2022 KTM 890 DUKE GP - A NEW DUKE STEPS INTO THE RING
The old adage goes, if it ain't broke, don't fix it but change the colour, add some stickers and a single seat unit...
The awesome KTM 890 DUKE wasn't lacking in anything other than a flashier paint job. And that's basically what the new KTM 890 DUKE GP is - a nod to the firm's MotoGP colours of its satellite Tech3 team and with a fancy pillion seat cover. If you want more performance, that's where the more expensive KTM 890 DUKE R comes in. Confused?
Here's the official line:
The KTM 890 DUKE GP presents 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.
KTM 890 DUKE GP POWER & PERFORMANCE
Making use of the astonishing LC8c parallel twin, the KTM 890 DUKE GP churns out a respectable 115 hp and 92 Nm. And with the LC8c being 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.
The same can be said about the overall design. The KTM 890 DUKE GP is aggressive in its stance, bristling with typical KTM design highlights and purposeful, compact proportions. Thanks in part to lightweight craftsmanship and advanced engineering, the KTM 890 DUKE GP is also one of the lightest motorcycles in its segment, with special attention given to the overall riding experience.
Agile and precise handling comes courtesy of geometry developed specifically for sporty street riding, the KTM 890 DUKE GP is all about handling. High quality WP APEX suspension at each end ensure a perfect connection with the road and promote ultimate ride confidence.
KTM 890 DUKE GP ELECTRONICS
On the electronics front, the KTM 890 DUKE GP boasts one of the most advanced and complete packages in the midrange segment, including Cornering MTC with a 6D lean angle sensor that not only detects the side-to-side and forward-backward pitch, but also drift positioning.
The usual selection of ride modes – notably RAIN, STREET, SPORT, and optional TRACK mode – ensure that the rider can individually tailor traction control, anti-wheelie control, and throttle control. These, and the usual staples of Cornering ABS, Supermoto ABS, a full-color TFT display and LED lighting all-around make the KTM 890 DUKE GP a formidable opponent in any street fight.
KTM 890 DUKE GP COLOURS
For 2022, the KTM 890 DUKE GP joins the DUKE line-up as an exciting visual alternative, with a GP-derived livery and a loud KTM orange palette. Complete with a new passenger seat cover, adding to its aggressive styling, and ‘R’ style orange wheels, the KTM 890 DUKE GP proudly makes its intentions known.
With a new look to match its already legendary performance and character, the KTM 890 DUKE GP stands out even more.
KTM 890 DUKE GP ACCESSORIES
A full range of specially developed KTM PowerParts have been created to further intensify your ride. A selected range of KTM PowerWear ensures that the rider can match the performance of the KTM 890 DUKE GP.
KTM 890 DUKE GP PRICE & AVAILABILITY
The 2022 KTM 890 DUKE GP will cost £10,249 and will arrive at authorised KTM dealer floors from March 2022 onwards.
The KTM 890 DUKE R costs £11,049 and the 'base model' 890 DUKE costs £10,049.
For more information, visit this page on ktm.com.