2013 KTM 690 Duke: FIRST LOOK

Cycle News Staff | December 7, 2012
KTM Introduces The 690 Duke

KTM announced today that it is bringing back the Duke.

The 690 Duke is a new model from KTM that it plans for both the US and Canadian markets for 2013. The new 690 Duke features a low seat height of 32.9 inches and a redesigned engine with a new cylinder head with dual ignition and selective individual ignition for each plug. KTM claims that its a true ride-by-wire system that provides excellent fuel management and increased fuel mileage.

KTM claims that the Duke produces 70 horsepower and “gobs of torque.”

It also has an APTC slipper clutch, a lightweight trellis-style frame of chromoly steel and an entirely self-supporting die-cast aluminum rear subframe with WP suspension components.

The Duke is also fitted with a Brembo braking system, and will be available in two colors for 2013 – black and white.

Price and availability has not yet been announced.

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