Austrian bike maker KTM has released a teaser video for its flagship model 690 Duke. The 690 Duke is considered to be the most powerful single cylinder bike across the globe.
The 2012 model of this bike will sport twin-spark cylinder head, ride-by-wire throttle and an optional Bosch ABS brakes. The bike is designed to attract the younger generation of bikers, which is why the bike has adopted most of its design cues from its youngest sibling – KTM 125 Duke.
The 690 Duke will more likely bear a price tag of about £6,000. The model will also have a new structural fairing on a sub – frame manufactured under high pressure. The headlight’s design and the body graphics are the most appealing and visible changes of all. The max power of the 2012 KTM 690 Duke will be in the range of 64 – 70 bhp.
With a lotta bikes in the mid range (600cc+) entering India, it can so happen over a period of time that the 690 Duke enters India. But, it is however to be accepted that it all depends on the success of the Duke 200 which is gonna be the first KTM for Indian market.
Author – BikeAdvice.in