A test mule of the 2023 KTM 390 Duke has been spotted in India. The images of the heavily camouflaged bike have been leaked on the internet, which reveals a number of details about the new model. As seen in the spy shots, the motorcycle is most likely to have a revamped headlight with LED DRL detailing, modified side panels as well as sharper and larger tank shrouds. It will have a new chassis with brand-new alloy wheels, a swingarm, and a suspension system. On the mechanical front, KTM is anticipated to make modifications to the engine to offer increased performance.
The seats of the motorcycle have also been reprofiled, appearing to be more spacious. It has been speculated that the upcoming bike might also get lighter wheels and an improved braking system as found on the new KTM RC 390. A bi-directional quickshifter, dual-channel ABS, and Bluetooth-enabled TFT display will be some of the features of the upcoming motorcycle.
The spotted test mule appears to be production ready, with the exception of a few places like the hand levers. It has been spotted earlier in India as well, and it now appears to be ready for launch sometime soon. As for its prices, customers can expect a little increase from the existing model priced at Rs 2.96 lakh as the upcoming motorcycle boasts a number of modifications including new bodywork, brand-new headlight, reprofiled seats, and more.
Recently, KTM globally revealed the 1290 Super Adventure S. According to the bikemaker, the redesigned rider-focused ergonomics of the updated ADV ensure a comfortable ride over long distances. Coming to the changes, the 2023 1290 Super Adventure S gets two new colour options - Orange with Black and Orange with Grey. The updated 1290 Super Adventure S maintains the outgoing model's muscular silhouette and features an LED headlight with integrated DRLs, a broad handlebar, a sloping fuel tank, an upswept exhaust, a raised windscreen, split-type seats, a tapered tail section, and a sleek LED taillamp.
The 2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S retains a V-Twin LC8 engine, which can generate a maximum power and torque output of 158bhp and 138Nm, respectively. A 6-speed gearbox with a PASC slipper clutch is in charge of the transmission. The motorcycle has multiple riding modes, cornering ABS, traction control, radar-based adaptive cruise control, and disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels for rider safety. The suspension duties are handled by 48mm "WP SAT" inverted forks on the front and a "WP SAT" mono-shock unit on the rear. The manufacturer also offers additional PowerParts for the 1290 Super Adventure S.