2017 KTM 390 Duke
A full production of the 2017 KTM 390 Duke was spotted in the Indian factory in Pune where the bikes are manufactured by KTM partner Baja. The bike is still partially covered in press photos, but changes to the front light and side panels can be clearly seen. The new front lights appear to be new LED units that work with the updated side panels for a new and more aggressive look. Updates to the bike were required to make it legal for upcoming Euro4 emissions testing and noise regulation. Other new changes seen include a reshaped fuel tank, updated seat unit and revised rear light. The 373cc single-cylinder motor produces 43bhp.
The new 2017 model will be called the SCR950. Based on the XV950, the SCR950 uses the same 942 air-cooled V-twin motor in the same steel double-cradle chassis, with styling that gives it a nod toward the off road world. The main differences from the VX950, known in the States as the Bolt, are in chassis dimensions. The SCR has sharper steering geometry than the cruiser-like XV and sits much taller, with an 830mm seat height against the XV’s low rider 690mm perch.
Harley-Davidson Softail Slim S
Harley’s S Series cruisers are packing more power through Harley’s air-cooled Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 engines, formerly reserved for the firm’s Custom Vehicle Operations. That hot-rod Harley motor powers the new Sotail Slim S. Like other Softails’s, it looks like a suspension-less hard-tail, but coil shocks are actually hidden under the six-speed transmission. More obvious is the U.S. Army styling, inspired by Harley’s WLA models of World War II.