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KTM has entered the Indian market already with the Duke 200 and 390, both of which are enjoying healthy sales and are some of the most talked about bikes in their respective segments. Now the Austrian company is showing its dedication and commitment to the Indian market by bringing in some of its higher-end bikes. The first of these, we recently learnt, will be the KTM Duke 690.



It was during a press conference in which KTM gave a Duke 390 to Indian cricket player Gautham Gambhir, that KTM announced its plans to bring the KTM Duke 690 to India. There is no specific date of release right now, but the bike should arrive sometime in 2015.



The KTM Duke 690 is a serious streetbike. Its speed and performance are optimized in part by engineers who really made an effort to cut down the weight of the bike. The space frame at the core of the bike only weighs 9 kilos and is made from chrome-molybdenum. It is connected to a pin-jointed swing arm that weighs 4 kilos.

The Duke 690 runs on a 690 cc displacement single--cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition liquid-cooled engine that uses a six-speed transmission. That produces 67 HP.

India is a huge market for motorcycles and scooters. It makes perfect sense why KTM is investing there.
 

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Is the picture of the 690 one that KTM used for the announcement or was that a picture that you used? That Duke is the Series 3 version from around 2010.
 

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It is a smaller market in India, but that is why KTM brought its smaller displacement bikes to India first. THose bikes have set-up KTM in India and now they are able to expand to products that aren't going to sell in quite the same numbers.

I think I just grabbed that picture from Google. Sorry if it is not exactly right.
 
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