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Thread: EICMA 2019: 'Super Scalpel' KTM 890 Duke R unveiled!

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    Default EICMA 2019: 'Super Scalpel' KTM 890 Duke R unveiled!

    After developing a fantastic twin-cylinder platform and using it for the 790 Duke, the folks at KTM are back at it. At the ongoing EICMA 2019 in Milan, they unveiled the KTM 890 Duke R, a step above 'The Scalpel'... Super Scalpel has a nice ring to it, right?

    Press Release:

    The Duke range is the definition of a naked bike: simplistic, functional, stylish and versatile. For many the Dukes are an embodiment of what KTM stands for, it is pure excitement, raw energy and performance all wrapped in a minimal and striking form. The latest arrival to the expanding Duke line falls very much in the latter category.

    The KTM 890 Duke R takes all the successes learnt from developing the LC8c platform and uses this knowledge to craft an all-new, even sharper weapon. How much force does the right wrist hold? How quickly can the brain register the exhilaration? The KTM 890 Duke R will push questions like these to the forefront of a motorcyclist’s consciousness.

    Capitalizing on the KTM’s zappy LC8c twin-cylinder engine, the combination of increased bore and stroke with a higher compression ratio and lifted maximum RPM digits are just a few elements that contribute to the increased ‘beef’ of the KTM 890 Duke R’s grunt and speed.

    Faster and smoother gear changes thanks to optimized optional Quickshifter+ settings guarantee a pacier ride. The throbbing centre of the KTM 890 Duke R can be whistled through turns and kinks with a revised chassis that reaches just over 3 Kg in weight saving in comparison to the KTM 790 Duke. Kitted with lighter brake callipers and discs help tip the scales even further.

    The KTM 890 Duke R has a sportier riding position due to a slightly higher footrest position and boasts a seat height of 834 mm. A steeper swingarm angle plants the bike even firmer into the tarmac. WP Suspension has used all their miles in MotoGP to ensure that the WP APEX fork and shock is tweaked to be READY TO RACE. Comfort and safety for street riding have not been compromised and a similar suspension travel as that of the KTM 790 Duke was maintained for this reason.

    The KTM 890 Duke R ensures that a competent or brave rider will very quickly be ‘getting their kicks’ but utter faith in the motorcycle is undisputed with the assistance of high-performance Brembo Stylema brake materials and a system that boasts larger discs and lighter components or a more precise and reliable feeling when it really counts.

    The MCS master cylinder (multi-click system) allows the rider more adjustability. Enforcing the racey aspect of the KTM 890 Duke R are other elements such as the single-seat cover as standard, the Michelin Hypersports tires and the optional track mode in the electronic rider options that permit full customization of the ‘aids’ on offer such as anti-wheelie, optional MSR and MTC.

    One glance at the KTM 890 Duke R with those lines and colours let you know that this particular Duke means business in a very specific way. Take on the challenge…if you dare.

    KTM 890 Duke R Specifications:

    -2-cylinder, 4-stroke DOHC in-line engine, eight valves actuated via DLC-coated finger followers, electronic fuel injection, two balancer shafts, semi dry-sump lubrication with oil cooler

    -6-speed sports transmission, enhanced Quickshifter+ (optional) and PASC slipper clutch

    -Max. output: 89 kW (121 hp) @ 9,250 rpm, max. torque: 99 Nm @ 7,750 rpm

    -Ultra-lightweight chrome-molybdenum steel frame with revised geometry, aluminium rear subframe and die-cast aluminium open-lattice swingarm

    -Fully adjustable WP APEX 43 mm split open cartridge upside-down fork

    -Fully adjustable WP APEX rear shock absorber with linear spring and preload adjuster

    -Two 320 mm front brake discs with radial 4 piston Brembo Stylema monobloc callipers and adjustable Brembo MCS front master cylinder

    -Cornering ABS, including Supermoto mode

    -Lean angle sensitive motorcycle traction control (MTC) and optional motor slip regulation (MSR) along with optional Quickshifter+
    Last edited by NewsReaper; 11-06-2019 at 07:43 PM.
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