The production ready KTM 790 Duke will be showcased at EICMA 2017 and the bike is expected to go on sale in 2018. Ahead of its launch, the first ever spy images of the almost production-ready version of the 790 Duke have been released by MotorBikes.com. The 2018 KTM 790 Duke, spied testing in Europe, is powered by an all new parallel-twin engine that will also be used on an adventure tourer.
The design of the new KTM 790 Duke is based on the prototype showcased at the EICMA 2016. The bike gets split-LED headlights, sharp sculpted fuel tank and a sleek tail section. The bike sports a commanding riding position with wide handlebar and slightly rear-set foot pegs. Suspension duties will be handled by WP-sourced separate function USD forks upfront and fully-adjustable mono-shock at the rear. The bike gets its stopping power from twin disc brakes at the front and a single disc at the rear.
The KTM 790 Duke will source power from an all new 800cc parallel-twin engine that is expected to produce around 110-120 BHP of maximum power. As claimed by KTM CEO – Stefan Pierer, the 790 Duke will be the most powerful bike in its segment. The bike will get full ride-by-wire throttle system, switchable riding modes, traction control system, and dual channel ABS.
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