KTM reveals new racier 890 Duke-R

KTM’s racier 890 Duke-R, joining the 790 Duke, gets a bigger, revvier and more powerful engine, a more aggressive riding position, uprated, adjustable suspension and stronger brakes.

The 119bhp, 889cc parallel twin engine gains 16bhp 250rpm later in the rev range and 9lb-ft of torque 250rpm lower.

The 890 Duke-R has Brembo Stylema four-pot calipers and 320mm twin front discs and gains cornering ABS and cornering traction control. It also rides on Michelin Power Cup Evo road-going trackday tyres.

As well as being more powerful, it’s 3kg lighter with a dry weight down to 166kg.

The seat rises to 834mm, against the 790 Duke’s 825mm, while ground clearance rises to 206mm from 186mm.

The 890 Duke-R is expected to be available at the end of February and priced from £10,399.