Two decades ago, the original Duke was nothing short of revolutionary. KTMs 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 ancestors ways, but adds future-proof refinements: impressive smoothness, sophisticated electronics, improved ergonomics and a good old power boost over last years model. This firmly cements the worlds 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!
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The 9 kg tubular trellis frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel and the equally lightweight, smoking hot swingarm, die-cast in aluminum, impress with extreme levels of torsional stiffness, providing the 148,5 kg Duke with excellent tracking stability and a continuous flow of information to the rider. New triple clamps lower the fork offset, which underlines this characteristic even further. You?ll notice.
The upside-down fork on the Duke (with a 43 mm diameter) and pivot-arm articulated pressurized-gas monoshock, both by WP, excel with flawless tuning and a broad spectrum of use for all demands, from relaxed cruising to hammering around on closed circuits. The options are limitless, and so is your lean angle.
The Dukes extremely powerful, precise and easily applied BremboÂ® brakes impress with outstanding controllability. At the front wheel, a radially-mounted, four-piston, fixed brake caliper bites onto a floating 320 mm disc. Thanks to a forgiving setup of the two-channel ABS, the huge potential of these brakes can always be fully utilized.
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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
Brembo four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake disc
Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Bosch 9M+ two-channel ABS (disengageable, optional Supermoto mode)
X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4"
1466 ± 15 mm
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