Sunday, May 19, 2013

2012 KTM 690 Duke

2012 KTM 690 Duke
“Single” is KTM’s traditional recipe for the greatest entertainment. The latest LC4 engine adds even hotter spices to the mix, uniting previously unattainable refinement with sensationally cultivated manners and perfectly controlled power. The secret: a new cylinder
head with dual ignition and individual, selective mappings for each plug make our most popular engine the best Duke powertrain ever. The result: a whopping 70hp, a mountain of torque, as well as a throttle response and NVH on the level of multi-cylinder
engines. An extremely rigid and super-light trellis frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel sections and a new, state-of-the-art Bosch 9M+ ABS that combines an extremely dynamic tuning with shorter braking distances ensure precision and stability in
every situation. Following the 125 Duke with its incomparably successful debut all over Europe
in spring 2011, the successor of one of the most successful 1-cylinder motorbikes of all times was created in Mattighofen – the 690 Duke. Its message: Singles are fantastic. Welcome to the new Duke world – individual riding enjoyment, more versatile than ever.
The new Duke is not just a 100% genuine KTM. There’s only one aspect where the Duke stays cool – regarding price as well as cost of ownership
and durability, riding a KTM 690 Duke has never been more affordable. The engine
No 690 Duke comes without the legendary LC4 engine – there simply is no way to get more fun out of one cylinder. With the new Duke, the collaboration
between KTM and Bosch has borne some outstanding fruit again. A success that is now continued with the new Duke. Rider and pillion sit some 30mm lower and more comfortable, albeit without wasting the necessary clearance for dynamic riding.