KTM has uncloaked the new 990 Duke at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy. The bike commemorates 30 years of the Duke and gives tribute to the authentic 2005-launched 990 Super Duke V-twin with its 'electric orange' look. It has an updated headlamp unit, which increases its visual appeal. An ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the Position and Daytime Running Lights, which are located around the headlight's borders. Additionally, in the event of darkness, the headlight activates independently. As for the features, the KTM 990 Duke is equipped with an array of technologies and conveniences. There are five riding modes to choose from, including an optional track mode, a USB Type C charger, a TFT display, a three-stage lean-sensitive traction control system, and other features. KTM hasn't yet released any information regarding the 990 Duke's Indian debut. It is anticipated that more information on this subject will become available soon.
New KTM 990 Duke: Engine
The KTM 990 Duke has a potent 947cc DOHC liquid-cooled parallel twin motor that generates 103Nm of peak torque at 6,750rpm and 21.4bhp of maximum power at 9,500rpm. The LC8c motor is modified and complies with Euro5+ regulations. This updated engine boasts new pistons, a rebuilt crankshaft, and conrods. A quickshifter-assisted 6-speed gearbox is also included. More extended airflow and more aggressive camshaft profiles are found at the engine's upper end.
New KTM 990 Duke: Hardware and Features
The 990 Duke has a new trellis structure and a completely redesigned closed-lattice swingarm. The adjustable monoshock and WP Apex USD front forks are hardware components of the KTM 990 Duke. At the front, there are two radially placed four-piston callipers and 300mm discs for braking, while the rear has a 240mm single-disc unit. Both have Bosch cornering ABS, as well as, a Supermoto mode that disables the anti-lock mechanism at the rear when skids are needed. The new KTM motorcycle rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with Bridgestone S22 tyres. A variety of technological rider aids are also available with the motorcycle. These include a full-colour TFT, launch control, ABS modes, riding modes, and traction control.
New KTM 990 Duke: Will it Come to India?
As previously stated, there has been no formal announcement regarding the bike's entry into our market. The new KTM 390 Duke was recently introduced in India at Rs 3.11 lakh (ex-showroom). It is currently unlikely that the all-new 990 Duke will make its way to our shores.