2023 KTM 790 Duke Revealed - Gets Downgraded In Home Market

Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has revealed the 2023 790 Duke. The new 2023 KTM 790 Duke retains its twin-cylinder powerplant and is offered in two colour options.

The KTM 790 Duke has retained its 790cc twin-cylinder powerplant thanks to a new agreement signed between the Austrian firm and Chinese motorcycle manufacturer CFMoto.

However, for KTM's home market of Europe, the new 2023 790 Duke will be restricted to A2 license compatibility. This means that in Austria and the rest of Europe, the 790cc parallel-twin cylinder engine of the 2023 790 Duke will be limited to just 95hp.

In markets other than Europe where the naked motorcycle nicknamed the Scalpel by KTM itself is sold, the engine will be allowed to breathe freely and produce its normal 105hp and 86Nm of peak torque. As always, the 2023 KTM 790 Duke will continue to sport a 6-speed gearbox.

For the 2023 model year, the KTM 790 Duke will be offered in two colourways - grey and orange. This naked 790cc motorcycle from Austria hasn't been changed one bit when it comes to design.

The 2023 KTM 790 Duke continues to sport a split LED headlamp at the front along with a muscular fuel tank draped with sharp elongated sections that give it its sharp looks. The KTM 790 Duke continues to sport a split seat design for the 2023 mode year and the naked bike's beefy exhaust is as upturned as it was in previous model years.

The features list also remains unchanged for the 2023 model year with the new 790 Duke sporting multiple riding modes, full LED lighting, a colour display with Bluetooth connectivity along with tech like traction control, cornering ABS and a bi-directional quickshifter among others.

The bike also continues to sport 43mm inverted forks at the front and a monoshock with adjustable preload at the rear. Braking duties are handled by a 300mm disc at the front and a 240mm unit at the rear and the bike continues to ride on 17-inch rims.

Thoughts About The 2023 KTM 790 Duke

The KTM 790 Duke continues to terrify for the 2023 model year thanks to its parent company signing a deal with CFMoto. And while the Scalpel will continue to slice rivals across the world, a return to India seems like a distant dream until KTM decides to make it a reality (which we really hope they do).

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Article Published On: Thursday, November 24, 2022, 11:40 [IST]
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