KTM Duke 790 For Sale

The KTM Duke 790 is a middle of the range naked bike and is powered by a 799cc parallel twin engine which puts out 103bhp. It's closely related to the 790 Adventure (R).

KTM Duke 790


  • Torque, electronics, weight, headlight, handling, sound, suspension
  • Finicky day/night display mode switching, brakes, can get hot in traffic

What Is It?

It's powered by a liquid cooled 799cc parallel twin engine, producing 103.3bhp at 9,000rpm and maximum torque at 8,000rpm.

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame with Aluminium subframe/swingarm
  • Dual 300mm discs up front with 2 piston calipers
  • 240mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • Bosch 9MP dual channel cornering ABS with off mode
  • 43mm WP upside down fork with 140mm travel
  • Adjustable WP rear shock with 150mm travel
  • Slip and assist clutch, adjustable levers
  • Lean angle sensitive traction control
  • Quick shifter, WP steering damper
  • Riding modes: Rain, Street, Sport, Track
  • Colour TFT dash
  • LED lighting all round with LED DRL
  • 2->1 Stainless Steel exhaust system
  • 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator

It's actually KTM's first parallel twin engine, compared to the single in the 690 Duke and they call it the LC8c with the little "c" standing for compact, achieved by using a parallel twin over a V-Twin and it's a stressed member of the frame. There's also an L version available with 94bhp or 47bhp restricted for the A2 licence.

KTM's track mode gives you launch control and the ability to turn off the anti-wheelie control while the Supermoto mode allows you to block the rear wheel for slides while with the ABS continues to work on the front. The 10-spoke cast alloy 17" wheels take a 170/20 Maxxis Supermaxx ST tyre at the front and 180/55 at the rear.

Accessories include the Akrapovic slip-on muffler (£752), wavy discs (£383), triple clamp (£493), pillion seat cover (£108), 20mm lower seat, heated grips, USB socket (£41), Carbon Fibre front mudguard (£166), racing graphics (£83, check the pics), front spoiler (£66), 780mm lowering kit and a variety of bags.

Colours: Black, orange

2019: KTM launched the 790 Adventure and 790 Adventure R with a de-tuned engine, longer travel suspension, beefier suspension/brakes and larger fuel tank.

Did You Know?

KTM call it The Scalpel

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2018 £7,750 £6,200 £5,400 2,100
2019 £8,800 £7,050 £6,200 1,000

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