- Two current-generation models and one camouflage bike spotted
- Could be the 200 Duke
- Gets mechanical and design changes
It seems that the next generation KTM Duke could be headed to India soon. The test mule has been spotted again, but this time, with a couple of current-generation 390 Dukes.
KTM will update the new Duke in terms of design as well as the mechanical front. It gets a different LED headlight setup than the current model. The unit resembles the larger 1290 Super Duke’s fascia with wide boomerang-like LED DRLs. The fuel tank cover also seems to be tweaked and gets a more aggressive design along with the shrouds. The rear subframe also looks different and wider than the one used for the 2022 model.
At the moment, it’s unclear whether the test mule is of a 200 Duke or a 390 Duke. Because it's equipped with an underbelly exhaust which the current 200 has and is running on Metzeler tyres which were available on the 390 only. That said, KTM is unlikely to make any significant changes to the motor, be it the 200 or the 390.
The rear monoshock is now offset while the front USD forks seem to be retained. The 17-inch wheels could be borrowed from the new RC series and wrapped in Metzeler Sportec rubber. Even the new Duke's front and rear disc brake setup could be shared with the 2022 RC range since the latter is lighter than before.
We think KTM could make an official announcement sometime during next year. As of now, the test mule seems in its early stages and is inching closer to production.
Source: Arya Deshmukh