2017 KTM 690 DUKE
Two decades ago, the original Duke was nothing short of revolutionary. KTM’s first single-cylinder street bike grew into a cult classic, adding extreme fun to a raw and radical concept. In 2017, the fully revised 690 DUKE stays faithful to its ancestor’s ways, but adds future-proof refinements: impressive smoothness, sophisticated electronics, improved ergonomics and a good old power boost over last year’s model. This firmly cements the world’s strongest single-cylinder production motorcycle at the cutting edge of engineering. Speaking of which: carving corners has never been more fun, thanks to its revised fork offset. Long live the Duke!
1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps
APTC(TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
Keihin EMS with RBW, twin ignition
Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated
WP upside-down Ø 43 mm
WP shock absorber with Pro-Lever linkage
Bosch 9M+ two-channel ABS (disengageable, optional Supermoto mode)
X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4"
3.7 US gal
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