2021 KTM 390 Duke will get a lot of changes, including the frame and engine
So, the news is in the air, the next generation 2021 KTM 390 Duke has been spotted testing for the first time in Germany. In the images, we can see there are quite a few changes made to the already near-perfect motorcycle.
The changes include a new trellis frame. We can see that the tubes are narrowly placed. There are as many as six cross tubes then the present number of four. This arrangement of tubes can increase the rigidity of the frame and in turn, we can get even better dynamics.
2021 KTM 390 Duke will feature new components
2021 KTM 390 Duke gets new geometry as well as newly designed swingarm. That said, overall dimensions will be larger than the current bike. There will be redesigned subframe too, in order to aid the new frame design.
Speaking about the cockpit, the colored TFT display will continue to stay in its place with better design and layout. In the present iteration, TFT display provides a plethora of information viz, Speedometer, Tachometer, a couple of trip meters, instantaneous as well as average fuel consumption, average trip time and speed, distance to empty. You can also connect the bike with your smartphone.
The 373cc single cylinder engine will get some changes. These changes might not increase the power output as there is a lot of power being pumped from the current gen engine (43.5 bhp to be precise). The changes will be focused to increase the reliability of the engine as well as efficiency. The engine will get a new cylinder head, made of exotic material to withstand the high thermal load. A redesigned exhaust manifold will also be present.
2021 KTM 390 Duke will be better than an already near-perfect motorcycle
One can look for better brakes on this machine. This one here (refer to images) is still a prototype model which can be seen by looking at the temporary seats and no bodywork present. There is a chance that the fuel tank will hold more fuel for longer tank range.
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The Austrian bike make is most likely to showcase 2021 KTM 390 Duke in EICMA 2020. Launch of the new bike will happen in the year 2021. The price of Duke 390 will increase so as to justify the changes made by the company.
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