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790 Duke 2018


790 Duke 2018 Media

Model Description

This is our sharpest tool in the shed, developed with one task in mind: to dominate the street. A true rider knows that here, power needs precision. Feedback. Poise. That's why KTM combined a light, state-of-the-art chassis with the new LC8c engine. The result: plenty of torque on tap, a 105 horsepower rush blasting out of corners and a huge grin on your face. In order to slingshot this telepathic lightweight even further ahead, advanced ride by wire, integrated connectivity options and next-generation rider aids are here today. But that's not the end of it. Imagine an up and down quickshifter that takes its name extremely seriously. Customized ride modes. Personalised traction control. And a lean, mean KISKA design that'll make you learn to love waiting for the others as you raced ahead.

Purity is the focus here. All components have been reduced to the bare essentials. There are no unnecessary parts or covers. The engine, for example, doubles as a load bearing element, the frame is made of extra strong CroMo steel so less material is needed, and components were developed to combine functions wherever possible.
Purity is one of KTM's brand values, and in a design context it means not using unnecessary design elements when a simpler option is possible. Or when you can combine multiple functions in one part. Take the tank spoiler, which combines the functions of spoiler and ergonomic surface, for example. Or the taillight that's been mounted on the license plate holder, so it can be easily removed for a day at the track. This is a bike that looks and feels as compact as possible. You'll find no round shapes, but straight lines, clarity and the promise of a radically thrilling ride.
The KTM 790 DUKE comes with some serious brainpower as standard. Even when you're flirting with the limit, KTM's combination of the most advanced software and electronics in the world of motorcycling will have your back. All you have to do is focus on the road ahead - and hold on tight. 
KTM know its customers like to modify and to travel, which is why the PowerParts range boasts a huge variety of accessories and luggage options across its Street range of sportmotorcycles – past and present. All PowerParts are developed alongside their chosen machine, meaning that KTM riders only get parts that perfectly complement their ride and provide that important 'factory fit' straight from the dealer.

Model Specification


Engine Type

2-cylinder, 4-stroke parallel twin


799 cc


Electric starter



Engine Lubrication

Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps


Liquid cooling


PASC™ slipper clutch / mechanically operated


Bosch EMS with RBW

ABS System

Bosch 9MP two-channel ABS (incl. Supermoto mode, disengagable)



Tubular steel trellis frame, powder coated


520 X-Ring

Steering Head Angle

66 degrees

Tank Capacity

14 litres



77kw (105hp) @ 8500rpm

Primary Gear Ratio


Secondary Gear Ratio


Brake System Front

Four piston, radially fixed caliper with 300 mm brake disc

Brake System Rear

Two piston caliper with 240 mm brake disc


Front Suspension

WP-USD 43mm fork

Rear Suspension

WP shock absorber with preload adjuster

Suspension Travel Front

140 mm

Suspension Travel Rear

150 mm



88 mm


65.7 mm


1475 mm

Ground Clearance (unloaded)

186 mm

Seat Height

825 mm

Weight (No Fuel)

169 kg