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The KTM 790 Duke Prototype Is Here To Own The Middleweight Naked Category

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    The KTM 790 Duke Prototype Is Here To Own The Middleweight Naked Category | Cycle World


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    Courtesy of KTM

    KTM 790 Duke Prototype

    They're calling this new motor the LC8c (c for compact), and say the new bike will feature ride-by-wire throttle, variable fuel modes, and multi-level traction control. Hopefully I've done enough good in this world and earned enough karma points that they give us cornering ABS as well.

    Obviously, there's a lot about this prototype that won't make it onto the production version. That insane exhaust? Gone. Some sort of weird headlight that isn't a headlight, but they might have somehow hidden a projector LED in there? Nope, also gone. The extreme shape of the tank? Likely not like that, no. But, if this thing makes close to 100 horsepower and manages to come in under the 420 pound*FZ-09*(and comes void of the fueling and suspension issues), this thing is going to be monster.

    2*of*12

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    KTM 790 Duke Prototype

    Supposedly, the motor will also be used in an adventure bike (which some say we'll see from Husky later today), that should could give the current crop of adventure bikes, including the new*Honda Africa Twin*we love so much, a run for their money.

    Sadly, it will likely be another year before we get to bring you all the specs, as it appears KTM plan for this to be released as a 2018 model. So, so sad. Until then, let these pictures be saved as desktop backgrounds and pinned onto cubicle walls around the globe.

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    Re: The KTM 790 Duke Prototype Is Here To Own The Middleweight Naked Category

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      Re: The KTM 790 Duke Prototype Is Here To Own The Middleweight Naked Category

      Here is the full movie of KTM 2017 Duke Range

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        Re: The KTM 790 Duke Prototype Is Here To Own The Middleweight Naked Category

        Hop the manufacture it in india [emoji2] and price it in INR.

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          Re: The KTM 790 Duke Prototype Is Here To Own The Middleweight Naked Category

          Originally posted by krishan.adhikari View Post
          Hop the manufacture it in india [emoji2] and price it in INR.
          I think the reason KTM went with a parallel twin and not their usual and more complex V twin, is that they wanted to make it in India, so they decided to keep the design simpler. Time will tell.
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            Re: The KTM 790 Duke Prototype Is Here To Own The Middleweight Naked Category

            Originally posted by Doga View Post
            I think the reason KTM went with a parallel twin and not their usual and more complex V twin, is that they wanted to make it in India, so they decided to keep the design simpler. Time will tell.
            Doesn't it sounds too angry for a parallel twin ?
            Or our ears have been tuned to the kawasaki notes :/
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              Re: The KTM 790 Duke Prototype Is Here To Own The Middleweight Naked Category

              If it is a 180* parallel twin (like Ninja 650), then it will fire 180*-540*, and this will be more closer to a typical V Twin than a 360 crank, although not too close to it, and here, a lot of other factors matter too.

              I personally hope for a 360* crank, where firing is equal, for smoother feeling, outright performance, and high revving. Its not a typical streetbike nature I just mentioned, but the Streetbike concept is redefined with time, at least for lower segment bikes, due to improving roads, younger audience, etc.
              Although a part of me wanted to test out the single cylinder Duke 690. Preferably the 2010 one.


              I agree with [MENTION=48967]Doga[/MENTION] regarding production simplification & quality being a priority. And its exactly the thing I would do first, if I were Bajaj.
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                Re: The KTM 790 Duke Prototype Is Here To Own The Middleweight Naked Category

                Caught on test. Exhaust mounting and grab rails could have been better. Good to see it bench-marked against the Street Triple.









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