890 Duke GP 2022
The KTM 890 DUKE GP is unparalleled in the middle-weight arena. Boasting an all-new and totally unique GP-derived CTG, a lightweight chassis providing unmatched agility in the twisties, and heavy-hitting power delivery for the straightaways, the KTM 890 DUKE GP hits as hard as you'd expect - with the visual impact to match.
The LC8c engine shares a great deal of its ferocity with the ultra-sharpKTM 890 DUKE R. Boasting a hard-hitting115 Hp and 92 Nm, this compact, liquid-cooled8 valve powerplant, is the most compact twin in class punching way above its weight in terms of output.
Like all pilots, DUKE riders need easy access to information. In that regard, the KTM 890 DUKE GP features an intuitive multicolor, light variable TFT dashboard. Best of all,as the revs rise, the display bars change color to indicatewhen to shift, either spurring you on or warning you that the engine is too still coldfor flat-out backroad attacks.
A tapered aluminum, 760 mm wide handlebar puts you in full control. It's adjustable, with 4 positions on the triple clamp and can be rotated in three further positions for that perfect riding position.
Premium brakes mean maximum deceleration in all riding conditons. At the front wheel, the KTM 890 DUKE GP is stopped by two radially mounted four-piston fixed calipers and two 300 mm discs. At the rear, a single disc and a single-piston floating caliper provide all the stopping power you'd ever need. But incase you need more, both ends are supported by KTM's Cornering ABS.
The KTM 890 DUKE GP is fitted with extremely lightweight, alloy wheels manufactured in a low-pressure die casting process. This adds to lower unsprung masses and overall weight. Also, they're painted in loud, bright orange, so there is no mistaking its namesake.
The KTM 890 DUKE GP boasts a WP suspension package which has been specifically developed to get the most of the power output and handling characteristics, with dedicated factory settings, springs, and basevalve fittings in the front forks.
The incredible handling characteristics of the KTM 890 DUKE GP are founded on the dynamic, loadbearing design of the tubular chassis. Engineers had one goal in mind, and that was to keep the chassis as rigid and compact as possible for sharper turn-in and greater lean angles, allowing it to slice through the turns with extreme responsiveness.
A stainless-steel thing of beauty. The middle damper centralizes mass and allows for a relatively small muffler that plays a dramatic soundtrack. Hundreds of test bench runs and complex simulations ensured that this exhaust system contributes decisively to the tractable torque curve and excellent emission standards.
Coated aluminum cylinders are an integral part of the sleeveless engine casing design of this 889 cc parallel twin. This open deck cylinder construction allows for optimal cooling, improved production tolerances and reliability.
The 8 valve DOHC cylinder head contains twin chain-driven camshafts and one sparkplug per cylinder. Additionally, the camshafts in the KTM 890 DUKE GP are assembled, which makes them even lighter than forged camshafts. DLC coated finger followers, steel valves and a hydraulic chain tensioner complete the cylinder head assembly.