EICMA 2017: KTM 790 Duke Revealed

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Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has revealed the all-new 790 Duke at the 2017 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy. The KTM 790 Duke was first revealed in prototype form at the same show last year.

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EICMA 2017: KTM 790 Duke Revealed

The all-new KTM 790 Duke is the first motorcycle to be powered by the Austrian bikemaker's new LC8C engine. The 799cc parallel twin engine produces 103.5bhp @ 9,000rpm and 86Nm of torque @ 8,000rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox.

EICMA 2017: KTM 790 Duke Revealed

The new KTM 790 Duke's engine has 88mm bore and a 65.7mm stroke and features double overhead camshafts. The bike has a dry weight of 169kgs and has a 14-litre fuel tank.

EICMA 2017: KTM 790 Duke Revealed

The KTM 790 Duke features a Chromium Molybdenum-steel alloy truss frame which also supports the engine. Suspension duties are handled by upside down 43mm WP forks up front and a single rear WP mono shock at the back.

EICMA 2017: KTM 790 Duke Revealed

To bring the 790 Duke to a halt, KTM has fitted the new motorcycle with dual 300mm brakes which use four-piston callipers up front and a single 240mm disc with two-piston callipers at the rear. The 17-inch alloy wheels are fitted with 120/70 ZR 17 (front) and 180/55 ZR 17 (rear) tyres.

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EICMA 2017: KTM 790 Duke Revealed

KTM has also given the Duke 790 the latest in tech including Bosch ABS system with cornering ABS and Supermoto mode. The Duke 790 also gets four riding modes including a track mode.

EICMA 2017: KTM 790 Duke Revealed

DriveSpark Thinks!

The all-new KTM 790 Duke looks to race off from where its manic predecessor the 690 Duke left off. With its all-new 799cc parallel-twin engine providing over a 100bhp to a bike weighing just 169 kilos (dry), KTM's all-new scalpel looks more than ready to surgically cut off its Japanese rivals.

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