KTM has revealed its new 990 Duke, which is set to bolster the bikemaker’s naked sportsbike line-up in Australia from April, 2024.
With an increase in capacity over the 890 Duke R, upon which it is based, the KTM 990 Duke is positioned against 1000-class naked bikes, like the Aprilia Tuono V4 and Ducati Streetfighter V2.
The 990 Duke is motivated by the same LC8c engine as found in the 890 Duke R, however, KTM engineers have raised its capacity from 890cc to 947cc.
This jump in engine size, alongside other mechanical changes, has translated to an output increase of 1kW and 4Nm, for a total 91kW and 103Nm.
The bike takes on revised styling, and an overall increase in size, and can be recognised by its new angular front LED headlight unit. The bike is expected to come in two colours, the orange colour scheme as pictured as well as a more restrained black paint job.
As standard the KTM 990 Duke rides on high-end WP Apex suspension complimented by sticky Bridgestone S22 tyres.
More to come.
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