2016 KTM 690 Duke Prototype


2016 KTM 690 Duke

KTM has unveiled few details and images of the 2016 690 Duke prototype. For 2016, the Company confirmed that its single-cylinder naked bike will get some significant updates to bring about more power and refinement, with less vibrations.

KTM has revised the Duke’s LC4 Single engine by increasing the bore from 102 mm to 105 mm but shortening the stroke from 84.5 mm to 80 mm. As a result, the total displacement now is 693cc, 3cc higher compared to the old one with 690cc. Furthermore, the rev limit has been increased by 1000 rpmand there is a second balance shaft has been added to reduce vibrations. The bike also gets a more compact cylinder head. The new engine is claimed to deliver 7% more power and a 6% more torque over its predecessor while smoothing out power delivery at low rpms. Three riding modes – Street, Sport, and Rain – are selectable by the updated left handlebar switchgear. Read more

2015 KTM Freeride E-SM Electrically Powered Motorcycle Finally Launched

The 2015 KTM Freeride E-SM, which was made its debut at the 2014 Intermot, is expected to be available in European dealerships later this month. Recently, this KTM’s first street-going E-bike has been presented at a premiere media event in Barcelona, Spain, where about twenty very luck testers has been able to ride it on asphalt around the city, while also another opportunity to try its sibling, the Freeride E-XC, on dirt.

The newly arrived “green” 2015 KTM Freeride E-SM is an almost silent off-road motorcycle that uses a brushless permanent magnet synchronous, liquid-cooled motor powered by KTM’s lithium-ion PowerPack. The motor requires low maintenance and has a peak output of  21 horsepower at 4500 rpm  and 31 ft/lbs of torque. Futhermore, its lithium-ion PowerPack is comprised of 360 lithium-ion cells and can be fully charged in just 80 minutes or reach 80% charge in only 50 minutes. Read more

2015 KTM 390 Duke and 2015 KTM RC390 Unveiled in US


2015 KTM 390 Duke Unveiled in US

The 2015 KTM 390 Duke will hit showrooms this spring in the U.S., with a price of $4,999. The bike was made its U.S public debut at the IMS show in Long Beach, Calif.

Like the 2015 KTM RC390, which is scheduled to be coming to America for $5,499, the 2015 KTM 390 Duke is powered by the same 375 cc DOHC single engine providing 44 hp at 9,500 rpm and 26 foot-pounds of torque at 7,250 rpm. The Duke also has a similar steel trellis frame as the RC390, but with a slightly smaller steering head angle, as well as gets WP suspension, Bosch 9MB ABS, Brembo brakes, multi-function LCD display and lightweight wheels. Read more

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