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KTM 390 Duke Based Supermoto Spied Testing

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When KTM’s product road map leaked onto the internet, it showed that three small-displacement motorcycles would be built by the Austrian brand (with some help from its Indian shareholder and partner Bajaj). The first of these machines was the KTM 390 Duke and its progeny, and the second of these machines was just released: the KTM RC390 (along with the RC125 & RC200).

A third model was teased on that now infamous powerpoint slide, a bike that was simply labeled as an “Enduro 350” model, though sources since then have described the bike to be more like a supermoto or small adventure bike. It seems today we have our first glimpse of the machine, as a supermoto based off the Duke platform has been spotted in Austria by a forum member at  KTMForum.eu.

Despite sporting a camouflage paint scheme, the machine in question clearly has the baby Duke’s unique swingarm, and the motorcycle shows other features indicative of these small-displacement machine, namely the single disc for the front brakes.

The stance of the supermoto is clearly taller than the KTM 390 Duke, and the suspension travel is clearly greater as well. This test mule sports a more standard style side-can exhaust, which is a bit of a departure for KTM from the previous Duke models. This could be to help facilitate the necessary ground clearance on the production machine, or could just be indicative of the test mule’s unfinished state.

We can likely expect to see this “Enduro” break cover next year, as a 2015 model, with a potential arrival in the United States sometime in 2025-ish.

Source: KTMForum.eu

Jensen Beeler

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