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2023 KTM 790 Duke and 1290 Super Duke GT | First Look Review

2023 KTM 1290 SUPERDUKE GT
2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT

KTM North America Inc. has announced the 2023 Duke and Super Duke Duke range. After a brief hiatus, the 790 Duke and 1290 Super Duke GT will be back in KTM’s lineup, and they’re joined by the returning 890 Duke R and 1290 Super Duke R Evo. The 2023 KTM Duke and Super Duke range will begin shipping to authorized KTM dealers in December 2022, but pricing has not yet been announced.

Related Story: 2022 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo | Road Test Review

2023 KTM 790 Duke

2023 KTM 790 DUKE
2023 KTM 790 Duke in new gray and black motif

Introduced in 2017, the KTM 790 Duke sold more than 29,000 units, and was later upgraded to the 890 Duke. KTM says the 2023 790 Duke is a “true mid-range motorcycle” that joins the 890 Duke R to fill the gap between the 390 Duke and the 1290 Super Duke R Evo.

Related: 2019 KTM 790 Duke | First Ride Review

Related: KTM 200 Duke, 390 Duke, 890 Duke, and 1290 Super Duke R | Comparison Review

The 790 Duke will be powered by KTM’s LC8c parallel-Twin DOHC engine with 799cc of displacement and two balancer shafts for smooth power delivery and minimum vibration.

2023 KTM 790 Duke
2023 KTM 790 Duke

The 2023 KTM 790 Duke features throttle-by-wire, a PASC slip/assist clutch, three ride modes (Rain, Street, and Sport), lean-angle- sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC), cornering ABS with Supermoto mode, a full-color 5-inch TFT display, and LED lights front and back.

Optional features include Quickshifter+, Motor Slip Regulation (MSR), cruise control, tire-pressure monitoring, and Track mode, which includes traction control slip adjuster, anti-wheelie mode, launch control, and three levels of throttle response variation. The bike has a 3.7-gal tank and a dry weight of 383.6 lb.

2023 KTM 790 Duke
2023 KTM 790 Duke

In terms of looks, the 2023 KTM 790 Duke introduces two new colorways to the mix: a traditional KTM orange scheme and an all-new gray and black motif.

2023 KTM 790 DUKE
2023 KTM 790 Duke in traditional orange scheme

2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT

2023 KTM Super Duke GT
2023 KTM Super Duke GT

The KTM 1290 Super Duke GT sport-touring bike has also returned to North America for 2023. KTM says the bike was “designed to offer riders a unique Grand Touring experience but engineered to be a true Sports bike underneath the touring parts.”

Related Story: 2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT | First Ride Review

The 2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT has enhanced emissions control and a reworked 1,301cc LC8 V-twin engine and the same standard features of the 1290 Super Duke R Evo.

2023 KTM Super Duke GT
2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT

However, the WP APEX semi-active suspension on the 1290 Super Duke GT has been geared for the long-distance tourer, enabling the rider to set the suspension according to four different riding situations: Rider, Rider & Pillion, Rider & Luggage, or Rider, Pillion & Luggage. On top of that, the anti-dive function is fitted as standard. The larger 6.1-gal tank also contributes to the touring capabilities.

The wheels are also the same as the 1290 Super Duke R Evo and boast a weight savings of 2.2 lb of unsprung mass over the old set of rims. These all-new lightweight wheels are wrapped in new Continental ContiSportAttack 4 tires, boasting a sportier and more stable riding experience while delivering on the demand for a sportier tire to match the bike’s versatility. The 1290 Super Duke GT has a dry weight of 476 lb.

2023 KTM Super Duke GT
2023 KTM Super Duke GT

A new 7-inch TFT display has a newly designed layout, and the setup is completed by the new switchgear that KTM says not only feels premium but also allows for intuitive interaction between the rider and the dash itself.

The 2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT will also debut an all-new navigation system called Turn-by-Turn Plus, which will be available via KTMconnect and further enhance the touring experience. TBT+ allows navigation instructions to be projected directly on the TFT display.

2023 KTM Super Duke GT
2023 KTM Super Duke GT

Powered by SYGIC, TBT+ can also operate offline, allowing riders to plan their journey and adventure from remote locations, with the Navigation feature using industry-standard mapping to guide riders to their destination of choice. There’s also an advanced search feature and a diverse range of POIs including gas stations, restaurants, and rest stops. Or you can select one of your pre-saved destinations directly from the TFT dash.

