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KTM 790 Duke Debuts in EICMA 2017


KTM took the wraps off its new 790 Duke in Milan (EICMA 2017). This light weight (claimed 372 pounds dry) 799cc parallel-twin powered naked looks incredible on paper.

KTM is known for light bikes, and with 105 horsepower and 64 foot/pounds of torque, the 790 Duke should be both quick and agile. The engine is a stressed member in the steel frame, and the bike features adjustable WP suspension and powerful brakes (with dual, radial mounted four-piston calipers in front).

Sophisticated Bosch ABS and lean-angle sensitive traction control combine with selectable riding modes. The bike also includes a quick-shifter and a color TFT instrument panel.

The 790 Duke debuted alongside a prototype of an adventure model with the same engine that will reach production at a later time. KTM in the U.S. says the 790 Duke will appear here in early Fall of 2018 as an 2019 model. There is no information on pricing at this time.


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