Meet the 2014 KTM 690 Duke, a fast bike aimed at adrenaline-hungry riders. While designing the 690 Duke, KTM’s engineers have focused on cutting the bike’s weight as much as possible. Therefore, the motorcycle comes with a 9 kg lightweight tubular space frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel which is paired with a 4 kg lightweight, pin-jointed, die-cast swingarm. After this entire struggle the engineers have managed to obtain a dry weight of only 149.5 kg (without fuel), which is pretty impressive.
At the heart of the motorcycle lies a modern, 690 cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, liquid-cooled engine. The unit develops a maximum power of 67 hp and is mated on a six speed, claw shifted transmission.
As far as suspensions are concerned, the KTM 690 Duke is equipped with front WP Suspension up side down forks and a rear WP Suspension shock absorber with Pro-Lever linkage.
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The original Duke was one of the most iconic motorcycles in its class and its sporty character made KTM famous. The Duke’s success story continues even today when the bike keeps the unstoppable character of its ancestor, but is equipped with new technologies and features which make it more versatile and capable than ever.
The 2013 KTM 690 Duke is powered by most cutting-edge series production single-cylinder of our times – a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition liquid-cooled engine that cranks out 67 hp. The engine features plug-selective mapping for the best and most effective combustion, plus extended service intervals of 10,000 km.
As far as ergonomics go, the new 690 Duke comes with a comfortable two piece seat which offers freedom of movement and an ideally angled aluminium handlebar which helps you maneuver the bike with agility.
For a sharp stopping power the motorcycle is equipped with a disconnectable dual-circuit ABS system with 9M+ modulator tuned in cooperation with Bosch.
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The KTM 390 Duke was built with agility in mind and thanks to its lightweight construction, the capable engine and first class ergonomics offers a nimble handling and a comfortable ride.
Talking about ergonomics, the KTM 390 Duke was designed to offer enough freedom of movement to make you feel relaxed while riding.
The motorcycle’s center piece is a modern single-cylinder engine which uses the latest technologies and materials to reward you with plenty of power (44 hp). Moreover, the engine weighs only 36 kg is its low fuel consumption make it perfect for every day urban use. The 373.2 cc unit is brought to life by an electric starter and its power is sent to the ground via a six speed, claw shifted transmission.
The motorcycle sits on lightweight 17 in cast light alloy wheels wrapped in grippy Metzeler tyres which measure 110 mm wide at the front and 150 mm at the rear.
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The KTM 690 Duke R is based on the lightweight 690 Duke. The base 690 Duke was already a sporty and very capable motorcycle, but the R version raises the bar even higher and is still amazingly suitable for everyday use.
The bike’s backbone is a lightweight 9 kg tubular space frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel paired with a 4 kg lightweight, high-quality, pin-jointed, die-cast swingarm.
As the KTM 690 Duke R is more aggressive than the standard 690 Duke, its ergonomics were designed to put the rider into the perfect position required for hitting the gas. You’ll especially like the sporty angled handlebar, the convenient instrument panel and the sculpted seat.
At the heart of the motorcycle lies a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, liquid-cooled engine with a displacement of 690 cc. The engine delivers a peak power of 51.5 kW (69.1 hp) and is mated on a six speed gear box. The breaking is handled by a set of Brembo brakes which include front 320 mm and rear 240 mm discs.
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The KTM 990 Super Duke R can be easily compared with an unchained beast that is ready to attack the asphalt with poise. The motorcycle is propelled by a 999 cc, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, liquid cooled engine which puts out 92 kW (123 hp). The 999cc unit is equipped with the electronic Keihin engine management system which improves responsiveness.
The ride is kept in check by a set of capable suspensions which come with a generous variety of setting options. The suspensions consist of a front upside-down telescopic fork with TiAlN-coated sliding surfaces and a shock absorber from WP Suspension with a TiAlN-coated piston rod.
You also get a stiff and light orange, powder-coated tubular space frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel with a bolted-on, light alloy subframe.
The breaking system consists of a front twin-disc brake with radially mounted four-piston brake calipers and a rear single-disc brake with one-piston brake caliper.
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When it comes to motorcycles, KTM was always among the most innovative manufacturers in its segment. Now, the company proves once more its daring character and offers the first 125 cc motorcycle fitted with ABS.
At the heart of the bike lies a 1-cylinder 4-stroke, water-cooled engine with a displacement of 125 cc. The liquid-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke engine features twin overhead camshafts, four valves and electronic fuel injection. Its maximum output is rated at 11 kW (15 hp) and power is sent to the rear wheel via a six speed, claw shifted transmission. Talking about wheels, the motorcycle sits on a pair of lightweight 17 in cast light alloy wheels wrapped in 110 mm front and 150 mm rear tires.
The motorcycle’s backbone is a lightweight tubular space frame which keeps the weight grouped close to the centre of gravity to maximize handling.
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The KTM 200 Duke is equipped with a wide range of features which make it perfectly suited for off road riding. However, the bike’s main attribute is its extremely low weight which is rated at only 129.5 kg, without fuel.
