"THE ORIGINAL SCALPEL": KTM 790 DUKE model year 2022!

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With the KTM 790 DUKE, a legend returns to the hard-fought middle class. "THE ORIGINAL SCALPEL" remains super sharp, unbeatable, agile and READY TO RACE. The new version has 95 hp, is A2-compatible and will be available in Europe from January for around €9.000. After presenting the prototype in 2016, KTM presented the KTM 2017 DUKE as a production motorcycle at the EICMA in 790. The first LC8c in-line 2-cylinder engine with 799 cm³ paves the way for a legend: With around 29.000 units sold, "THE ORIGINAL SCALPEL" conquers the podium in KTM's famous DUKE family. In 2020 it will be replaced by the KTM 890 DUKE and constantly further developed.


The KTM 790 DUKE is stunningly precise and super agile: Thanks to its low overall weight and rich twin-cylinder power, it stands for riding fun - like all DUKE models. It is ready for any use on the race track, "at home on the country road" and made for long tours through the back country, over winding alpine passes or for the daily commute to work.

This "all-in-one" wonder offers all the technical highlights that make entry into the mid-range naked segment a unique experience. The KTM 790 DUKE is and remains an uncompromising precision instrument for every type of rider. Thanks to the unbeatable price and its A2 suitability, it is the choice for a real KTM READY TO RACE feeling, even for motorcycle beginners.


At the beginning of 2021, the KTM 890 DUKE replaced the proven KTM 790 DUKE. The result: even more power and revised electronics. For the 2023 model year, the legend 790 DUKE returns. The EURO 5-compliant in-line 2-cylinder engine delivers 799 hp with 95 cm³ and 87 Nm torque. The new version of the KTM 790 DUKE will only be available in the 2 hp version that can be throttled to A95 suitability. It replaces the KTM 2 DUKE "L" that functions as an A890 variant.

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With the A2 driver's license, young drivers already enjoy the advantage of experiencing real DUKE characteristics with 48 hp. The throttling can be removed with the purchase of a category A driving license, which means that the bike delivers the original 95 hp. The KTM 790 DUKE offers an unbeatable overall package, which once again underlines the attractive price-performance ratio.


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The fuel consumption of only 4,4 l / 100 km ensures an enormous range and even more driving pleasure on winding roads. The motor is specially designed for torque and offers the perfect combination of controllable power and performance. The KTM 790 DUKE guarantees a lot of fun even in the high speed range. The driving modes - RAIN, STREET and SPORT - offer the driver an individual and quick adjustment of traction control and throttle response in order to be safe on every road and weather. It doesn't matter whether it's the traditional KTM orange or the new motif in grey-black - the 2023 KTM 790 DUKE draws everyone's attention. The motorcycle offers the best and most modern electronics package in the middle class segment with a large number of standard features:

  • Lean Angle Sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC)
  • Cornering ABS with SUPERMOTO mode
  • 3 standard driving modes for quick adjustment of the engine character and the MTC
  • Colored 5 inch TFT display
  • LED headlights at the front and rear

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Many optional features are also available:

  • Quickshifter+ (automatic shifter)
  • Motor slip control (MSR)
  • TRACK driving mode (for the track)
  • Cruise control system (tempomat)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • KTM MY RIDE Connection to app with hands-free system for phone and music


KTM also introduces the new "demo mode" with the 790 DUKE. This enables the driver to test all software options free of charge over a maximum distance of 1.500 km. The customer can then decide whether and which software is to be purchased and installed for a fee. The driver should test all assistance systems and KTM software in full and then decide what is important.


With the start of sales, a wide range of high-end components and accessories specially developed for the KTM 790 DUKE will also be available. It enables the performance, ergonomics, feel and look of "THE ORIGINAL SCALPEL" to be perfectly adapted to individual wishes.


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The price of the KTM 790 DUKE 2023 in Europe is around €9.000. Exact prices and additional costs for all EU countries will be announced shortly. The first units will be delivered in January 2023. At the start of sales, KTM has a wealth of attractive offers. For example, there will be a 0% financing option in selected markets. Furthermore, customers should benefit from free software upgrades for a certain period of time. Many of the KTM branches in Europe organize exclusive test drive events at the start of the season.

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