For many Filipino riders, the KTM 390 Duke is the gateway for an all-rounder, expressways-legal motorcycle. It boasts upright riding ergonomics, a powerful engine matched to a lightweight chassis and has an SRP that won’t burn your bank account.
Now, for those who are “graduating” from the 390 Duke – upgrading to a bigger and more powerful bike – KTM has just unveiled the newest addition to the Duke family: the 890 Duke GP.
Still a well-balanced Duke
According to KTM, the new 890 Duke GP is “a compact and well-balanced performance motorcycle made for riders who relish fast country roads. It strikes the ideal balance between high performance and agility, with real-world riding demands and usability.”
This Duke is powered by the tried and tested LC8c parallel-twin engine that produces about 117 Ps of power and 92 Nm of torque. KTM adds that “the LC8c is the most compact engine in this segment, maintaining the bragging rights of being the chosen platform for producing the most agile motorcycle in its class.”
As far as the overall design goes, the new 890 Duke GP does not wander far away from the aggressive and compact proportions of the flagship 1290 Superduke, complete with GP-derived livery and a loud KTM orange palette. The 1290 Superduke, is also the design inspiration of the popular 390 Duke.
KTM claims that the 890 Duke GP is one of the best in terms of handling, thanks to its WP Apex suspension for both the front and rear, while the electronics are also packed with “one of the most advanced in the segment,” says KTM. These include cornering traction control, 6D angle sensor, rides modes with optional Track Mode, Cornering ABS, Supermoto ABS, a full-color TFT display, and all-LED lighting.
KTM says that the 2022 890 Duke GP will be available at KTM dealers starting March 2022.
Graduating from the 390 Duke? Go a full 500cc up with the new 890 Duke GP.