New KTM 890 Duke GP is based on the base 890 Duke and makes less power than the bigger brother… Colour scheme represents the Factory team…
So, KTM celebrated February 2022 as the ‘Midweight Duke Month’. For the whole month , KTM celebrated their success in the highly contested middleweight naked category. Their 890 Duke R is considered to be one of the best naked bikes in the segment with best feature-list and one of the best power figures in the category.
As part of their celebrations, they unveiled the 2022 version of their middleweight naked contender – 890 Duke R – with a new ‘Atlantic Blue’ colour which is inspired from their MotoGP factory colours.
So to end their month-long celebration, KTM unveiled the – 890 Duke GP – which is based on the base 890 Duke and sports the actual KTM Factory MotoGP livery. The Orange paint scheme with Black accents and ‘KTM’ written in Black, following the lines of the bike, is very similar to the livery which symbolises KTM on the MotoGP paddock and track.
Other than the visual changes, the 890 Duke GP is tuned to make 6 HP and 7 Nm of torque less than the aggressive sibling – updated 890 Duke R.
KTM 890 Duke GP Features and Highlights
- The 890 Duke GP is powered by the LC8, 889 cc, parallel-twin, 4-stroke engine.
- The power unit produces 115 HP and 92 Nm of torque and boasts a dry-weight of 169 kg.
- The power is transferred through a 6-speed transmission equipped with mechanically operated PASC anti-hopping clutch system.
- The highlight of the chassis is that the 890 Duke R is utilising a Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel frame where the engine is part of the frame and acts as a stress element in the chassis.
- The suspension setup consists of 43 mm fully adjustable WP Apex USD suspension with 140 mm travel at the front and fully-adjustable WP Apex monoshock setup at the rear with 150 mm travel at the rear.
- The ground clearance of 890 Duke GP is measured at 191 mm.
- The braking is taken care of by two 300 mm four-piston, radially mounted caliper disc setup at the front and 240 mm single-piston floating caliper disc setup at the rear.
- The 890 Duke R gets 3 standard and 1 optional riding mode – Rain, Street, Sport and Track (optional).
- The feature-list consists of Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC), Supermoto ABS, 6-axis cornering ABS from Bosch, Quickshifter+(optional), a TFT display with auto-brightness adjustment, LED headlights and a lot more.
Just like its bigger sibling, the 2022 KTM 890 Duke GP will start reaching the showroom floors starting in March 2022 and will only be available in the international market.
There is no information if any variant of the ‘Super Scalpel’ will make it to our shores anytime soon.