KTM Launches Limited Edition 690 Duke TrackNews | March 28, 2012
KTM has released a bran new limited-edition variant of their all new 690 Duke. This special model is the track only model of the bike and has been developed on the basis of the bikes rivaling in the 2012 KTM-supported European Junior Cup (EJC).
KTM only will be making only 200 models of any such bike and they all are supposed to have the similar specs as EJC (European Junior Cup), which will have riders from around 13 Nations competing in 8 stages as a sponsored race for the World Superbike Championship.
The KTM 690 Duke Track will be having a price tag of less than £10,000, but it will not be legal for street use. The KTM 690 Duke Track has been fixed with a wide range of KTM accessories, modifications for some of its standard parts and modified items to turn it into a truthfully alarming circuit weapon. All those modifications in the bike has made it around 10 kg lighter, as a result of which 9 bhp.
The boost in power in a bike which already is incredibly is the strongest single cylinder engine bike, has been attained from the complete Ti Akrapovic exhaust, a PowerParts camshaft having a modified fuel map and adjustments to the airbox.
A lot of changes in the ergonomics of the bike have also been made starting from a PowerParts bench –higher, firmer and a lot more space for the rider for changing the place on the motorbike PowerParts foot hooks also provides it better ground headroom and allows it to move feet up and back while the narrower Renthal handlebars gives the hands a close to race positioning.
The KTM 690 Duke also has a slimmer framework and frivolous sub frame has been kept normal, but with the absence of ABS for track usage, this has been replaced with a brand new 4-pad radiate Brembo caliper and smart cylinder helping it to cut down on a bigger front disc.
The all new WP frontage forks lifts the Duke 15 millimeter higher and at the same time gives it complete alteration and the burden only back shocker from the street bike has also been replaced using a completely modifiable WP item.