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Review 2017 KTM 690 Duke Naked Specs Pics

KTM has launched another best bike among the naked series. It is named as 2017 KTM 690 Duke Naked. It is thoroughly revised bike and better bike from the ancestor of KTM 690 Duke Naked. It has the powerful engine, perfect ergonomics, sophisticated electronics and surprising fact is that in is the lightest bikes in the world. This bike is much powerful like 2017 KTM 690 R Duke Naked and has best graphics with a charming look. The complete review with the specification and pictures of new 2017 KTM 690 Duke Naked are written below.

2017 KTM 690 Duke Naked

2017 KTM 690 Duke Naked – Specification and Pictures

A Polished Powerhouse

The newly launched 2017 KTM 690 Duke Naked has brilliant LC4 showcases twenty-four carats of fun. It features 690 cm3 thumper with 73 horsepower (54 kW) and 74 Nm of torque. This engine features entirely new cylinder head, inserted in the new ultra-light and incredibly high piston and connection rod. It has the best air intake through the resonating chamber and it provides the crankshaft with the sleeve bearing. The new powerband gives more smooth power delivery especially in the mid to high rev range. The twin ignition contains the plug-selective mapping, rock solid but has a little weight.

2017 KTM 690 Duke Naked Engine

The new exhaust system helps in smooth performance of the engine, which is monitored by an advanced ride-by-wire system. This system ensures low fuel consumption and fewer emission figures. In the cylinder head, the exhaust valves control the roller rockers while the new camshaft powers the intake valves. The valve timings can be managed with far greater accuracy. It will result in better control over the broader rev range. The new LC4 acts as a balancer shaft to reduce the vibration level. The new electronic engine management system consists up of twin ignition with the individual mapping for each of the spark plugs. These spark plugs ensure that the fuel of KTM Bikes will burned for best performance. The ride-by-wire system electronically controls the throttle valve actuation without any mechanical linkage.

2017 KTM 690 Duke Naked Engine

Awesome Cornering

The newly launched 2017 KTM 690 Duke Naked bike has 9 kg of tubular trellis frame. This frame is made from the chrome-molybdenum steel. The new swingarm is die-cast in aluminium, and it has extreme levels of torsional stiffness. It gives excellent traction stability and provides a continuous flow of information of the rider. Triple clamps provide the best lower fork offset giving the best characteristics even further. This sports bike features upside-down fork of 43 mm diameter and has pivot-arm articulated pressurized-gas mono shock. The new 2017 KTM 690 Duke Naked offers incredibly powerful, precise and easily applied BREMBO brakes with outstanding controllability. The front wheel features four-piston, radially mounted, fixed brake calliper bites on the floating 320 mm of a disc. The tremendous potential of these brakes is fully utilised the new setup of two-channel ABS.

2017 KTM 690 Duke Naked

Fun-Loving Electronics

The newly launched 2017 KTM 690 Duke Naked comes with three different ride modes i.e. Sport, Street and Rain. These various methods give better power delivery, and they monitor the traction control system. The Sport and Rain modes are available as an optional extra in the Track Pack. The new traction control allows different levels of rear wheel slippage. It gives full supervision in the rain and features mastering controlled power slides out of corners. The Traction Control (TC) is available as an integrated part of the optional Travel Pack. It has new Motor Slip Regulation (MSP) that avoids the rear wheel lock-up when rider chops the throttle or drops the clutch on downshifts. The MSR is also offered as an optional extra and as an integrated part of Trak pack. Like the previous versions of KTM 690 Duke Naked, this new bike features a multi-color combination of relevant information; it is presented in the best way. It includes speed, revs and current gear with coolant temperature. The display bar changes colour due to change in the rev of the engine. This display automatically adapts the illumination to the ambient light. Moreover, the rider also has access to the selected riding modes and to adjust them; there are four illuminated keys on the left handlebar. The new dual-circuit ABS have the 9M+ modulator. It is finely tuned in cooperation with the Bosch offering the best protection against the over-braking. It also maintains the full effect and excellent feedback due to its hypersensitive sensors. This ABS only weighs about one kilogramme and gives the best performance. There is a Supermoto mode for an experienced rider; this mode can be activated by using push button. When this system is activated, it will only control the front brakes; rear brakes are entirely up to the right foot of the rider.

2017 KTM 690 Duke Naked

One for All

The newly launched 2017 KTM 690 Duke Naked features low weight and has perfect chassis geometry. Every part of this bike is positioned entirely to have the perfect centre of gravity. It is very helpful in superb handling and razor-sharp precision. The ergonomics of the bike is incredible and best for cornering. It offers an outstanding ride for both rider and passenger. It offers best and comfortable seating position and maximum freedom of movement. The handlebars provide the perfect support for controlled the bike. The modified power version is also available for new riders, but it does not mean that fun is restricted. The optimised intake, exhaust systems and LC4 engine have Euro 4 emission control standards.

2017 KTM 690 Duke Naked – Specs with pics


2017 KTM 690 Duke Naked Specs

Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement 690 cm³
Bore 102 mm
Stroke 84.5 mm
Power in KW 54 kW
Starter Electric starter
Lubrication Forced oil lubrication with two oil pumps
Transmission 6-speed
Primary Drive 36:79
Secondary Gear Ratio 16:40
Cooling Liquid cooled
Clutch APTC(TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
EMS Keihin EMS with RBW, twin ignition


2017 KTM 690 Duke Naked

Frame Design Chromium-Molybdenum Steel trellis frame, powder coated
Front Suspension WP upside-down Ø 43 mm
Rear Suspension WP shock absorber with Pro-Lever linkage
Suspension Travel (Front) 135 mm
Suspension Travel (Rear) 135 mm
Front Brake Brembo four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake disc
Front Brake Disc Diameter 320 mm
Rear Brake Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear Brake Disc Diameter 240 mm
Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4.”
ABS Bosch 9M+ 2-channel ABS (disengage-able, optional Supermoto mode)
Steering Head Angle 63.5 °
Wheelbase 1466 ± 15 mm
Ground Clearance 192 mm
Seat Height 835 mm
Tank Capacity 14 liters
Dry Weight 148.5 kg

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