2020 KTM Duke 390 will most probably make its global debut at the 2019 EICMA motorcycle show later this year
KTM introduced the first generation Duke 390 back in 2013 in the country and then launched the updated model in February 2017. With plenty of additional features, it became a high value-for-money proposition in its segment and has a separate fanbase that is only growing for long.
That said, KTM has now decided to give their popular sub-500cc offering some serious update for the year 2020. The test mule of the upcoming Duke 390 was caught testing recently in Germany. The spy shots reveal a few interesting details about the updated motorcycle.
This is a very early test mule that was caught testing and there is a fair chance that KTM will still add plenty of updates to the motorcycle before it is finally revealed in front of the public. The spy images reveal that the upcoming Duke 390 will get a completely different looking fuel tank and exposed frame bits.
The motorcycle might even get underpinned by a modified chassis and swingarm. Besides all that the test mule was also caught sporting the same LED headlamp setup that can also be found on the current generation Duke 390. It even featured a different pillion seat that looks slightly bigger and well cushioned for the comfort of the pillion.
The motorcycle also looked slightly bigger in dimension than the current generation Duke and that exposed frame under the fuel tank has helped to give the Duke 390 a more matured and brawny appearance. Expect the upcoming Duke 390 to get some serious updates made to the powertrain as well. The test mule was caught sporting some minor changes to the cylinder head and exhaust, which could result in more power and torque outputs.
The engine will also be tweaked to meet the upcoming BS-VI emission norms as well. The current generation Duke 390 is powered by a 373cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled BS-IV compliant engine that produces about 43 bhp of peak power and 37 Nm of peak torque. The unit is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. You can expect the upcoming Duke 390 to be showcased at the EICMA motorcycle show later this year alongside the new generation RC390 which was also caught testing recently.