KTM 790 Duke R likely to debut at EICMA 2018

Editor@Throttle|Updated: July 28, 2018 9:26

KTM is working on a sportier version of the 790 Duke, called the KTM 790 Duke R, which is under testing now in Europe. It is expected to debut at the 2018 EICMA alongside the KTM 790 Adventure and the upcoming KTM 390 Adventure. The 790 Duke R is likely to feature technical upgrades and new graphics. The mechanical upgrades, as per reports, include custom engine mappings and electronic settings, which could result in a slight bump in power.]


Unlike the 790 Duke, which gets J.Juan brake callipers, the KTM 790 Duke R will feature Brembo brakes with radially mounted callipers. Another addition to the 790 Duke R will be an updated WP suspension setup at front and back, which will be fully adjustable for compression and rebound. The 790 Duke R is also likely to receive an aggressive riding posture with rear set foot pegs, while the motorcycle is likely to feature ergonomic seats.


The standard KTM 790 Duke employs a 799 cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, LC8c engine that comes with fuel injection. The engine is capable of producing 103.5 bhp of maximum power at 8,500 rpm and 86 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm, mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a PASC anti-hopping slipper clutch as standard. The engine features 270-degree firing order and a secondary balancer shaft to minimalise vibrations. KTM could use forged pistons and lightweight alloy wheels to reduce the weight of the motorcycle.


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