2020 KTM 790 Duke

Make quick work of the canyon or the track.

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The 2020 KTM 790 Duke is a naked motorcycle that merges “know-how gained in the development of milestones like the 690 Duke and 1290 Super Duke R,” as stated by the manufacturer. This “Scalpel” of the Duke line is powered by a 799cc parallel-twin engine. Its road-slicing features include its lightweight chrome-molybdenum steel frame with aluminum rear subframe, WP suspension, and a clutchless up and down quickshifter. If you are looking for an everyday canyon carver, straightaway slasher, or trackday thrasher, the Scalpel makes quick work of it all.

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2020 KTM 790 Duke Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

In our 2019 first ride, Road Test Editor Michael Gilbert stated that the 790 Duke “is a seriously potent motorcycle. The Orange Brigade suggests the middleweight Duke is a steppingstone between the 390 Duke and 1290 Super Duke R, but I’d argue it holds the potential to be a final destination for a KTM buyer.”

Upon running last year’s model on the dyno, the KTM 790 Duke produced 95.1 hp at 9,200 rpm and 58.2 pound-feet of torque at 7,800 rpm.

Competition in the middleweight naked category includes: Kawasaki Z900, Suzuki GSX-S750, Yamaha MT-07, and Husqvarna Svartpilen/Vitpilen 701.

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KTM 790 Duke Updates For 2020

The only update for 2020 is that it has new color, trim, and graphics. It is available in black or orange for a starting MSRP of $10,699.

2020 KTM 790 Duke Claimed Specifications

Price: $10,699
Engine: Liquid-cooled DOHC parallel twin
Displacement: 799cc
Bore x Stroke: 88.0 x 65.7mm
Horsepower: 105.0 hp @ 9,000 rpm
Torque: 64.2 lb.-ft. @ 8,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Final Drive: Chain
Seat Height: 32.5 in.
Rake: 24.0°
Trail: 3.9 in.
Front Suspension: 43mm inverted fork; 5.5-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Spring and preload adjustable; 5.9-in. travel
Front Tire: 120/70ZR-17
Rear Tire: 180/55ZR-17
Wheelbase: 58.1 in.
Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gal. w/ 0.9 gal. in reserve
Dry Weight: 373 lb.