In a category as competitive as middleweight naked bikes, it's impossible to phone it in and be rewarded with success. For this reason, KTM pulled out all the stops in creating the 790 Duke, building a highly potent class contender. At the heart of the Duke is a 799cc parallel twin with a 435-degree firing order, which gives the KTM a V-twin sound pitch and unique character while producing 95.1 rear-wheel horsepower on the Cycle World dyno. Tough to tame? The orange brigade passed down WP suspension components and a sophisticated electronic package from the 1290 Super Duke R. And who can turn his or her back on the aggressive Kiska styling?