2023 KTM Super Duke GT
2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT

The new system also allows for waypoints to be skipped without prompting a turnaround. The system will merely recalculate and find the next available route to get you back on track. Also, the last 10 destinations searched are automatically saved and available directly on the dashboard.

2023 KTM 890 Duke R

2023 KTM 890 DUKE R
2023 KTM 890 Duke R

KTM says the 790 Duke is great for introducing a new generation of riders to the world of the Duke naked bike, “and when they’re ready to take things to the next level, the 2023 KTM 890 Duke R is waiting.” The company added that the 890 Duke R is as comfortable on mountain roads as it is on the track.

Related: 2022 KTM 890 Duke R | Road Test Review

In addition to the standard features mentioned above for the 790 Duke, the 2023 KTM 890 Duke R has adjustable, track-ready WP APEX suspension, monoblock Brembo Stylema calipers grabbing 320mm front discs, and Michelin Power Cup II tires. The bike has a 3.7-gal tank and a dry weight of 377 lb.

2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo

2023 KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R EVO
2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo

Taking it up a notch, KTM’s flagship street motorcycle, the KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo, underwent its most significant update in 2020, boasting a number of tweaks and engineering improvements, including a reworked 1,301cc LC8 engine and an all-new chassis.

In 2022, the latest incarnation of “The Beast” was launched with the same LC8 engine making a claimed 180 hp and 103 lb-ft of torque. The bike was dubbed the “Evo” thanks to the evolution of the second-generation WP APEX Semi Active Suspension with damping adjusted in real-time based on conditions in three preset modes: Sport, Street, and Comfort. Rear spring preload can be set via the TFT display’s menu over a 20mm range in 2mm increments.

Related: 2022 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo | Road Test Review

2023 KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R EVO
2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke Evo

KTM says the 2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo has “the most power and torque in the family and the most advanced electronics to keep it all under control.” The bike features Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) with cornering ABS by Bosch including Supermoto ABS, ride mode technology, and multi-stage, lean-angle sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) using a 6 axis lean angle sensor, and cruise control. The bike has a 4.2-gal tank and a dry weight of 441 lb.

For more information, visit the KTM website.

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2022 KTM 890 Duke GP | First Look Review

2022 KTM 890 DUKE GP

Earlier this month KTM announced a new look for the 890 Duke R – is known as “The Super Scalpel” – for the new model year. Both the 2022 KTM 890 Duke R and 2022 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo are being offered in a new Atlantic Blue colorway inspired by the KTM RC16 GP racebike. Now our friends in Austria have announced the 2022 KTM 890 Duke GP.

RELATED: 2022 Motorcycle Buyers Guide: New Street Models

As the name implies, it too gets MotoGP-inspired livery, this time in an orange-and-black combo with KTM’s “Ready to Race” motto just below the 3.7-gallon fuel tank. What makes the 890 Duke GP stand out is the orange bodywork replacing the normally all-black panels covering the subframe, which also includes logos for industry partners Motorex, Pankl, and WP.

2022 KTM 890 DUKE GP

There’s also a special orange passenger seat cover with special “890 Duke GP” graphics. The orange treatment continues with orange powdercoated wheels and orange highlights on the front fender and headlight frame.

Beneath the GP-inspired livery, the rest of the 890 Duke GP is the same as the standard 890 Duke. It features adjustable WP Apex suspension, a PASC slip/assist clutch, Continental ContiRoad tires, and a state-of-the-art electronics package that includes cornering ABS with Supermoto mode, lean-angle-sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control, and selectable ride modes (Sport, Street, and Rain). An optional Track mode adds sharper throttle response along with on-the-fly TC adjustability over nine levels.

2022 KTM 890 DUKE GP

The 890 Duke R’s 889cc parallel-Twin engine has DOHC with four valves per cylinder, and it is tuned to deliver a claimed 114 horsepower at the crank. When we tested the 2021 KTM 890 Duke, it sent 111 horsepower at 9,500 rpm and 67 lb-ft of torque at 7,000 rpm to the rear wheel.

