KTM 690 Duke Returns to U.S. for 2013 — Motorcycle USA

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KTM 690 Duke Returns to U.S. for

KTM North America announces two new additions to its 2013 street Making the announcement at the Long IMS, KTM welcomes the return of its 690. The Austrians will import a Baja badged of its 990 ADV bike.

Absent from the American roster is the Duke an entry-level street bike debuted at EICMA.

Duke 690

The 690 Duke returns to the U.S. after a short absence. grew fond of previous of the little Duke, winning a comparison test agains the Dorsoduro. In fact, one of our editors it so much, it became a personal featured as a long-term project (2009 KTM Duke 690 Project ).

This latest edition of the 690 which was redesigned for the 2012 year, sports a different Gone is the belly pan and aggressive (a divisive styling trait split opinion) of the pre-2012 This new Duke is a stripped more … middleweight its predecessor.

KTM promises 70 horsepower from its big liquid-cooled Single. The engine a redesigned cylinder head and use of ride-by-wire technology, with the utilizing KTM’s APTC clutch. The chassis is comprised of a steel trellis frame WP suspension and Brembo brakes.

The Duke will be available in two black and white.

New KTM Adventure

KTM 690 Duke

No, Americans won’t get 1190 Adventure revealed this year during the bike show first season. That Adventure, is powered by the RC8 Superbike-derrived V-Twin, hit U.S. shores until the model year. Instead, get the 990 Adventure Baja, which KTM was “built specifically for the North market.”

Similar in concept to the Dakar edition from years, the Adventure Baja special race-inspired graphics. It comes with crash and radiator guard, LED auxiliary and suede-style seat as standard The Baja also sports kit like GPS base mount, bag and waterproof rear luggage

The special edition model rolls on Dunlop 908 RR tires. enhancements include an orange frame.

1190 RC8 R Dual-Sports

Orange doubles in size on the AMA grid, with KTM announcing it has Taylor Knapp to joing Fillmore on the KTM/HMC Superbike The duo will continue to campaign the RC8 R. KTM touts a new look for its Superbike platform, as well as a new slipper

The remainder of the KTM 2013 street will be comprised of the 990 SM T. The Supermoto-ish platform from the Austrians. also brings back the 690 R and the fellow street-legal enduro EXC including the 500 EXC and 350 EXC-F.

KTM 690 Duke
KTM 690 Duke

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