Jason M. Shorey. KTM. November 11th , 2016.
The well - known saga Duke , the Austrian firm KTM , will give us a good surprise next year 2016 with the new KTM 690 Duke , which follows the same line as its predecessor but with very important news, but for now we can only talk about data filtered, so we should wait for official confirmation from the firm, at least in the most important.
It filtered that this new model will have more horses, about 7% more and thus available engine torque.How many horses have? Well ... let down accounts if the previous model had an impressive 68 horses, certainly does not leave you indifferent.
This has been possible thanks to some tweaks in the cylinders, causing a shortened career and a larger diameter, thus a high level of rotation is achieved and this will have installed larger valves to increase the mix. Thus the engine of the KTM 690 Duke could have quietly with 72 horsepower and 75 if the Duke R, of which he is said to arrive later this year , and more improvements, especially as regards electronics.
With the new engine has incorporated a second axis balancing installed on the cylinder head with a main objective, making vibration that we were in the previous model are gone. Another point to consider is that it will comply with Euro 4 legislation in relation to pollution, which comes into force from next year 2016.
Even significantly improve the instrument cluster, where receive plenty of information thanks to its classic digital display and choice, among other things, three different modes of power: Street , Rain and Sport .
Finally, in terms of active safety systems, will have the 9M disconnectable ABS system, something that already had the previous model. It will also, optionally, with traction control and the system calledMotor Slip Regulation or MSR , something we may find ourselves in another model home, the KTM 1290 Super Adventure.
There is no doubt that we are facing a motorcycle lady, ideal for foodies or those who love them feel a great power and reliability in any situation, but above all, security, which is something that almost any bike KTM can boast .
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