KTM took the wraps off the 890 Duke, the model that replaces the 790 Duke globally that’s been discontinued. In terms of design and styling, the 890 Duke is similar to the 790, but gets new colours and graphics. Previously, the motorcycle was only available in a single variant – 890 Duke R which is the more powerful variant. The only distinguishing factor is the paint scheme and stickers. KTM used black and orange paint for the tank, in contrast to the silver and orange seen on the 790 Duke.
The KTM 890 Duke uses the Euro 5/ BS6-compliant 889cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled LC8c engine and makes 113 bhp along with 92 Nm, which is 10 bhp and 5 Nm more than what the KTM 790 Duke produced. The hardware comprises of WP-sourced 43mm upside-down front forks and a rear mono-shock. The 890 Duke’s weight, at 169 kg, is identical to that of the KTM 790 Duke. The braking setup includes 300mm twin rotors at the front and a single 240mm disc at the rear with dual channel ABS as a standard.
KTM 890 Duke also comes with an updated electronics package, 6D lean angle sensor with IMU assisted, nine-level traction control system. The bike also gets four riding modes which rain, street, sport and the optional track mode. The riding mode includes traction control, ABS, cornering ABS, wheelie control and so on. KTM says that the ergonomics are 'less purposeful', with a lower 820 mm seat height. The new KTM 890 Duke is available in two colors, black and orange, with new decals and a matte aluminum subframe.
The 2021 KTM 890 Duke goes on sale internationally in the next couple of months and we suspect that KTM will bring the motorcycle to Nepal sometime by the end of 2021. Expect the 890 Duke give it a good run for its money. The pricing is expected to be around more than 10 lakhs. For the latest auto news in Nepal, follow nepalautotrader.com on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.