890 DUKE 2021
KTM 890 DUKE 2021 for Sale at KTM Epping in Epping, VIC | Specifications and Review Information
The KTM 890 DUKE redefines the word 'sharp' by adding an extra edge. Powered by an 889 cc parallel-twin nestled into one of the lightest and most compact chassis around, the KTM 890 DUKE boasts the agility you'd expect from a 600 cc, but with the meaty punch of a bigger twin. It doesn't rewrite the mid-sized naked bike rule book. It obliterates it.
The LC8c engine shares a great deal of its ferocity with the ultra-sharp KTM 890 DUKE R. Boasting a hard-hitting 115 Hp and 92 Nm, this compact, liquid-cooled 8 valve powerplant, is the most compact twin in class punching way above its weight in terms of output.
Ride By Wire
Instead of the electronic injection system's throttle valves being controlled by cables, ride-by-wire processes throttle twist grip movements with the help of electronic sensors and activates the throttle valves accordingly using servo motors. However, our ride-by-wire on the KTM 890 DUKE goes the extra mile: It electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider into the best throttle valve positions for the current riding situation. The new logic of the engine mapping automatically adjusts the fueling per cylinder. Choking, jolting and involuntary wheelies are a thing of the past. Voluntary ones, however, could easily be a thing of your future.
A stainless-steel thing of beauty. The middle damper centralizes mass and allows for a relatively small muffler that plays a dramatic soundtrack. Hundreds of test bench runs and complex simulations ensured that this exhaust system contributes decisively to the tractable torque curve and excellent emission standards.
The incredible handling characteristics of the KTM 890 DUKE are founded on the dynamic, loadbearing design of the tubular chassis. Engineers had one goal in mind, and that was to keep the chassis as rigid and compact as possible for sharper turn-in and greater lean angles, allowing it to slice through the turns with extreme responsiveness.
The KTM 890 DUKE boasts a WP suspension package which has been specifically developed to get the most of the power output and handling characteristics, with a dedicated factory setting, new springs, and additional basevalve fittings in the front fork.
The KTM 890 DUKE is fitted with extremely lightweight, light-alloy wheels manufactured in a low-pressure die casting process. Not only do the lightweight wheels make the bike lighter overall, they also minimize the unsprung masses and moment of inertia, with a positive impact on the handling and ride dynamics.
Getting the KTM 890 DUKE R to really stick to the tarmac is a set of MICHELIN Powercup II hypersport tires. These are state-of-the-art in terms of tire development, offering fantastic grip on track or on the street in all conditions.
Maximum deceleration is ensured at the front wheel on the KTM 890 DUKE by two radially mounted four-piston fixed calipers, revised brake pads, and two 300 mm discs. The rear brake features a single disc and a single-piston floating caliper. All this stopping power is supported by KTM's Cornering ABS.
Like all pilots, DUKE riders need easy access to information. In that regard, the KTM 890 DUKE features an intuitive multicolor, light variable TFT dashboard. Best of all, as the revs rise, the display bars change color to indicate when to shift, either spurring you on or warning you that the engine is too still cold for flat-out backroad attacks.
The KTM 890 DUKE has adopted a vast swathe of rider aids found on the blistering KTM 890 DUKE R, and further refined them to be more user and road-friendly, without hindering any performance.
Riders can choose from four ride modes, namely: SPORT MODE for more aggressive riding, STREET MODE for comfortable urban riding, RAIN MODE for when things get a little slippery, and the optional ultimate attack mode - TRACK MODE. This gives KTM 890 DUKE pilots full power output, the ability to dial down the traction control, smooth out the throttle, and switch off the anti-wheelie for rear wheel antics.
Power in kw
PASC(TM) antihopping clutch, mechanically operated
CO2 Emissions (Bike)
Bosch EMS with RBW
2-cylinder, 4-stroke, parallel twin
4.8 l/100 km
Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Tank capacity (approx.)
Bosch 9.1MP (incl. Cornering ABS and super moto mode)
Front brake disc diameter
Rear brake disc diameter
2x radially mounted 4 piston caliper
2 piston floating calliper
Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel frame using the engine as stressed element, powder coated
WP APEX 43
WP APEX - Monoshock
Steering head angle
Suspension travel (front)
Suspension travel (rear)
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