2022 KTM 890 DUKE GP

A full-color TFT display provides a wealth of information for the rider, and it allows for convenient navigation of the various menus and settings. An LED headlight is paired with an LED daytime running light for eye-catching visibility and excellent illumination. The flat, tapered aluminum handlebar can be adjusted to four positions within the triple clamp and rotated among three positions. Seat height is 32.8 inches, fuel capacity is 3.7 gallons, and dry weight is 373 pounds (curb weight with all fluids was 405 pounds for our 2020 test bike).

Pricing and availability for the 2022 KTM 890 Duke GP have not yet been announced. For more information or to find a KTM dealer near you, visit ktm.com.

2022 KTM 890 DUKE GP

2022 KTM 890 Duke GP Specifications

Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse parallel-Twin, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.
Displacement: 889cc
Horsepower: 114 hp (claimed, at the crank)
Bore x Stroke: 90.7 x 68.8mm
Starter: Electric; 12V 10Ah
Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated PASC assist-slipper wet clutch
Fuel System: DKK Dell’Orto, 46mm throttle body
Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Ignition: Bosch EMS with throttle-by-wire
Frame: Chrome-moly tubular steel w/ engine as stressed member
Subframe: Cast aluminum
Handlebar: Aluminum, tapered, Ø 26/22mm
Front Suspension: WP APEX USD Ø 43mm
Rear Suspension: WP APEX Monoshock
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 140 mm/5.5 in; 150mm/5.9 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 320mm/240mm
Front/Rear Wheels: 3.50 x 17”, 5.50 x 17”
Front/Rear Tires: 120/70ZR17”; 180/55ZR17”
Steering Head Angle: 24.3º
Wheelbase: 1,482mm ± 15mm / 58.3 ± 0.6 in.
Ground Clearance: 206mm / 8.1 in
Seat Height: 834mm / 32.8 in
Tank Capacity: 14 L / 3.7 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 166 kg / 365.9 lbs

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2022 KTM 890 Duke R | First Look Review

2022 KTM 890 Duke R

The KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo is known as “The Beast,” and its little brother – the KTM 890 Duke R – is known as “The Super Scalpel.” For 2022, both are offered in an all-new Atlantic Blue colorway inspired by the KTM RC16 GP racebike. KTM’s trademark orange is powercoated on the chromoly-steel trellis frame for contrast.

RELATED: 2022 Motorcycle Buyers Guide: New Street Models

The KTM 890 Duke R debuted in 2020, with the “R” designation reserved for high-performance “Ready to Race” models. It features fully adjustable WP Apex suspension, a WP steering damper, Brembo Stylema monoblock front calipers, a Brembo MCS front master cylinder, a PASC slip/assist clutch, Michelin Power Cup tires, and a state-of-the-art electronics package that includes cornering ABS with Supermoto mode, lean-angle-sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control, and selectable ride modes (Sport, Street, and Rain). An optional Track mode adds sharper throttle response along with on-the-fly TC adjustability over nine levels.

2022 KTM 890 Duke R

The 890 Duke R’s 889cc parallel-Twin engine has DOHC with four valves per cylinder, and it is tuned to deliver an additional 6 horsepower over the standard 890 Duke. When we tested the 2020 KTM 890 Duke R, it sent 111 horsepower at 9,500 rpm and 67 lb-ft of torque at 7,000 rpm to the rear wheel.

Riders can dial in suspension settings to suit their tastes. The fully adjustable 43mm inverted WP Apex for has separate compression and rebound functions in each leg. The fully adjustable WP Apex shock offers high and low speed compression adjustability along with adjustable rebound and a remote preload adjuster.

A full-color TFT display provides a wealth of information for the rider, and it allows for convenient navigation of the various menus and settings. An LED headlight is paired with an LED daytime running light for eye-catching visibility and excellent illumination. The flat, tapered aluminum handlebar can be adjusted to four positions within the triple clamp and rotated among three positions. Seat height is 32.8 inches, fuel capacity is 3.7 gallons, and dry weight is 366 pounds (curb weight with all fluids was 405 pounds for our 2020 test bike).

Pricing and availability for the 2022 KTM 890 Duke R have not yet been announced. For more information or to find a KTM dealer near you, visit ktm.com.

