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A teaser video has appeared on the ktmdukes web page, showing a bisected headlight, surrounded by what looks like daytime running lights. Could this be the face of the new KTM Duke, scheduled for launch at the EICMA show in Milan this November?

It might be the 890 Duke, rumoured to be making its way to the market soon. If so, it addresses a gap in the Duke range that currently sees a massive jump from the twin-cylinder 1,290 cc Super Dukes to the Duke 690 with its thumper.

KTM’s Duke family of naked sports machines come in V-twin and single-cylinder flavours, and covers a range of displacements from 1,290 cc down to 125 cc. The range-topping 1290 Super Duke R Special Edition is a fire-breathing beast that scares even experienced riders, with the Duke R not that far behind.

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Down the range, there is the Super Duke GT, a sports-tourer, and various hooligan machines like the Duke 690, Duke 390 and Duke 250. KTM machines have proven to be popular in Malaysia, due to the attractive price-to-performance ratio the brand offers.

Retail price for the 2016 Super Duke GT is RM125,080, while the 690 Duke R retails at RM52,000. The 390 Duke and 250 Duke go for RM26,200 and RM20,021, respectively, and all prices include GST.