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Another KTM prototype was recently spotted testing out in the wild. Sources are reporting that this is the updated and new KTM 390 Duke naked bike for 2017.

KTM hasn’t disclosed plans surrounding the popular naked bike model’s replacement, but we a final version of the spied prototype is expected to debut later this year at either INTERMOT or EICMA before it goes on sale next year.

Image credit: MCN
Image credit: MCN

Based on these spyshots published by MCN, we can see that there are several cosmetic changes with the 2017 KTM 390 Duke. Highlights here are the reshaped fuel tank, the restyled side panels, as well as the new seats and a new rear lighting unit.

Image credit: MCN
Image credit: MCN

Underneath its skin, it appears that KTM has retained the familiar 373cc single-cylinder engine as in the previous model, but we it will likely have been enhanced with slightly more power, better efficiency and, more importantly, strict Euro 4 emissions compliance. This will allow the 2017 KTM 390 Duke to stay strong against the rising competition in the sub-500cc category.

Besides this recent sighting of the 2017 KTM 390 Duke test mule, prototypes of an updated 1190 Adventure and a brand new 890 Duke naked bike were also spotted testing not too long ago, with both destined for revelation later this year before entering markets next year.

Source: MCN