10 months ago, KTM showed us the 890 Duke R “Super Scalpel”. It was then followed by the 890 Adventure and Adventure R in October. Now, KTM unleashes yet another member of the 890 family, this time called “Scalpel”.
Serving as the most accessible 890 Duke, this non-R Scalpel produces 116 Ps versus the R’s 122 Ps of power. Pretty much everything is identical to the Duke R, save for some fairings and non-Brembo calipers. The engine still serves as a stressed member of the body, coupled with a chromium-molybdenum-steel frame with a subframe made from cast aluminum.
Weight-wise, the 890 Duke Scalpel is 3 kilograms heavier than the 890 Duke R Super Scalpel at 169 kilos. The 890 Duke also gets the TFT screen from the Duke R, which can also be connected to the rider’s smartphone via Bluetooth connectivity.
For electronic aids, the Scalpel offers three standard riding modes: Rain, Street, and Sport. An optional Track mode can also be availed of as an optional extra.
Cornering ABS is standard, along with traction control which can be set to one of 9 different levels of adjustment. Finally, it also comes with wheelie control.
Pricing and Philippine availability have yet to be announced by KTM PH.