3. Tech


Ride modes, traction control, ABS, a nice-looking (albeit majorly flawed) gauge cluster, and a slipper clutch are among a host of techno-gadgets the 690 Duke comes with, and we haven’t even talked about the engine (that’s coming up). KTM packed a host of modern tech touches to the Duke for a very reasonable price. In the perfect riding conditions we experienced during our testing, we only activated ABS because we provoked it. I never noticed the Metzeler rubber showing any signs of exceeding its grip levels, so a thorough test of its traction control abilities will have to wait for another time.