New KTM Duke Prototypes Look Like Quick Ponies In Fresh Spy Shots
Austria – When one thinks of a motorcycle, the image that first comes to mind is that of a powerful two-wheeler, meant to be tamed by an experienced rider. Yet in the spy shots from autoevolution.com, the future KTM 125 and 250 Duke show that even smaller, less powerful machines can look just as spectacular.
The Dukes have been around in the Austrian bike maker’s portfolio for close to three decades now. At the moment, the range comprises anything from single-cylinder machines to much more potent V-twins. The two bikes belong to the single-cylinder family, and they’re preparing to completely refresh the range once ready.
The main thing the 125 and 250 are hoped to bring to the range is greater differentiation between models. To achieve that, KTM went all out to provide the two-wheelers with fresh frames, suspension, and engines.
Both the entry-level 125 and its sibling, the 250, should come out and play as completely new pieces of hardware sometime in 2023.
Given how the two new models’ market launch is not scheduled for a couple more years, not much is known about the exact changes to be featured on the bikes. However, we do see the telltale signs of future upgrades, from the new frame to the redesigned swingarms.