Revealed is the 2024 KTM 990 Duke, touted because the Mattighofen agency’s lightest, most responsive and exact middleweight motorbike ever to hold the ‘Duke’ title. Supposed for the aggressive, skilful rider, the 990 Duke makes no apologies for what it’s, a hooligan streetbike.
The 990 Duke is nearly all new, together with a model new chassis with a metal principal body and aluminium sub-frame. An aluminium swingarm is mated to the chassis engineering with the correct quantity of charges for very aggressive stunt using.
This aggression continues into the appears to be like of the Duke 990, with sharp edges, creases and folds within the new bodywork. Drawing consideration is the all-new headlight that robotically adjusts to ambient lighting circumstances with DRLs are situated on the sides.
Carrying the identical KTM LC8c parallel-twin engine because the 890 Duke R, the 990 Duke’s 947 cc mill receives a set of efficiency upgrades over its sibling. These embrace new pistons, conrods and crankshaft, elevating energy to 123 hp at 9,500 rpm with 103 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm.
That is coupled with an aggressive cam profile, bigger radiator and new exhaust system. Energy goes to the rear wheel by way of a six-speed gearbox with cable-operated PASC slipper clutch and chain closing drive.
The engine is fed by DKK Dellorto 46 mm diameter throttle physique, managed by Bosch Engine Administration System (EMS) with ride-by-wire. This permits for three-mode traction management that the rider can disengage, together with three trip modes – Rain, Avenue and Sport – with the elective observe and efficiency supplier enabled and obtainable at further price.
Suspension is, as typical for KTM bikes, finished by WP Suspension. A pair of WP Apex 43 mm diameter upside-down forks holds up the entrance finish with five-level rebound and compression adjustment whereas the again of the 990 Duke will get a WP Apex Monotube shock absorber fitted with a lighter spring, in addition to 5 ranges of rebound and 10 ranges of preload adjustment.
Radial-mount four-piston brake callipers cease the 17-inch entrance wheel, performing on light-weight 300 mm diameter brake discs. The 17-inch rear wheel will get a 240 mm diameter disc with two-piston calliper whereas the Bosch 9.3 MP cornering ABS comes with a supermoto mode that disables rear wheel ABS.
Other than this, choosing the elective observe and efficiency trip modes provides a collection of traction management intervention and throttle management whereas anti-wheelie might be switched off and launch management enabled for good begins. Efficiency mode additionally provides cruise management and KTM Bluetooth connectivity to the rider’s smartphone.
Observe mode provides the identical options as efficiency mode with a concentrate on observe using, including two traces on the 5-inch TFT-LCD instrument panel for lap instances and telemetry whereas superfluous data is deleted. The 990 Duke comes with all modes enabled for the primary 1,500 km together with the quickshifter, after which the rider can decide to buy the mandatory modes to make sure full performance.
Weight for the 990 Duke is 179 kg able to race, with 14.8-litres of gas within the tank whereas seat top is ready at 825 mm canted upward by two levels in entrance to cease the rider sliding forwards throughout aggressive using. The pillion seat is raised 20 mm to permit for a greater view over the rider’s helmet.
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