KTM Duke: history, specs, pictures
|Spark Plug||CR8EK '07
|Front Tire||120/70-17 '96-02 , '07|
|Rear Tire||160/60-17 '96-02 , '07|
Liquid cooled, single cylinder, 4 stroke, 4 valves per cylinder
|Bore / Stroke||101.6mm x 101.6mm|
|Horsepower||50.02 HP (37.3 KW) @ 7250RPM|
|Torque||36.88 ft/lbs (50.0 Nm) @ 5900RPM|
|Transmission||Gear box: 5-Speed
Final Drive: Chain
|Suspension||Front: White power
Rear: Wire spoked
|Brakes||Front: 320mm disc
Rear: 220mm disc
|Wheelbase||58.31 inches (1481 mm)|
|Seat Height||34.29 inches (871 mm)|
|Weight||143.0 kg (wet)|
The KTM Duke was a Liquid cooled, single cylinder, 4 stroke, 4 valves per cylinder Enduro motorcycle produced by KTM in 1994. Max torque was 36.88 ft/lbs (50.0 Nm) @ 5900 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 50.02 HP (37.3 KW) @ 7250 RPM.
The bike has a 5-Speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-discs.
It came with a 120/70-17 front tire and a 150/50-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 320mm disc in the front and a 220mm disc in the rear. The front suspension was a White power while the rear was equipped with a Wire spoked. The wheelbase was 58.31 inches (1481 mm) long.
1994 - 1999 KTM Duke
The Duke was KTM's first street bike, and first supermoto, having previously made only off-road and racing motorcycles. The 690 Duke is the latest generation in KTM's line of midrange single-cylinder engine supermoto or naked motorcycles that began with the 1994 609 cc (37.2 cu in) displacement. The thumping carb-fed SOHC single is all about delivering maximum power at minimum revs, with peak torque at just 5000rpm. This means there’s instant shove and a healthy mid-range, which combined with a dry weight of 152kg means easy wheelies.
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