KTM 790 Duke

KTM 790 Duke
KTM 790 Duke

KTM pulled the covers off its all-new, production ready KTM 790 Duke in Milan overnight, the first machine to be powered by the new 799cc LC8c parallel-twin engine.

KTM 790 Duke
KTM 790 Duke

KTM claim 105 horsepower at 9000rpm and 86Nm of torque at 8000rpm for their new semi dry-sump engine which suggests it will perhaps be the angriest parallel-twin ever to enter mainstream production.

KTM 790 Duke
KTM 790 Duke

The eight-valve engine sports a heady 12.7:1 compression ratio and is fed from a 14-litre tank by Dell’Orto 42mm throttle bodies.

KTM 790 Duke
KTM 790 Duke

Bosch provides the ride-by-wire engine management system and the 9.1MP generation cornering ABS, switchable of course.

KTM 790 Duke
KTM 790 Duke

The traction control system is also lean-angle sensitive and incorporates launch control, riding modes and quick-shifter. A user configurable track mode is also offered.

KTM 790 Duke
KTM 790 Duke

With a claimed dry weight of 169kg and that impressive amount of grunt it sure suggests that the 790 Duke will be a hoot.

KTM 790 Duke
KTM 790 Duke

KTM branded Four-piston radial calipers, a radial master cylinder and twin 300mm discs suggest it has the right equipment to back up the sporting claims these factory shots suggest.

KTM 790 Duke
KTM 790 Duke

WP provide the progressively sprung 43mm open-cartridge inverted forks that offer a generous 140mm of travel while the WP rear shock acts directly on the swingarm without a linkage.

KTM 790 Duke
KTM 790 Duke

The chrome-molybdenum steel frame is all-new and the engine is a stressed member. The rear sub-frame is aluminium while the swingarm is a die-cast alloy lattice.

KTM 790 Duke
KTM 790 Duke

Seat height is 825mm and the 790 Duke has a prodigious 186mm of ground clearance.

KTM 790 Duke
KTM 790 Duke

Ergonomics have not been forgotted with the tapered bars adjustable through 12-positions.

KTM 790 Duke
KTM 790 Duke

790 Duke also sports KTM’s advanced TFT dashboard with optional KTM MY
RIDE for easy smartphone hook-up and the lighting is LED all round.

KTM 790 Duke
KTM 790 Duke