2022 KTM 890 Duke R

2022 KTM 890 Duke R Specifications

Engine Type: Parallel Twin, 4-Stroke, DOHC
Displacement: 889cc
Bore/Stroke: 90.7/68.8mm
Starter: Electric; 12V 10Ah
Transmission: 6 Gears
Fuel System: DKK Dell’Orto, 46 mm Throttle Body
Lubrication: Pressure Lubrication with 2 Oil Pumps
Cooling: Liquid Cooling with Water/Oil Heat Exchanger
Clutch: PASC (Power Assisted Slipper Clutch), Mechanically Operated
Ignition: Bosch EMS with Ride-By-Wire
Frame: CroMoly Tubular Steel, Engine as Stressed Member
Subframe: Cast Aluminum
Handlebar: Aluminum, Tapered, Ø 26/22 mm
Front Suspension: WP APEX USD Ø 43 mm
Rear Suspension: WP APEX Monoshock
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 140 mm/5.5 in; 150 mm/5.9 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 320 mm/240 mm
Front/Rear Wheels: 3.50 x 17”, 5.50 x 17”
Front/Rear Tires: 120/70ZR17”; 180/55ZR17”
Steering Head Angle: 24.3º
Wheelbase: 1,482mm ± 15mm / 58.3 ± 0.6 in.
Ground Clearance: 206mm / 8.1 in
Seat Height: 834mm / 32.8 in
Tank Capacity: 14 L / 3.7 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 166 kg / 365.9 lbs

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New Bike Alert: Track-Only KTM RC 8C Developed To Dominate

The 2022 KTM RC 8C has just been debuted to the world – and to say it’s landed with a bang is an understatement. 

KTM just dropped the supersport, lightweight racing prototype this morning amidst a flurry of excitement. 

A front view of the all-new track-only 2022 KTM RC 8C

The 140kg/309 lb. 2022 KTM RC 8C is a hand-built machine built specifically for the track grid. 

The 128 Hp, 889 cc LC8c, DOHC, 8 valve parallel twin (the same as in the KTM 890 DUKE R) provides all the punch necessary while still making an easy-to-maintain, high-torque production engine for the client.

A front-right view of the all-new track-only 2022 KTM RC 8C

KTM also used carbon, Kevlar-reinforced GRP bodywork inspired from the MotoGP™ RC16, which encases a very pretty 25CrMo4 steel tubular frame. 

We promised race-ready, so this also means the frame is augmented by a selection of WP Pro Components and fronted by a custom, 43 mm WP APEX PRO 7543 closed cartridge fork (put together in the same department that maintains suspension of the RC 16).

A back-right view of the all-new track-only 2022 KTM RC 8C

With zero hydraulic stroke limitation, you’re guaranteed fully customizable damping properties, and they’ve chucked in an equally adjustable WP APEX PRO 7746 shock with preload adjuster at the rear of the bike. 

The body panels and gas tank are both quick-release and sit on a light, aluminum pair of Dymag rims with Pirelli race slicks. 

The brakes are, of course, Brembo race-spec, with Stylema front brake calipers grabbing 290 mm fully floating brake disks and a two-piston caliper with a 230 mm fully floating disk for the hub. 

A view from above of the all-new track-only 2022 KTM RC 8C

The 2022 RC8C has a race dashboard (AIM MXS 1.2), a data logger that can be analyzed in AIM Race Studio, and a Brembo 19RCS CORSA CORTA radial master cylinder – a technical addition with many solutions taken straight from master cylinders used in MotoGP™, and one that lets the rider tailor the bite point exactly where it’s needed when it’s needed.

A front view of riders battling on the all-new track-only 2022 KTM RC 8C

Fancy getting inside racing tips from the likes of superstar racers Dani Pedrosa and Mika Kallio? Clients who purchase the 2022 RC 8C will also have access to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing test team at the Circuito de Jerez – with just 100 bikes made and only 25 customers allowed to the event, you’ve got a 25% chance of making it!

A front view of riders battling on the all-new track-only 2022 KTM RC 8C

Crazy for cocoa puffs? The RC 8C itself will dent pockets a bit at £30,999, plus extra for the ‘Race’ and ‘Trackday’ packages (tire warmers, stands, etc.), and an additional £2500 deposit through KTM’s online ordering system.

For what you’re getting, it’s worth it.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com