That’s proper. KTM’s including to its ever rising vary of bonkers ‘middleweight’ bare bikes – and if the present vary is something to go by, the brand new £12,999 990 Duke’s going to be an absolute belter.
The Austrian agency’s making massive claims in regards to the bike that’s being constructed at residence. They’re saying it’s the lightest, sharpest and most performance-focused mid-class bare ever manufactured at KTM’s HQ. That’s a very good begin, don’t you assume…?
Its not simply an 890 Duke with an even bigger motor. An excellent instance of the work that’s gone into it’s the chassis. There’s a totally new metal tube body which has elevated in each aspect and torsional stiffness to enhance dealing with – whereas the swingarm stiffness has been considerably diminished to enhance traction on the rear wheel. And that’s simply the beginning…
It will get high brakes, WP suspension, a great deal of expertise and is powered by a brand new, punchy 123bhp LC8c engine, which KTM says is probably the most compact twin cylinder in its class. Sure please.
For the total lowdown and the tech specs, click on HERE to nip over to the KTM web site.
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