KTM 390 Duke is one of the best beginner motorcycles in the Western hemisphere. On the east, it is the motorcycle many aspire for. 

What’s the secret of the 390 Duke? Well, it has loads of high tech features that you cannot even find on higher displacement bikes, such as:

  • Programmable ABS
  • High-quality suspension
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • TFT display

It’s certainly an incredible value for money. With that said, it seems that the next generation of the 390 Duke will be even more valuable, according to the new patent from the KTM.

This new patent shows a bike that resembles the current 390 Duke. Will it be a new variant of the same bike or a naked bike with a 390 engine? Well, we don’t know for certain, as there is no mention of a specific bike other than the illustration itself.

The main component of the new patent is the upcoming radar cruise control system, which is expected to debut on the updated 390 Duke. This feature is certainly not a novelty, as we’ve seen it on a number of different, albeit more top-tier bikes. It’s interesting to have this kind of feature on more accessible bikes, that’s for sure.

Now, it’s still not certain if the bike on the illustration is really the updated 390 Duke. After all, KTM is planning to release the 490 range in the next two years. Would it make sense to update the 390 Duke simultaneously. Well, only time will tell.

Source: Ride Apart

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