The A2-compliant KTM 2023 790 Duke will only be offered for the European markets.
The 2023 790 Duke has been recently unveiled by the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer, KTM. This model will be the entry-level option for the KTM mid-weight range that is A2 licence compatible. The new 790 Duke from 2023 retains a twin-cylinder engine and comes in two different colours-Grey and Orange. In this article, we bring you the top highlights of the 2023 KTM 790 Duke.
The 2023 790 Duke maintains the same powerful design with split-style headlights, body-coloured masks, a muscular fuel tank, split-style seats, and a tall-set exhaust. As already mentioned above, there will be two colour options for the 2023 edition- Grey and Orange. Additionally, the company has also updated the new version's aesthetics.
The standard 799cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine is still present in the 2023 KTM 790 Duke. The A2-compliant variant of the bike generates a maximum power of 94bhp. Although the torque for both models remains the same at 87Nm, all other international markets will receive the 103.5bhp model. The motor is mated to a six-speed transmission with a bidirectional quick-shifter, a slipper clutch, and assist mechanisms. Moreover, motorcyclists can use the gear lever without any extra parts to shift in reverse for racing.
A cast aluminium sub-frame, a die-cast swingarm, and a chromium-molybdenum-steel frame that utilises the engine as a stressed element make up the bike. The 43mm upside-down front forks from WP and the preload-adjustable WP rear mono-shock are in charge of the suspension. The motorcycle's braking system also includes a single 240mm disc in the back and two 300mm rotors up front. The normal model's saddle is 825mm tall, however, the PowerParts catalogue also offers an alternate saddle that is 805mm tall.
This motorcycle comes equipped with complete LED illumination, a Bluetooth-enabled colour TFT display, three riding modes, including an optional Track mode, a motor slip regulator, traction control, cornering ABS, and a bidirectional quick-shifter. Apart from these features, KTM will provide a wide selection of motorbike accessories.
Alongside the more expensive 890 Duke series, the 2023 KTM 790 Duke will be sold in several international markets. However, the details regarding the bike's Indian debut have not been revealed yet.