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KTM 690 Duke Powerparts for 2016
The 2016 690 Duke and 690 Duke R are just creamingly gorgeous; KTM has thoroughly nailed it with these machines both from a technological and aesthetic standpoint. To many, the addition of anything would be to corrupt the designers’ hours of crafting – but should you feel the need, here’s a list of all the accessories you can get to augment this techno-beauty.
AKRAPOVIČ TITANIUM SLIP-ON SILENCER
Premium finish road homologated silencer is both strong and light thanks to its core titanium construction. A ‘plug and play’ product that does not require adjustment to the fuelling and has a removable baffle.
2K REAR SPROCKET
High-strength steel teeth with Aluminium inner ring. Joined together permanently with high-strength rivets. At least three times longer service life than other aluminium rear sprockets and only half the weight of a conventional steel rear sprocket.
REAR SET “DUKE R”
Get complete control of the bike with a sportier, more ergonomic sitting position. The DUKE R rear set provides this as well as racing looks. Change compared with the standard foot peg position: 60–70mm towards the rear, 30–50mm higher.
Take the 690 DUKE to new limits with ‘Track Pack’, which activates and allows the multiple options of the Traction Control (TC), Motor Slip Regulation (MSR) and Ride Mode electronic rider aid functions.
No doubt the standard seat of the new Duke is much improved, but the Ergo options for rider and pillion not only look more lavish they offer a 3D structural mesh construction for improved comfort over prolonged riding without sacrificing movement on the bike.
No excuses for forgetting to lock your bike as the patented RoadLoK technology stays bolted directly to the caliper to provide an effective and elegant option for protecting a Duke from theft. The lock’s light body is machined from high-grade aluminium with a super-strong steel pin slides directly into the holes in the brake disc.
SIDE BAGS (including carrier)
With a capacity of 13 litres on each side and water-tight inner compartments, these Side Bags provide a lightweight and easy-to-install transport solution for your next tour. They mount to the bike with Carrier built from a robust steel tube construction, designed to follow the form of the bike’s design.
BRAKE/CLUTCH LEVER ARTICULATED AND ADJUSTABLE
“Form follows function” – these levers are a visual highlight with technical and ergonomic added value. CNC-machined from high-strength aluminium with a tough black anodised surface finish. In the event of a crash, the levers can fold away upwards. Also features adjustable grip width and lever length.
In the event of minor crashes and falls, these plastic-coated tubular steel bars mirror the design of the chassis they securely attach to, protecting that as well as other parts like the fuel tank. Available in black or orange.
GRAPHICS KIT “STEALTH”
The entire look of the Duke can be altered simply with one of the official PowerParts graphics kit, including this new ‘Stealth’ option. No need for paint as these hard wearing graphics are designed to fit perfectly.
LOW CHASSIS KIT
Available for the 690 DUKE only, this kit has been designed specifically alongside the bike to lower the entire machine with unchanged riding dynamics, resulting in a 25mm lower seat height and the same unique Duke appeal.
WAVE BRAKE DISC 320mm
Whether it be punishing missions on the racetrack or touring with passenger and luggage, the WAVE brake discs offer 25% more braking power thanks to materials from the world of racing. Another way of looking at it is less hand force for the same braking power – no fading, consistent braking performance at the highest level.
KTM always places great focus on creating ergonomics to suit a wide range of rider shapes, but the PowerParts catalogue features items to increase comfort and adjustability further. Examples include five different handlebar mount heights, rearsets, like those featured as standard on the R model, a 25mm lowering kit (690 DUKE only) with unaltered riding dynamics and Ergo Seats to improve comfort for rider and pillion.
All PowerParts are developed alongside the bike by a dedicated team within KTM’s research and development department. When it comes to outsourcing components with items like exhausts, KTM’s close working relationship with Akrapovič allows them to offer a performance-enhancing item that is homologated for legal use and requires no modifications to the Duke’s fuelling.