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> 2012 KTM 690 Duke, Cheaper, More Powerful, & ABS

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post Nov 8 2011, 11:42 PM


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http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2012-ktm-690-duke/

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After teasing us with some photos and video of its new Duke, KTM finally unveiled the 2012 KTM 690 Duke at EICMA this morning. With 90% of the bike being completely brand new, KTM says the new 690 Duke brings the Austrian company back to its street-naked roots, with an off-road influence of course. Accordingly, at the heart of the KTM 690 Duke is a 690cc LC4 single-cylinder thumper that puts out a crushing 70hp and 51 lbs•ft of torque, while the whole motorcycle package weighs only 390 lbs (without fuel).

Further refining the LC4 single-cylidner motor, KTM has created a new cylinder head, and added a dual-ignition system & ride-by-wire throttle for the 690 Duke. Anti-lock brakes have also been added to the 2012 KTM 690 Duke, as the Austrian company has tapped Bosch to use the Bosch 9M+ ABS package. Lastly, braking power comes from a Brembo radially-mounted caliper with a single 320mm brake disc, while suspension is handle by KTM subsidiary WP, and consists of fully-adjustable 43mm front forks, and a fully-adjustable rear shock.

KTM is continuing its use of a Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame; while overall, the Austrian company has built the 690 Duke to be more durable on the road and more affordable to own (both in price and maintenance) for consumers. Additionally, the 2012 KTM 690 Duke also comes with a larger fuel tank (3.7 gallons), as well as improved fuel economy. Perhaps the only fatal flaw in the old 690, KTM is now boasting a 10,000km (6,200 mile) service interval, which is better a figure, but not a great one.

In person, the KTM 690 Duke is your typical Kiska-polished hooligan machine that looks like it would be a blast on any favorite back road, or when used as a tool of urban destruction. Kiska has certainly found its stride on designing KTM’s graphics package, and the KTM 690 Duke continues the Austrian company’s edgy feel for the street market.

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post Nov 9 2011, 08:35 PM


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Looks like Huskie...
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post Nov 9 2011, 11:12 PM


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Nice 1,how much will this bike price at malaysia
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post Nov 9 2011, 11:53 PM


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go get ur Fox head gadget now in Sunway Pyramid
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post Mar 10 2012, 06:47 PM


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two units 2012 KTM 690 Duke arrived in Wellys Sg Buloh this afternoon (saturday).
the black one immediately sold. price just under rm55k on the road.
full specs with ABS n alloy wheels.
white one available, but expect tat to be sold on monday !.


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post Mar 10 2012, 07:42 PM


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inb4 supermoto with stunt pic and others type of bike
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post Mar 10 2012, 10:09 PM


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single piston with 650cc...
how much it can go...
200kmj ????
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post Mar 10 2012, 10:13 PM


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very very ugly. i dont know what the designer has eaten older model better specially duke 690 r
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post Mar 10 2012, 10:21 PM


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definitely less than 200 ...single cylinder pick-up like hell but no top speed
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post Mar 10 2012, 10:24 PM


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QUOTE(devilish_yin @ Mar 10 2012, 10:21 PM)
definitely less than 200 ...single cylinder pick-up like hell but no top speed
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duh, very obvious bro

thumper = huge torque
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post Jul 4 2012, 12:42 AM


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damn...i like the facelift of older model, it looks so much better !

The new facelift looks like a typical kapchai...
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post Jul 4 2012, 03:12 AM


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supermoto mana ??? hmm.gif
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post Jul 4 2012, 03:14 AM


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shit, i thought its a new KTM locomotive rclxub.gif
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post Jul 4 2012, 07:25 AM


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Just swap the headlamp, done.
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post Jul 4 2012, 07:50 AM


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Slow. Tahun lepas dah ada tered ni
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post Jul 5 2012, 07:35 PM


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new 2013 model already on plan
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post Jul 7 2012, 01:30 PM


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Motor ini sangatlah ringan. Compare to the old model.
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post Jul 7 2012, 01:32 PM


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QUOTE(naminakata87 @ Jul 5 2012, 07:35 PM)
new 2013 model already on plan
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will it be even more buruk looking than 2012 one?

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post Jul 7 2012, 01:33 PM


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QUOTE(kucinggemok @ Jul 7 2012, 01:30 PM)
Motor ini sangatlah ringan. Compare to the old model.
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hey, does the older model of duke exterior parts like seat cover, fairings, body panel fits to this 2012 model?

2012 one looks pretty weak not as garang as older model...
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post Jul 7 2012, 02:35 PM


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QUOTE(supermoto @ Jul 7 2012, 01:33 PM)
hey, does the older model of duke exterior parts like seat cover, fairings, body panel fits to this 2012 model?

2012 one looks pretty weak not as garang as older model...
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Ayam not sure. Mebi not fit at all.
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post Jul 7 2012, 05:25 PM


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QUOTE(kucinggemok @ Jul 7 2012, 02:35 PM)
Ayam not sure. Mebi not fit at all.
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tak besh la cam ni... sad.gif
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