Are you a fan of KTM bikes? Do you love their aggressive styling, powerful performance and advanced technology? If yes, then you might be interested in their upcoming middle-weight motorcycle, the KTM 650 Duke. Here’s everything you need to know about this exciting bike. KTM 650 Duke is currently in the under development phase, here is expected launch date, engine, mileage, Seat Height, features and price in India.
KTM 650 Duke Expected Launch Date
Bajaj Auto wants to create the 650-690cc platform’s supply chain foundation and achieve a specified level of cost effectiveness before the motorcycle starts to be produced at the Chakan factory. The KTM 650 Duke motorcycle currently undergoing development. The RC 650 and 650 Adventure variants of KTM will also be produced in India on the new engine platform.
According to KTM CEO Stefan Pierer, the first motorcycle on this platform will be introduced in India within the next two years. However, we expect it to be showcased towards the end of 2024, possibly at the EICMA 2025, while the market launch is expected in early 20265
KTM 650 Duke Expected Price
The KTM 650 Duke is expected price range of ₹ 6,50,000 to ₹ 7,50,000. It will be available in 1 variant. This price range will make it one of the most affordable middle-weight bikes in India, while also offering advanced technology in this segment.
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The KTM 650 Duke will use a 650-690cc parallel twin motor. Although the power figures are unknown at present, we expect the liquid-cooled motor to churn out some respectable figures of close to 80bhp and 70Nm. The engine will be linked to a six-speed gearbox.
Stefan Pierer revealed that the KTM 650 Duke will be derived from the 790cc parallel twin. The top honcho also confirmed that the 790 engine platform will be scaled down to offer a displacement in the range of 650-690cc. This strategy will allow KTM-Bajaj to launch the motorcycle at an aggressive price point. While also offering advanced technology in this segment.
The mileage of the KTM 650 Duke is not yet revealed by the company. However, based on the expected engine specifications and the fuel tank capacity of around 14 litres (similar to the KTM 390 Duke). We can estimate that the bike will offer a mileage of around 25 kmpl. This will give it a decent range of around 350 km on a full tank.
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The dimensions of the KTM 650 Duke are also not yet disclosed by the company. However, based on the spy shots and the design cues from the existing KTM models, we can expect that the bike will have a compact and aggressive stance, with a sharp front end, a muscular fuel tank, a split seat setup and a sleek tail section. The bike will also feature an LED headlight, an LED tail light and LED turn indicators.
The wheelbase of the bike is likely to be around 1350 mm (similar to the KTM 390 Duke), which will give it good stability and agility. The kerb weight of the bike is likely to be around 170 kg (similar to the KTM RC 390), which will make it easy to handle and maneuver.
The ground clearance of the KTM 650 Duke is also not yet revealed by the company. However, based on the spy shots and the design cues from the existing KTM models, we can expect that the bike will have a decent ground clearance of around 170 mm (similar to the KTM RC 390), which will make it suitable for Indian road conditions.
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KTM 650 Duke Seat Height
The seat height of the KTM 650 Duke is also not yet revealed by the company. However, based on the spy shots and the design cues from the existing KTM models, we can expect that the bike will have a moderate seat height of around 800 mm (similar to the KTM RC 390), which will make it accessible for most riders.
Look and Features
The look of the KTM 650 Duke is expected to be similar to its bigger sibling, the KTM 790 Duke. The bike will have a sharp and aggressive design language, with angular lines and edges. New 650 Duke bike will also feature a TFT instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity and smartphone integration. The bike will also come with multiple riding modes, traction control, ABS and slipper clutch.
The colour options for the New 650 Duke are not yet confirmed by the company. However, we can expect that the bike will be offered in the signature KTM orange and black colour scheme, as well as some other attractive colours.
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The KTM 650 Duke is an upcoming middle-weight motorcycle that will offer a great combination of performance, technology and affordability. The bike will be a great option for those who want to upgrade from the KTM 390 Duke or RC 390. Or those who want to enter the KTM family with a bang. The bike will also compete with the likes of the Triumph Trident 660, Kawasaki Z650, and the Honda CB650R.
The KTM 650 Duke is expected to launch in India in early 2025. With an expected price range of ₹ 6,50,000 to ₹ 7,50,000. If you are interested in this bike, you can stay tuned to our website for more updates and news.