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KTM 790 DUKE: The Scalpel is in dealers now

The sharpest street weapon slices into dealers backed up by a cutting collection of official KTM PowerParts and KTM PowerWear.

The eagerly awaited KTM 790 DUKE is now arriving at KTM dealers and represents the most agile and technically advanced street weapon for riders who prefer the undiluted and unique thrill of riding a naked motorcycle. For those who want to further sharpen “The Scalpel” in their vision, a wide range of specially developed KTM PowerParts and KTM PowerWear is also available.

Powered by the all-new LC8c engine, the new DUKE is KTM’s first parallel twin cylinder powerplant and its 799cc capacity punches out an impressive 105 hp and 87 Nm with relentless drive and smoothness from low rpm to the redline.

This performance power package also plays a double role as a stressed member for its unique and dynamic chassis. With the engine being so compact, this allowed KTM’s chassis engineers to fulfil the concept brief of the KTM 790 DUKE and deliver a super agile and precise handling bike; instilling rider confidence with each ride and satisfying those who crave corner speed as opposed to brute power.

Purposeful power and precise handling aside, the new DUKE is also armed with the most comprehensive array of electronic rider assistance systems, including cornering ABS, lean-angle sensitive motorcycle traction control (MTC) along with four different ride modes, a Quickshifter+, launch control and optional KTM MY RIDE smartphone connectivity.

As a riders’ company, KTM understands that its customers need to express themselves when it comes to their ride. Developed alongside the KTM 790 DUKE from day one, the dedicated KTM PowerParts options allow customers to intensify their motorcycle by enhancing and personalizing further in their vision – whether it is boosting aspects such as performance, practicality or style.

More than 30 technical accessories have been developed specifically for the KTM 790 DUKE, allowing for more individualization to be exactly configured to the rider’s intended use. Helping to make the choices easier, two suggested pre-defined setups both have a very separate focus for the KTM 790 DUKE; the “RACE” setup combines components with the focus on making the sharpest tool even sharper while looking good can always look better, which is where the “STYLE” setup comes in.

And it’s not just about the hard parts. With the KTM 790 DUKE’s performance and pose set to appeal to a wide range of riders, the KTM PowerWear range has a diverse functional clothing range to suit all climates, conditions and styles when riding this surgeon’s weapon. Developed alongside this new naked bike and styled by the team responsible for its distinctive looks, the KTM PowerWear collection promises protection, performance and pose.

Find out more about the new KTM 790 DUKE, the available KTM PowerParts and KTM PowerWear options and where the nearest dealer is at