KTM 690 Duke First Ride — Motorcyclist Magazine

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KTM 125 Duke

Juvenile No More

The KTM Duke its 18th birthday in 2012, and latest 690 feels more than earlier models. The Duke and subsequent iterations hard-edged and aggressive— a key selling for some riders, but too extreme for the This latest version is to reflect its name.

It’s quick, light and happy to but some of the rawness has been

Taking the Duke to adulthood changing more than 90 of its components. The new two-piece seat is and has been lowered more an inch, enabling sub-6-foot to climb onboard. The engine’s has been increased to a full (up from 654cc) by way of a longer as on the upmarket Duke R, and the cylinder now holds two sparkplugs for more combustion.

KTM claims peak power is up by 5 bhp and that fuel efficiency has improved by 10 percent. The ECU still three power maps, but the control is now digital. Stylistically, the chin fairing has been and a new exhaust finds the muffler to the right ¬ flank. Large enhance the contours of the gas tank, a new single-lens headlight replaces the projector-beam setup for a more look.

Suspension is also new and more than before. The 2012 is expected to be about 20 percent expensive in most markets, but North America isn’t on the list. In preparation for the impending ABS mandate, the Duke’s Brembo can now be so equipped as an option.

Setting out our launch base on Gran in the Canary Islands con formed the Duke has developed some Cleaner combustion and better-managed result in noticeably smoother response devoid of the previous Below 2500 rpm the engine in typical big-single fashion, but that mark it revs

There is some buzz, but at the upper reaches of the tachometer. open the ride-by-wire throttle the bike rocketing well triple-digit territory. That’s performance for a single, and predictably the felt even better we headed into the mountains.

a claimed curb weight of 352 lbs. proven geometry and limitless cornering clearance, the owns twisty roads.

KTM 125 Duke

As the Duke is at ease in the city. from the fairly high is good and there’s ample lock for tight maneuvers. I with the Comfort engine but found it too dull. Alternatively, mode had too much of the old bike’s especially when rolling off the

Most riders will stick with the Standard

The Duke is still a slugger, but a half-day’s ride I felt enough to conclude that latest iteration is a step in terms of practicality, albeit at the of some of the lumpy charm has endeared this model to its over the years. But with of style, incredible handling, legs for the freeway and increased mileage, the only issue the new 690 Duke is its absence from dealerships.

KTM 200 Duke | Muscled-Up Mini-Mono

125 Duke is a hit in Europe, but EU regulations the bike’s output to 15 horsepower. In regions, however, no such exist, which is why KTM has the 200 Duke.

in parallel with the 125, the 200 the same frame, WP suspension and brakes, but the engine has been and stroked and a larger throttle and exhaust were installed. The is a stated 73 percent increase in without a single pound to the 296-lb. curb weight!

KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke

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