Milan show: KTM unveils a new range of small-capacity Dukes


KTM has just revealed the latest small-capacity Dukes in its 2017 range at the EICMA show in Milan. There are 125cc, 25cc and 390cc versions available, all looking sharper and and more edgy than the previous models. The chassis is pretty much the same in all the bikes, so it’s mainly the engine that separates the bikes from each other. Here are the full details and slideshows from the factory:

KTM 125 DUKE

ENGINE: SINGLE CYLINDER, 4-STROKE | DISPLACEMENT: 124.7CC | POWER: 15BHP @ 10,000RPM | TRANSMISSION: 6 GEARS | FUEL CAPACITY: APPROX. 13.4 L | DRY WEIGHT: APPROX. 137KG

The KTM 125 Duke is now Euro 4 compliant, with its single cylinder, 4-stroke DOHC engine, producing 15bhp.

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The 2017 model benefits from an ultralight trellis frame, which now features a bolt-on rear subframe, and a lightweight die-cast aluminium swingarm.

Also new are the 43mm open-cartridge front forks by WP Suspension, and the brake system developed in cooperation with Brembo. The bike also boasts a Bosch 9.1MB two-channel (disengageable) ABS.

The dash has been updated with a multifunctional dashboard with colour TFT display, and you add KTM MY RIDE (hands-free kit and audio player) as an optional extra.

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LED headlight and LED daytime running lights are also new for 2017, as are the revised rider and passenger seats, and the side-mounted exhaust system. The steel tank is larger than before (now 13.4 l).

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KTM 250 DUKE

ENGINE: SINGLE CYLINDER, 4-STROKE | DISPLACEMENT: 248.8CC | POWER: 30BHP @ 9,000RPM | TRANSMISSION: 6 GEARS | FUEL CAPACITY: APPROX. 13.4 L | DRY WEIGHT: APPROX. 149KG

Doubling the power output of the 125cc version, the 250 Duke’s single cylinder, 4-stroke DOHC engine delivers 30bhp. It’s Euro 4 compliant and shares most of the chassis with the smaller Duke: the frame, swingarm, suspension, brakes, seat, tank and exhaust are identical.  Whereas the 125 Duke has LED headlight, the 250 Duke has a halogen headlight.

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KTM 390 DUKE

ENGINE: SINGLE CYLINDER, 4-STROKE | DISPLACEMENT: 373.2CC | POWER: 44BHP @ 9,000RPM | TRANSMISSION: 6 GEARS | FUEL CAPACITY: APPROX. 13.4 L | DRY WEIGHT: APPROX. 149KG

The new 390 Duke is powered by the single cylinder, 4-stroke, 373.2cc DOHC engine, with electronic fuel injection, 3-way catalytic converter and balancer shaft, slipper clutch and now ride by wire throttle.

Maximum power output is 44bhp, and the bike meets the Euro 4 emissions regulations.

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The 390 Duke is very similar to the smaller Dukes in terms of the chassis: ultralight trellis frame with bolt-on rear subframe, lightweight die-cast aluminum swingarm, revised rider and passenger seats, side-mounted exhaust system, 43 mm open-cartridge front forks by WP Suspension, brake system developed in cooperation with Brembo, and Bosch 9.1MB two-channel (disengageable) ABS . But the 390 gets a larger, 320mm front brake disc.

There’s LED headlight and LED daytime running lights, multifunctional dashboard with colour TFT display, and the option to include KTM MY RIDE (hands-free kit and audio player).

The 390 version of the Duke also gets adjustable hand levers, and it can be restricted for A2 license.

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