Whether it’s your passion or just a means of transport, owning street motorcycles are all the rage now. And with good reason too, as they offer the best of both worlds. You get the rush and speed of a sports bike and the comfort of a cruiser, at an affordable price!

For most riders, motoring a bike is beyond getting from point A to point B. Riding a motorcycle hits you with a sense of freedom, power, and excitement. If you’re someone who craves a little adventure without letting go of your safety or comfort, the new KTM 890 Duke qualifies to become your sweet ride.

Read on to learn more about the KTM 890 Duke price and features.

KTM, typically known for its off-road motorcycle series, is reigning the naked middleweight motorcycle category as well. And the company is set to launch the much-awaited KTM 890 Duke aka the Scalpel, this August.

Let’s talk about the KTM 890 in detail.

What makes this Scalpel stand out?

Specifically designed to dominate the streets, the KTM 890 Duke is best suited for riders with a penchant towards spirited riding. While similar to its predecessor; 790 Duke, in terms of appearance, the 890 comes with a significant upgrade in terms of power.

You can clearly see the significant difference in numbers. Duke 890 may not be in the range of KTM 890 Duke R. But the new KTM 890 Duke has an engine displacement of 889 cc capable of 113 bhp along with a maximum torque of 92 Nm at 8000 rpm. It is way high compared to the 10bhp and 5 Nm offered by the former model. The KTM 890 is powered by an 889cc liquid cooled, 8 valve parallel twin engine type with an increased engine power of 115 HP and a 68 lb-ft torque.

The Scalpel is a manifestation of the perfect balance between high performance and the practical aspects of the on-road demands.  If you are a motorcycle enthusiast, you would know that the actual performance depends on the power-to-weight ratio of the bike. With the same weight of 169kg as its former model, KTM 890 definitely has a better power-to-weight ratio.

Also, to give that sporty look and feel, the combination of a chromium-molybdenum steel frame along with an aluminium sub-frame is used to craft its body for an ultra-light weight bike.

Just as any naked bike model, the Duke 890 is characterized by its incredible speed, agility and power without compromising on comfort.

For safe and better driving, you need to accelerate, brake, and steer with proper control and efficiency. This is necessary especially when driving on slippery roads and maintaining sufficient grip becomes crucial. The Duke 890 allows you to be in total control of your bike with its dynamic traction control (TC) technology. Its 6D lean-angle sensitive traction mechanism keeps you from drifting and offers the following rider-modes.

  • Street mode – Standard throttle response, normal TC, full power and anti-wheelie.
  • Sport mode  – Sport response, reduced TC, full power and anti-wheelie.
  • Rain mode    – Smooth throttle response, maximum TC, reduced power and anti-wheelie.

And if you’re looking for some fun and excitement, the new KTM 890 Duke optional ‘track’ mode allows you to take it to the next level and pop a wheelie, for instance. It also includes launch control along with nine levels of traction control, covering all the functions required to ride on a racetrack. Moreover, the new tyres called the ‘Continental ContiRoads’ further improve the grip while reaching the optimum operating temperature reasonably fast.

When it comes to ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), Duke 890 comes with the SuperMoto ABS mode. It offers switchable (dual-mode) ABS cornering, enabling a controlled halt when needed. Also, the new WP Apex USD fork and gas-charged preload-adjustable monoshock ensures better compression and rebound damping, thus enhancing the overall rider experience.

The KTM 890 Duke price ranges between Rs. 8-10 lakhs in India, competitive when compared to KTM 890 Duke R. The latter will cost around Rs. 10 lakhs.

Final word

The KTM 890 Duke belongs to the street motorcycle category, popular for its performance and affordability. It’s no wonder, many riders are waiting to upgrade to this newest ride, as soon as it hits the Indian market. KTM 890 Duke price is also reasonably attractive compared to KTM 890 Duke R. It’s one of the best middleweight naked bikes suitable even for beginners.

If you’re in need of financing, avail of a two-wheeler loan with Tata Capital. We offer attractive interest rates. Enjoy benefits like instant approval, easy-to-meet eligibility, super-fast disbursals, and a hassle-free loan experience.

Apply today and bring home your ride!

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