The low weight is combined with a pretty agile 200 cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine which is mated on a six speed, claw shifted transmission. The unit is based on the single-cylinder four-stroke engine of the 125 Duke. For increased performances, the 2013 power unit features new camshafts, larger valves, a larger piston with a completely new crank drive, new airbox and a new exhaust layout. The end result is a maximum output of 25 hp and more than enough torque to keep the bike ahead of many of its competitors.
The motorcycle is kept in leash by a capable ABS from Bosch. To improve the stopping power, the 2013 KTM 200 Duke has received larger brake discs (increased from 280 to 300 mm diameter).
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The Duke. The name itself already speaks of royalty, and when it’s taken in the context of a bike that’s as versatile as the 200 Duke, the name certainly applies.
The 200 Duke is the personification of lightness rediscovered combined with maximum riding fun, powerful propulsion, and optimum user value, all of which was accomplished through KTM’s unmistakable thoroughbred motorcycle technology.
Comfort is essential for a bike of the 200 Duke’s built, and KTM paid careful attention to it by designing a two-piece seat that provides surprising long-distance comfort, perfect support, and first-class ergonomics for rider and pillion. At 810 mm, the seat height is low enough for a secure standing position, but also high enough for sports-oriented use and a genuine big-bike feeling.
The 200 Duke also has a featherweight chassis that comes with high-quality components and first-class brakes. The bike carries a high-quality upside-down fork from WP Suspension with the same 43 mm outer tube diameter as the RC8 R, which is a true statement of the bike’s overall comfort and versatility.
The compact, three-chamber silencer is positioned close to the machine’s overall center of gravity. This aids centralization of masses and improves the playful handling of the 200 Duke. Not only noise, but emission levels are also exemplary thanks to the regulated catalytic converter.
At the heart of the 200 Duke is another improvement for the 2012 model: a state-of-the-art, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke engine that generates 60% more displacement and correspondingly fully developed power to the tune of 25 horses. Add the new camshafts, bigger valves, a larger piston with a completely new crank drive, new airbox and a new exhaust layout, and it all results in a bike that offers punchy torque with irresistible smoothness.
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It wasn’t that long ago that the KTM Duke was the embodiment of a pure, unadulterated single-cylinder motorcycle. After being under the radar recently, the Duke is looking to return to prominence with a line-up that makes your jaws drop to the floor.
Judging by the latest 690 Duke, someone can make a case that they’re looking at a ride that offers smoothness, room for a pillion passenger, and long-distance ride-ability.
There’s a real reason why the 690 Duke is considered one of the most cutting-edge series production single-cylinder of our times. Combining an impressive 690cc twin ignition and a precision chassis with a wealth of outstanding components has resulted in a bike that boasts of incomparable versatility.
The engine features plug-selective mapping for the best and most effective combustion, plus extended service intervals of 10,000 km and even lower fuel consumption. All that and you get a bike that produces an impressive 69 horsepower. The finely balanced crank drive of the 690 single-cylinder converts terrific combustion pressure into unrivaled single-power - thanks to its balancer shaft, which eliminates vibration even better than ever without having any detrimental effect on the life of the super-single. The 690 Duke also possesses active engine casing ventilation and the anti-hopping clutch that effectively prevents rear wheel chatter when down-shifting hard.
Speaking of its lightweight qualities, the 690 Duke comes with a 9 kg/20 lbs lightweight tubular space frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel and a 4 kg/9 lbs lightweight, high-quality, pin-jointed, die-cast swing arm that’s been built with extreme levels of torsional stiffness.
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KTM’s line-up of Duke bikes has become a staple for a lot of consumers. In particular, for young and up-and-coming riders, the 125 Duke comes chalk full of unique features.
Even if it’s classified as a bike for young people, the 125 Duke has everything that distinguishes a genuine KTM: from the high-quality chassis components to the multi-function cockpit that keeps you up to date with fuel consumption and remaining range. The bike sports a two-piece seat that provides surprising long-distance comfort, perfect support, and first-class ergonomics for rider and pillion. At 810 mm, the seat height is low enough for a secure standing position, but also high enough for sports-oriented use and a genuine big-bike feeling.
The 125 Duke also offers maximum riding fun, thanks to thoroughbred motorcycle technology. The refined four-stroke single cylinder with fuel injection and six-gear transmission provides adequate propulsion while the featherweight chassis with high-quality components and first-class brakes guarantee dynamic cornering fun.
As for the former, the 125 Duke is powered by a state-of-the-art, 125cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke engine with twin overhead camshafts, four valves and electronic fuel injection, producing a peak output of 15 horsepower.
As for the latter, that’s been taken care of by a lightweight tubular space frame that’s been built in the mold of KTM’s outstanding design. The bike also has a high-quality upside-down fork from WP Suspension that has the same 43 mm outer tube diameter as the RC8 R.
Every which way you look at it, upstart riders will be enamored with the 125 Duke. Then again, we already knew that.
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