KTM Announces Pricing For The 790 Duke


KTM's prototype 790 Duke got us excited with its debut at EICMA, it now has a pretty reasonable price tag to boot.

The 790 DUKE will have a suggested retail price (SRP) of £8,499 and when you take a look at the spec sheet, it's pretty good bang for buck.

There's a wealth of standard features, including cornering ABS, supermoto ABS mode, lean angle sensitive motorcycle traction control (MTC), motor slip regulation (MSR), Quickshifter+ (up and down shifting), ride modes (including track mode that features anti-wheelie off, 9-level traction control and launch control), colour TFT display and LED lighting. There's even an A2 compliant 790 DUKE priced at £8,199.front fork790

There is one thing that seems to be lacking, which is an adjustable front fork. In a category filled with the likes of the Triumph Street Triple with fully adjustable suspension, it could turn off some buyers, but KTM's suspension arm WP are pretty good when it comes to handling, so we will reserve judgement until our review.

The 790 Duke uses KTM's new parallel twin cylinder, 4-stroke DOHC engine with eight valves actuated via DLC-coated finger followers, electronic fuel injection, two balancer shafts and semi dry-sump lubrication with oil cooler.

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Here's a more detailed spec list:

  • 6-speed transmission and PASC™ slipper clutch
  • Max. output: 77 kW (105 hp) @ 9,000 rpm
  • Max. torque: 86 Nm @ 8,000 rpm
  • Ultra lightweight chrome-molybdenum steel frame with aluminum rear subframe, die-cast aluminium open lattice swingarm
  • 43 mm split open-cartridge upside-down fork by WP Suspension with progressive springs
  • High quality WP Suspension gas-assisted rear shock with progressive spring and preload adjuster
  • 12-stage adjustable tapered aluminum handlebar
  • Two 300 mm front brake discs with radial 4-piston calipers and radial front brake master cylinder
  • Cornering ABS including Supermoto mode
  • Lean-angle sensitive motorcycle traction control (MTC) and motor slip regulation (MSR)
  • Quickshifter+ (up and down shifting)
  • Launch control
  • Multifunctional dashboard with colour TFT display and illuminated menu switch
  • LED lighting all around
  • OEM Maxxis Supermaxx ST tires as standard
  • Optional KTM MY RIDE

The rest of the Duke range has also had pricing confirmed. The Beast, KTM’s 1290 SUPER DUKE R, comes in at £14,299, while  the 1290 SUPER DUKE GT with its smart new colours for 2018 will be £16,299.

The single cylinder 690 DUKE is £7,999) with fresh paintwork, while the A2 compliant 390 DUKE, at £4,699 offers no compromises in its attempts to deliver big bike performance. And for the starters out there, the 125 DUKE at £4,199 will get you on your A1 way.

To find out more, locate a dealer or to configure any KTM bike with a full range of KTM PowerParts please head to www.ktm.com