2022 KTM 890 Duke R Launched – Same Engine, Cooler Paint Job

KTM begins its ‘Midweight NAKED February’ by unveiling the 2022 890 Duke R.

The new model year comes with an all-new Atlantic Blue base colour, lifted directly from the KTM 1290 Super Duke R.

 

The colour is also reminiscent of the palate used on the KTM RC16 MotoGP bike.

Nevertheless, the signature orange frame continues to offer a weird yet perfect contrast of colours, which only KTM can deliver.

First introduced in 2020, the KTM 890 Duke R continue to be the undisputed champion of the middleweight naked bike category.

Underneath the new paint job sits the famous 890cc parallel-twin engine that boasts an impressive 121hp and 99Nm.

The KTM 890 Duke R remains a no-nonsense middleweight naked bike, equally capable of tackling twisty corners on normal roads as it is on the racetrack.

Dubbed The Super Scalpel due to its lightning-fast steering geometry, the KTM 890 Duke R continue to feature a tubular steel chassis and adjustable WP Apex suspension.

The 890 Duke R is equipped with Brembo Stylema callipers, 320mm front disc, and adjustable Brembo MCS master cylinder to counteract the enormous power.

Meanwhile, the 890 Duke R also comes with Michelin Power Cup 2 tyres that ensure a reliable grip on every asphalt surface.

The 890 Duke R also features a host of electronics wizardly, which includes:

  • Cornering ABS
  • Cornering MTC (traction control)
  • 6D lean-angle sensor (roll, pitch & yaw)
  • Riding mode (Rain/Street/Sport and Track)
  • 9-levels adjustable traction control slop
  • anti-wheelie
  • throttle control settings

As always, a full range of KTM PowerParts has been developed to allow owners to personalize the 890 Duke R accordingly.

According to KTM, the 2022 890 Duke R will soon find its way to the dealership worldwide.

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