New KTM Duke 690 Picture

New KTM Duke 690 Picture | This prototype is the new 70bhp KTM Duke 690. It was spotted being filled up with fuel yards from the KTM factory in Mattighofen, Austria, by an eagle-eyed Austrian KTM owner who took pictures and video on his mobile phone.

KTM claims that the 690 R scorches tarmac with 70 horsepower. That would be a big improvement over the standard 690 which cranked out 56 HP on our 2009 dyno session. KTM’s big Single was what won us over with excellent bottom-end grunt that makes short work of twisty pavement. With a claimed weight of 326 pounds, the extra thrust will be especially potent. Not only has KTM managed to boost the engine performance, but maintenance intervals are now longer meaning engineers have planned for durability as well.

Price $10,998.00 Bodystyle Sport Warranty 12 months Manufacturer Country Austria Introduction Year 2010 Displacement (cc) 690 Engine Type Single-Cylinder
"The KTM 690 Duke's new LC4 single cylinder engine is the most impressive part of the new Duke. It’s hard to believe it’s a single, so much better than the lumpy single cylinder engines of old. The styling is very aggressive, it’s laden in quality parts like WP suspension and Brembo brakes, and on the right road, hairpin after hairpin its almost untouchable, shame we do not have those kinds of roads in the UK."

Earlier, the Duke did show a quick 180 km / h with another 20 or so to come, but anything over 130-140 km / h means straining your neck muscles. The ratios of the six-speed box are nicely spread. The bike also has a three way power mode switch under the seat for three different fuel mappings. Already, enthusiasts around biking forums are looking forward to the Duke. Start saving as the bike will be here sooner than you can imagine.

KTM first introduced the Duke in 1994 as a supermoto bike featuring a 609 cc single-cylinder which came to life using a kick start. It was the manufacturer’s first stock supermoto machine and it could be easily distinguished due to its unique styling and spoked wheels.