December 19, 2012

KTM Preview: 2013 KTM 690 Duke R

The KTM 690 Duke R cultivates the sporty genes of the 690 Duke – and differs not only visually very little from the lightning-quick cup rockets that caused such an uproar in the 2012 European Junior Cup: A formidable hot rod for enthusiasts and experts alike, light as a feather, lightning quick, amazingly suitable for everyday use, but with everything that makes a 690 Duke even sportier.

The exciting KTM 690 Duke announced for Europe last year is making it to the States for 2013, along with the 990 Adventure Baja model.

The 690 Duke offers the most powerful single-cylinder street legal engine in the United States with 70 hp.  A slipper clutch will provide a very useful reduction in engine braking to smooth downshifts on the big single.  

You can see our earlier article for all the important details.  The U.S. model will be available in both black and white colors.  The U.S. MSRP of the 2013 KTM 690 Duke is US$8,999.

The 990 Adventure Baja is a limited edition model built specifically for North America, and it includes a number of unique features described in the press release below.  U.S. MSRP for the 990 Adventure Baja is US$14,999.

By Masei Helmet & Luusama


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