By Wade Thiel
#GetDuked? Yes, Please
We’ve been reporting on Kawasaki’s teasers of its upcoming supercharged motorcycle, but now, we get a teaser from KTM for a new Duke. KTM’s teaser went up on YouTube, and it’s a quick one. Showing some stitching together various manufacturing processes.
KTM has been spotted testing a new 390 Duke in Germany and a new 790 Duke was also seen out and about testing. There have also been rumors of a new 490 and 890 Dukes. It’s unclear at this time what the new bike that’s being teased will be. I’m all for a new 390 because I love smaller bikes, but the 790 would get a big thumbs up from me and the rest of the folks here at WBW.
RideApart notes a few clues in the video that make the publication thinks it’s a Super Duke instead of just the Duke. The features like carbon fiber, a single-sided swingarm, and the trellis frame could hint at a new 1290. However, I’d wonder if KTM wouldn’t change the hashtag to #GetSuperDuked instead of #GetDuked.
Only time will tell. In the teaser, the company flashes the date of November 5, which is the first day of EICMA, so the company will be there with the motorcycle. We may send someone to that show, so that means we’ll keep you posted. Watch the teaser below.
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