2024 marks 30 years of Duke and to celebrate the significant occasion, KTM has revealed the stunning brand-new 990 Duke aiming directly at the coveted 1000cc naked motorcycle segment.
In its quest to be the most performance-focused naked machine possible, the KTM 990 Duke ticks all the right boxes mechanically, while deploying extreme new styling – blisteringly potent engine, an all-new chassis, and swingarm design, updated ergonomics and technology.
The face of the KTM 990 Duke features an evolved LED headlight accompanied by LED position lamps and DRLs. It also has a Coming Home light function as standard which means the headlight will remain on after the ignition has been switched off, awarding the rider with a few seconds of light to open doors or for better visibility in the garage.
There is a 5-inch, anti-scratch bonded glass dash providing all the information. Revised graphics and menu structures are designed for faster, more intuitive access to the various features of the KTM 990 Duke. The display shows details like Lean Angle data, with an optional TRACK Mode complete with lap timer and telemetry stats. There is also a USB-C connection.
Power is taken care of by a dramatically updated version of the LC8c engine found in the KTM 890 Duke R. Boasting 947 cc, the roaring heart of the 990 Duke receives new pistons, crankshaft, and conrod producing a fire-breathing 123 HP and 103 Nm, with a total motorcycle weight of only 179 kg.
Other elements include a stiff trellis frame and a new closed-lattice swingarm, high-quality adjustable WP APEX suspension components, track-proven Bridgestone S22 tyres, and more.
The KTM 990 Duke will be available in 2 colours – Black and Electric Orange – the latter being developed specifically to celebrate 30 years of Duke.