2017 KTM 390 Duke adds tech and style

KTM 390 Duke recall on two issues

KTM Australia has recalled the 2017-model 125 and 390 Duke models over two issues where the instrument panel and headlight could suddenly turn off. The voluntary safety recall, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the Head Light Control Unit software may cause the LED headlight to reboot while in operation and the  instrument …

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2017 KTM 390 Duke adds tech and style

KTM 390 Duke adds tech and style

The 2017 KTM 390 Duke has arrived in Australia with a host of technical features and stunning styling like its biggest brother. The new model is now $6995 (+ on road costs), which is the same price it was launched at in 2015. New features include: bigger 13.5-litre metal fuel tank up from 11 litres, a …

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KTM adds slipper clutch for learners

Austrian manufacturer KTM has added a slipper clutch to its learner-legal 390 Duke motorcycle … but forgot to tell us about it! The addition of the safety device that prevents rear wheel lock-ups on downshifts follows the recent announcement by Kawasaki that their new naked LAMS bike, the Z300, will have a slipper clutch. It …

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KTM 250 Duke and RC 250

KTM adds 250 Duke and RC 250

Austrian manufacturer KTM has added a 250 Duke and RC 250 to its line-up, but they are unlikely to come to Australia. KTM showed the two new models this week at the 42nd Tokyo Motorcycle Show as well as announcing it would add a slipper clutch to its 390 models which had previously only been …

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KTM RC 390 slipper clutch

KTM joins slipper clutch battle

KTM has added a slipper clutch to its learner-approved 390 Duke and RC390 models in India. There is no word on when it will be available in other markets. The safety device that prevents rear wheel lock-ups on downshifts will also be made available as a retro fit on current models. It follows the recent …

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KTM Duke

KTM Duke models get a makeover

It’s not exactly an extreme makeover, but the KTM Duke range is apparently getting some plastic surgery for 2016. Spy photos of a couple of 390 Dukes published online by Motorcycle News show a bike that looks almost identical to the current model except for a smaller rear guard and more rounded and compact tank. …

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KTM RC 390

KTM RC 390 to spice up LAMS

Kawasaki and Honda are about to have their domination of the small-capacity market challenged by the race-inspired KTM RC 390 sportsbike. With the success of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Honda ‘s just-released CBR300R, the KTM is bound to be a success given its leading power-to-weight ratio and high level of equipment. And if the …

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CFMoto is stylin’ up with Kiska

The relationship between Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM and Chinese manufacturer CFMoto will reap several benefits, not the least being a styling update for CFMoto models. The Chinese factory recently began making KTM 200 and 390 Dukes strictly for the Chinese market. However, Australian importer Michael Poynton of Mojo Motorcycles believes the relationship will have a …

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Sales boom as KTM turns to street motorbikes

Could KTM be planning a turbo-charged power cruiser or electric scooter? It can’t be ruled out with KTM’s move toward more road bikes reaping huge rewards for the company. Last year the Austrian company even eclipsed its Bavarian neighbour by 12% with global sales of 123,859. The huge leap forward is largely the result of …

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