color options, but so far, the possibilities will be black as the primary color. There are also several changes to the electronic features; this bike will have new traction control, and a new Thin Film Transistor (TFT) with a full-color dash. Additionally, this vehicle also offers new triple clamps with revised steering, offset along with the pillion seat to enrich the rider’s comfort. Rumors state that the 2016 KTM 690 Duke will arrive in its standard edition first, then there will be higher specs available to serve the other markets as well. The suspension of this bike will receive a new upgrade, and braking with WP and Bembo as the combination. The body frame is rumored to be available with an orange-painted frame. KTM will issue the new installation of ABS Set up to enhance cornering. (via Motorcycle.com)