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2020 NEW KTM 890 DUKE R REPLACED 790 DUKE in India

DUKE 890 R

 All YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW 

 KTM 890 DUKE R 2020 

After 790 DUKE small failure, the company going more ahead and launching the middleweight beast the KTM 890 DUKE R. In this article, you’ll be getting all the information related to this beast.

INTRODUCTION:

The brand KTM is known for performance, handling, and that massive madness the bike gives to you while riding. The company made its debut in 2012 with its first bike, the Duke 200, along with this they launched the faired sibling RC200. That bike was an instant hit, and thus brand planned and launched their 2nd bike in India. The Duke 390 which became the favorite bike among the enthusiasts. Along with this, they launched a more track-focused version of Duke 390 with the same engine and named it as RC390. After this, the brand started their third bike, the Duke 250, and thus they launched some more bikes to compete against its rivals.

KTM DUKE 890 R
KTM DUKE 890 R

After some time, things changed, and they went from a single-cylinder to a twin-cylinder machine and launched the Duke790. But unfortunately, this wasn’t the game-changer machine because of fierce competition with Japanese and other brands. The Kawasaki z900, the four-cylinder monster, was there, and it was giving it a game. As a result, it didn’t do that well in the Indian market. The reason for its failure was that it was not looking similar to its prototype. The crowd loved the prototype, but it was not looking that attractive when it came into the market. Some other reasons include a lack of 3 or 4 cylinders and the pricing of that machine.

After 790 DUKE small failure, the company going more ahead and launching the middleweight beast the KTM 890 DUKE R. In this article, you’ll be getting all the information related to this beast.

Engine specifications of KTM Duke 890R

KTM DUKE 890 R ENGINE
KTM DUKE 890 R ENGINE

KTM DUKE 890 R ENGINE

The KTM Duke 890R is powered by an 890cc twin-cylinder engine, which puts out a maximum power of 121bhp and peak torque of 99nm. That’s 17 bhp and 14 nm more over the Duke 790. Duke 890 will probably get all the electronics as standard. The company has told that the Duke 890 R features horizontally split, high pressure cast aluminum crankcases, allowing for the reduced wall. It gets plenty of accessories like ignition cover protection, clutch cover protection, Akrapovic slip-on, etc.

The Duke 890 R gets Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC). In simple words, the Traction Control, Rider Modes, you’ll also get Quickshifter+ as an option, which allows you to downshift and upshift without using the clutch.

Chassis, Ergonomics, and Comfort of 890 DUKE R

The KTM motorcycles have always been fantastic handler. This philosophy will follow when we consider Duke 890 R also. It saves 3.5 kg over the KTM 790 Duke, which means it’s a faster, more exceptional handler, more fun to ride out on both highway and the most loved place of the 890 R, which is the race track.

KTM DUKE 890 R FRONT
KTM DUKE 890 R FRONT
KTM DUKE 890 R REAR
KTM DUKE 890 R REAR

It gets tubular chassis, which allows this beast to carve through twisty tracks and mountain passes with extreme responsiveness. The frame is painted in orange to show up; It’s the sporty title. The subframe is a cast of aluminum and houses the airbox. It doesn’t get plastic covers and additional brackets. When it comes to the swingarm, it receives the open-lattice swingarm, which optimized for stiffness, and thus it has a steeper angle for increased stability.

Comfort is the main thing to convince customers to buy the product, and it gets it. The KTM 890 Duke R gets that aggressive track-ready seating position makes sure that you are hitting every corner with pinpoint accuracy, and is also suitable for day to day street use. The motorcycle also gets a TFT display, which showcases you all the essentials and some premium features. The screen automatically set’s it’s colour to ambient light. This feature also comes in Duke 390.

The bike also gets LED lights all around, and it also gets DRL’s (Daytime Running Lights)

The seat height is at 840 mm, making it the problematic bike to ride for an average Indian. But you know how to handle the bike very well then it would not be an issue for you guys.

Visuals of KTM 890 Duke R

KTM 890 DUKE HEADLAMPS
KTM 890 DUKE HEADLAMPS

KTM is always meant for oranges all around. This signature style of KTM remains the same in DUKE 890 R also. It gets orange accents, distinctive lines all around, and thus it retains its charm as a brand. It receives an average 14-litre fuel tank, which is made up of steel and gets a silver colour to match with orange.

Pricing of KTM 890 Duke R

The Correct price tag is Most Important, Where the Company has to think Twice to sell its product. If they don’t price it aggressively, then it would lead the product to die as we see in so many Indian bikes. The KTM Duke 890 R likely to launch in India with the price point of 10 lakh ex-showroom. Whether you buy this bike at this price or not.

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