Video: 2012 KTM 690 Duke Teaser

10/31/2011 @ 5:47 am, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

We should probably just start copy/pasting this following text, as we suspect more than a few motorcycle companies will be releasing teaser videos of their upcoming models ahead of the 2011 EICMA show. Last week we already caught a glimpse of the MV Agusta Brutale 675, and today KTM has an unlisted YouTube video for the 2012 KTM 690 Duke.

Rumor has it that the new Duke won’t be coming to the US market, which seems to be confirmed by KTM North America’s leaked product road map. Still, our friends across the pond are surely in for a treat, as the “Ready to Race” brand knows how to make a good hooligan machine or two. While we wait for official specs on the new Austrian thumper, check out the Kiska-vibed video after the jump.

Source: KTM (YouTube) via

  • BBQdog

    Nice bike, would consider to buy it if the seat wasn’t that high.

  • freako

    somehow.. its a lil bit disappointing.. the 1st time KTM has let me down.. the screen shot shows it has no rebound adjustment.. im assuming that it will not have any of the previous personalized adjustment capabilities.. why KTM why did u put a lesser fork as compared to the smaller 125 duke????

  • MikeD

    I won’t miss it, that been said…i do feel sorry for the ones waiting for this Refresh in the U.S of A.

    Side Bitchin: Why the ugly canister on the side ? Im pretty sure a full under-belly muffler can be as quiet as it need to be…as it did before ? Styling Peer Pressure ? B.S…

    I like the previous model better, this looks a bit bland and diluted(performance wise this one might be the Cat’s Meow for all i know 10x better ? We’ll see).

    Is it the 8th already ? ! C’mon EICMA !!!

  • @BBQ The seat is a lot lower on the new Duke 4 than the previous one. Agree that it is not as striking as the current Duke, but it should also not be as polarizing. Maybe.