Light, powerful and equipped with high-end suspension, brakes and other components, it’s hard to do better than the KTM 690 Duke for a fun, accessible track tool. But KTM is going one better, equipping that bike with more power, better suspension, lighter wheels and other upgrades to create the “Track” edition. Here, former GP racer Jeremy McWilliams puts the bike through its paces at Spain’s legendary Circuito Cartegena.
KTM 690 Duke Track upgrades include:
- KTM PowerParts: airbox, camshaft, crash bars, seat
- WP fully adjustable race suspension front and rear
- Marchesini lightweight wheels
- Brembo competition brake system and discs
- Akrapovic titanium/carbon full exhaust system
- APTC slipper clutch
- International racing standard oil drip tray and rigid foot pegs
- Lower handlebar and handlebar clamps
- Mono seat cover
- Dry weight: 140 kg (-10 kg than standard)
- Power: 79 hp (+9 hp than standard)
The bike will run a spec class that’ll support SBK races.