KTM 790 Duke comes to North America in November

Photos by KTM
October 9 2018

On October 9, 2018 in Germany  KTM North America, Inc. was pleased to introduce the 2019 KTM 790 DUKE to the North American market, making its way to KTM Dealerships this November.


With the agility and purity you’d expect from a single, combined with the hard-hitting punch of a twin, the KTM 790 DUKE carves up the road with pinpoint precision, which now has a North American release date of November 2018. Boasting the all-new, compact 799 cc LC8c parallel twin motor – a first for KTM – nestled into one of the lightest frames around, the new KTM 790 DUKE is the most compact twin in its class. The engine was tuned for torque, giving it fantastic rideable power, while maintaining a great top end to match the sporty character of the bike. Power delivery is efficiently controlled by advanced electronics and next-generation rider aids.

Considerable attention was paid to achieving the typical DUKE, riding feeling of lightness, agility and sportiness. Handling is not only agile, but also very precise thanks to geometry developed specifically for sporty street riding. High-quality WP suspension ensures a perfect connection with the road and confidence in the bike at all times.

See Alan Cathcart’s report on the European launch of the 790 Duke in the June 2018 issue of Motorcycle Mojo.

To find out more information check out KTM Canada


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